Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) is scheduled to be posting its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Wednesday, July 31st. Analysts expect Nielsen to post earnings of $0.38 per share for the quarter.
Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, April 30th. The business services provider reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.08. Nielsen had a negative net margin of 11.46% and a positive return on equity of 15.52%. The firm had revenue of $1.56 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.57 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.40 EPS. The company’s revenue was down 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect Nielsen to post $2 EPS for the current fiscal year and $2 EPS for the next fiscal year.
Nielsen stock traded down $0.28 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $23.22. 19,062 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,561,980. Nielsen has a 12-month low of $21.51 and a 12-month high of $28.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.76, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a current ratio of 1.07. The stock has a market cap of $8.26 billion, a PE ratio of 13.43, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.24 and a beta of 0.91. The business has a 50 day moving average price of $23.06.
Several research analysts have issued reports on NLSN shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Horiba from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 22nd. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Zynerba Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 28th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $27.36.
Nielsen Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a measurement and data analytics company. It operates in two segments, Buy and Watch. The Buy segment provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information, and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry.
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