Factbox: A look inside the Washington Post Co businesses
Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos announced Monday that he had agreed to purchase the Washington Post newspaper and some other papers owned by the Washington Post Co for $250 million. The education and media company's flagship daily is only a small part of its operations:
Market cap: $4.2 billion.
Revenue (2012): $4.02 billion.
Revenue growth year-over-year (2012): -4.7 percent
Major sources of revenue (2012): 55 percent from education and career services; 20 percent from cable television; 14 percent from newspaper publishing; 10 percent from television broadcasting; and 1 percent from other businesses.
- Kaplan Inc, whose education business ranges from test preparation to an online law school, and operates in countries including the U.S., China, Australia and the U.K.
- Cable One Inc, which serves approximately 593,600 cable subscribers in 19 Midwestern, southern and western states.
- Broadcast television, through subsidiary PostNewsweek Stations Inc, includes 6 stations located in Houston, Detroit, Miami, Orlando, San Antonio, and Jacksonville.
- Other publishing assets include the online magazine Slate, Foreign Policy magazine and the Daily Herald Co, a newspaper publisher about 30 miles north of Seattle in Everett, Washington.
Stock price performance for the year to date: Gain of 55.7 percent.
Dividend yield: 1.75 percent.
(Reporting by David Randall; Editing by Martin Howell, Bernard Orr)