Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
11 April 2008
11 April 2008
Taylor Nelson Sofres plc
Interim management statement
Full year expectations unchanged
Taylor Nelson Sofres plc (TNS), the global market information and insight group,
today issues its first interim management statement, for the first quarter of
2008, made in accordance with the UK Listing Authority's Disclosure and
• Good first quarter revenue performance
• Strong levels of new business activity
• Full year expectations for group unchanged, supported by secured revenue
Q1 revenue performance and outlook
Given the normal seasonality of the market information industry, the first
quarter represents a relatively small proportion of annual revenue. In the first
quarter, the group saw a good performance in its syndicated services and the
custom business performed in line with expectations.
While the near-term macro economic outlook remains uncertain, particularly in
North America, the group believes that the growth potential for the market
information industry remains strong. Although still early in the year, overall
levels of new business activity for the first quarter were improved over the
The group's overall expectations for the full year remain unchanged from those
given in the 2007 results announcement on 3 March 2008. The proportion of orders
secured at the end of the first quarter supports these expectations and
reinforces the group's confidence in the outlook for the full year.
In line with its normal reporting pattern, TNS will issue a trading statement on
11 July 2008, ahead of the interim results announcement on 29 August.
For further information, please contact:
Janis Parks, Head of Investor Relations +44 (0)20 8967 1584
Joel Beckman, IR Director +44 (0)20 8967 1384
Pam Small/Ash Spiegelberg, Brunswick +44 (0)20 7404 5959
TNS is a global market information and insight group.
Its strategic goal is to be recognised as the global leader in delivering
value-added information and insights that help its clients make more effective
TNS delivers innovative thinking and excellent service across a network of 80
countries. Working in partnership with clients, TNS provides high-quality
information, analysis and insight that improves understanding of consumer
TNS is the world's leading provider of customised services, combining sector
knowledge with expertise in the areas of Product Development & Innovation, Brand
& Communications, Stakeholder Management, Retail & Shopper and Customer
Intelligence. TNS is a major supplier of consumer panel, media intelligence and
audience measurement services.
TNS is the sixth sense of business(TM).
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