The publisher says revenues at Associated Newspapers, which publishes the Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday, dipped 12% year on year in the three months to 30 June, an improvement on the 23% slump last quarter.
The decline in regional newspaper revenues slowed to 33% in the quarter, compared with the 36% year-on-year decline last quarter.
UK digital revenues dropped just 6% on last year, the group says, with visitors to the DMGT’s regional sites rising 37% year on year.
Revenues across the firm’s entire business slipped 13%, with newspaper revenue declines partly offset by a relatively strong performance from its business-to-business operation, down just 3%.
Martin Morgan, DMGT chief executive, says “decisive” action taken earlier this year, has helped offset “weak” trading conditions.
DMGT has cut net debt to £1.14bn from £1.22bn in the quarter and has also been making job cuts, announcing it was axing 1,000 jobs at its regional newspapers in March.