Chime Communications today reported a six percent gain in first-half revenue to $121M on flat profit of $17.5M.

That performance excludes businesses that have been sold or are in in the process of being shut down.

CEO Christopher Satterthwaite reports the financials are in line with corporate expectations.

Chime noted that its sports and entertainment group had a "reasonable performance" in a year without the benefit of mega events like the London Olympics, The unit also spent for network development in China and Brazil.

Satterthwaite looks forward to 2014 growth connected with the Commonwealth Games slated for Glasgow, World Cup in Brazil, and Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Chime also owns Good Relations Group and Open Health.

The firm in June 2012 completed the sale of a 75 percent stake in Bell Pottinger to Tim Bell and Piers Pottinger.