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Nielsen Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results

4 minutos lidos | Outubro 2011

Results of Operations—(Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2011 and 2010)

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New York, USA – October 27, 2011 – Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN), a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers buy and watch, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011.

“Nielsen’s third quarter results reflect solid revenue growth and operating performance. We continue to execute a balanced approach to strategic investment and commitment to de-leveraging.” said David Calhoun, Chief Executive Officer of Nielsen.

Third Quarter 2011 Operating Results

Revenues for the third quarter increased 10% to $1,413 million, or 6% on a constant currency basis compared to the third quarter of 2010. Growth was driven by a 12% increase within our Buy segment (7% on a constant currency basis), a 6% increase within our Watch segment (4% on a constant currency basis) and a 2% increase within our Expositions segment.

Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter increased 10% to $408 million, or 7% on a constant currency basis compared to the third quarter of 2010. Net income for the third quarter was $103 million compared to $11 million of net income in the third quarter of 2010. Adjusted Net Income for the third quarter increased to $181 million compared to $83 million in the third quarter of 2010.

Nine Months Ended September 2011 Operating Results

Revenues for the first nine months of 2011 increased 9% to $4,111 million, or 6% on a constant currency basis compared to the same period in 2010. Growth was driven by a 12% increase within our Buy segment (7% on a constant currency basis), a 5% increase within our Watch segment (3% on a constant currency basis) and a 5% increase in our Expositions segment.

Adjusted EBITDA for the first nine months of 2011 increased 10% to $1,114 million, or 7% on a constant currency basis compared to the same period in 2010. Net loss for the first nine months of 2011 was $9 million compared to $128 million of net income for the same period in 2010. The 2011 results included charges associated with the IPO of $206 million (net of tax of $127 million). Adjusted Net Income for the first nine months of 2011 increased to $400 million compared to $167 million for the same period in 2010.

Posição financeira

As of September 30, 2011, cash balances were $404 million and gross debt was $6,723 million, excluding the $288 million mandatory convertible subordinated bonds due 2013. Net debt at the end of the third quarter was $6,319 million and our net debt leverage ratio was 4.2x.  In the first nine months of 2011, we voluntarily repaid $125 million of our senior secured term loans due 2013, including $105 million in the third quarter. Capital expenditures were $213 million for the first nine months of 2011, compared with $226 million for the same period in 2010.

Teleconferência e Webcast 

Nielsen will hold a conference call to discuss third quarter results at 8:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time (ET) on October 27, 2011.  The call can be accessed live by webcast at https://ir.nielsen.com or by dialing 1-800-884-5695. Callers outside the U.S. and Canada can dial +1-617-786-2960. The passcode for the call is “Nielsen”. An archive will be available on the website after the call. A presentation will be posted on the Investor Relations website that provides summary information for the call. 

Declarações sobre o futuro

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Sobre a Nielsen

A Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) é uma empresa global de informações e medições com posições de liderança no mercado de informações de marketing e consumo, medições de televisão e outras mídias, inteligência on-line, medições móveis, feiras comerciais e propriedades relacionadas. A Nielsen está presente em aproximadamente 100 países, com sedes em Nova York, EUA, e Diemen, Holanda. Para obter mais informações, acesse www.nielsen.com.