In 2012, daily circulation at The Washington Post declined 8.6%, and Sunday circulation declined 6.2%; average daily circulation at The Washington Post totaled 471,800 and average Sunday circulation totaled 687,200.The newspaper publishing division reported an operating loss of $53.7 million in 2012, compared to an operating loss of $21.2 million in 2011, after including pension expense of $42.4 million and $25.3 million, respectively. For the fourth quarter of 2012, the newspaper division reported operating income of $2.6 million, compared to operating income of $6.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, after including pension expense of $9.9 million and $8.1 million, respectively. Included in pension expense for 2012 was an $8.5 million Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program (VRIP) for certain employees and a $0.9 million fourth quarter charge at The Herald in connection with its withdrawal from a multiemployer pension plan. Included in pension expense in the fourth quarter of 2011 was a $2.4 million charge at The Herald in connection with its withdrawal from a multiemployer pension plan. In addition, voluntary severance and other early retirement expense of $9.0 million and $4.4 million was recorded at The Washington Post in 2012 and the fourth quarter of 2012, respectively.
The Washington Post Company Reports 2012 And Fourth Quarter Earnings
Check Out Our Best Services for Investors
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
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
- Model portfolio
- Stocks trading below $10
- Intraday trade alerts