Outdoor Channel Holdings reported that Q3 revenues were up 58%, due largely to the acquisition of Winnercomm Inc.
Total revenues amounted to $23.6 million for the quarter, compared with $15.0 million a year earlier.
Advertising revenues decreased 5.6% to $9.9 million. Subscriber fees totaled $4.4 million, down slightly from $4.5 million a year earlier.
In January of 2009, Outdoor Channel Holdings acquired certain assets of Winnercomm Inc. and its related entities. The revenues generated by Winnercomm are reported as “Production services.” Production services revenue totaled $9.3 million in Q3.
“During the third quarter we continued to execute our growth strategy through further investments in our category leading content, securing broad distribution gains nationwide, and strengthening our presence across multiple platforms,” said Roger L. Werner, President and CEO. “We successfully expanded the distribution of our network through a series of tier migrations and system launches and have demonstrated industry-leading subscriber growth over the past year. While our advertising revenues continue to be impacted by the challenging environment, we remain confident in our long term growth prospects given our current market position. Looking forward, we believe we will be able to strengthen our growth profile by building on our compelling programming, multi-platform presence and strong advertising and distribution relationships,” he said.
Outdoor Channel Holdings posted a net income of $1.4 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, for the 2009 third quarter, compared with net income of $2.4 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, in the prior-year period.
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), adjusted for the effects of share-based compensation expense and acquisition and integration costs, amounted to $4.2 million for the 2009 third quarter, compared with $5.4 million in the prior-year period. For the legacy Outdoor Channel business, EBITDA, adjusted for the effects of share-based compensation expense and acquisition and integration costs, totaled $3.8 million for the 2009 third quarter compared to $5.4 million in the prior-year period.