Peter Kafka

Recent Posts by Peter Kafka

BusinessWeek Gives McGraw-Hill a (Small) Going Away Present

Can’t really say that BusinessWeek’s 80-year run at McGraw-Hill ended on an up note, since the publisher sold the magazine for a fire-sale price.

But at least that price was a little bit more than McGraw-Hill (MHP) expected: Bloomberg ended up paying $10.5 million for the weekly instead of the $9.3 million it had previously told investors to expect, the publisher reported today.

After taxes, that nets out to a gain of $6.7 million (versus previous expectations of $5.9 million), and a grand total of two cents added to the company’s fourth-quarter earnings per share.


Latest Video

View all videos »

Search »

Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”