Cision is a software company that offers media communications management solutions such as media evaluation, PR and media monitoring. The Company enables public relations and communications professionals to manage, execute, and measure their strategic PR and communications programs. Cision offers Cision Communications Cloud, an earned media cloud-based platform that brands can use to build relationships with influencers and buyers in order to amplify their marketplace influence; and provides media database that offers access to influencers when planning a campaign, as well as to schedule and record various interactions with contacts.

Type
Public
HQ
Chicago, US
Founded
1892
Size (employees)
3,500 (est)
Website
cision.com
Cision was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Chicago, US
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Key People/Management at Cision

Kevin Akeroyd

Kevin Akeroyd

CEO
Jack Pearlstein

Jack Pearlstein

Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer
Jason Edelboim

Jason Edelboim

President, Americas
Whitney Benner

Whitney Benner

Chief HR Officer
Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch

Chief Marketing Officer
Pritham Shetty

Pritham Shetty

Chief Technology Officer
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Cision Office Locations

Cision has offices in Portsmouth, Morrisville, Beltsville, Toronto and in 6 other locations
Chicago, US (HQ)
130 E Randolph St
Beltsville, US
12051 Indian Creek Ct
Morrisville, US
400 2121 RDU Center Dr
Portsmouth, US
225 195 New Hampshire Ave
Toronto, CA
3000 88 Queens Quay W
Toronto, CA
150 Ferrand Dr #1100
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Cision Financials and Metrics

Cision Financials

Cision's revenue was reported to be $631.64 m in FY, 2017 which is a 35% increase from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (Q1, 2018)

179.3 m

Gross profit (Q1, 2018)

115 m

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2018), %

64.1%

Net income (Q1, 2018)

(413 k)

EBIT (Q1, 2018)

12.2 m

Market capitalization (14-Jun-2018)

2.1 b

Closing share price (14-Jun-2018)

15.7

Cash (31-Mar-2018)

107.8 m

EV

3.2 b
Cision's current market capitalization is $2.1 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

334 m467.8 m631.6 m

Revenue growth, %

40%35%

Cost of goods sold

125 m162.6 m200.8 m

Gross profit

209 m305.2 m430.8 m
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018

Revenue

90.8 m150.8 m145.8 m157.1 m159.7 m179.3 m

Cost of goods sold

32.1 m51.6 m45.1 m49.2 m53.3 m64.3 m

Gross profit

58.7 m99.2 m100.8 m107.9 m106.4 m115 m

Gross profit Margin, %

65%66%69%69%67%64%
Annual
USDFY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

35.1 m148.7 m

Accounts Receivable

87.6 m113 m

Prepaid Expenses

16.2 m19.8 m

Current Assets

139.6 m281.6 m
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018

Cash

337.7 m76.7 m107.8 m

Accounts Receivable

100.1 m97.5 m127.4 m

Prepaid Expenses

20.3 m18.7 m24 m

Current Assets

458.1 m193 m259.3 m
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

(90.5 m)(98.4 m)(123 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

104 m127 m139.5 m

Accounts Payable

(1.6 m)(807 k)(3.8 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

22.4 m17.4 m68.8 m
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018

Net Income

(35.1 m)(74.7 m)(23 m)(42.1 m)(88.6 m)(413 k)

Depreciation and Amortization

47 m87.6 m32.6 m67.3 m103.4 m33.3 m

Accounts Payable

729 k1.9 m(625 k)(1.4 m)(2.1 m)(443 k)

Cash From Operating Activities

(18.4 m)2.7 m12.8 m18.1 m38.3 m36.3 m
USDY, 2018

EV/EBIT

265.8 x

EV/CFO

89.1 x

Financial Leverage

5.8 x
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Cision Operating Metrics

FY, 2017

Daily Stories

2 m

Languages

40

Locations

48

Media Contacts

1.60 m
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Cision Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
PRIME Research USA December 26, 2017
CEDROM-SNi, Inc. December 20, 2017
Argus of the Press June 13, 2017$8 m
Bulletin Intelligence March 27, 2017$71.80 m
PR Newswire December 15, 2015$841 m
Viralheat March 24, 2015
Gorkana October 21, 2014
Visible Technologies September 15, 2014
ANP Pers Support Benelux BV
Bulletin Healthcare LLC
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Cision Revenue Breakdown

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Cision revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 8.2% from Rest of Americas, 22.8% from EMEA, 65.0% from Americas – U.S. and 4.0% from Other

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Cision Online and Social Media Presence

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Cision News and Updates

Hexagon Acquires SPRING Technologies, Makers of Machine Tool Simulation and Verification Software

NACKA STRAND, Sweden, June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital solutions, today announced the acquisition of SPRING Technologies, a software provider specialising in integrated solutions for optimising the machining workflow through machine tool simulation,...

Asetek - Update to Q2 and Full Year 2018 Desktop Revenue Guidance

OSLO, Norway, June 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Asetek communicated in its first quarter 2018 report announced 25 April 2018 that the company expected revenue growth in the second quarter of 2018 for the desktop segment to exceed 50% over the same period in 2017, and that full year 2018...

Cision Ltd. Announces Pricing of Secondary Offering

CHICAGO, June 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Cision Ltd. (NYSE: CISN) today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 12,000,000 ordinary shares by certain selling shareholders at a public offering price of $15.00 per share. In addition, the selling shareholders have granted a...

InfoComm 2018 I Cision Roundup

NEW YORK, June 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The following roundup is a collection of stories dealing with the InfoComm 2018 conference and is appropriate for special sections and for general use.  For each story included in this package, you will find the first paragra...

Summary From Hexagon's Capital Markets Day 2018

NACKA STRAND, Sweden, June 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital solutions, today held a Capital Markets Day in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. President and CEO Ola Rollén and other members of Group Management gave an update on Hexagon's growth...

Cision Ltd. Announces Proposed Offering of 12,000,000 Shares by Selling Shareholders

CHICAGO, June 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Cision (NYSE: CISN) today announced the commencement of a proposed underwritten public offering of 12,000,000 ordinary shares by certain selling shareholders. Cision is not selling any ordinary shares in the offering and will not receive any proceeds...
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