Here are some numbers to consider. Revenue increased just under 9%. Adjusted EBITDA went up over 10%. Adjusted earnings per share increased 26%. Cash from operations was roughly $5.6 billion this quarter versus $5.4 billion in the period one year ago. Customer relationships and product distribution were also good.
What we have here is basically a lesser version of Disney (NYSE:DIS), in a sense. I qualify the comparison because Disney is Disney; that media concern is in a class all by itself in terms of brand equity and consumer response.