The New York Times Company

  • Should You Buy Into This Publisher's Leveraged Bet?

    By Robert Hanley - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: BLC, GCI, NYT

    Consumers are increasingly getting their news and information from online channels, often at no cost, which has presented big problems for leading newpaper publishers like Gannett (NYSE: GCI) and New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT). While paywalls and all-access plans have stemmed circulation revenue declines for the companies, advertisers continue to move their advertising dollars into alternative online channels.  For its part, Gannett has offset this irreversible trend by diversifying more »

  • Does Jeff Bezos Know What He's Doing With the Washington Post?

    By Mike Thiessen - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, NYT, WPO

    The ramifications of Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) founder Jeff Bezos' out-of-nowhere decision to invest $250 million of his own money in the Washington Post Company's (NYSE: WPO) flagship newspaper extend far beyond the narrow world of newspaper publishing. Although Rupert Murdoch's 2007 purchase of the Wall Street Journal sent similar shockwaves through the industry, Bezos' foray into print represents the first time that a technology entrepreneur has "crossed over more »

  • This Company Is Successfully Transforming Itself

    By ANUP SINGH - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: BLC, GCI, NYT

    Gannett (NYSE: GCI) is a diversified media and advertising conglomerate operating in three segments – publishing, digital and broadcasting. With print publishing slowly on the verge of being a thing of the past, it is imperative that Gannett displays a sense of farsightedness and quickly aligns with new business dynamics.

    Gannett seems to be moving in that direction. It posted 2Q 2013 results about a fortnight back, and they were worth more »

  • This Newspaper Company Can Still Make You Money

    By ANUP SINGH - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: GCI, ENL, NYT

    There’s an economic recovery happening, but the future of the recovery is rather uncertain. In such a scenario, advertisers are reluctant to make any upfront commitments for advertising, and the first thing that this does is make things worse for the publishing industry, which has long been impacted by declining advertising revenue. The New York Times (NYSE: NYT), a well known name in the news and publishing industry, seems more »

  • What Jeff Bezos Means for The Future of Newspapers

    By John McKenna - August 9, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, NYT, WPO

    What’s a Silicon Valley billionaire going to do with one of the nation’s most revered newspapers? And why would he pay $250 million, 17 times the estimated EBITDA, for it?

    Those questions ran through most people’s minds once the news broke of Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) founder Jeff Bezos buying the Graham-family owned Washington Post (NYSE: WPO). Newspapers have been falling by the wayside for the last three more »

  • Did Jeff Bezos Just Steal The Washington Post?

    By Bob Ciura - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: GCI, NYT, WPO

    The financial media is abuzz with the news that Jeff Bezos, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Amazon, just purchased the newspaper assets of The Washington Post (NYSE: WPO) for a cool $250 million.

    Not surprisingly, the Washington Post rallied on the news, breaching $600 per share for the first time in years. The Washington Post’s investors, including none other than Warren Buffett, are the big winners on this more »

  • Time for Some Reporting on The New York Times

    By Jay Wei - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: GCI, NWS, NYT

    The New York Times(NYSE: NYT) 2nd quarter earnings call just ended and during it, management reported on a range of urgent business issues, from down advertising revenue, planned digital product offerings to expansion of multimedia journalism. Still referred as the newspaper business, its operations today can not be further from just printing news on papers. Companies from The Times, News Corp. (NASDAQ: NWS) to Gannett Co. (NYSE: GCI) are more »

  • Is Digital Destroying Another Industry?

    By Marshall Hargrave - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: GCI, NYT, WPO

    Although the race to reach $1,000 is now between Google and Priceline, and up until last year included Apple, it's relatively unknown that one of the major newspaper companies reached $980 back in 2004. But with the rise of technology and digital news, how the mighty hath fallen; the stock now trades with a price tag of $530.

    The thing is, The Washington Post (NYSE: WPO) is much more »

  • Do Media Companies Get Better by Ditching Print?

    By Reuben Brewer - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: GCI, NWS, NYT, NWSA, DIS

    News Corp. (NASDAQ: NWS) recently spun off its video assets as Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ: NWSA). That continues the trend of companies divesting their struggling print businesses to focus more heavily on growing assets. Is it the right move?

    A dying business

    Newspapers, magazines, and books are all in decline because of digital media. News Corp.'s move to free its cable, television, and movie assets from its print businesses more »

  • Can New York Times' New Mobile Website Bolster its Earnings?

    By Ashit Gulati - July 19, 2013 | Tickers: GCI, NYT, WPO

    The New York Times (NYSE: NYT) recently re-launched its mobile website as an initiative toward creating more responsive and engaging content across all its digital platforms.

    The restructuring is also expected to revive the declining revenues from other divisions such as print advertising. New York Times' mobile website relaunch is its first step toward developing a more robust and loyal user base in a highly competitive digital news industry.

    This more »

  • Reshaping the Media Giants

    By Reuben Brewer - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: BLC, GCI, NYT, TRBAA

    First Gannett (NYSE: GCI) did it. Now Tribune (NASDAQOTH: TRBAA) is doing it. Pretty soon, the entire media landscape will be different. That's a good thing for these former newspaper companies.

    The internet killed the newspaper star

    The New York Times (NYSE: NYT) is, perhaps, one of the most revered newspapers in the world. Using the strength of this division, the company was able to expand out into new more »

  • How Will New York Time’s Mobile Upgrades Impact its Stock Price?

    By Ashit Gulati - July 13, 2013 | Tickers: GCI, NYT, WPO

    The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT)  recently redesigned and developed its mobile website and re-launched it altogether as an initiative towards creating responsive and more engaging content across all of  its digital platforms.

    The restructuring is also expected to revive the declining revenues from other divisions such as print advertising division. New York Times mobile relaunch is its first step towards developing a robust and a more loyal user more »

  • After Bankruptcy, This Company Wastes No Time in Entering a New Market

    By Mike Thiessen - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: NYT, WPO, TRBAA

    Since its recent emergence from bankruptcy, Tribune Company (NASDAQOTH: TRBAA) has been a popular topic of discussion among investors, market-watchers and media professionals. Once seen as a leading indicator of the print media industry's decline, Tribune has somehow avoided its preordained fate. Far from being a casualty of the new-media landscape, the company is in the midst of an aggressive expansion that could turn it into one of the more »

  • A Publishing Company with Strong Potential

    By Dan Moskowitz - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: BLC, GCI, NYT

    Gannett (NYSE: GCI) recently announced a big move that attracted a lot of investor attention. This move will broaden the company’s diversification and improve its revenue potential. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best option in the publishing space.

    Gannett’s acquisition

    Gannett investors have enjoyed large gains over the past several years, yet the short position on the stock has remained high -- currently 9.50 more »

  • 2 Companies That Will Grow In a Declining Publishing Industry

    By Brendan Marasco - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, NYT, NWSA, FOX

    The invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg in 1440 revolutionized the world, reducing the price of printed goods and enabling the materials to be mass-distributed. Now, technology is doing the same. Established publishing companies are facing challenging times, while social media firms like Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) and Linkedin (NYSE: LNKD) are poised to capitalize within a new market. 

    A dying model

    Newspapers generate their revenue primarily from subscriptions more »

  • What Do Newspaper Companies Need To Do To Survive?

    By Matthew Frankel - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: BLC, GCI, NYT

    Gannett (NYSE: GCI) has been an interesting company to follow in recent weeks. On June 13, the company announced its intention to acquire Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC) for $2.2 billion, which caused Gannett’s shares to spike by 25% on optimism that the company is finally admitting to itself that print newspapers are a fading business on their own. Since that announcement, shares have pulled back by over 10 more »

  • This Merger Could Produce Synergies and Hint at Things to Come

    By Mike Thiessen - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: BLC, GCI, NYT

    The latest round of consolidation in the newspaper and broadcasting industries involves McLean, Virginia-based newspaper publisher Gannett (NYSE: GCI) and Dallas-based broadcaster Belo Corporation (NYSE: BLC). In addition to its potential arbitrage opportunity and attractive synergies, this deal is interesting from a "macro" standpoint. Although regulators and private firms have traditionally been reticent to mix daily newspaper operations and broadcasting functions under the same roof, the shrinking market for these more »

  • News Corp Split: A Brighter Future for Publishing?

    By Sarfaraz Khan - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: GCI, NYT, NWSA

    Earlier this month, News Corp’s (NASDAQ: NWSA) investors formally approved the separation of the company's publishing and entertainment business. A separate corporate entity comprising the publishing unit will be created and the entertainment unit, consisting of film and television operations, will be renamed. The two companies will begin their separate trading from July 1. 

    The two companies

    Last month, News Corp’s board approved the separation of businesses more »

  • Has This Media Company Bitten off More Than it Can Chew?

    By Leo Sun - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: BLC, GCI, NYT, WPO

    Gannett Company (NYSE: GCI), the largest U.S. newspaper in terms of daily circulation, recently made a huge splash in the local television industry after its $2.2 billion acquisition of Belo Corporation (NYSE: BLC), the owner of 21 local television stations across the United States. The acquisition, which more than doubles Gannett’s portfolio of television stations to 43, will make it the largest operator of local affiliates in more »

  • The New York Times Sticks to Its Brand Power for Now

    By Nick Chiu - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: GCI, NYT, WPO

    With the recent Gannett-Belo deal, investors are paying attentions to newspaper publishers again, including The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT). The New York Times Company operates in two divisions: the New York Times Media Group, which includes The New York Times and the International Herald Tribune, and the New England Media Group, which includes The Boston Globe.

    The New York Times is rebranding its International Herald Tribune to International more »

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