Featured Post

Thank You, Axl Rotten (And R.I.P.)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

WWE(R) Beats S&P By 25 Points

Courtesy of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.:

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct 08, 2008 -- In spite of the challenging environment, World Wrestling Entertainment(R)'s stock has only lost 7% of its value year to date, whereas the S&P 500 has lost over 32%. This performance is in addition to WWE's 10.5% dividend yield.

WWE: -7.58%
S&P500: -32.95%
Var (pp): 25.37%

1 yr
WWE: -12.40%
S&P500: -36.56%
Var (pp): 24.16%

3 yr
WWE: 4.92%
S&P500: -19.85%
Var (pp): 24.77%

5 yr
WWE: 28.55%
S&P500: -4.36%
Var (pp): 32.91%

Additional information on World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.

Trademarks: All WWE programming, talent names, images, likenesses, slogans, wrestling moves, trademarks, copyrights and logos are the exclusive property of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.

Forward-Looking Statements: This news release contains forward-looking statements pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to various risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include the conditions of the markets for live events, broadcast television, cable television, pay-per-view, Internet, feature films, entertainment, professional sports, and licensed merchandise; acceptance of the Company's brands, media and merchandise within those markets; uncertainties relating to litigation; risks associated with producing live events both domestically and internationally; uncertainties associated with international markets; risks relating to maintaining and renewing key agreements, including television distribution agreements; and other risks and factors set forth from time to time in Company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results could differ materially from those currently expected or anticipated. In addition to these risks and uncertainties, our dividend is based on a number of factors, including our liquidity and historical and projected cash flow, strategic plan, our financial results and condition, contractual and legal restrictions on the payment of dividends and such other factors as our board of directors may consider relevant.