Germany (calendar Q1)
The German media company reported stronger first-quarter earnings despite flat sales.
The company, which controls book publisher Random House and European broadcaster RTL Group, says QI profit rose 49% from a year earlier to €58 million ($74m; £39m) from €39 million. Sales stagnated at €3.8 billion, the third straight quarter of flat sales at the company.
Bertelsmann offered no explanation for the weak sales growth, but reiterated its full-year forecast for an increase in earnings and revenue.
UK (fiscal Q3)
The top British pay-TV company reported third-quarter earnings up by more than 50% after adding 95,000 subscribers, ahead of analysts' expectations.
The Murdoch family controlled company notched pretax profit, excluding goodwill and exceptional items, of £209 million ($395m; €306m) for the three months to March 31.
Revenues climbed 9% to £1.02 billion. The company's marketing costs increased more than fourfold to £379m, or 13% of revenue. BSkyB has launched an aggressive marketing campaign as part of ceo James Murdoch's growth strategy.
Data sourced from multiple origins: additional content by WARC staff