Reporting by Sakthi Prasad in Bangalore; Editing by Jon Loades-Carter
December 21, 2009
As of Oct. 31, 2009, Heartland Publications reported about $134.3 million in total assets and about $166.2 million in total liabilities, court documents show.
Heartland Publications currently owns 50 community newspapers mainly in the Southern part of the United States.
The company said due to declining revenue, it had initiated cost saving measures and has budgeted a $1.3 million decrease in operating expenses for 2009.
For the trailing twelve months ended Oct. 31, 2009, the company recorded a revenue of about $55.2 million and it expects revenue for the 2009 calendar year to fall about 11.6 percent.
Most newspaper publishers including The New York Times Co, McClatchy Co and Gannett Co Inc, have been reporting declining ad revenue and circulation on the back of a weakening economy and growing competition from the Internet.
The case is In re: Heartland Publications LLC, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware, No. 09-14459."