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)
3,130 (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

Chief Executive Officer
Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch

Chief Marketing Officer
Whitney Benner

Whitney Benner

Chief HR Officer
Pat Galvin

Pat Galvin

Chief Revenue Officer, North America
Jack Pearlstein

Jack Pearlstein

Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer
Robert Coppola

Robert Coppola

Chief Information 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 (FY, 2017)

631.6 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2016 - FY, 2017), %

35%

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

430.8 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %

68.2%

Net income (FY, 2017)

(123 m)

EBIT (FY, 2017)

38 m

Cash (31-Dec-2017)

148.7 m
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, 2016Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Revenue

90.8 m150.8 m157.1 m159.7 m

Cost of goods sold

32.1 m51.6 m49.2 m53.3 m

Gross profit

58.7 m99.2 m107.9 m106.4 m

Gross profit Margin, %

65%66%69%67%
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, 2017

Cash

337.7 m76.7 m

Accounts Receivable

100.1 m97.5 m

Prepaid Expenses

20.3 m18.7 m

Current Assets

458.1 m193 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, 2016Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Net Income

(35.1 m)(74.7 m)(42.1 m)(88.6 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

47 m87.6 m67.3 m103.4 m

Accounts Payable

729 k1.9 m(1.4 m)(2.1 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

(18.4 m)2.7 m18.1 m38.3 m
USDY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

372.3 k

Debt/Equity

4 x

Debt/Assets

0.7 x

Financial Leverage

6.1 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
Health Response Ltd
Cision UK Ltd
Canyon Valor Companies, Inc.
Vocus PRW Holdings LLC
PRN Delaware, Inc.
CEDROM Technologies Inc.
Bulletin Intelligence LLC
CCNW Quebec Inc.
PR Newswire Association LLC
NotilogPRN Argentina SA
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Cision News and Updates

PE-backed SAI Global taps Granat as new CEO

SAI Global, a portfolio company of Baring Private Equity Asia, has named Peter Granat as its new global CEO. His appointment begins July 17, 2017. Granat is the former CEO of Cision. SAI Global is a provider of integrated risk management solutions and Australian property services.
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