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 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
New York, US (HQ)
85 Broad Street
Oxford, GB
Nielsen House, London Road, Headington
Stocholm, SE
Box 17520, Maria Skolgata 83
Madrid, ES
Salvador de Madariaga, 1
Bratislava, SK
Koceľova 9
Assago, IT
Centro Direzionale Milanofiori, Strada 6, Palazzo A12
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Nielsen Data and Metrics

Nielsen Financial Metrics

Nielsen's revenue was reported to be $1.5 b in Q1, 2017

Revenue (Q1, 2017)

1.5 b

Net income (Q1, 2017)

73 m

EBIT (Q1, 2017)

207 m

Market capitalization (19-Sep-2017)

14.4 b

Cash (31-Mar-2017)

451 m
Nielsen's current market capitalization is $14.4 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, %

USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017


1.6 b1.6 b1.5 b1.6 b1.5 b1.5 b1.6 b1.6 b1.5 b


277 m311 m199 m286 m298 m224 m282 m296 m207 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest income

1 m1 m1 m1 m1 m1 m1 m1 m1 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
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017


310 m369 m343 m331 m358 m432 m346 m446 m451 m

Current Assets

2 b2 b2.1 b2.1 b2.1 b2.1 b2 b2.1 b2.1 b


530 m525 m512 m508 m486 m482 m478 m485 m464 m


7.8 b7.7 b7.6 b7.7 b7.6 b7.9 b8 b8 b8.2 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)
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Net Income

76 m92 m63 m116 m142 m101 m114 m132 m73 m

Depreciation and Amortization

145 m139 m142 m146 m144 m147 m152 m151 m155 m

Accounts Payable

831 m918 m915 m868 m925 m933 m
Y, 2017

Financial Leverage

3.8 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 News and Updates

Deutsche Bank bags Tesco's Thomas Nielsen as a new chief digital officer

Deutsche Bank has hired Tesco’s chief digital officer, Thomas Nielsen. The German firm said today that Nielsen, as chief digital officer for global transaction banking, will drive its “digitalisation strategy”. At Tesco, Nielsen was responsible for a portfolio of digital platforms, websites an…

Younger consumers use two or more apps for streaming music, mobile messaging, says Nielsen

 Millennials’ reputation for a lack of brand loyalty extends to digital services, according to a new report out from Nielsen this morning. The measurement firm’s latest study looks into how the generation consisting of 18 to 34-year-olds uses communication apps and streaming music services, among ot…

Nielsen announces new division to measure esports sponsorships

 Another sign that e-sports are turning into a big business: Nielsen is launching a new division focused providing research and consulting to the industry. The measurement firm already has a unit focused on gaming — in fact, Nicole Pike, Nielsen’s vice president of gaming, said Nielsen Esports was c…

Nielsen dives into esports market research

Nielsen made its name measuring the TV and media business, making it measurable for advertising. Now it is announcing Nielsen Esports, a new business focused on competitive gaming. The esports industry is expected to generate $696 million in 2017 (according to market researcher Newzoo), but that is …

Nielsen is bringing its data and analysis expertise to esports

Esports are going to get in-depth viewer statistics and analysis with Nielsen's new esports vertical. Nielsen, one of the top market research firms in the world and a leading provider of television viewer statistics and consumer data, announced today that it is bringing its insights to the world…

Nielsen’s TV ratings now include Hulu and YouTube TV

 Nielsen is taking a big step in measuring streaming TV today with the addition of Hulu and YouTube TV to its ratings. Nielsen’s President of Product Leadership Megan Clarken said that the company’s ratings (the best-known measurement of TV viewership) have included some streaming data before, but i…
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