El Espectador

El Espectador, founded in 1887, is the oldest newspaper in Colombia. With its experience and trajectory, it has led a digital transformation towards platforms aimed at new audiences.

Comunican S.A. and Inversiones Cromos S.A.S. are the publishing companies of El Espectador. Currently, they have 513 permanent employees.

El Espectador was founded on March 22nd, 1887 and, under the direction of Fidel Cano Correa, is considered one of the most serious and professional newspapers due to its independence, credibility and objectivity.

Based on its experience and track record, it has led a digital transformation and created platforms aimed at new audiences, with successful opinion programs such as La Pulla and Las Igualadas.

It was the first media in Colombia to commercialize its contents through on-line subscriptions.

As part of its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, it promotes peace through the contents of Colombia+20 and Colombia in Transición and sensitizes audiences about caring for the environment through BIBO(Human Well-being and Biodiversity).

El Espectador financial information

Figures expressed in millions of dollars (USD).
Valorem managerial calculations.

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Assets - El Espectador

It should be noted that only the EBITDA indicator was homologated, so that other items such as net profit and assets are not strictly comparable due to the application in 2019 of the IFRS 16 standard.