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
HQNew York, US
Founded1923
Size (employees)46,000 (est)
Websitenielsen.com
Nielsen was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in New York, US
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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, Nashville, Oakland, Hertfordshire 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 (14-Nov-2018)

9.2b

Closing stock price (14-Nov-2018)

26.0

Cash (30-Sep-2018)

446.0m

EV

17.1b
Nielsen's current market capitalization is $9.2 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

65.4 x

EV/CFO

33.3 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 Recognizes The 25 Products That Reshaped Today's U.S. Consumer Landscape

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether it was Halo Top®'s nutritionally better-for-you ice cream, LIFEWTR's unique commitment to advancing and showcasing sources of creativity, CORE Hydration's body balancing benefits or the thinning of Oreo's classic cookie sandwich—endurance,...

E-commerce to contribute 11% of FMCG sales by 2030: Nielsen

E-commerce's contribution to the total FMCG sales is expected to be 11 per cent by 2030, according to market research firm Nielsen. E-commerce contributed 0.4 per cent to FMCG sales in 2016 and in 2018 it is expected to be around 1.3 per cent of the branded packaged FMCG sales. "Over the next 12…

Nielsen Advanced Audience Fuels Evolution of Advertising Ecosystem

NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) announced the launch of Nielsen Advanced Audience, a suite of solutions that enables audience-based buying across linear and digital ecosystems. This launch marks Nielsen's continued investment in the audience-based...

Trump preparing to remove Nielsen as Homeland Security Secretary

US President Donald Trump told advisers that he has decided to remove Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and her departure from the administration is likely to occur in the coming weeks, according to White House officials.

Trump Reportedly Plans To Fire DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen In Coming Weeks

"The Secretary is honored to lead the men and women" of the Department of Homeland Security, an agency spokesman said.
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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 R.R. Donnelley & Sons, comScore and Gartner.

  • Where is Nielsen headquarters?

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

  • Where are Nielsen offices?

    Nielsen has offices in New York, Nashville, Oakland, Hertfordshire and in 211 other locations.

  • How many offices does Nielsen have?

    Nielsen has 217 offices.