Nielsen Hldg NV Earnings: Here’s Why Investors Like These Results

Nielsen Hldg NV (NYSE:NLSN) delivered a profit and met Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are up 2.25%.

Nielsen Hldg NV Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 16.67% to $0.49 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.42 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 0.07% to $1.39 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Nielsen Hldg NV reported adjusted EPS income of $0.49 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.49. It missed the average revenue estimate of $1.4 billion.

Quoting Management: “Nielsen’s second quarter results reflect solid operating and financial performance,” said David Calhoun, Chief Executive Officer of Nielsen. “With our continued focus on providing clients with innovative solutions, expansion into new geographies and our successful portfolio transformation, we are well positioned to execute our growth strategy and deliver greater value to shareholders over time.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 0.73% from $1.38 billion in the previous quarter. EPS increased 28.95% from $0.38 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.6 to a profit $0.51. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $2.17 to a profit of $1.99 over the last ninety days.

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