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NEW YORK, May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD) today announced financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2008.
"Our Company reached several important milestones this quarter, as WebMD continued to consolidate its position as the leading source of health information for both consumers and health care professionals," said Wayne Gattinella, President and CEO. "We believe that the long-term value of our franchise will continue to increase as we expand our distribution footprint and deliver the full spectrum of online health solutions that the marketplace is steadily evolving towards."
Revenue for the first quarter was $81.7 million compared to $71.9 million in the prior year period, an increase of 14%. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, and other non-cash items ("Adjusted EBITDA") for the first quarter increased 25% to $15.8 million or $0.27 per share compared to $12.6 million or $0.21 per share in the prior year period.
Loss from continuing operations and net loss for the first quarter was $(23.3) million or $(0.40) per share, which includes a $27.4 million impairment charge related to a reduction in fair value of the Company's auction rate securities investments. Excluding the impairment, income from continuing operations and net income was $4.1 million or $0.07 per share for the first quarter compared to $0.7 million or $0.01 per share in the prior year period.
Online Services segment revenue was $78.4 million for the first quarter
compared to $68.4 million in the prior year period, an increase of 15%.
Advertising and sponsorship revenue increased 18% to $56.1 million. Private
portal licensing revenue increased 9% to $21.9 million. Online Services
segment Adjusted EBITDA increased 2
|SOURCE WebMD Health Corp.|
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