Dow Jones revenue up 6.6% in 2006

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New York—Dow Jones & Co. Thursday reported 2006 revenue of $1.78 billion, up 6.6% from $1.67 billion in 2005.

Earnings rose to $104.6 million, up 8.8%.

The company also released ad revenue figures from the fourth quarter. Ad revenue for the flagship Wall Street Journal print edition rose 5.1%, as a strong increase in advertising yield more than offset a 1.4% decline in ad linage.

Dow Jones’ online ad revenue grew 23% in the fourth quarter, while paid subscribers to increased 5.5% to 811,000.

—Matthew Schwartz

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