Nielsen Hldg Nv Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Nielsen Hldg Nv (NYSE:NLSN) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, April 25th. Nielsen Holdings N.V. is a global information and measurement company. The Company offers critical media and marketing information, analytics and industry expertise about what consumers watch (consumer interaction with television, online and mobile) and what consumers buy on a global and local basis.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Nielsen Hldg Nv Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.36 per share on revenues of $1.40 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 46.29.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.5 to a profit $0.53. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.16, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Nielsen Hldg Nv has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 4,806 4,808 5,126 5,532 5,612
Diluted EPS ($) -2.61 -1.79 0.46 0.24 0.75

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,421 1,340 1,385 1,423 1,464
Diluted EPS ($) 0.32 0.07 0.28 0.29 0.11

Past Performance:
Nielsen Hldg Nv has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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