News Corporation (ASX:NWS) is a diversified media conglomerate with interests in all geographic locations around the world, and in all facets of the media. The principle activities of the company include printing and publishing, books and magazines, television broadcasting and production including both free to air and pay television, and film production and distributions.
Today, ASX 200 listed News Corporation announced its December quarter earnings, showing a net profit of $984.49 million up 65% compared to the same quarter a year ago.
The earnings rise came despite a $33.44 million cost for restructuring the group’s British and Australian newspaper divisions.
NWS reaffirmed its outlook for 2012, saying it still expects the company’s overall operating income to rise in then low-mid double-digit range for the year.