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Last $48.45 USD
Change Today -0.61 / -1.24%
Volume 2.0M
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nielsen nv (NLSN) Snapshot

Open
$49.28
Previous Close
$49.06
Day High
$49.37
Day Low
$48.43
52 Week High
07/31/15 - $49.37
52 Week Low
10/23/14 - $40.56
Market Cap
17.8B
Average Volume 10 Days
2.3M
EPS TTM
$1.34
Shares Outstanding
366.9M
EX-Date
08/25/15
P/E TM
36.2x
Dividend
$1.12
Dividend Yield
2.12%
Current Stock Chart for NIELSEN NV (NLSN)

nielsen nv (NLSN) Details

Nielsen N.V. 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; consumer panel measurement, which offers insight into shopper behavior and customer segmentation; and consumer intelligence and analytical services for decision making in development and marketing cycles. The company’s Watch segment provides viewership and listening data, and analytics primarily to the media and advertising industries for television, radio, digital and mobile viewing, and listening platforms. It offers national and local television audience measurement services, including more than one screen, unduplicated reach, cause and effect analysis, and program viewing behavior testing; digital audience measurement services, such as digital media and market research, audience analytics, and social media measurement; mobile measurement services comprising measurement and consumer research for telecom and media companies; and advertiser solutions. In addition, it provides radio audience measurement services, such as estimating the size and composition of national radio audiences, and audiences of network radio programs and commercials, as well as information on consumers’ lifestyles, shopping patterns, and use of media to radio, advertisers and advertising agencies, local cable television companies, national cable and broadcast television networks, and out-of-home media sales organizations. The company was formerly known as Nielsen Holdings N.V. and changed its name to Nielsen N.V. in May 2014. Nielsen N.V. was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands. Nielsen N.V. is a subsidiary of Valcon Acquisition Holding (Luxembourg) S.á.r.l.

42,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/20/15
Founded in 1923

nielsen nv (NLSN) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Total Annual Compensation: $998.5K
Global President
Total Annual Compensation: $882.7K
Global President
Total Annual Compensation: $728.5K
Chief Financial Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $1.9M
Chief Operating Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $930.8K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

nielsen nv (NLSN) Key Developments

Nielsen N.V. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2015; Reaffirms Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015

Nielsen N.V. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported revenues of $1,559 million against $1,594 million a year ago. Operating income was $286 million against $277 million a year ago. Income from continuing operations before income taxes and equity in net income of affiliates was $202 million against $149 million a year ago. Net income was $116 million against $76 million a year ago. Net income attributable to company stockholders was $114 million against $74 million a year ago. Net income per share diluted attributable to common stockholders was $0.31 against $0.19 per share a year ago. EBITDA was $426 million against $372 million a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $468 million against $460 million a year ago. Adjusted net income was $246 million against $240 million a year ago. Adjusted net income per share of common stock diluted was $0.66 against $0.62 per share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $251 million against $210 million a year ago. Capital expenditures were $97 million against $94 million a year ago. For the six months, the company reported revenues of $3,017 million against $3,083 million a year ago. Operating income was $485 million against $470 million a year ago. Income from continuing operations before income taxes and equity in net income of affiliates was $303 million against $236 million a year ago. Net income was $179 million against $131 million a year ago. Net income attributable to company stockholders was $177 million against $132 million a year ago. Net income per share diluted attributable to common stockholders was $0.47 against $0.34 per share a year ago. EBITDA was $741 million against $677 million a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $848 million against $836 million a year ago. Adjusted net income was $419 million against $405 million a year ago. Adjusted net income per share of common stock diluted was $1.12 against $1.05 per share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $326 million against $300 million a year ago. Capital expenditures were $199 million against $171 million a year ago. Net debt as of June 30, 2015 was $7,142 million. For the year 2015 guidance of the company remains unchanged, highlighted by adjusted net income per share of $2.60 to $2.66 per share and free cash flow of $850 million to $900 million.

Nielsen N.V. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend Payable on September 10, 2015

The board of directors of Nielsen N.V. declared a quarterly cash dividend of 28 cents per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on September 10, 2015 to stockholders of record at the close of business on August 27, 2015.

NRG Begins Reportedly Layoffs Amid Possibility Of Sale

Nielsen N.V. reportedly seeks to sell Nielsen National Research Group, Inc. National Research Group began laying off employees as Nielsen prepares the company for a sale. Sources said talks have been ongoing to sell the research unit. In June, Nielsen hired banker Jordan Edmiston to explore a possible sale of National Research Group.

 

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