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Print Media Companies: Who weathered the storm?

Sep 1, 2012

Equitymaster discusses which print media company fared better during slowdown.

HT Media - A little too diversified?

Feb 28, 2012

In this article, we discuss how diversifying into many businesses is not helping HT Media increase shareholder wealth.

Jagran Prakashan: Will acquisitions help?

Feb 22, 2012

In this article, given the ailing Print Media industry consolidation, we discuss Jagran Prakashan's strategy, and the implications of its proposed takeover of Nai Dunia.

Why print media stocks may languish...

Jan 19, 2012

Equitymaster discusses the growth prospects of print media companies in India.

Returns on media stocks linked to ads?

Oct 13, 2011

In this article, we have analysed the importance of advertisement revenues for print media companies.

A DuPont filter for Print media companies-I

Sep 21, 2011

In this article, we have done a Du Pont analysis of print media companies.

Is Facebook the new company website?

Apr 11, 2011

This article discusses that social media is now a new medium of advertising.

The other brother in the Print industry

Jan 6, 2010

Equitymaster describes why within the Indian print industry, segments such as magazine, directories and journals will soon achieve prominence.

Problems with the newspapers business

Aug 3, 2009

Equitymaster presents its views on the problems with the newspaper business and Warren Buffett's opinion on newspapers…

Print media: Tough times ahead

Mar 23, 2009

After recording nearly 20% growth for the past 3 consecutive years, the media sector is now facing a slowdown. While the first nine months of the calendar year 2008 had been good, ad spends took a beating in the December quarter and after that, it has been a consistent downslide for the industry.

Media: Elections bring no windfall

Mar 18, 2009

Media companies earn more than half of the revenues from advertising. However, the last couple of quarters have not been particularly good for this sector due to economic slowdown and lower ad spends by the corporate sector.

HT Media: A complete package

Apr 3, 2008

Like its peer Jagran Prakashan, HT Media too has a diversified business model. While its newspaper business continues to be the mainstay, in order to face the increasing competition and to diversify its revenues, the company has moved into newer verticals. In this article, we shall give an insight into the company’s diversified business model.

Print media: A look at the risks

Nov 30, 2007

The Indian print industry is witnessing strong growth led by rising literacy, robust economy growth and increasing income. Despite this, there are certain risks that cannot be ignored.

Print media: A look at advertisement revenues

Sep 28, 2007

In the last article, we gave an insight into the subscription side of the revenues. In this article we shall focus on the advertisement revenues of the print media companies.

Print media: A look at circulation revenues

Sep 21, 2007

The primary source of revenues for a newspaper company is advertising and subscription. The other sources include providing news to other agencies and sale of scrap paper. The subscription revenues formed nearly 39% of the total print media revenues of Rs 128 bn in 2006.

Indian Print industry: An overview

Sep 14, 2007

However, the ad spend in India is just 0.4% of GDP as against 0.5% in China.

Jagran Prakashan: An overview

Apr 4, 2007

Overview-Financial Year 2005-06: Founded in 1942,Jagran Prakashan Pvt Ltd commands leadership position in newspaper media across all languages. The company went public in FY06. JPL’s flagship newspaper- Dainik Jagran is the first newspaper in the country to cross the 20 million-readership mark. The company derives most of its income from advertising revenues. However, the company faces competition from other forms of media, such as, television, radio and websites. Jagran Prakashan Ltd (JPL) is


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