Univision Announces 2013 First-Quarter Results
April 24, 2013 at 4:35 AM (PT)
UNIVISION COMMUNICATIONS has announced financial results for the first quarter ended MARCH 31st, 2013. First quarter 2013 net revenue increased 6.4% to $562.0 million from $528.4 million in 2012 and adjusted operating income before depreciation and amortization increased 22.0% to $224.2 million from $183.7 million in 2012.
"Our strong revenue growth and operating leverage are evidence that we are seeing success, while still being disciplined, in distinguishing UNIVISION as an innovative and multi-platform media company with the brand, people, and tools to win with audiences and marketers," said Pres./CEO RANDY FALCO. "Our strategy and competitive positioning were validated when the UNIVISION Network made history in the FEBRUARY [TV] Sweeps by drawing a larger primetime audience than NBC among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34. During the quarter we also signed a comprehensive retransmission deal with DIRECTV which underscores the extent of our multi-platform presence, not only carrying our existing broadcast networks, but also launching our three new cable networks and making UNIVISION content available across televisions and connected devices. We are confident that these important milestones are building significant positive momentum leading to what we anticipate will be a successful Upfront in MAY."
FALCO continued, "Along with these important achievements, we saw strong performance across our divisions throughout the first quarter. UNIVISION increased its primetime audience by 4% among Adults 18-49 and by 5% among Total Viewers 2+ compared to the first quarter of 2012, and also finished as the #1 network during primetime on FRIDAY nights for the quarter among Adults 18-49. UNIMÁS saw noteworthy year-over-year audience growth in key day parts and demographics, while Digital generated 150 million video impressions across its online and mobile offerings combined, an increase of 150% over the first quarter of 2012. In addition, UNIVISION had the #1 ranked Spanish-language radio station during the quarter among Adults 18-34 in 9 of the top 12 UNIVISION markets where ARBITRON’s PORTABLE PEOPLE METER is used."