The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Nielsen Holdings's revenues will grow 1.6% and EPS will grow 16.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.41 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.49.
Last quarter, Nielsen Holdings booked revenue of $1.38 billion. GAAP reported sales were 3.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.33 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.38. GAAP EPS of $0.09 for Q1 were 50% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.06 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 56.9%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.0%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.5%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $5.68 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.04.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 20 members out of 26 rating the stock outperform, and six members rating it underperform. Among six CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), five give Nielsen Holdings a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Nielsen Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $36.38.
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