Advertising growth at MailOnline more than offset the decline in print at parent company Daily Mail and General Trust in the three months to 31 December 2019.
The company’s first-quarter trading update, released today, said that advertising revenue grew 9% year on year across the Mail’s titles, with a 1% decline in print and 17% growth in MailOnline.
DMGT referred to print as a "benign market environment", adding: "MailOnline achieved strong growth as it continued to deliver high levels of engagement with the direct audience."
Circulation revenue dropped 6%, which "reflected expected volume reductions" and includes the i, which the group bought for £50m in November.
Overall, DMGT’s consumer media division, which also includes Metro, reported revenue growth of 2%.
DMGT chief executive Paul Zwillenberg said the company has performed in line with expectations over the first quarter with a "solid performance".