Newspaper publisher

Washington Post


said its second-quarter profit was unchanged from the year-ago period.

The company earned $78.5 million, or $8.17 a share, in the quarter, compared with $78.5 million, or $8.16 a share, a year ago. Adjusted for items, the company earned $9.23 a share. Analysts surveyed by Thomson First Call were expecting $9.51.

Second-quarter revenue rose 8% to $969 million, against analysts' estimates of $985.4 million.

Education division revenue, which contributed 42.2% to the total revenue, rose 18.4% to $409.2 million. Newspaper publishing revenue increased 3.9% to $245.6 million, and revenue from cable television rose 9.3% to $141.1 million.

Washington Post's shares were trading at $758, down $7.51, or 1%, Friday.

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