Arbitron Inc. Reports 2012 First Quarter Financial Results

by Kevin Ross - Posted Friday, April 20th, 2012. Category: Of Interest

 width=Company reports gain per share (diluted) of $0.64;

Net income increases 9.6 percent on income expansion of 5.5 percent;

Reiterates 2012 full-year superintendence for income and gain per share.

Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB) currently announced financial formula for a first quarter finished March 31, 2012.

Net income for a entertain increasing 9.6 percent to $17.8 million, or $0.64 per share (diluted), compared with $16.2 million, or $0.59 per share (diluted), for a first quarter of 2011.

For a first quarter of 2012, a Company reported income of $106.4 million, an boost of 5.5 percent compared to income of $100.9 million during a first quarter of 2011. Revenue for a entertain benefited essentially from annual rate increases, including a continued phase-in of engaged cost increases for a Company’s Portable People Meterâ„¢ (PPMâ„¢) service.

Costs and losses for a first quarter 2012 increasing by 4.7 percent to $75.2 million from $71.8 million in a first quarter 2011.   Approximately $2.8 million of a boost was due to costs compared with Arbitron Mobile, that was acquired in July 2011, and to designed incremental investments in cross platform initiatives.   The net pre-tax investment during a first quarter of 2012 in a cross platform initiatives and Arbitron Mobile, was $3.0 million, compared to $1.0 million in a first quarter final year.

Operating income in a first quarter 2012 increasing 7.4 percent, to $31.2 million from $29.1 million in a first quarter 2011.

EBIT (earnings before seductiveness and income taxation expense) for a first quarter 2012 was $28.9 million, an boost of 8.7 percent compared with EBIT of $26.6 million for a first quarter of 2011. The Company’s EBIT domain for a first quarter 2012 increasing to 27.1 percent from 26.3 percent in a first quarter of 2011.

EBITDA (earnings before interest, income taxes, debasement and amortization) was $36.6 million in a first quarter of 2012, an boost of 8.1 percent compared with EBITDA of $33.9 million in a first quarter of 2011. The Company’s EBITDA domain for a first quarter 2012 increasing to 34.4 percent from 33.6 percent in a first quarter of 2011.


Management Comment on First Quarter 2012 Results

Said William T. Kerr, President and Chief Executive Officer:

“Our formula and a activities in a first quarter are good aligned with a prolonged station priorities for enhancing a core services and for generating income growth.”

“We denounced a selling brew displaying use during a new Advertising Research Foundation convention.   We design to have a finish use up, using and prepared to urge radio‘s prominence among a tip group media planners by a center of a summer.”

“Digital radio stays a pivotal priority as we continue a work to follow radio onto a new digital platforms in sequence to quantify this flourishing audience shred thereby enabling business to monetize it.”

“Our cross platform initiatives continue to denote a value that a singular personal, pacifist and unstable dimensions technologies can move to this rising marketplace.”

“Finally, with a launch of a new, syndicated mobile dimensions panel, Arbitron Mobile is relocating to enhance a footprint here in the United States,” pronounced Mr. Kerr.

2012 Full-Year Guidance

Arbitron is reiterating a income and gain per share superintendence for 2012.

Arbitron expects 2012 income to boost between 5 percent and 7 percent over a 2011 income of $422.3 million. Arbitron’s cross platform beginning and Arbitron Mobile are approaching to comment for $4 million to $7 million of a Company’s 2012 income compared to $1.5 million in 2011.

The Company anticipates 2012 gain per share (diluted) between $2.15 and $2.30, an boost of 8 percent to 15 percent over allied 2011 gain per share (diluted) of $2.00, that excludes a impact of an spoil assign of $0.07 per share (diluted) taken in a 4th entertain 2011.   These estimates embody expected net investment of approximately $12 million pre-tax in Arbitron’s cross platform initiatives and Arbitron Mobile in 2012.

Earnings Conference Call: Schedule and Access

Arbitron will horde a discussion call during 10:00am Eastern Time, Thursday, Apr 19.

The Company invites we to listen to a call toll-free by dialing (877) 262-6702. The discussion call can be accessed from outward the United States by dialing (443) 863-7301. To participate, users will need to use a following code: 68568491. The call will also be accessible live on a Internet during a following sites: www.arbitron.com and www.streetevents.com.

A replay of a call will be accessible from 1:00pm on April 19, 2012, by 11:59pm on April 26, 2012. To entrance a replay, greatfully call (toll-free) (855) 859-2056 in the United States or (404) 537-3406 if you’re job from outward of the United States. Replay listeners will need to enter a following code: 68568491.

Presentation of Non-GAAP Information

The terms EBIT (earnings before seductiveness and income taxes) and EBITDA (earnings before interest, income taxes, debasement and amortization) are non-GAAP financial measures that a government of Arbitron believes are useful to investors in evaluating a Company’s results.   These non-GAAP financial measures should be deliberate in further to, and not as a deputy for, or higher to possibly net income as an indicator of Arbitron’s handling performance, or money flow, as a magnitude of Arbitron’s liquidity.   In addition, since EBIT and EBITDA might not be distributed equally by all companies, a display here might not be allied to other likewise patrician measures of other companies.   For a settlement of these non-GAAP financial measures to a many directly allied GAAP equivalent, see a EBIT and EBITDA Non-GAAP Reconciliation, along with associated footnotes, below.