Highlight boosted by film division

Swiss media group holds revenues and profits steady

COLOGNE, Germany -- Highlight Communications beat the street in 2009. The Swiss media group held revenues and profits steady amid the economic crisis.

Highlight booked sales of 517.9 million Swiss Francs ($488 million) last year. Profits attributable to company shareholders increased 7.4% to 32 million Swiss Francs ($30 million).

The bulk of Highlight's earnings -- around $400 million -- came from its film division, which includes its German subsidiary, production/distribution giant Constantin Film.

For 2010 Highlight expects sales of between 420 million -- 440 million Swiss Francs ($400 million -$415 million).
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