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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.

Indian media: What lies ahead?

Jul 10, 2010

Equitymaster discusses the growth drivers which will propel the Indian media industry.

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.

The money is in Indian languages

Dec 11, 2009

Equitymaster presents examines the increasing dominance of regional media and why the money is in Indian languages

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.

Jagran Prakashan Vs HT Media

Jul 9, 2008

Increasing literacy, growing consumerism, entry of global brands in the country and opening of the sector to foreign investors has led to the growth in print media. Print majors are expanding their presence and product offerings.

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.

A look at HT Media - Part II

Mar 27, 2008

After an overview of HT Media (HTML) in the previous article, in this article, we highlight the important regions where it is present and its competitive standing. Hindustan is the third largest Hindi daily with a near monopoly position in Bihar and Jharkhand. A strong player in Delhi, it is rapidly expanding its presence in UP and Uttaranchal.

Media: The advertising story

Mar 26, 2008

2007 has been a robust year for the media sector. Buoyant economic growth, rising income and increasing customer base has led the Indian entertainment and media industry to record a growth of 17% YoY in 2007 with the industry touching Rs 513 bn (Rs 438 bn in 2006).

A look at HT Media - Part I

Feb 27, 2008

Started in 1924, HT Media (HTML) is one of India’s leading print media companies. HTML is the second largest player in English via its brand, Hindustan Times (HT) and the fourth largest player in Hindi through Hindustan.

Jagran Prakashan: Getting diversified

Dec 19, 2007

With new players attempting to cannibalise the existing market, established players in the India media and newsprint industry are increasingly trying to expand the pie itself.

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.

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