Christian and conservative media operator Salem Communications Corp.’s third-quarter profits jumped 58 percent to $5.3 million, or 21 cents per share, as revenue increased 3.1 percent to $58.5 million. The Camarillo-based firm’s revenue continued to shift to the Web, with third-quarter Internet revenue increasing 20.4 percent to $9.4 million.Read More →
Online advertising firm ValueClick’s third-quarter profits jumped 33 percent to $22.1 million and the firm announced plans to sell off company-owned websites such as Investopedia.com and CouponMountain.com.
“We delivered strong profitability and cash flow in the third quarter, driven by a continued mix shift into our higher-value-added offerings,” ValueClick CEO and President John Giuliani said in a news release. “Solid year-over-year growth in our CRM, affiliate marketing, mobile, video and cross-device solutions was offset by weakness in our insertion order display business within the media segment.”Read More →
Westlake Village-based Ryland Group made a roaring comeback in the third quarter, with profits up 415 percent to $53.6 million. The parent company of national homebuilder Ryland Homes said revenue rose 60.7 percent to $576.4 million on higher sales as the housing market continued to rebound.Read More →
Shares of Goleta-based Deckers Outdoor Corp. jumped 14 percent in after-hours trading as the owner of Ugg, Teva and other casual footwear brands beat Wall Street expectations and said the rest of the year is on track.
Deckers said its acquisition of Hoka One One helped boost third-quarter sales 3 percent to $386.7 million; sales of its flagship Ugg brand gained 1.3 percent. The company, which is building a new headquarters on Hollister Avenue, said a new web site and more retail stores also helped.Read More →