A. H. Belo Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2014
Net Income from Continuing Operations
DALLAS - A. H. Belo Corporation (NYSE: AHC) today reported fourth quarter net income from continuing operations of $3.07 per fully diluted share, an increase of $2.84 per share over fourth quarter 2013. Full-year 2014 net income from continuing operations was $3.82 per fully diluted share, an increase of $3.75 per share over 2013. Fourth quarter earnings growth was due to a $77.1 million gain on the Company's divestiture of its investment in Classified Ventures, partially offset by a $7.6 million non-cash charge related to the amortization of actuarial losses in conjunction with pension settlements. Full-year earnings growth also reflects an $18.5 million gain related to the second quarter sale of apartments.com by Classified Ventures. Fourth quarter and full-year 2014 net income from continuing and discontinued operations was $56.5 million and $92.9 million, respectively.
Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) from continuing operations was $6.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, a decrease of 28 percent compared to the prior year period. Full-year 2014 adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations was $17.0 million, a decrease of 9 percent compared to the prior year.
As of December 31, 2014, cash and cash equivalents were $158.2 million, and the Company had no debt.
Jim Moroney, chairman, president and Chief Executive Officer, said, “After considering non-cash pension expenses and transaction related costs, the Company's operating income has remained strong. In 2014, digital advertising and marketing services revenues grew by 13 percent for the full year and we expanded our commercial printing revenues by 76 percent. Taken together, these areas added $11.5 million in incremental revenue to our top line in 2014, all of which helped us limit our decline in year-over-year revenue to 1.2 percent, the smallest degree of decline since the spin-off of the Company. In addition, the Company realized a significant return
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The following information was filed by A. H. Belo Corp (AHC) on Monday, March 2, 2015 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.