Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 25th. The business services provider reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.02, MarketWatch Earnings reports. Nielsen had a net margin of 4.85% and a return on equity of 14.56%. The firm had revenue of $1.60 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.58 billion. Nielsen updated its FY 2018 guidance to $0.95-1.00 EPS.
Nielsen stock traded down $0.08 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $26.46. The company had a trading volume of 2,627,036 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,771,761. The company has a market cap of $9.43 billion, a PE ratio of 12.54, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 0.88. Nielsen has a 52 week low of $20.53 and a 52 week high of $39.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.97, a current ratio of 1.14 and a quick ratio of 1.14.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 5th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 21st will be issued a $0.35 dividend. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.29%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 20th. Nielsen’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 66.35%.
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Nielsen Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an information and measurement company. It operates through Buy and Watch segments. The company provides media and marketing information, analytics, and manufacturer and retailer expertise about what and where consumers buy, read, watch, and listen.
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