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Nielsen (NLSN) Matches Q3 Revenues, Earnings Up Y/Y

Nielsen Holdings N.V. NLSN is an information and measurement company which provides clients with media and marketing information about what consumers watch and buy on a global and local basis.

Nielsen’s strong execution of its core growth strategies of operational excellence, global market expansion, new product development, and strategic acquisitions continues to play an important role in driving its growth. Nielsen strong growth prospects in China along with expansion into other emerging countries will increase its overall market share. This in combination with strong portfolio of businesses will help the company post better results in the upcoming quarter.

Due to this, investors are eagerly awaiting Nielsen’s earnings report in order to set the record straight and to give some guidance on where this company is heading and are these factors effectively contributing.

Estimate Trend & Surprise History

Estimate revision activity has been limited however, so there appears to be some uncertainty. Moreover, Nielsen does not have a decent history when it comes to recent earnings reports as it has missed estimates in all of the trailing four quarters, with an average negative surprise of 26.48%.

Currently, NLSN has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here. The Zacks Rank could definitely change following the company’s earnings report which was just released. We have highlighted some of the key stats from this just-revealed announcement below:

Earnings: NLSNGAAP net earnings were up year over year. Reported earnings were $146 million in the third quarter versus $130 million in the year-ago quarter.

Revenue: Nielsenreports more or less in-line revenues. It posted revenues of $1.641 billion, compared to our consensus estimate of $1.639 billion.

Key Stats: The company witnessed strong growth in its Watch segment and strength in emerging Buy markets.

Nielsen N.V. Price and EPS Surprise


Check back later for our full write up on this NLSN earnings report later!

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