Gannett Co. Inc. (GCI: Quote) said Monday fourth-quarter profit fell to $116.9 million, or $0.49 per share, from $174.1 million, or $0.72 per share, a year ago. Adjusted earnings were $0.72 per share in the recent quarter and $0.83 per share last year.
Eight analysts polled by Thomson Reuters estimated earnings of $0.68 per share. Analysts' estimates usually exclude special items.
Revenues for the period were $1.39 billion, compared to the prior-year's $1.46 billion, as a result of a 7.1 percent drop in publishing advertising revenues and a 14.2 percent drop in broadcasting revenues. Seven analysts polled by Thomson Reuters estimated revenues of $1.39 billion.
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by RTT Staff Writer
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