The company had posted a consolidated net profit of Rs 45.57 crore during the July-September quarter last fiscal.
    
Total consolidated income from operations increased by 5.77 percent to Rs 436.27 crore during the period under review as compared to Rs 412.44 crore in the year-ago period, Jagran Prakashan said in a BSE filing.
    
"All publication brands, including Dainik Jagran, continued to improve per copy realisation, which helped record growth in profits in spite of significant impact of increased newsprint cost and subdued economy in the first half of the current fiscal," the company said.
    
Jagran Prakashan's consolidated revenue from advertising during the quarter under review increased by 7.99 percent to Rs 306.93 crore as against Rs 284.21 crore during the same period last fiscal.
    
Its consolidated revenue from circulation also grew 8.85 percent to Rs 96.49 crore during the July-September quarter in FY 2014-15 as against Rs 88.64 crore during the same quarter of the previous fiscal.
    
For the first half of the 2014-15 fiscal, Jagran Prakashan's consolidated net profit increased by 8.08 percent to Rs 111.69 crore as against Rs 103.34 crore in the year-ago period.
    
Total consolidated income from operation in the first half of the fiscal increased 6.29 percent to Rs 876.57 crore as against Rs 824.67 crore in the same period last year.
    
Apart from Dainik Jagran, the group's other publications includes Midday, Naiduniya, I-Next, City Plus and Punjabi Jagran.
    
Shares of Jagran Prakashan on Wednesday closed at Rs 128.30 per scrip on the BSE, down 0.54 percent from its previous close.

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