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21st Century Fox shares down after missing revenue target

A stage from the film, "Taken 3," that was cited as a expansion cause in 21st Century Fox's Q3 earnings. (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Sam Urdank) ORG XMIT: CAET367

A stage from the movie “Taken 3,” that was cited as a expansion cause in 21st Century Fox’s Q3 earnings. (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Sam Urdank)

Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox (FOX) fell 2.1% Thursday after the movie and TV association reported a quarterly distinction decrease and longed for analysts’ income target.

Its mercantile third entertain net income fell 7.4% during the entertain to $975 million as income taxation losses negated taking flight handling income. Earnings per share, after incompatible a little items, totaled 42 cents, exceeding analysts’ guess of 39 cents.

The batch fell 69 cents to $32.33 Thursday.

Revenue fell 17% to $6.84 billion, reflecting the sales of Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland AG. If those sole businesses aren’t counted, company-wide income would have increased 1%, it said. Analysts anticipated revenue of $6.89 billion, according to Thomson Reuters.

Higher associate fees, quite for Fox News Channel, FX Networks and informal sports channels, helped expostulate the wire network unit’s income climb 14% to $3.59 billion. Domestic associate revenue, paid by wire and heavenly body companies to lift the channels, grew 20%. International associate income increasing 2%.

Domestic promotion sales were flat as contributions from Fox News Channel and Fox Sports 1 were offset by weaker sales at FX Networks and National Geographic Channels.

The filmed party section reported a 5% income benefit to $2.39 billion as multiform titles, together with “Taken 3” and “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” achieved good at the box office. The drive-in theatre have grossed over $320 million and $400 million worldwide, respectively.

The radio unit, that operates Fox Broadcast Network, reported a 22% income decrease to $1.24 billion. The expansion of the retransmission agree fees, paid by pay-TV providers, was “strong” but advertising sales were down 7%, it said.

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