By TIMES WIRES
Published February 6, 2007
The nation's largest newspaper publisher, parent of USA Today and Tampa television station WTSP-Ch. 10, said its fourth-quarter earnings rose 3 percent as record levels of political advertising on its broadcast outlets helped offset higher newspaper costs.
4th Qtr Year Ago Revenue $2.21-bil $2.05-bil Net Income $354-mil $343-mil Per Share $1.51 $1.44
2006 2005 Revenue $8.03-bil $7.6-bil Net Income $1.16-bil $1.24-bil Per Share $4.90 $5.05
Wendy's International Inc.
The nation's third-largest hamburger chain said earnings fell nearly 90 percent in the fourth quarter following the spinoff of its Tim Hortons coffee-and-doughnut chain.
4th Qtr Year Ago Revenue $596.4-mil $603-mil Net Income $3-mil $30-mil Per Share 3 cents 25 cents
2006 2005 Revenue $2.4-bil $2.4-bil Net Income $94.3-mil $224-mil Per Share 82 cents $1.92
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
The world's second-largest cruise line posted a fourth-quarter profit from year-ago loss, onlower cruise costs and increased revenue.
4th Qtr Year Ago Revenue $1.5-bil $1.03-bil Net Income $46.6-mil $-3.6-mil Per Share 22 cents 2 cents
2006 2005 Revenue $5.23-bil $4.9-bil Net Income $633.9-mil $715.9-mil Per Share $2.94 $3.26
The health insurer said Monday that its fourth-quarter profit more than doubled on the strength of its burgeoning Medicare business, capping a record year in revenue, profit and medical membership.
4th Qtr Year Ago Revenue $5.65-bil $3.66-bil Net Income $155-mil $61.8-mil Per Share 92 cents 37 cents
2006 2005 Revenue $21.4-bil $14.4-bil Net Income $487.4-mil $296.7-mil Per Share $2.90 $1.79
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