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Will Nielsen's (NLSN) Earnings Disappoint Estimates in Q2? - Analyst Blog

Nielsen Holdings N.V. NLSN is set to report second-quarter 2015 results on Jul 28. Last quarter, the company posted in-line results.

Let’s see how things are shaping up for this announcement.

Factors at Play

The company’s first-quarter earnings were in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate. However, revenues were down sequentially as well as year over year due to weakness in the Buy segment and unfavorable foreign currency impact.

Gross margins came in at 57.3%, up 40 basis points from the year-ago quarter. Nielsen’s operating expenses decreased 1.1% year over year to $630.0 million backed by solid cost management.

Nielsen’s continuous effort to increase its geographic reach requires it to maintain uniformity and integrity of information and fundamental processes globally...