Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

EARNINGS ROUNDUP

Gannett Profit Drops as Sales of Classifieds Sink

October 12, 2006|From Bloomberg News

Gannett Co., the largest U.S. newspaper publisher, posted a 12% drop in third-quarter profit after selling fewer classified and car advertisements.

The company's shares posted their biggest decline in a year as overall sales fell short of analysts' estimates.

Profit declined to $261.4 million, or $1.11 a share, from $297 million, or $1.13, a year earlier, McLean, Va.-based Gannett said.

Sales rose 2.7% to $1.91 billion, less than the $1.94-billion average estimate of analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial.

Gannett shares fell $1.49, or 2.6%, to $56.23.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|