Nielsen Holdings N.V. Earnings Cheat Sheet: Profits and Revenues Rise

Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) reported its results for the third quarter. 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.

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Nielsen Holdings Earnings Cheat Sheet for the Third Quarter

Results: Net income for the company was $102 million (28 cents per share) up from $11 million (4 cents a share) a year earlier.

Revenue: Rose 9.6% to $1.41 billion.

Quoting Management: “Nielsen’s third quarter results reflect solid revenue growth and operating performance. We continue to execute a balanced approach to strategic investment and commitment to de-leveraging.” said David Calhoun, Chief Executive Officer of Nielsen.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: The company reported adjusted net income of 48 cents a share. By that measure, it beat the mean analyst estimate of 42 cents a share. It beat the revenue estimate of $1.38 billion.

Key Stats:

The company has now beaten estimates the last two quarters. In the second quarter, it topped expectations with net income of 41 cents versus a mean estimate of net income of 38 cents per share.

Looking Forward: Over the past ninety days, the average estimate for the fourth quarter has fallen from 51 cents per share to 48 cents, indicating that analysts are growing pessisimistic about the company’s performance next quarter. For the fiscal year, the average estimate has moved down from $1.51 a share to $1.48 over the last ninety days.

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(Source: Xignite Financials)

 

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