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CNNMoney.com  Jan 30  Comment 
The NFL's Super Bowl is not just the biggest day in sports, it's also the biggest television event of the year.
Benzinga  Jan 29  Comment 
In a report published Thursday, Credit Suisse analyst Robert Moskow upgraded the rating on Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) from Neutral to Outperform, and reiterated the $19.00 price target. In the report, Credit Suisse noted, “Freshpet's stock is...
TechCrunch  Jan 27  Comment 
 Amazon has been unsurprisingly reticent about sharing data about their Kindle Unlimited program, a subscription system that lets you download ostensibly free ebooks, mostly from Indie authors. Nielsen research is showing that users who...
TechCrunch  Jan 27  Comment 
 If you’re a Facebook advertiser wondering whether your ad actually convinced people to buy your product, well, you may now be able to measure that directly. The company has worked with measurement companies like Nielsen and Datalogix to...
Forbes  Jan 22  Comment 
The top 10 highest nielsen rated series in the 2013-2014 television season
Cloud Computing  Jan 21  Comment 
I followed a meetup last night in Austin presented by Michael Cote of 451 Research and CloudCamp co-founder Dave Nielsen. John provided a review of the past five years of cloud computing and Dave talked about some current strategies in using PaaS....
Biomass Magazine  Jan 21  Comment 
Novozymes has released 2014 financial results, reporting that sales growth was in line with expectations. During an investor call, Peder Holk Nielsen, president and CEO of Novozymes, said bioenergy was the strongest growth driver last year.
Wall Street Journal  Jan 19  Comment 
Nielsen’s ratings system isn’t perfect but investors shouldn’t overlook the company’s strengths.
TheStreet.com  Jan 16  Comment 
  NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Nielsen has ruled the TV ratings business for nearly 50 years with the authority of an iron-fisted dictator. But in the recent years, especially in 2014 as its shares surged 92%, Rentrak  has given strength to...




 
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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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