DMGT preliminary results – pre-tax profits up 64%

Daily Mail and General Trust has reported its unaudited preliminary results for the year ended 30 September, 2012.

Total pre-tax profits rose 64% to £206.3 million. This included more than £100 million in charges and £150m in profits from disposals. Total revenues dropped by 1% to £1.96 billion.

MailOnline enjoyed a strong year of growth, recording a 74% increase in revenue to £28 million.

Northcliffe Media was the biggest surprise, contributing operating profit of £26 million (2011: £17 million) from revenues of £213 million (2011: £236 million).

Northcliffe Media, which is being sold to Local World venture, had reported a 37% fall in profits in 2011.

Martin Morgan, Chief Executive, said, “DMGT has delivered a good set of results in the 12 months to 30 September. Group adjusted pre-tax profits* rose by 10%. Our international B2B companies have increased their revenues and profits* by 7% and 8% respectively on an underlying# basis. Although our UK consumer businesses were impacted by challenging trading conditions, it was particularly pleasing that Associated was able to grow its revenues by 2% on an underlying# basis and that underlying# profits* for the consumer businesses rose 12% – reflecting greater productivity and efficiency linked to continued digitisation in that division.

We continued to refine our portfolio of businesses during the year with further acquisitions and disposals aimed at improving our long term growth potential. Today we are a more focused and financially stronger Group, leaving us well positioned for 2013 and beyond.”

Read the full announcement here.

UK, London

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