Sunday, October 21, 2007

Boston Herald: GateHouse stock continues to drop

An article from Thursday's Boston Herald explores the decline of GateHouse Media stock, which has dropped 46 percent since it went public about a year ago:

Gatehouse has tried to distinguish itself from the big newspaper companies by snapping up small daily and weekly newspapers, in the belief readers still want very local news.

A Goldman Sachs analyst in August expressed reservations about the softening advertisement environment in general and Gatehouse’s ability to keep paying dividends.

The New York-based Gatehouse reported a second quarter loss of $2 million, or 5 cents a share, disappointing some investors. Gatehouse’s revenues have surged lately, thanks to recent acquisitions of papers from Gannett and Copley Newspapers.

GateHouse Media owns The Carthage Press, Neosho Daily News, Neosho Post, Big Nickel, Greenfield Vedette, and Aurora Advertiser in southwest Missouri.

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