LIN TV Corp. (“LIN Media”; NYSE: TVL), a local multimedia company, today reported its third quarter 2011 results.
Summary of Results for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2011
- Net revenues decreased by 3% to $100.8 million, compared to $103.6 million for the third quarter of 2010.
- Digital revenues, which include Internet advertising revenues and retransmission consent fees, increased by 38% to $22.1 million, compared to $16.0 million for the third quarter of 2010.
- Political revenues decreased by 78% to $2.8 million, compared to $12.5 million for the third quarter of 2010.
- Operating income was $20.6 million, compared to operating income of $26.8 million for the third quarter of 2010, which included a non-recurring gain of $1.6 million related to an exchange of broadcast equipment.
- Net income per diluted share was $0.05, which includes a charge for a special item of $0.03 per share, compared to net income per diluted share of $0.15 for the third quarter of 2010.
Commenting on third quarter 2011 results, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer Vincent L. Sadusky said: “Our continued digital revenue growth helped offset the decrease in political revenue and current economic challenges. We are encouraged to see positive indicators for the fourth quarter and our new senior secured credit facility reduces our cost of capital and provides financial flexibility, positioning us well for 2012.”
Operating HighlightsTV Station Ratings and Revenue
- The Company was ranked number one or number two for 81% of its ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC news stations in their local markets based on viewership among key demographics 1.
- Core local and national advertising sales combined, which excludes political advertising sales, were flat at $85.0 million for the third quarter of 2011 and 2010. Sales in the automotive category, which represented 24% of local and national advertising sales for the three months ended September 30, 2011, decreased by 3% to $20.4 million, compared to $21.0 million for the third quarter of 2010. The decline in the automotive category was offset in part by a 3% increase in the restaurant category and a 5% increase in the services category, which represented 11% and 7% of local and national advertising sales, respectively, for the three months ended September 30, 2011, compared to the third quarter of 2010.
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Upgrade/downgrade alerts
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
- Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV