Urban One Inc has reported its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. Net revenue was approximately $121.6 million, an increase of 5.5 percent from the second quarter in 2018. Broadcast and digital operating income was approximately $46.3 million, an increase of 4.5 percent from Q2 2018. The company reported operating income of approximately $30.5 million for the quarter, compared to approximately $24.8 million a year ago. Net income was approximately $6.6 million compared to net income of approximately $23.6 million for Q2 a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was approximately $41.1 million for Q2, compared to approximately $39 million for the same period last year.
Urban One CEO/President Alfred C. Liggins III stated, “We had a very strong quarter from an advertising revenue standpoint: radio advertising was up 6.8%, TV advertising was up 9.4%, and digital was up 16.8%. Our radio division is also pacing up approximately 8% for the third quarter, with robust demand for national business in our larger markets. We had a tough comp on TV affiliate fees, due to a $2.0 million one-time MVPD settlement in Q2 of 2018. Our digital division continued their turn-around from 2018, with positive Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter and year-to-date. Reach Media benefited from another successful cruise event, with the Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage posting 12% year over year revenue growth. On the Cable TV business, as anticipated, we invested some additional programming and marketing expenses related to the DL Hughley Show as we continue to create and promote engaging new content. Overall, I am happy with our progress this quarter, and believe we can carry this positive momentum into the second half of the year.”