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QVC boasts strong revenue growth in Q4

Englewood, Colo. -- Liberty Interactive, parent company of QVC, reported revenue growth for the fourth quarter and full year thanks to favorable results at QVC and its e-commerce division.

Liberty Interactive's revenue increased 7% to $3.1 billion in the fourth quarter, and 8% to $9.6 billion for the year.

"QVC finished the year strong with impressive Q4 results, particularly in the United States and Japan, despite a challenging macroeconomic environment," stated Greg Maffei, Liberty Interactive president and CEO.

QVC's consolidated revenue increased 5% in the fourth quarter to $2.6 billion, and 6% to $8.3 billion for the year.

QVC's U.S. revenue increased 4% to $1.8 billion in the fourth quarter and 3% to $5.4 billion for the year. Revenue growth was driven by strong sales in electronics, home and accessories products. For the full year, these increases were partially offset by a decline in jewelry product sales.

In the fourth quarter, QVC's e-commerce revenue increased 16% to $712 million, and grew to 40% from 36% as a percentage of total U.S. revenue. For the year, e-commerce revenue increased 15% to $2.0 billion, and grew to 37% from 33% as a percentage of total U.S. revenue.

QVC's international revenue increased 7% in the fourth quarter to $857 million, and increased 11% to $2.9 billion for the year.

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