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
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 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 (13-Nov-2017)

12.9 b

Cash (30-Sep-2017)

662 m


20.7 b
Nielsen's current market capitalization is $12.9 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


61.3 x


25.7 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 News and Updates

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Nielsen to Add VOD Ratings in Media Planning Tool

Nielsen reports its syndicated Video-On-Demand (VOD) Content Ratings from nine networks — including Turner and Discovery Networks — will be included in Nielsen’s Media Impact, a tool media planners use to estimate audience reach, sales, and brand equity before committing investment.
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