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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 (%)
BLCBelo Corp.03/31/06$371.72$19.53
5.3%
CBSCBS Corporation03/31/06$3581.80$236.69
6.6%
CCUClear Channel Commun03/31/06$1504.38$85.66
5.7%
DISWalt Disney Co.04/01/06$8027.00$806.63
10.0%
DJDow Jones & Co. Inc.03/31/06$452.22$51.02
11.3%
EMMSEmmis Communications02/28/06$84.49-$10.45
-12.4%
GCIGannett Co. Inc.03/26/06$1882.54$221.51
11.8%
HLRHollinger Internatio03/31/06$102.42-$1.21
-1.2%
JRNJournal Communicatio03/26/06$189.06$12.98
6.9%
KRIKnight-Ridder Inc.03/26/06$739.89$29.35
4.0%
MNIMcClatchy Co.03/26/06$282.00$28.71
10.2%
NWSANews Corp.03/31/06$6198.00$708.13
11.4%
NYTNew York Times Co.03/31/06$831.77$41.95
5.0%
TRBTribune Co.03/26/06$1299.08$144.13
11.1%
TWXTime Warner Inc.03/31/06$10455.00$1016.88
9.7%
UVNUnivision Communicat03/31/06$449.79$56.33
12.5%
VIA-BViacom Inc.03/31/06$2367.50$342.84
14.5%
WONWestwood One Inc.03/31/06$120.77-$2.14
-1.8%
WPOWashington Post Co.04/02/06$948.28$83.47
8.8%

Data: CapitalIQ

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Source: Chart: Diversified Media Stocks - Normalized Net Profit Margins