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SeekingAlpha  Apr 19  Comment 
Benzinga  Apr 16  Comment 
Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE: NLSN) could see a bump from improving investor sentiment amid the call to regulate the "Big Data" use, an analyst at BMO Capital Markets said. The Analyst Daniel Salmon upgraded Nielsen from Market Perform to...
New York Times  Apr 4  Comment 
“It’s time to act,” said Kirstjen Nielsen, the secretary of homeland security, as she outlined the policy during a White House briefing.
Wall Street Journal  Mar 28  Comment 
The season premiere of the rebooted 1990s hit sitcom “Roseanne,” starring the original cast including Roseanne Barr and John Goodman, averaged 18.2 million viewers over two back-to-back episodes, according to data from Nielsen.
New York Times  Mar 27  Comment 
In a closed-door meeting, Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security chief, also vowed retaliation against nations that interfere in the midterm elections this year.
Forbes  Mar 26  Comment 
According to preliminary Nielsen ratings, Daniels’ interview with Anderson Cooper drew 21.3 million viewers
TechCrunch  Mar 21  Comment 
It might be a snow day in Washington, but the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on election system security continued as planned. During Wednesday’s hearing, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and her predecessor Jeh Johnson...
SeekingAlpha  Mar 20  Comment 
Wall Street Journal  Mar 6  Comment 
A record-low 26.5 million people tuned into ABC’s coverage of the 90th Oscars on Sunday night, according to Nielsen.




 
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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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