Dow Jones said it earned 54 cents per diluted share during the fourth quarter, compared with 18 cents per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2002, including special items in both quarters.
For all 2003, the companyâs revenue dipped less than 1% to $1.55 billion. Earnings were $2.08 per share, compared with $2.40 per share in 2002, including special items for both years.
Peter R. Kann, chairman-CEO of Dow Jones, said in a statement that the company was âsomewhat pleased with the improving advertising trend we saw at the Journal in the second half of 2003. However, advertising volumes still are well below normal, and business confidence and spending commitments remain somewhat volatile.â