Delays to Rockettes show kick MSG's 3Q profit

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 2, 2014 at 10:58 am •  Published: May 2, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Madison Square Garden said Friday that its net income fell by half in the fiscal third quarter on costly delays for a Rockettes production and a change in management.

The delays affected the theatrical production "Heart and Lights," featuring the Rockettes. The show was scheduled to run from late March to early May, but it was postponed only days before previews were scheduled to start because the production needed more work. "Heart and Lights" is now scheduled for 2015 because Radio City Music Hall is booked for the rest of the year.

In February MSG said CEO Hank Ratner was stepping down as president and CEO in order to become vice chairman of the company. 2.96

MSG said its net income fell to $19.1 million, or 24 cents per share, from $38.4 million, or 49 cents per share. Revenue rose 11 percent, to $459 million from $412.4 million.

FactSet says analysts expected 40 cents per share in net income and $436.6 million in revenue.

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