Washington Post Co. Earnings: Profits Fall

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Washington Post Co. (NYSE:WPO) reported its results for the first quarter. The Washington Post Company operates as a diversified education and media company.

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Washington Post Earnings Cheat Sheet for the First Quarter

Results: Net income for the education and training services company fell to $15.6 million ($1.87/share) vs. $45.8 million ($4.91/share) a year earlier. A decline of 65.9% from the year earlier quarter.

Revenue: Fell 9.2% to $1.06 billion YoY.

Competitors to Watch: Career Education Corp. (NASDAQ:CECO), The Princeton Review, Inc (NASDAQ:REVU), Apollo Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:APOL), DeVry Inc. (NYSE:DV), Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI), Grand Canyon Education Inc (NASDAQ:LOPE), Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (NASDAQ:COCO), National American Univ. Hldgs., Inc. (NASDAQ:NAUH), Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA), and Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI)

Stock Performance: Shares of WPO are down 1.75% from the previous close of $432.56.

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