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NHST Media Group - Quarterly Report 3rd quarter 2017

News   •   Oct 25, 2017 14:32 GMT

Highlights from the quarter

  • Revenues in the third quarter were stable despite a 23 % fall in advertising revenues
  • Growth in subscription revenues in the publications and the growth in Mynewsdesk compensated for the decline in advertising
  • Subscription revenues were 64 % of the total revenues in the quarter, compared with 58 % a year ago
  • The EBITDA, before one-time effects, was MNOK 20, which was a decrease of MNOK 2.
  • The operating profit was MNOK 7 before one-time effects, down from MNOK 10 in the same period last year.
  • Operations in Nautisk Forlag are challenging as a result of an accelerating decrease in sales of paper charts and price pressure. Nautisk had an operating loss of MNOK 11.3 in the quarter including an impairment of goodwill. As a result of the negative trend, a partial restructuring of the business has begun with the closure of the business in Nautisk Americas.
  • The extensive digital product development continues, and digital subscription products are seeing substantial growth. Especially Mynewsdesk’s products are growing.
  • Concurrently, the Group continues to extend its conference and content marketing presence, such as DN’s new DNX service.

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NHST Media Group - Quarterly Report 2nd quarter 2017

News   •   Jul 13, 2017 12:04 GMT

Highlights from the quarter

  • The second quarter was in total a stable quarter for both revenues and operating results, adjusted for one-time effects.
  • Advertising revenues were lower than in the same quarter last year, but was compensated by increased revenues in Mynewsdesk.
  • Total revenues for the quarter were MNOK 335. This was a decline of 8 % as against the same period last year. Adjusted for currency and one time effects the decline was 1.5 %.
  • Growth in subscription revenue was 4 % in the second quarter. Subscription revenue comprised 57 % of the revenue for the second quarter, up from 50 % for the same quarter last year.
  • The Group's media service revenues were stable compared to last year, with growth in Mynewsdesk of 14 % and a decline in Nautisk of 8 %.
  • Advertising revenue was down 12 %. Revenue from both digital and paper advertising declined.
  • EBITDA for the quarter was a profit of MNOK 36, which was an increase of MNOK 2 adjusted for one-off effects in the second quarter of 2016.
  • The operating result for the quarter was a profit of MNOK 24, an increase of MNOK 2 adjusted for one-off effects in 2016.
  • Accumulated operating profits were MNOK 24, an improvement of MNOK 21 over the same period last year adjusted for one-off effects.
  • Nautisk launched its new navigation product "NaviPlanner" during the Nor-Shipping trade fair in May, thereby completing its portfolio of digital Products

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NHST Media Group - Quarterly Report 1st quarter 2017

News   •   Apr 25, 2017 12:49 GMT

Key points in the quarter


  • Revenues for the quarter amounted to MNOK 322, an increase of 5 % from the same period last year.
  • Advertising revenue decreased by 12 %, but were compensated by the growth in subscription revenue of 16 %. Subscription revenue now constitutes 60 % of total revenues, up from 55 % in the same quarter last year.
  • EBITDA for the quarter was a profit of MNOK 13, which was MNOK 21 up on the same period last year. This was the fourth quarter in a row with improved operating result compared to the same period the previous year. The principal reasons for the improvement in the first quarter were the effects of the productivity program in DN with MNOK 9 and profitable revenue growth in Mynewsdesk with MNOK 8.
  • The operating profit for the quarter was MNOK 1, and improvement of MNOK 19.
  • The group’s media service revenues continue to grow and is now 40 % higher than the group’s advertising revenue, against 17 % higher in the same period last year.
  • The Group continues to invest in technology development and the resources connected with digitisation, including a launch in Nautisk of its new digital navigation product NaviPlanner in the second quarter

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NHST Media Group - Quarterly Report 4th quarter 2016

News   •   Feb 15, 2017 15:23 GMT

Main highlights in the quarter

  • Revenues for the quarter increased by were MNOK 337 which is comparable with last year
  • As in previous quarters there are significant variations between revenue types. Subscription revenue increased 13% while advertising revenue fell 15 % and media service revenues declined 7 %.
  • There were also substantial differences between the segments with 16 % growth in Mynewsdesk and 7 % in Norwegian Publications, while Nautisk was down 24 % and Global Publications declined 7 %.
  • The EBITDA for the quarter was a profit of MNOK 23, which was MNOK 19 up on the same period last year. EBITDA for the full year was MNOK 76, an improvement of MNOK 22
  • The operating profit was MNOK 10 for the quarter, an improvement of MNOK 16. For the full year, the operating profit was MNOK 27, an increase with MNOK 14 over last year.
  • The main reasons for the increase in the quarter were lower costs in Dagens Næringsliv and profitable revenue growth in Mynewsdesk. On the other hand, Nautisk increased their operating loss significantly in the quarter.

Other highlights

  • The current development in the different revenue categories has led to subscription revenue comprising 56 % of total revenues, while media service revenue is equalling advertising revenue.
  • Both print and digital advertising declined in the fourth quarter.
  • The productivity improvement programme made a significant positive contribution to the increase in profitability. The goal of gross annual productivity gains of MNOK 75 by the end of 2016 was reached with cost reductions as of the fourth quarter and full effects in 2017.
  • The Group continues to invest in digital product development and upgrades of digital platforms and systems to support of this development. Investments in the form of capitalised development costs amounted to MNOK 15 in the fourth quarter.
  • Based on the improved profitability and cash position, and in line with the Group’s dividend policy, the Board of Directors will propose a dividend of NOK 3 per share, total MNOK 4, for 2016

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NHST Media Group - Quarterly Report 3rd quarter 2016

News   •   Oct 25, 2016 08:30 GMT

Key figures for the quarter

  • Revenues for the quarter increased by 7 % to MNOK 316. Adjusted for acquired and sold companies in 2016, revenues increased by 3 %. Adjusted also for currency effects the increase was 1 %.
  • Revenues in the Norwegian and global news publications increased by 8 % to MNOK 240. Adjusted for business acquisitions, the growth rate was 3 %. Adjusted also for currency effects the revenues were comparable with the same quarter last year.
  • Media service revenues increased by 1 % to MNOK 76. Mynewsdesk had a revenue increase of 15 %, whereas Nautisk Forlag had a revenue decrease of 15 %.
  • The EBITDA performance for the quarter was a profit of MNOK 23, which was MNOK 19 up on the same period last year. The main reasons for the improvement were lower costs in Dagens Næringsliv and Global Publications as well as revenue growth in Mynewsdesk.
  • The operating profit was MNOK 10, up MNOK 17.

Other highlights

  • Advertising revenue decreased by 2 % in the third quarter, against a decrease in the first and second quarters of 19 % and 10 % respectively.
  • The productivity improvement programme in the Group continues and made a significant positive contribution to the result in the third quarter. The target is an annual productivity improvement of MNOK 75.
  • The Group continues to invest in both digital product development and upgrades of platforms and systems that support the digital development. Investments in the form of capitalised development costs amounted to MNOK 8 in the third quarter.

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NHST Media Group - Quarterly Report 2nd quarter 2016

News   •   Jul 15, 2016 13:16 GMT

Highlights for the quarter

  • Revenues increased by 12 % to MNOK 364 in the quarter. Adjusted for one-off effects and the addition of Morgenbladet, revenues increased by 3 %.
  • Revenues in the Norwegian and global news publications increased by 11 % to MNOK 275. Before on-off effects and the consolidation of Morgenbladet, there was a 2 % decline in revenues.
  • Media service revenues increased by 16 % to MNOK 90.
  • The second quarter remained challenging for advertising revenue with a 10 % decrease in revenue. However, the decrease was significantly lower than in the first quarter, which saw a decrease of 19 %.
  • The EBITDA for the quarter was a profit of MNOK 38. Adjusted for restructuring costs of MNOK 16, sales gains of MNOK 19 and consolidated/deconsolidated businesses the increase was MNOK 4.
  • The quarter saw an operating profit of MNOK 26, an increase of MNOK 6.
  • As of April, Morgenbladet has been integrated in Norwegian Publications after NHST’s acquired 90.1 % of the shares, while TDN Finans and Intstream have been sold.
  • The previously announced productivity improvement program is being implemented, and the target has been increased to MNOK 75 (previously MNOK 60) in annual productivity improvements.
  • There is extensive ongoing digital product developments in the group and in the second quarter MNOK 13 was capitalised as investments in products and technology. The new products and product improvements in Mynewsdesk have been completed and are ready to be launched, while the ’One Intrafish’ product was launched in the second quarter.

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NHST Media Group - Quarterly Report 1st quarter 2016

News   •   Apr 26, 2016 07:20 GMT

Highlights for the quarter

  • Total revenues decreased by 3 % to MNOK 308 in the quarter, but adjusted for one-off effects in 2015 the revenue was flatlined.
  • Revenue from the news publications decreased by 11 % to MNOK 221 – primarily advertising revenue.
  • Media service revenue increased by 21 % to MNOK 87.
  • This has been a challenging quarter for advertising revenue in both DN and Global, which, combined, had a decrease of 19 %, while Mynewsdesk was the Group’s growth driver with revenue growth of 46 %.
  • The EBITDA for the quarter was a loss of MNOK 8, which was down MNOK 12 adjusted for one-off effects.
  • The quarter saw an operating loss of MNOK 19, also this, a decline of MNOK 12 adjusted for one-off effects.
  • To improve overall profitability a new productivity initiative has been launched in the Group with a 5 % productivity improvement target for comparable activities, equal to efficiency gains of MNOK 65 on an annual basis.
  • NHST has sold its shares in TDN Finans AS and Intstream Oy with effect from April and the total gain from the transaction amounting to MNOK 19 will be booked in the second quarter.
  • From April, Morgenbladet will be integrated in the Group following NHST’s acquisition of 90.1 % of the shares as at the same date.
  • There is extensive ongoing digital product development in all business areas, and product launches such as DN Investor are being made on a continuous basis.

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NHST Media Group - Quarterly Report 4th quarter 2015

News   •   Feb 16, 2016 15:02 GMT

Highlights
  • Total revenues increased by 1 % to MNOK 332 in the quarter and with accumulated revenue growth of 3 % to MNOK 1 272 for the full year.
  • In the fourth quarter, circulation revenue was stable, advertising revenue was down 8 %, while other media service revenue increased by 19 %.
  • The EBITDA for the quarter was a profit of MNOK 5, which is MNOK 10 down on last year. For the year as a whole, the EBITDA ended with a profit of MNOK 54 against a profit of MNOK 34 last year. The Board will not propose any dividend for 2015.
  • The fourth quarter saw improvements in the operating result of Global and Direct Relations. There was a significant decrease in DN due to declining single-copy sales and advertising revenue as well as higher marketing costs. In addition, there was a marginal decrease in operating result in Nautical.
  • The Group increased its digital revenue by 17 %in the quarter compared with last year. On an accumulated basis, digital revenue constituted 31 % of total revenues in 2015. The Group is engaged in extensive digital product development, and improvements or expansions are continuously being launched.
  • The weakening of the Norwegian Krone results in increases in both revenues and costs denominated in NOK for the Group. This has had more marginal impact on the overall consolidated operating result for the Group, but it is an important explanatory factor for the development in several of the subsidiaries.
  • DN has changed its subscriptions and included digital products in all its subscription products from December 2015. The change has been well received and the use of the digital products is increasing. All the Group’s publications now offer an “all inclusive” choice.

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NHST Media Group - Quarterly Report 3rd quarter 2015

News   •   Oct 28, 2015 19:35 GMT

Highlights in the quarter

  • Total Group revenues increased by 4 % to MNOK 296 for the quarter and with accumulated revenue growth of 3 % for the year to date
  • For the quarter, circulation revenues increased by 1 %, advertising revenues decreased by      12 %, while media service revenues increased by 34 %
  • The EBITDA for the quarter was a profit of MNOK 4, which is MNOK 11 up on last year. The accumulated EBITDA is a profit of MNOK 50 against a profit of MNOK 19 last year 
  • The third quarter saw an improvement in operating results in DN and Nautical. There was a decrease in the operating result in Global due to declining advertising revenues while there was a marginal decrease in Direct Relations’ operating result
  • The Group increased its digital revenues by 29 % in the quarter. Accumulated digital revenues constituted 34 % of total revenues. The Group is engaged in extensive digital product development – and a number of minor launches and improvements are made on a continuous basis
  • The weakened Norwegian Krone (NOK) affects both revenues and costs denominated in NOK, but the impact on the overall operating result has been more marginal

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Tradewinds – 25 years since launch

News   •   Oct 06, 2015 11:30 GMT

​25 years ago – 5 October 1990 – Tradewinds was launched. This was NHST’s first modern international oriented publication, but focused on something the Group knew a lot about through its more than 100 years heritage at the time – shipping.

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