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Last $5.01 USD
Change Today +0.19 / 3.94%
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Company Description

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508 Young Street

Dallas, TX 75202

United States

Phone: 214-977-8200

Fax: 214-977-8201

A. H. Belo Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a local news and information publishing company. The company publishes The Dallas Morning News (www.dallasnews.com) in Texas; the Denton Record-Chronicle (www.dentonrc.com), a daily newspaper operating in Denton, Texas; and various publications targeting specific audiences. The company also offers digital marketing solutions through 508 Digital and Your Speakeasy, LLC and provides event promotion and marketing services through Crowdsource. Dallas Morning News The Dallas Morning News newspaper is distributed primarily in Dallas County and 10 surrounding counties. The Dallas Morning News also publishes Briefing, a newspaper distributed four days per week at no charge to nonsubscribers in select coverage areas; and Al Dia, a Spanish-language newspaper published on Wednesdays and Sundays and distributed in select coverage areas. Other news products are also published targeting various communities in the North Texas area. Advertising and Marketing Services The company has a portfolio of print and digital advertising products and marketing services which include: display, classified, preprint, and digital. In addition to daily newspapers, the company publishes various publications which provide a vehicle for delivery of display, classified, preprint and digital advertising, typically to nonsubscribers of the company’s core newspapers. These publications target specific demographic groups or geographies and include Spanish-language newspapers, lifestyle publications and luxury publications that target high-income consumers. The company produces magazines or special newspaper editions to promote business, sporting or other events in the North Texas area, such as the Top 100 Places to Work or the John F. Kennedy's 50th Anniversary reprint edition. Printing and Distribution Printing and distribution includes commercial printing, distribution, direct mail and event-based services. The company provides commercial printing services for certain national newspapers that require regional printing. It also prints various local and regional newspapers, including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Home delivery and retail outlet distribution services are also provided for other national and regional newspapers delivered into the company’s coverage areas. The company also operates a direct mail service business in Phoenix, Arizona. Through Crowdsource, the company’s newly-formed subsidiary providing marketing and promotional support to event organizers, the company leverages its subscriber and advertiser base to promote community events, such as One Day University, an educational speaker event; Untapped Festivals, LLC (Untapped), which hosts festivals providing food, craft beer and entertainment across major Texas cities; and other community-related events. Other Interests In addition to its core newspaper operations, the company owns the following investment interests: Wanderful Media, LLC (Wanderful) – The company owns a 13.0 percent interest in Wanderful, which operates FindnSave.com, a digital shopping platform on both desktop and mobile where consumers can find national and local retail goods and services for sale. This platform combines local media participation with advanced search and database technology to allow a consumer to view online sales circulars and local advertised offers, or search for an item and receive a list of local advertisers and the price and terms offered for the searched item. It also provides key logistics technology and incentives to drive consumers to retailer locations through a geo-fence platform. ResponseLogix, Inc., operating as Digital Air Strike (www.digitalairstrike.com) – The company owns a 2.1 percent interest in Digital Air Strike, which provides automotive dealers a suite of digital marketing communications, behavioral targeting and social media solutions. Sawbuck Realty, Inc., operating as Homesnap (www.homesnap.com) – The company owns a 19.8 percent interest in Homesnap, a free online real estate search platform with brokerage partnerships, that could be accessed through its Website and mobile applications, allowing users to gather current information on real estate listings. Strategy The company’s strategies include the following: market existing print and digital products in an integrated manner that creates sustainable revenue and earnings; diversify revenue streams through acquisition or investment in established and profitable businesses complementing the company’s advertising and marketing services; produce quality local content to drive revenue over digital and print platforms; optimize and leverage marketing and sales capabilities, including consumer demographic data, to implement initiatives that enable advertisers to reach high value consumers more effectively; increase circulation of products and special edition publications in targeted areas to provide greater coverage for advertisers; and increase utilization of operating assets through marketing of printing and distribution services to third parties. Seasonality The company’s advertising revenues are subject to moderate seasonality, with advertising revenue typically higher in the fourth calendar quarter of each year because of the holiday shopping season. Significant Events In 2014, the company sold all of the assets and certain liabilities comprising the newspaper operations of The Providence Journal, a daily newspaper in Providence, Rhode Island. History A. H. Belo Corporation was founded in 1842.

 

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