Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) 4Q22
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Warner Bros. Discovery stated it recorded about $11.1 billion in fourth quarter income, lacking analysts’ estimates, because the media trade contends with a smooth promoting market.
The corporate’s TV networks phase – which incorporates cable-TV channels like TNT, TBS and Discovery – decreased 6% to roughly $5.5 billion, as promoting income took a drop specifically.
Here is what the corporate reported:
- Income: $11.01 billion vs. $11.36 billion anticipated, in line with estimates from Refinitiv
- Loss per share: 86 cents per share
The corporate reported 1 / 4 lack of $2.1 billion for the interval, or 86 cents per share. It was not instantly clear whether or not that determine was similar to analyst estimates from Refinitiv.
Warner Bros. Discovery executives started warning of a worsening promoting market final summer time, and different media firms, together with Paramount International, have seen it weigh on their earnings.
The corporate, which owns streaming companies HBO Max and Discovery+, stated its international direct-to-consumer streaming subscriber base elevated by 1.1 million to 96.1 million by the tip of the quarter.
Income for the streaming phase was up 6%, the corporate stated Thursday, pushed by an uptick in subscriber development for its ad-supported tiers.
Nonetheless, losses for its streaming phase improved, with a lack of $217 million, “a $511 million year-over-year enchancment in losses,” the corporate stated.
Warner Bros. Discovery reported continued softness within the promoting market, which has been weighing on its income since final summer time, when executives first warned of a slowdown in advert spending. Final week, Paramount International reported a lower in quarterly income attributable to decrease advert spending.
The corporate’s community TV phase was notably affected as main sporting occasions together with school soccer and the lads’s World Cup befell on different networks throughout the fourth quarter.
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