It was difficult to find information on investor relations for the privately-owned Hearst Corporation, which is actually surprising, considering how many people would and do consider investing in this company. Since investor relations employs the discipline of finance communications and marketing to achieve an effective two way flow of information between a company and the investment community, it is important that as much financial information is transparent to the outside community.
I did learn however, that at the end of the 2008 fiscal year, Hearst experienced growth in all areas. Revenue experienced an influx of 9.8%(4810.00M)and the amount of employees increased by 17.2%. This is pertinent information for potential investors, because the company is profitable.