The media and entertainment (M&E) industry outperformed several cross-industry stock market indices in terms of profitability since 2009.
Our study examines actual earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) within the M&E industry for 2009 to 2012 and estimated EBITDA for 2013. Specifically, our analysis measures and compares EBITDA dollar growth as well as EBITDA margins.
For the first time in five years, the media and entertainment industry is expected to outperform the major cross-industry indices in 2013. Overall revenue and EBITDA dollars have continued to climb steadily for media and entertainment companies, while many other industries are continuing to struggle through a difficult economic period.
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