Nielsen Holdings N.V. Earnings: INCREASE in Profit Year-Over-Year

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Falling revenue did not prevent Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) from reporting a profit boost in the second quarter.

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Nielsen Holdings N.V. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Net income for Nielsen Holdings N.V. rose to $103 million (28 cents per share) vs. $69 million (19 cents per share) in the same quarter a year earlier. This marks a rise of 49.3% from the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Fell 0.8% to $1.39 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Nielsen Holdings N.V. fell short of the mean analyst estimate of 40 cents per share. Analysts were expecting revenue of $1.41 billion.

Quoting Management: “Nielsen delivered solid second quarter results that reflect the reliable growth and stability of our businesses,” said David Calhoun, Chief Executive Officer of Nielsen. “We continue to benefit from the value we create for our clients and their confidence in our unique ability to serve the media and consumer goods industries across the globe”.

Key Stats:

A year-over-year revenue decrease last quarter breaks a four-quarter streak of revenue increases. The best quarter in that span was the second quarter of the last fiscal year, which saw revenue rise 9.9%.

The company fell short of forecasts after beating estimates in the previous two quarters. In the first quarter, it topped the mark by 3 cents, and in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, it was ahead by 2 cents.

Looking Forward: For next quarter, analysts have a more positive outlook about the company’s expected results. The average estimate for the third quarter is 49 cents per share, up from 48 cents ninety days ago. The average estimate for the fiscal year is $1.73 per share, a rise from $1.69 ninety days ago.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)

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