Martha Stewart Company Losses Narrow

02 November 2006

NEW YORK: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia narrowed its third-quarter loss, beating analysts' forecasts, after magazine advertising sales and revenue from the Martha television show increased.

The net loss was $25.2 million (€19.7m; £13.2m) compared with a loss of $26.1m in the same period last year. Revenue rose 48% to $61.05m.

Advertisers appear to be returning in droves after the domestic goddess's conviction for obstruction of justice, imprisonment and subsequent rehabilitation [WARC News: 20-July-04].

The company reported ad revenue rose 75% at the publishing division, while broadcast revenue, including Martha's show on Sirius Satellite Radio, grew to $10.1m in the period, from $2.9m a year ago.

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