Gulf & Western Industries said Monday that its net earnings rose 25% in its fiscal first quarter on a 19% gain in revenue.
The company said its results in the three-month period ended Oct. 31 were "paced by strong results from financial services and publishing and a steady performance in entertainment."
The company said it had net earnings of $70.7 million in the quarter, up from $57.2 million in the same period a year earlier.
Revenue was $809.3 million, up from $680.5 million a year earlier.
Gulf & Western owns Paramount Pictures, which produces movies and television programs, and Simon & Schuster, a book and software publishing company. It also has an unconsolidated financial services subsidiary, Associates Corp. of North America.