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Last $44.99 USD
Change Today -0.13 / -0.29%
Volume 1.6M
As of 8:04 PM 07/2/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

nielsen nv (NLSN) Snapshot

Open
$45.30
Previous Close
$45.12
Day High
$45.39
Day Low
$44.67
52 Week High
07/7/14 - $49.54
52 Week Low
10/23/14 - $40.56
Market Cap
16.6B
Average Volume 10 Days
2.8M
EPS TTM
$1.22
Shares Outstanding
368.1M
EX-Date
06/2/15
P/E TM
36.8x
Dividend
$1.12
Dividend Yield
2.29%
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. Approves the Amendment of its Articles of Association

Nielsen N.V. at its annual meeting of shareholders held on June 26, 2015, approved the amendment of the company's articles of association in connection with the proposed merger of the company into its subsidiary, Nielsen Holdings plc, and authorize any and all lawyers and (deputy) civil law notaries practicing at Clifford Chance LLP to execute the notarial deed of amendment of the articles of association to effect the aforementioned amendment of the articles of association.

Google Reportedly Enters Fray For Tesco Loyalty Unit

Google Inc. (NasdaqGS:GOOGL) is in talks Permira Advisers Ltd. to make a combined offer for dunnhumby Limited from Tesco PLC (LSE:TSCO), Sky News has learnt. Google is considering teaming up with Permira to launch a bid for the business that runs Tesco’s Clubcard. Tesco is believed to be on a long list of 10 parties considering a bid for Tesco unit Dunnhumby July 2015. Tesco is selling off Dunnhumby as part of its bid to to raise up to £5 billion to firm up its balance sheet, in the wake of a collapse in profits and a £263 million accounting scandal 2014. Other parties interested in Dunnhumby are thought to include WPP plc (LSE:WPP) and Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN). A host of private equity firms are also thought to be reviewing a bid, including Apax Partners LLP, Hellman & Friedman LLC, Bain Capital, LLC, Blackstone, Advent International Corporation, TPG Capital, L.P. and CVC Capital Partners Limited.

Nielsen Names James Powell as Global Chief Technology Officer, Effective July 6, 2015

Nielsen named technology veteran James Powell as Global Chief Technology Officer effective July 6, 2015. Powell joins the company from Thomson Reuters where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Powell brings to Nielsen 20 years of experience as a senior technology leader. At Nielsen, Powell will be responsible for directing the technology, engineering and data science teams as the company drives towards a more accessible, interoperable and nimble future.

 

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Price/Earnings 44.2x
Price/Sales 2.7x
Price/Book 3.5x
Price/Cash Flow 17.2x
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