Cision

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Cision USA is a company that provides software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. It offers a cloud-based platform that enables communicators to target key influencers, distribute content, track and measure impact through text and images. The company serves the PR, communication, corporate strategy, and digital marketing professionals, brand managers, and customer experience teams in technology, biotech, pharmaceuticals, banking, travel, and hospitality industries.
TypePrivate
Founded1867
HQChicago, IL, US
Websitecision.com
Employee Ratings3.2
Overall CultureD-

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Employees (est.) (Jan 2022)2,739(+51%)
Job Openings260
Revenue (FY, 2018)$730.4 M(+16%)
Share Price (Jan 2020)$10
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
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Key People/Management at Cision

Abel Clark

Abel Clark

Chief Executive Officer
Prasant Gondipalli

Prasant Gondipalli

Chief Financial Officer
Nicole Guillot

Nicole Guillot

Chief Operating Officer
Tim Moylan

Tim Moylan

Chief Revenue Officer
Heather Bunyard

Heather Bunyard

Chief Information Officer
Tobias Speckbacher

Tobias Speckbacher

Chief Technology Officer
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Cision Office Locations

Cision has offices in Chicago, Albuquerque, Ann Arbor, Austin and in 15 other locations
Chicago, IL, US (HQ)
130 E Randolph St 7th Floor
Albuquerque, NM, US
4041 Jefferson Plaza NE #100
Ann Arbor, MI, US
309 Maynard St #200
Austin, TX, US
800 Brazos St #340
Beltsville, MD, US
12051 Indian Creek Ct
Cleveland, OH, US
Penton Media Building, 1300 E 9th St #700
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Cision Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

1867
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Cision Revenue

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Cision's revenue was reported to be $730.37 m in FY, 2018 which is a 15.6% increase from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (Q3, 2019)

185.7m

Gross profit (Q3, 2019)

122.2m

Gross profit margin (Q3, 2019), %

65.8%

Net income (Q3, 2019)

2.4m

EBIT (Q3, 2019)

20.6m

Cash (30-Sept-2019)

94.9m
Annual
USDFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

467.8m631.6m730.4m

Revenue growth, %

40%35%16%

Cost of goods sold

162.6m200.8m266.8m

Gross profit

305.2m430.8m463.6m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019

Revenue

145.8m157.1m159.7m179.3m187.5m177.2m185.8m190.5m185.7m

Cost of goods sold

45.1m49.2m53.3m64.3m66.8m69.2m66.1m68.8m63.4m

Gross profit

100.8m107.9m106.4m115.0m120.7m108.1m119.8m121.7m122.2m

Gross profit Margin, %

69%69%67%64%64%61%64%64%66%
Annual
USDFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

35.1m148.7m104.8m

Accounts Receivable

87.6m113.0m120.9m

Current Assets

139.6m281.6m248.5m

PP&E

47.9m53.6m57.2m
Annual
USDFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

(98.4m)(123.0m)(24.4m)

Depreciation and Amortization

127.0m139.5m133.8m

Accounts Payable

(807.0k)(3.8m)728.0k

Cash From Operating Activities

17.4m68.8m127.1m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019

Net Income

(23.0m)(42.1m)(88.5m)(413.0k)(6.9m)(12.9m)11.6m3.9m6.2m

Depreciation and Amortization

32.6m67.3m103.4m33.3m66.9m100.2m31.0m62.3m93.7m

Accounts Payable

(625.0k)(1.4m)(2.1m)(443.0k)1.9m(1.7m)(2.7m)(5.1m)(4.9m)

Cash From Operating Activities

12.8m18.1m38.3m36.3m63.6m89.8m28.9m32.8m67.5m
USDFY, 2016

Revenue/Employee

298.1k

Debt/Equity

-3.9 x

Debt/Assets

0.8 x

Financial Leverage

-5 x
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Cision Operating Metrics

Cision's Customers was reported to be 75 k in FY, 2018.
FY, 2017FY, 2018Apr, 2022

Countries

170170

Customers

75 k75 k

Daily Stories

2 m3 m

Patents (US)

6

Cision Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
StreemDecember 19, 2021
BrandwatchJune 01, 2021
BrandwatchFebruary 26, 2021$450 m
TrendKiteJanuary 23, 2019$225 m
Falcon.ioJanuary 03, 2019
PRIME Research USADecember 26, 2017
CEDROM-SNi, Inc.December 20, 2017
Argus of the PressJune 13, 2017$8 m
Bulletin IntelligenceMarch 27, 2017$71.8 m
PR NewswireDecember 15, 2015$841 m
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Cision Revenue Breakdown

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Cision revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 59.7% from Americas – U.S., 27.0% from EMEA, 8.8% from Rest of Americas and 4.4% from Other

Cision Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

85/100

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Cision Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

40-49

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Cision Online and Social Media Presence

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Cision Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    D-

    54/100

  • CEO Rating

    F

    48/100

  • Compensation

    D

    54/100

  • Diversity

    D+

    60/100

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Cision News and Updates

Cision Releases First Global Diversity Report, Highlighting Gender Parity

CHICAGO, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Cision announces today the release of its first diversity, equity and inclusion report that incorporates workforce representation data, initiatives and key actions in 2021. The report includes Cision's global DEI strategy, aligned around their three...

Cision PR Newswire Exhibitor Profiles: eMerge Americas 2022

eMerge Americas is in Miami Beach from April 18 – 19 NEW YORK, April 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The following event roundup from Cision PR Newswire is a list of featured exhibitors for eMerge Americas, the global tech event anchoring Miami Tech Month, which takes place from April 18-19 at...

Cision and Benzinga Announce Distribution Partnership

CHICAGO, March 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Cision and Benzinga announced today they have entered into a strategic partnership on Cision PR Newswire's Homepage News product. Twenty-five million next generation investors rely on Benzinga for dynamic and innovative financial media access every...

Cision PR Newswire and Nativo Announce Exclusive Sponsored Placement Partnership

Brands can now secure guaranteed editorial placement across thousands of premium publishers FRANKFURT, Germany, March 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Cision PR Newswire and Nativo announced today they have entered into an exclusive partnership to integrate earned and paid media through sponsored...

Cision PR Newswire Exhibitor Profiles: MWC Barcelona 2022

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The following event roundup from Cision PR Newswire is a list of featured exhibitors for MWC Barcelona 2022, the world's largest and most influential connectivity event, which takes place from February 28 – March 3 at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona,...

Cision PR Newswire Exhibitor Profiles: CES 2022

NEW YORK, Jan. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The following event roundup from Cision PR Newswire is a list of featured exhibitors for CES 2022, one of the most influential tech events in the world, which takes place from January 5-7 in Las Vegas and digitally. CES 2022 exhibitor media kits,...
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Cision Blogs

4 ProfNet Experts to Connect with for Your Next Story

These subject matter experts can discuss timely issues in journalists’ coverage areas.

ESG News: Press Release Trends in May 2022

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5 Burning PR Questions the 2022 State of the Media Report Answers

5 Burning PR Questions the 2022 State of the Media Report Answers

6 Skincare Vloggers Your Skin Will Thank You For This Summer & Beyond

Skincare is self-care, and this week we're recognizing several standout skincare vloggers you should follow.

Southwest Airlines Upgrades Customer Experience, Physicians Address Baby Formula Shortage | This Week on PR Newswire

Also among the big press releases from the week, McDonald's announces its exit from Russia.

Media Moves at San Diego Magazine, STAT News & Seattle Times, Associated Press Names Global Video Director

Jacki Bryant joins San Diego Magazine, Jason Mast new at STAT News, and more.
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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 Abel Clark, Prasant Gondipalli and Nicole Guillot.

  • How many employees does Cision have?

    Cision has 2,739 employees.

  • What is Cision revenue?

    Latest Cision annual revenue is $730.4 m.

  • What is Cision revenue per employee?

    Latest Cision revenue per employee is $266.7 k.

  • Who are Cision competitors?

    Competitors of Cision include Meltwater, Isentia and Intrado.

  • Where is Cision headquarters?

    Cision headquarters is located at 130 E Randolph St 7th Floor, Chicago.

  • Where are Cision offices?

    Cision has offices in Chicago, Albuquerque, Ann Arbor, Austin and in 15 other locations.

  • How many offices does Cision have?

    Cision has 20 offices.