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 provides data on retail measurement services, such as market share and competitive sales volumes, insights into distribution, pricing, merchandising and promotion. Nielsen's Watch segment provides 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.

Company Growth (employees)
New York, US
Size (employees)
43,000 (est)
Nielsen is headquartered in New York, US

Key People/Management at Nielsen

Mitch Barns

Mitch Barns

Chief Executive Officer
Jamere Jackson

Jamere Jackson

Chief Financial Officer
Brian West

Brian West

Chief Operating Officer
John Lewis

John Lewis

Global President
Steve Hasker

Steve Hasker

Global President

Nielsen Office Locations

Nielsen has offices in New York, Wien, Brussel, Hellerup and in 211 other locations
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
Bratislava, SK
Koceľova 9
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Nielsen Financials and Metrics

Nielsen Financials

Nielsen's revenue was reported to be $6.3 b in FY, 2016

Revenue (Q3, 2017)

1.6 b

Net income (Q3, 2017)

150 m

EBIT (Q3, 2017)

337 m

Market capitalization (22-Dec-2017)

13.1 b

Cash (30-Sep-2017)

662 m


20.8 b
Nielsen's current market capitalization is $13.1 b.
USDFY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


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

Revenue growth, %



861 m1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b

EBIT margin, %

USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


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


243 m193 m277 m311 m199 m286 m298 m224 m282 m296 m207 m324 m337 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

78 m77 m78 m74 m73 m79 m79 m79 m83 m85 m90 m92 m95 m
USDY, 2011Y, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


319 m288 m564 m273 m357 m754 m

Accounts Receivable

403.7 m5.7 m


374 m505 m316 m297 m

Current Assets

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


737 m301 m310 m369 m343 m331 m358 m432 m346 m446 m451 m510 m662 m

Current Assets

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


555 m530 m530 m525 m512 m508 m486 m482 m478 m485 m464 m454 m458 m


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

Net Income

736 m381 m575 m507 m

Depreciation and Amortization

521 m573 m574 m603 m

Accounts Receivable

(8.8 m)(3.3 m)


21 m(76 m)(63 m)
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Net Income

131 m55 m76 m92 m63 m179 m321 m101 m215 m347 m73 m206 m356 m

Depreciation and Amortization

117 m141 m145 m139 m142 m288 m432 m147 m299 m450 m155 m317 m477 m

Accounts Payable

12 m61 m50 m5 m56 m56 m18 m63 m

Cash From Operating Activities

326 m778 m87 m297 m753 m40 m266 m804 m
Y, 2017


61.7 x


25.9 x

Financial Leverage

3.7 x
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Nielsen Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
GracenoteDecember 21, 2016$560 m

Nielsen Market Value History

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Nielsen's Web-traffic and Trends

Nielsen Online and Social Media Presence

Nielsen News and Updates

The US’s top immigration experts are banned from meeting Congress members

Congress is scrambling to put together a bipartisan immigration bill that will allow 700,000 residents who came to the US as children to remain legally…

Trump’s DHS chief perfectly recalls his praise for Norway—but not “shithole”

Donald Trump’s disputed “shithole” incident will not go away. During a congressional hearing on Tuesday (Jan. 16), his Homeland Security chief was grilled about whether…

Trump’s Homeland Security Chief Not Sure If Norway Is Mostly White

It's only one of the whitest countries in the world. Coincidentally, it's also where Trump prefers immigrants come from.

Kirstjen Nielsen Says She Doesn’t Remember Trump Saying THAT Curse Word

The president reportedly said last week that he didn’t want immigrants from certain nations.

Ivana Trump Says Donald’s Not Racist, Just Confused

And sometimes he just says "silly" things.

Kirstjen Nielsen Bristles At Notion That Trump Is Racist

“I take a little offense to allegations that the president is racist,” she said on “Fox News Sunday.”
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