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Nielsen operates as an information and measurement company. The Company provides media and marketing information, analytics, and manufacturer and retailer expertise about what and where consumers buy, read, watch and listen. Its Buy segment offers data on retail measurement services, such as market share and competitive sales volumes, insights into distribution, pricing, merchandising and promotion. Nielsen's Watch segment presents viewership and listening data, as well as analytics, primarily to the media and advertising industries for television, radio, digital and mobile viewing, and listening platforms.

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TypePublic
Founded1923
HQNew York, US
Websitenielsen.com
Employee Ratings3.6

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Employees (est.) (Feb 2019)46,000
Job Openings1,101
Revenue (FY, 2017)$6.6 B(+5%)
Share Price (Feb 2019)$26.3

Key People/Management at Nielsen

Mitch Barns

Mitch Barns

CEO
Jamere Jackson

Jamere Jackson

CFO
Nancy Phillips

Nancy Phillips

Chief Human Resources Officer
Eric Dale

Eric Dale

Chief Legal Officer
Angela Talton

Angela Talton

Chief Diversity Officer
John Tavolieri

John Tavolieri

Chief Technology & Operations Officer; President U.S. FMCG & Retail
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Nielsen Office Locations

Nielsen has offices in New York, Albuquerque, Allentown, Allen and in 211 other locations
New York, US (HQ)
85 Broad Street
Wien, AT
Big Biz C, Dresdner Str. 91
Brussel, BE
Plejadenlaan, 7
Hellerup, DK
Strandvejen 70
Frankfurt, DE
Insterburger Str. 16
Assago, IT
Centro Direzionale Milanofiori, Strada 6, Palazzo A12
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Nielsen Financials and Metrics

Nielsen Revenue

Nielsen's revenue was reported to be $6.57 b in FY, 2017
USD

Revenue (Q3, 2018)

1.6b

Net income (Q3, 2018)

98.0m

EBIT (Q3, 2018)

261.0m

Market capitalization (15-Feb-2019)

9.3b

Closing stock price (15-Feb-2019)

26.3

Cash (30-Sep-2018)

446.0m

EV

17.2b
Nielsen's current market capitalization is $9.3 b.
Annual
usdFY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

5.4b5.7b6.3b6.2b6.3b6.6b

Revenue growth, %

5%10%(2%)2%

Depreciation and amortization

510.0m574.0m603.0m640.0m

EBIT

861.0m1.1b1.1b1.1b1.2b
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Revenue

1.4b1.5b1.6b1.6b1.5b1.6b1.5b1.5b1.6b1.6b1.5b1.6b1.6b1.6b1.6b1.6b

Depreciation and amortization

141.0m145.0m139.0m146.0m144.0m147.0m152.0m151.0m155.0m162.0m160.0m167.0m162.0m175.0m

EBIT

243.0m193.0m277.0m311.0m199.0m286.0m298.0m224.0m282.0m296.0m207.0m324.0m337.0m207.0m228.0m261.0m

EBIT margin, %

18%13%17%20%14%18%19%15%18%19%14%20%21%13%14%16%
Annual
usdY, 2011Y, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

319.0m288.0m564.0m273.0m357.0m754.0m656.0m

Accounts Receivable

403.7m5.7m

Inventories

374.0m505.0m316.0m297.0m

Current Assets

2.1b2.0b1.9b2.2b2.3b
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Cash

737.0m301.0m310.0m369.0m343.0m331.0m358.0m432.0m346.0m446.0m451.0m510.0m662.0m462.0m394.0m446.0m

Current Assets

2.2b1.9b2.0b2.0b2.1b2.1b2.1b2.1b2.0b2.1b2.1b2.2b2.3b2.3b2.1b2.0b

PP&E

555.0m530.0m530.0m525.0m512.0m508.0m486.0m482.0m478.0m485.0m464.0m454.0m458.0m468.0m471.0m461.0m

Goodwill

7.7b7.8b7.8b7.7b7.6b7.7b7.6b7.9b8.0b8.0b8.2b8.3b8.4b8.5b8.4b8.5b
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

736.0m381.0m575.0m507.0m440.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

521.0m573.0m574.0m603.0m640.0m

Inventories

21.0m(76.0m)(63.0m)

Accounts Payable

13.0m6.0m15.0m14.0m22.0m
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Net Income

131.0m55.0m131.0m223.0m63.0m179.0m321.0m101.0m215.0m347.0m73.0m206.0m356.0m75.0m151.0m249.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

117.0m141.0m286.0m425.0m142.0m288.0m432.0m147.0m299.0m450.0m155.0m317.0m477.0m167.0m329.0m504.0m

Accounts Payable

43.0m8.0m46.0m12.0m61.0m50.0m5.0m56.0m56.0m18.0m63.0m45.0m53.0m

Cash From Operating Activities

90.0m300.0m692.0m326.0m778.0m87.0m297.0m753.0m40.0m266.0m804.0m(117.0m)125.0m512.0m
USDY, 2018

EV/EBIT

65.9 x

EV/CFO

33.6 x

Debt/Equity

2 x

Debt/Assets

0.5 x

Financial Leverage

3.9 x
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Nielsen Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
GracenoteDecember 21, 2016$560 m

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Nielsen News and Updates

Nielsen shortlists private equity bidders-sources

A private equity consortium led by Blackstone Group LP and Hellman & Friedman LLC, as well as a grouping comprising Advent International and Goldman Sachs Group Inc's buyout arm, are through to the second round of bidding for Nielsen Holdings Plc, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. …

Ross, Nielsen part of 'China-related law enforcement' announcement coming Monday

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen are among the speakers, with Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, at a press conference for an undisclosed law enforcement action that is "China related." The Justice Department has announced several cases against C…

Nielsen To Report Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2018 Results

NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN), today announced that it will report its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2018 on Thursday, February 28, 2019. The Company will host a conference call to discuss its results at 8:00 a.m....

The New York Post: TV ratings company Nielsen looking to sell itself for around $10 billion

Nielsen just got a pop in the ratings — among deep-pocketed buyout firms, that is.

Senator asks FBI to open perjury investigation into Kirstjen Nielsen over family separation

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) has formally requested that the FBI investigate whether Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen lied under oath when she told Congress in December 2018, "We've never had a policy for family separation." The big picture: A newly released memo reveals that DHS and Ju…
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Nielsen Company Life and Culture

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Nielsen Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Nielsen founded?

    Nielsen was founded in 1923.

  • Who are Nielsen key executives?

    Nielsen's key executives are Mitch Barns, Jamere Jackson and Nancy Phillips.

  • How many employees does Nielsen have?

    Nielsen has 46,000 employees.

  • What is Nielsen revenue?

    Latest Nielsen annual revenue is $6.6 b.

  • What is Nielsen revenue per employee?

    Latest Nielsen revenue per employee is $142.9 k.

  • Who are Nielsen competitors?

    Competitors of Nielsen include Shoppermotion, R.R. Donnelley & Sons and comScore.

  • Where is Nielsen headquarters?

    Nielsen headquarters is located at 85 Broad Street, New York.

  • Where are Nielsen offices?

    Nielsen has offices in New York, Albuquerque, Allentown, Allen and in 211 other locations.

  • How many offices does Nielsen have?

    Nielsen has 217 offices.