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Cision is a software company that offers media communications management solutions such as media evaluation, PR and media monitoring. The Company specializes in providing clients with consumer insights, crisis mitigation, strategic brand management, marketing mix modeling, social media analysis, brand health, and performance solutions.

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TypePublic
Founded1867
HQChicago, US
Websitecision.com
Employee Ratings3.1

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Employees (est.) (Feb 2019)4,000
Job Openings101
Revenue (FY, 2017)$631.6 M(+36%)
Share Price (Feb 2019)$12.9

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 Chicago, Den Haag, Frankfurt am Main, Riorges and in 5 other locations
Chicago, US (HQ)
130 East Randolph Street 7th Floor
Toronto, CA
3000 88 Queens Quay W
Helsinki, FI
17b Salomonkatu
Riorges, FR
137 Rue du 8 Mai 1945
Frankfurt am Main, DE
1 Westhafenpl.
Den Haag, NL
582 Pr. Beatrixlaan
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Cision Financials and Metrics

Cision Revenue

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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)

179.3m

Gross profit (Q1, 2018)

115.0m

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2018), %

64.1%

Net income (Q1, 2018)

(413.0k)

EBIT (Q1, 2018)

12.2m

Market capitalization (13-Feb-2019)

1.8b

Closing stock price (13-Feb-2019)

12.9

Cash (31-Mar-2018)

107.8m

EV

3.0b
Cision's current market capitalization is $1.8 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

334.0m467.8m631.6m

Revenue growth, %

40%35%

Cost of goods sold

125.0m162.6m200.8m

Gross profit

209.0m305.2m430.8m
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018

Revenue

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

Cost of goods sold

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

Gross profit

58.7m99.2m100.8m107.9m106.4m115.0m

Gross profit Margin, %

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

Cash

35.1m148.7m

Accounts Receivable

87.6m113.0m

Prepaid Expenses

16.2m19.8m

Current Assets

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

Cash

337.7m76.7m107.8m

Accounts Receivable

100.1m97.5m127.4m

Prepaid Expenses

20.3m18.7m24.0m

Current Assets

458.1m193.0m259.3m
Annual
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

(90.5m)(98.4m)(123.0m)

Depreciation and Amortization

104.0m127.0m139.5m

Accounts Payable

(1.6m)(807.0k)(3.8m)

Cash From Operating Activities

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

Net Income

(35.1m)(74.7m)(23.0m)(42.1m)(88.5m)(413.0k)

Depreciation and Amortization

47.0m87.6m32.6m67.3m103.4m33.3m

Accounts Payable

729.0k1.9m(625.0k)(1.4m)(2.1m)(443.0k)

Cash From Operating Activities

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

EV/EBIT

242.7 x

EV/CFO

81.3 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
TrendKiteJanuary 23, 2019$225 m
PRIME Research USADecember 26, 2017
CEDROM-SNi, Inc.December 20, 2017
Argus of the PressJune 13, 2017$8 m
Bulletin IntelligenceMarch 27, 2017$71.80 m
PR NewswireDecember 15, 2015$841 m
ViralheatMarch 24, 2015
GorkanaOctober 21, 2014
Visible TechnologiesSeptember 15, 2014
ANP Pers Support Benelux BV
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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

HIMSS 2019 I Cision Roundup

NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The following roundup is a collection of stories dealing with the HIMSS 2019 conference and is appropriate for special sections and for general use. For each story included in this package, you will find the first paragraph of the release below, as...

CES 2019 II Cision Roundup

NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The following roundup is a collection of stories dealing with the CES 2019 conference and is appropriate for special sections and for general use. For each story included in this package, you will find the first paragraph of the release below, as...

Visiblilität des Kunstmarktes: Die Partnerschaft zwischen Artprice, Artron und Cision

PARIS, January 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Eine alte Hegemonie und die Entstehung des Wettbewerbs. Von Aude de Kerros Zu Beginn des Jahres 2019 ist auf dem internationalen Kunstmarkt eine Entwicklung zu beobachten, die das gegenwärtige System des globalen Kunstmarktes wahrscheinlich...

La visibilidad de los mercados de arte: la alianza entre Artprice, Artron y Cision

PARÍS, January 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Una hegemonía obsolescente y el nacimiento de la competencia. Por Aude de Kerros. A principios de 2019, el mercado de arte internacional está experimentando una evolución que probablemente tenga un impacto muy profundo en el sistema del mercado de...

Artprice and Cision Join Forces to Create the World’s Leading Press Agency Dedicated to the Art Market

PARIS, December 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Artprice is bound to inform the market of CISION's forthcoming press release (NYSE listed CISN). (Logo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/644091/Artprice_Logo.jpg ) (Photo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/801893/Artprice_Thierry_Ehrmann.jpg…

Artprice and Cision Enter Distribution Partnership

PARIS, Dec. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Artprice, a Server® Group company and internet pioneer since 1985 in Europe, and Cision® are pleased to announce an exclusive newswire distribution partnership. The partnership makes Cision the official news and content distributor for a world leader...
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Cision Company Life and Culture

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Cision Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Cision founded?

    Cision was founded in 1867.

  • Who are Cision key executives?

    Cision's key executives are Kevin Akeroyd, Jack Pearlstein and Jason Edelboim.

  • How many employees does Cision have?

    Cision has 4,000 employees.

  • What is Cision revenue?

    Latest Cision annual revenue is $631.6 m.

  • What is Cision revenue per employee?

    Latest Cision revenue per employee is $157.9 k.

  • Who are Cision competitors?

    Competitors of Cision include Meltwater, TrendKite and Synthesio.

  • Where is Cision headquarters?

    Cision headquarters is located at 130 East Randolph Street 7th Floor, Chicago.

  • Where are Cision offices?

    Cision has offices in Chicago, Den Haag, Frankfurt am Main, Riorges and in 5 other locations.

  • How many offices does Cision have?

    Cision has 9 offices.