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.

Type
Public
HQ
New York, US
Founded
1963
Size (employees)
46,000 (est)+7%
Nielsen was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in New York, US
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Key People/Management at Nielsen

Mitch Barns

Mitch Barns

Chief Executive Officer
Jamere Jackson

Jamere Jackson

Chief Financial Officer
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 Nashville, Oakland, Hertfordshire, Lisbon 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 Financials

Nielsen's revenue was reported to be $6.31 b in FY, 2016 which is a 2.2% increase from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (Q1, 2018)

1.6 b

Net income (Q1, 2018)

75 m

EBIT (Q1, 2018)

207 m

Market capitalization (21-May-2018)

11.1 b

Closing share price (21-May-2018)

31.1

Cash (31-Mar-2018)

462 m

EV

18.9 b
Nielsen's current market capitalization is $11.1 b.
Annual
usdFY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Revenue

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

Revenue growth, %

5%10%(2%)2%

EBIT

861 m1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b

EBIT margin, %

15%17%18%18%
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018

Revenue

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 b1.6 b

Depreciation and amortization

167 m

EBIT

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

EBIT margin, %

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

Cash

319 m288 m564 m273 m357 m754 m

Accounts Receivable

403.7 m5.7 m

Inventories

374 m505 m316 m297 m

Current Assets

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

Cash

737 m301 m310 m369 m343 m331 m358 m432 m346 m446 m451 m510 m662 m462 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 b2.3 b

PP&E

555 m530 m530 m525 m512 m508 m486 m482 m478 m485 m464 m454 m458 m468 m

Goodwill

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

Net Income

736 m381 m575 m507 m

Depreciation and Amortization

521 m573 m574 m603 m

Inventories

21 m(76 m)(63 m)

Accounts Payable

13 m6 m15 m14 m
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018

Net Income

131 m55 m76 m92 m63 m179 m321 m101 m215 m347 m73 m206 m356 m75 m

Depreciation and Amortization

117 m141 m145 m139 m142 m288 m432 m147 m299 m450 m155 m317 m477 m167 m

Accounts Payable

12 m61 m50 m5 m56 m56 m18 m63 m45 m

Cash From Operating Activities

326 m778 m87 m297 m753 m40 m266 m804 m(117 m)
USDY, 2018

EV/EBIT

91.3 x

EV/CFO

-161.6 x

Financial Leverage

3.8 x
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Nielsen Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Gracenote December 21, 2016$560 m
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Nielsen News and Updates

America’s security chief decided not to read the official US report on Russian interference

As the new head of the US Department of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen took an oath last December to protect the US from all enemies,…

Royal Wedding Watched By 29.2M People: Nielsen

An estimated 29.2 million Americans woke up early Saturday morning to see TV actress Meghan Markle marry Britain’s Prince Harry, according to Nielsen. The total topped the last royal wedding, when Prince William married Kate Middleton in 2011. That event drew 22.8 million viewers. Back when ...Conti…

Major fast-food chains are missing out on a $13 billion opportunity

It's nearly impossible to get a substantial vegan meal at most fast-food chains. A study by the Plant Based Foods Association shows that the plant-based food industry — which includes meat and dairy alternatives, tofu, egg replacements, and other animal-product alternatives — generates over $13 bi…
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