Thomson Reuters Q2 profit falls

Source: Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters (TSX / NYSE: TRI), the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010.

The company reported ongoing revenues of $3.2 billion, underlying operating profit of $655 million, underlying operating profit margin of 20.4% and underlying free cash flow of $751 million.

"I am pleased with the continuing progress the company has made in the first half of the year. While our markets are only slowly improving, we have seen accelerating results in terms of revenues, net sales and customer uptake of our new products," said Thomas H. Glocer, chief executive officer of Thomson Reuters. "Based on these encouraging trends, we expect that Thomson Reuters will return to revenue growth in the third quarter."

"We attribute our expected return to growth to our decision not to cut investment in innovation and new product platforms in 2010. While investments in the launch of products like WestlawNext, Thomson Reuters Eikon and the ONESOURCE global tax workstation are still expected to suppress margins by some 100 basis points in 2010, they will enable us to drive growth, strengthen our competitive position and improve margins for years to come."

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