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The DividendRank formula at Dividend Channel ranks a coverage universe of thousands of dividend stocks, according to a proprietary formula designed to identify those stocks that combine two important characteristics — strong fundamentals and a...
Forbes  Nov 30  Comment 
Nielsen Music has tracked digital sales since 2003. Who leads the list when it comes to holiday songs?
The Economic Times  Nov 24  Comment 
About 1.2 crore Indians started using digital wallets and mobile payments surged to its highest-ever reach at 70% in the week, following withdrawal of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, said a Nielsen report on the impact of the demonetisation a fortnight...
Forbes  Nov 18  Comment 
The latest tally of analyst opinions from the major brokerage houses shows that among the components of the S&P 500 index, Nielsen Holdings (NLSN) is now the #118 analyst pick, moving up by 24 spots. This rank is formed by averaging the analyst...
Forbes  Nov 17  Comment 
National Football League games are the most popular form of televised entertainment in this country. There are weeks where three of the top five Nielsen rated shows are nighttime game or pre-game telecasts. These broadcasts are the cornerstone of...
The Economic Times  Nov 16  Comment 
The problem has been compounded by several wholesalers and distributors avoiding small towns and rural areas altogether, according to a Nielsen report.
Forbes  Nov 16  Comment 
Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/18/16, Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE: NLSN) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.31, payable on 12/6/16. As a percentage of NLSN's recent stock price of $44.83,...
Benzinga  Nov 16  Comment 
  SunTrust Robinson Humphrey initiated coverage on Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) with a Buy rating. The price target for Nielsen is set to $50. Nielsen shares closed at $43.58 on Tuesday. Analysts at Evercore ISI Group initiated coverage...




 
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Nielsen Holdings (NYSE:NLSN) is an information and measurement company which sells to its clients media and marketing information about the clients' consumers and their behaviors. Nielsen operates in approximately 100 countries and sells its services throughout these regions. By providing information on what consumers buy and watch, Nielsen helps its clients to more effectively operate. Because the company works heavily through contracts, roughly 70% of the firm's annual revenue is committed before the start of each year.[1]

The company is divided into three main segments. The Buy segment, which constitutes 62% of revenue for 2009, sells retail transactional measurement data. These analytics help companies to manage their brand, understand demand, and establish new products. The Watch segment provides data and analytics to media and advertising companies on television, online, and mobile usage. These analytics inform the advertisers on how to allocate and optimize their spend. This segment represented 34% of the company's total revenue in 2009. Finally, the Expositions segment runs business-to-business trade shows across the United States. This segment has historically run approximately 40 trade shows a year, and its revenue made up 4% of the total revenue for 2009.[2]

The company's initial public offering of stock on the NYSE occurred on January 25, 2011. The company offered 71.4M shares each for $23. This was above the initial price range of $20-$22. This brought the total deal value to $1.6B, making it the largest US IPO deal backed by private equity firms in the last 10 years.. The lead underwriters of the IPO were J P Morgan Chase (JPM) and Morgan Stanley (MS).[3]

In 2009, Nielsen's total annual revenue was $4.8B, which corresponds to essentially no change over 2008. The company's revenue for the first 9 months of 2010 were $3.8B which is above the $3.5B that was reported for the first 9 months of 2009. In terms of net income, Nielsen reported an annual loss for 2009 of $491M. For the first 9 months of 2010, Nielsen reported a net income of $127M. This compares to a net loss of $535M for the same period in 2009[4]


References

  1. Nielsen Holdings S-1/A 2010 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Our Company" pg 1
  2. Nielsen Holdings S-1/A 2010 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Our Segments" pg 2-3
  3. Renaissance Capital - IPO Home "Nielsen prices IPO at $23, above the range" 25 Jan 2010
  4. Nielsen Holdings S-1/A 2010 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Summary Financial and Other Data" pg 11
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