The radio division of Univision Communications outperformed the broader radio business in Q4, with a nearly 1% revenue gain against the 2% decline that the RAB reported for all of US radio. For the full year 2011, Univision Radio saw revenues decline ever so slightly.
For Q4 radio revenues rose 0.6% to $83.1 million, which boosted operating income before depreciation and amortization (OIBDA) by 2% to $29.2 million.
For all of 2011 Univision Radio revenues slipped 0.1% to $323 million. OIBDA for the full year was down 0.3% to $95 million.
The quarterly press release from the company ahead of its management conference call with analysts focused on ratings gains for Univision Radio:
“During the fourth quarter of 2011, Univision had the #1 ranked Spanish-language radio station among all Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, San Antonio, Phoenix, San Jose, San Diego, and Las Vegas where Arbitron’s® Portable People Meter (“PPM”) is used. Among Adults 18-34, Univision had the #1 ranked Spanish-language radio station in Arbitron PPM markets Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, San Antonio, Phoenix, San Jose, San Diego, and Las Vegas,” the company said.