11/05/2013 04:29 EST | Updated 01/23/2014 10:52 EST

21st Century Fox profit shrinks in 1Q as movies don't fare as well as year ago; revenue rises

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Entertainment giant Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. on Tuesday posted net income in its fiscal first quarter that shrank more than analysts had expected as its movies didn't fare as well as a year ago.

The results marked the first quarter as a separate entity from publishing company News Corp., which was spun off at the end of June.

Net income for the three months through Sept. 30 was $1.26 billion, or 54 cents per share, versus $2.23 billion, or 94 cents per share, a year ago.

Excluding discontinued operations, adjusted earnings came to 33 cents per share, a penny short of the forecast of analysts polled by FactSet.

Revenue rose 18 per cent to $7.06 billion. Wall Street expected $6.82 billion.

Shares are off 2 per cent to $33.40 in aftermarket trading.