WSJ Online Subscribers Up

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WSJ.com has increased its online subscribers to 686,000 at Q3 end, up 3.3 percent over year-ago period. This puts to a stop the slide in the number of subscribers sequentially the site was having over the last three quarters. For more details on that, see the related story linked below.

Q3 Results for Dow Jones Electronic Publishing, which includes WSJ.com, among others: revenues were $79.4 million, up 5.6 percent from the prior year period. Operating income was $17.1 million, up 25.9% from last year, while operating margins improved to 21.5 percent this year from 18.1% last year, driven by improved performance at Consumer Electronic Publishing and Indexes/Ventures.

Meanwhile, revenues at Factiva, DJ’s 50 percent JV with Reuters, dropped to $59.16 million, down from $62.32 million in the year-ago quarter, while the operating income dropped drastically to $3.04 million, from $6.6 million in the year-ago quarter.

Related: Second Look: Are WSJ.com Numbers Really Increasing?

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