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September 09, 2010 08:56 ET

Opinions on McGraw-Hill and Meredith -- Embracing Change or Die

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - September 9, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the printing & publishing industry and has completed analytical research on The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. (NYSE: MHP) and Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

The publishing industry as a whole is looking to create new revenue streams to offset the effects of a sluggish economy and an increasingly digital age of media. The industry is already in the middle of a transitory phase as the sustainability of print editions grows more tenuous. The demise of print editions was initially feared to cause the demise of many publishing companies but there has been an industry wide resurgence in optimism as the positive effects of digital revenue streams are being realized. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the printing & publishing industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. and Meredith Corporation; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

The rising popularity of tablet devices is the latest technological trend to bolster the publishing industry. Additionally, the growing recognition of smart phones is also spurring the success of digital editions. A recent study revealed several unforeseen upsides to digital editions. Customers are 9% more likely to renew a digital subscription than a print one. Some publishers are also using digital editions to complement rather than supplant print editions. In doing so, they've been able to increase the cost of a subscription by up to 33%. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the printing & publishing industry.

Overall, the publishing industry is reeling from the lingering effects of a slow recovering economy. However, in some ways, the down economy has accelerated a transition to digital media to generate alternate revenue streams and position publishers for future growth. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

One of the major players in this sphere is The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc., which even though derives about 45% of its revenue from its financial services segment still gets 40% from its publishing arms. The company posted an increase in its second-quarter profits to $191.1 million with its education segment seeing a 2% growth in revenue. Investors looking for free research on The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. are welcome to sign up at

Another player in the printing and publishing industry which has delivered promising results in the second quarter of 2010 is Meredith Corporation which saw profits of $0.73 per share. Investors looking for free research on Meredith Corporation are welcome to sign up at

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