A. H. Belo Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results
DALLAS - A. H. Belo Corporation (NYSE: AHC) today reported a third quarter 2018 net loss of $1.0 million, or $(0.05) per share. In the third quarter of 2017, the Company reported net income of $2.6 million, or $0.12 per fully diluted share.
For the third quarter of 2018, on a non-GAAP basis, A. H. Belo reported operating income adjusted for certain items (“adjusted operating income”) of $2.6 million, a decrease of $1.6 million, or 39.0 percent, when compared to adjusted operating income of $4.2 million reported for the third quarter of 2017.
Robert W. Decherd, chairman, president and Chief Executive Officer, said, “The forces at work in the newspaper industry continue to affect advertising revenues at The Dallas Morning News. And while circulation levels are fairly stable, the benefits of increased investment in both digital and print circulation are just beginning to be defined. The Management Committee and leaders throughout The Morning News are well along in building the framework for a sustainably profitable newspaper in the digital world, with specific initiatives being developed for 2019 and beyond. I'm convinced that A. H. Belo has the right leadership focusing on the right questions in order to achieve this long-term result.
“Operating results at Belo + Company in the third quarter did not meet expectations, as the replenishment of contracts that terminated at the end of 2017 and early in 2018 moved at a slower pace than anticipated. However, the basic attributes of our digital marketing business continue to be compelling as Belo + Company meets the needs of a very large market comprising companies of $5 million to $100 million in revenue. We are counting on improved results in 2019.