February 10, 2005 |
Playboy Enterprises Inc., publisher of the world's most widely read men's magazine, posted its first fourth-quarter profit since 1998 as sales rose at its video and Internet units. Net income was $14.5 million, or 43 cents a share, compared with a loss of $6.7 million, or 26 cents, a year earlier as interest expenses fell. Sales fell 2% to $89.6 million, the Chicago-based publisher said.
December 7, 2004 |
May a hundred bunnies bloom. Playboy Enterprises Inc. said Monday that it planned to open a club here, the largest city in a country where the government keeps so tight a check on pornography that Playboy magazine is banned. Playboy Club Shanghai, scheduled to open late next year, would mark the revival of the members-only establishment, which got its start in Chicago in 1960. The last of the 22 U.S.
November 3, 2004 |
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. has filed amended statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission to reflect a restatement of its loss for the first half of the year. Martha Stewart Living said its net loss was $37.3 million, or 75 cents a share, for the six months ended June 30, compared with the loss of $39.6 million, or 80 cents, initially reported.
October 16, 2004 |
Playboy Enterprises Inc. is combining its online and television business into one entertainment group as part of a plan to streamline some operations. The units will be combined in the fourth quarter and the new group will be based in Los Angeles, Playboy said. The Chicago-based company named James Griffiths president of the new unit.
October 7, 2004 |
The Bunny is back. And where better for Playboy Bunnies to reappear after a 16-year hiatus but Las Vegas? The Palms Casino Resort is building a two-story suite, named the Hugh Hefner Sky Villa, on top of a 40-story tower currently under construction. The Hef villa will have its own glass elevator overlooking the Strip, an indoor and outdoor pool and a facade that will feature a giant illuminated Playboy rabbit head. Once again, waitresses will wear fluffy tails and pointy ears.
January 24, 2004 |
Internet provider America Online settled a trademark dispute with Playboy Enterprises Inc. after an appeals court backed Playboy in litigation dating back five years. Terms were not disclosed. Playboy sued Excite Inc. and Netscape, which used Excite technology, claiming those Internet companies had infringed the trademark on "playboy" and "playmate." AOL now owns Netscape.
September 5, 2003 |
Playboy Radio: To the uninitiated, it's a concept that may seem as pointless as a driver's manual in Braille. But listeners to the company's "Night Calls" program know how uninhibited, frank and funny a talk show about sex and relationships can be and don't seem to miss the visual titillation. The show, which airs live weeknights from 4 to 7 PST on XM Satellite Radio, celebrated its first anniversary Wednesday.
August 7, 2003 |
Playboy Enterprises Inc. said its second-quarter loss narrowed to $905,000, or 4 cents a share, from $3.1 million, or 12 cents, a year earlier. Sales rose 7.7% to $76 million. Circulation revenue for the flagship magazine rose more than 10% under the direction of new editorial director James Kaminsky, who went to Playboy in September from Maxim. Shares of Playboy fell 33 cents to $13.15 on the NYSE
May 8, 2003 |
Playboy Enterprises Inc. earned $632,000 in the first quarter after 16 straight losses, a boost attributed to higher sales of sexually oriented material on the Web. Net income was 2 cents a share, compared with a net loss of 38 cents, or $9.4 million, a year ago, Chicago-based Playboy said in a statement. Sales rose 12% to $74.3 million. Playboy shares rose $1.48, or 15%, to $11.43 on the NYSE. Separately, Midway Games Inc.
December 17, 2002 |
It's the difference between a Kia and a Mercedes, between veal Milanese and a double cheeseburger, between a posh apartment building and a rivet and hardware supplier. This summer, Playboy Enterprises abandoned its longtime Beverly Hills offices for space in the new Media Center in Glassell Park.