NW CORPORATE RESULTS | Dollar figures in thousands, except per share. Fisher Communications Owns TV and radio stations Dec. 31 % 4th QTR...

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Fisher Communications
Owns TV and radio stations
Dec. 31 %
4th QTR 2007 2006 CHG
Profit $31,396 $16,940 +85.3
Per share 3.60 1.94 +85.6
Sales 44,084 44,716 -1.4
ANNUAL 2007 2006 CHG
Profit $31,874 $16,836 +89.3
Per share 3.65 1.93 +89.1
Sales 160,424 154,699 +3.7
COMMENT: The Seattle company said its 2007 television revenue rose 3 percent from the previous year, as national advertising for English and Spanish-language stations offset cyclical reductions in political ads after the 2006 elections. Its fourth-quarter profit included a $26.2 million gain from the sale of about 700,000 shares of Safeco stock. Excluding that gain, the quarterly profit from continuing operations was $5.1 million, down from $7 million a year earlier. The company attributed the decrease to higher payroll-related and commission expenses.