Entercom Communications today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30.
Second Quarter Highlights: Net revenues for the quarter were $372.1 million, compared to $125.0 million in the second quarter of 2017. On a same-station basis, net revenues for the quarter were $372.1 million compared to $405.7 million in the second quarter of 2017. Operating income for the quarter was $27.6 million, after a non-cash impairment charge of $29 million that is primarily due to our pending divestitures, compared to $16.4 million in the second quarter of 2017. Net income per diluted share for the quarter was $0.01, compared to $0.15 in the second quarter of 2017. Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was $82.1 million, compared to $101.7 million in the second quarter of 2017
David J. Field, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated: “I am pleased to report that we have made great progress across multiple fronts as we continue our work to capitalize on our transformational merger. We have signed a definitive agreement with Bonneville to complete our last required station divestitures, successfully launched the new Entercom Audio Network with strong early revenues, terminated our painful relationship with United States Traffic Network, achieved rapid growth on our burgeoning Radio.com platform, and delivered a 5% reduction in Q2 expenses as we realize our merger-related synergies. Second quarter revenues were soft, down 8% exacerbated by the loss of $12 million in revenues from USTN. But revenue performance is improving and we are currently pacing down 2% in the third quarter excluding the impact of USTN. For the fourth quarter, we are pacing up 3% on an unadjusted basis. I am proud of the outstanding team we have built and the terrific work they are doing to capitalize on our abundant scale-driven opportunities.”