Future plc has reported a rise in 2012 earnings with a 26% increase in operating profit to 6.8 million pounds. Revenue was down 13% to £123.5 million.
Digital growth was particularly strong. Group digital revenues were up 30% to £20.6m, with digital advertising accounting for 44% of total advertising. Visits to Future websites were up 70%, to more than 50m global unique users per month.
Mark Wood, Future’s Chief Executive, said: “This has been a year of substantial progress for Future and the Group is now well positioned to grow and diversify revenues as a global digital business. Our US operations have been restructured and are heading for profit in 2013. We are a leading publisher in tablet markets and our online audience has grown by 70% to more than 50 million unique users a month. These advances are opening new opportunities and we will accelerate Future’s digital transformation in the year ahead.”
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