Original article by Dana McCauley
The Australian – Page: 17 & 21 : 22-Feb-18
Fairfax Media has posted a 2017-18 interim net profit of $A38.5m, which is 54 per cent lower than previously. Underlying net profit fell 10 per cent to $A76.3m and revenue was down four per cent at $A877m. The Australian Metro Media division’s print advertising revenue and circulation revenue were down 13.4 per cent and 3.9 per cent respectively. Fairfax reduced costs by 11 per cent during the half-year, and CEO Greg Hywood says the group will seek further cost cuts. He also says Fairfax will be open to mergers and acquisitions, while it intends to sell or discontinue 28 print publications in New Zealand.
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