Chart: Diversified Media Stocks - Normalized Net Profit Margins

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 |  Includes: BLC, CBS, CCU-OLD, DIS, DJ, EMMS, GCI, GHC, JRN, KRI, MNI, NWS, NYT, TRBCQ, TWX, UVN, VIA, WON
by: SA Editors

Rob Zenilman submits: Normalized net profit margins in the Diversified Media sector for the most recently reported quarter ranged from 14.5% (VIA-B) down to -12.4% (NASDAQ:EMMS), with a median value of 8.8%

Note: Normalized net income includes the effect of taxes, but excludes any unusual items.

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Data in table version -- click on a ticker for opinion and analysis of the company:
Total Norm. Net Norm. Net
Quarter Revenue Profit Profit
Ticker Company Ending ($mm) ($mm) Margin (%)
BLC Belo Corp. 03/31/06 $371.72 $19.53
5.3%
CBS CBS Corporation 03/31/06 $3581.80 $236.69
6.6%
CCU Clear Channel Commun 03/31/06 $1504.38 $85.66
5.7%
DIS Walt Disney Co. 04/01/06 $8027.00 $806.63
10.0%
DJ Dow Jones & Co. Inc. 03/31/06 $452.22 $51.02
11.3%
EMMS Emmis Communications 02/28/06 $84.49 -$10.45
-12.4%
GCI Gannett Co. Inc. 03/26/06 $1882.54 $221.51
11.8%
HLR Hollinger Internatio 03/31/06 $102.42 -$1.21
-1.2%
JRN Journal Communicatio 03/26/06 $189.06 $12.98
6.9%
KRI Knight-Ridder Inc. 03/26/06 $739.89 $29.35
4.0%
MNI McClatchy Co. 03/26/06 $282.00 $28.71
10.2%
NWSA News Corp. 03/31/06 $6198.00 $708.13
11.4%
NYT New York Times Co. 03/31/06 $831.77 $41.95
5.0%
TRB Tribune Co. 03/26/06 $1299.08 $144.13
11.1%
TWX Time Warner Inc. 03/31/06 $10455.00 $1016.88
9.7%
UVN Univision Communicat 03/31/06 $449.79 $56.33
12.5%
VIA-B Viacom Inc. 03/31/06 $2367.50 $342.84
14.5%
WON Westwood One Inc. 03/31/06 $120.77 -$2.14
-1.8%
WPO Washington Post Co. 04/02/06 $948.28 $83.47
8.8%
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Data: CapitalIQ

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