A. H. Belo Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results
DALLAS – A. H. Belo Corporation (NYSE: AHC) today reported a fourth quarter 2020 net loss of $1.7 million, or $(0.08) per share, and an operating loss of $4.0 million. In the fourth quarter of 2019, the Company reported a net loss of $1.1 million, or $(0.05) per share, and an operating loss of $2.4 million.
For the fourth quarter of 2020, on a non-GAAP basis, A. H. Belo reported operating income adjusted for certain items (“adjusted operating income (loss)”) of $0.5 million, an improvement of $0.4 million when compared to adjusted operating income of $0.1 million reported in the fourth quarter of 2019.
For the full year 2020, the Company reported a net loss of $6.9 million, or $(0.32) per share, and an operating loss of $15.6 million. For the full year 2019, the Company reported net income of $9.3 million, or $0.43 per fully diluted share, and operating income of $9.5 million. 2019 income was driven by a pretax gain of $25.9 million from the sale of real estate previously used as the Company’s headquarters.
For the full year 2020, on a non-GAAP basis, the Company reported an adjusted operating loss of $4.9 million, a decline of $2.8 million when compared to an adjusted operating loss of $2.1 million reported for the full year 2019.
Robert W. Decherd, chairman, president and Chief Executive Officer, said, “The Company's business activities stabilized to some extent in the second half of 2020 as the effects of the pandemic became clearer, enabling our management teams to make further operating adjustments that will enable A. H. Belo and The Dallas Morning News to carry on during another year of challenging conditions in 2021. The Board views these two calendar years as a single time frame during which the Company is responding ably to significant revenue and market pressures.