Nielsen Q2 Results Exceed Expectations As Break-up Chatter Rises


Nielsen Holdings plc on Tuesday saw its NYSE-traded shares slump to its lowest closing price in 12 months, ahead of its Wednesday morning release of Q2 results expected by financial analysts to be at $1.63 billion in revenue and earnings per share of 42 cents.

How did Nielsen actually do in Q2? Revenue was right on the money, and adjusted EPS came in well above expectations.

That could be minor news compared to what theĀ New York PostĀ first reported late Tuesday: no one wants to buy Nielsen in full, and is now open to breaking itself into pieces in an attempt to make its assets more lucrative for potential bidders.

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