Nielsen Holding Earnings: Everything You Must Know Now

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

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Nielsen Hldg NV Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 26.67% to $0.38 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.30 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 2.69% to $1.38 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Nielsen Hldg NV reported adjusted EPS income of $0.38 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.36. It missed the average revenue estimate of $1.39 billion.

Quoting Management: “Nielsen delivered solid revenue growth and strong operating performance in the first quarter,” said David Calhoun, Chief Executive Officer of Nielsen. “Our results reflect our continued ability to create value for our clients and we remain well-positioned to achieve our 2013 expectations.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 6.01% from $1.46 billion in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 38.71% from $0.62 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: 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 $0.50 to a profit $0.53. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $2.07 to a profit of $2.16 over the last ninety days.

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