We are very proud of the exciting year we had at Cox in 2015. Momentum has built across all our businesses and achieved a record $18 billion in revenue.
Cox Automotive’s big headline was its $4 billion acquisition of Dealertrack Technologies, which brought on board more than 4,500 new team members and 26,000 new clients. Looking ahead, we are hyper-focused on integrating the entire Cox Automotive portfolio, while also operating and growing businesses such as Manheim North America and NextGear Capital, both of which achieved double-digit revenue growth last year.
President and CEO
At Cox Communications, we had a banner year for our customers and products. We grew client relationships for the first time in six years with more than 85,000 new customers. We continued to expand services and products such as gigabit-speed internet and ConnectedHome. At Cox Business, we closed in on our goal of $2 billion in annual revenue, growing $124 million year over year. We plan to continue offering the industry’s best customer experience.
At Cox Media Group we saw strong growth in digital content and its accompanying revenue across our portfolio. This reflects how we’re successfully serving our customers on their many devices of choice. Additionally, CMG’s growth is projected to continue outpacing the industry, and our Superbrands remain competitive and critically important in the communities we serve every day. We also expect to see strong political advertising revenue in 2016.
At Cox Enterprises, we launched the “Actions Speak” Corporate Social Responsibility Report, detailing how our company is helping to shape a better world. We also completed construction at our state-of-the-art Atlanta campus, bringing more Cox employees together in one location than ever before. Finally, we celebrated our company’s history and bright future through an in-depth article in Forbes magazine featuring our Chairman Jim Kennedy.
So many of the positive things that happened in 2015 are a direct result of our people living up to our vision of Act Now. Be Bold. Stay True. I’m proud to be a part of this company, and I’m looking forward to seeing what we accomplish in 2016.