Rogers quarterly results show growth in publishing

Net income for the second quarter of 2010 for Rogers Communications is
up 21% (to US78 cents per share) from the same period last  year, while
profit from its media operations was up 10.6%. The report says “”Publishing is also beginning to experience positive growth in advertising revenues for the first time in several quarters.”

The quarterly report states:

“Generated consolidated quarterly revenue growth of 5%, with Wireless network growth of 7% and growth of 4% in Cable Operations and 8% in Media. Wireless, Cable Operations and Media adjusted operating profit increased by 10%, 4%, and 78% respectively. Revenue growth and cost reduction initiatives combined to drive the adjusted operating profit margin up to 39.6% from 37.5% year-over-year on a consolidated basis, with Wireless network margins increasing to 49.9% from 48.5%, Cable Operations margins increasing to 43.4% from 43.1%, and Media margins increasing to 16.7% from 10.1% year-over-year .”

Rogers defines “media” as:

““Media”, which refers to our wholly-owned subsidiary Rogers Media Inc. and its subsidiaries, including Rogers Broadcasting, which owns a group of 53 radio stations, the Citytv television network, the Rogers Sportsnet television network, The Shopping Channel, the OMNI television stations, and Canadian specialty channels including The Biography Channel Canada, G4TechTV and Outdoor Life Network; Rogers Publishing, which publishes approximately 70 magazines and trade journals; and Rogers Sports Entertainment, which owns the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club (“Blue Jays”) and Rogers Centre. Media also holds ownership interests in entities involved in specialty television content, television production and broadcast sales.”