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nielsen nv (NLSN) Snapshot

Open
$46.46
Previous Close
$46.48
Day High
$46.71
Day Low
$45.75
52 Week High
07/3/14 - $49.61
52 Week Low
10/23/14 - $40.56
Market Cap
17.0B
Average Volume 10 Days
2.4M
EPS TTM
$1.21
Shares Outstanding
371.3M
EX-Date
03/3/15
P/E TM
37.8x
Dividend
$1.00
Dividend Yield
2.07%
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: $779.2K
Global President
Total Annual Compensation: $800.0K
Executive Chairman
Total Annual Compensation: $1.6M
Chief Operating Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $850.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

nielsen nv (NLSN) Key Developments

Nielsen N.V. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend Payable on March 19, 2015

The Board of Directors of Nielsen N.V. declared a quarterly cash dividend of 25 cents per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on March 19, 2015 to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 5, 2015.

Nielsen N.V. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015

Nielsen N.V. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported revenues of $1,633 million against $1,611 million a year ago. Operating income was $308 million against $238 million a year ago. Income from continuing operations before income taxes and equity in net income of affiliates was $198 million against $147 million a year ago. Income from continuing operations was $158 million against $159 million a year ago. Net income was $158 million against $145 million a year ago. Net income attributable to company was $161 million against $145 million a year ago. Diluted net income per share from continuing operations was $0.42 against $0.41 per share a year ago. Diluted net income per share attributable to company stockholders was $0.42 against $0.38 per share a year ago. EBITDA was $411 million against $372 million a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $524 million against $508 million a year ago. Adjusted net income was $309 million against $274 million a year ago. Adjusted net income per share of common stock diluted was $0.81 against $0.71 per share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $401 million against $320 million a year ago. Capital expenditures were $138 million against $119 million a year ago. Free cash flow was $263 million against $234 million a year ago. For the year, the company reported revenues of $6,288 million against $5,703 million a year ago. Income from operations was $590,390,000 against $462,333,000 a year ago. Operating income was $1,089 million against $861 million a year ago. Income from continuing operations before income taxes and equity in net income of affiliates was $621 million against $520 million a year ago. Income from continuing operations was $381 million against $431 million a year ago. Net income was $381 million against $736 million a year ago. Net income attributable to company was $384 million against $740 million a year ago. Diluted net income per share from continuing operations was $1.00 against $1.14 per share a year ago. Diluted net income per share attributable to company stockholders was $1.00 against $1.94 per share a year ago. EBITDA was $1,487 million against $1,339 million a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $1,837 million against $1,617 million a year ago. Adjusted net income was $970 million against $770 million a year ago. Adjusted net income per share of common stock diluted was $2.52 against $2.02 per share a year ago. Net debt as of December 31, 2014 was $6,589 million. Net cash provided by operating activities was $1,093 million against $901 million a year ago. Capital expenditures were $412 million against $374 million a year ago. Free cash flow was $681 million against $573 million a year ago. The company is updating its 2015 guidance to reflect the impact of foreign exchange rates. As a result, the company now sees adjusted net income per share in the $2.68 to $2.74 range, which is $0.12 lower on the top and bottom end of the range. This is a combination of the impact due to the stronger dollar and the Venezuela revaluation. Also, based on foreign exchange rates, the company has updated its 2015 cash flow to a range of $850 million to $900 million.

Former Employee Sues Nielsen to Seek Damages for Receiving 2,500 Text Messages

A Pinellas County man has filed a complaint and is seeking damages from his former employer, The Nielsen Co., for "unlawful text messages" sent to his phone after his employment ended. Thomas Sook was employed by Nielsen Media Research in Oldsmar from mid-2009 to early 2011, according to the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida in Tampa on February 9, 2015. As an "on-call employee," he agreed to receive text notifications of technical issues regarding retrieving consumer data, the complaint says. When his employment with Nielsen ended, so did the text messages - until a few months after when he started receiving them again, according to the complaint. Sook claims he has contacted Nielsen repeatedly from 2012 until most recently August 2014 to request that the text messages stop, but has been unsuccessful in the effort. He claims he still receives up to four text messages per day, adding up to at least 2,500. Sook is seeking statutory damages of $500 to $1,500 per call for alleged negligent and willful violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and for an injunction to order the defendant to cease all communications.

 

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