January 10, 2018 5:52 pm
Updated: January 10, 2018 6:04 pm

Corus CEO says Q1 results fell short of expectations due to weak TV advertising

Corus Entertainment - Toronto - Sept 2010

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TORONTO – Corus Entertainment Inc. says its first-quarter results fell short of expectations as it was hurt by a weak television advertising market.

As of end of day Tuesday, Corus shares were down $1.87, or 17 per cent.

Chief executive Doug Murphy says the weakness more than offset gains in other parts of its business.

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The company reported a first-quarter profit attributable to shareholders of $77.7 million or 38 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended Nov. 30, up from $71.1 million or 36 cents per share a year ago.

However, on an adjusted basis, Corus says it earned a profit attributable to shareholders of $78.9 million or 38 cents per share for the quarter, down from an adjusted profit of $80.8 million or 41 cents per share a year ago.

Revenue at the television and radio media company totalled $457.4 million, down from $468.0 million in the quarter a year ago.

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Television revenue fell to $415.5 million compared with $425.6 million a year ago, while radio revenue slipped to $41.9 million compared with $42.4 million in the same quarter a year earlier.

Corus Entertainment is the parent company for Global News.

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