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NLSN

Nielsen HoldingsNYSE:NLSN Stock Report

Last Price

US$20.51

Market Cap

US$7.4b

7D

1.3%

1Y

-7.3%

Updated

17 Jan, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
NLSN fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation3/6
Future Growth4/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health1/6
Dividends2/6

NLSN Stock Overview

Nielsen Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a measurement and data analytics company worldwide.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Nielsen Holdings
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$20.51
52 Week HighUS$28.42
52 Week LowUS$18.76
Beta1.43
1 Month Change0.34%
3 Month Change3.07%
1 Year Change-7.32%
3 Year Change-21.54%
5 Year Change-49.41%
Change since IPO-17.96%

Recent News & Updates

Jan 12
Should You Think About Buying Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN) Now?

Should You Think About Buying Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN) Now?

Nielsen Holdings plc ( NYSE:NLSN ), might not be a large cap stock, but it saw significant share price movement during...

Dec 13
These 4 Measures Indicate That Nielsen Holdings (NYSE:NLSN) Is Using Debt Extensively

These 4 Measures Indicate That Nielsen Holdings (NYSE:NLSN) Is Using Debt Extensively

Howard Marks put it nicely when he said that, rather than worrying about share price volatility, 'The possibility of...

Nov 29

Nielsen: Positioned For Continued Growth With Launch Of Nielsen One

Looking back, the Nielsen split made sense, and selling off an underperforming segment was the right move. In the nine months since, Nielsen has demonstrated its ability to be a more profitable business with growth prospects heading into 2022 with the expected launch of Nielsen One. Valuation supports a BUY rating heading given the higher EBITDA margins and exit multiple.

Nov 28
Investors Met With Slowing Returns on Capital At Nielsen Holdings (NYSE:NLSN)

Investors Met With Slowing Returns on Capital At Nielsen Holdings (NYSE:NLSN)

To find a multi-bagger stock, what are the underlying trends we should look for in a business? Amongst other things...

Shareholder Returns

NLSNUS Professional ServicesUS Market
7D1.3%-0.5%-0.3%
1Y-7.3%8.3%13.7%

Return vs Industry: NLSN underperformed the US Professional Services industry which returned 8.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: NLSN underperformed the US Market which returned 13.7% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is NLSN's price volatile compared to industry and market?
NLSN volatility
NLSN Average Weekly Movement4.7%
Professional Services Industry Average Movement6.2%
Market Average Movement6.6%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market15.9%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.4%

Stable Share Price: NLSN is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: NLSN's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
192343,000David Kennyhttps://www.nielsen.com

Nielsen Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a measurement and data analytics company worldwide. It operates in two segments, Nielsen Global Media (Media) and Nielsen Global Connect (Connect). The Media segment provides viewership and listening data, and analytics principally to media publishers and marketers, and advertising agencies for television, radio, digital viewing, and listening platforms.

Nielsen Holdings Fundamentals Summary

How do Nielsen Holdings's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
NLSN fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$7.36b
Earnings (TTM)US$121.00m
Revenue (TTM)US$6.41b

60.8x

P/E Ratio

1.1x

P/S Ratio


Dividends

1.2%

Current Dividend Yield

71%

Payout Ratio

Valuation

Is Nielsen Holdings undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: NLSN ($20.51) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($53.56)

Significantly Below Fair Value: NLSN is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: NLSN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (60.8x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (25.1x).

PE vs Market: NLSN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (60.8x) compared to the US market (17.4x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: NLSN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.6x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: NLSN is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.4x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (2.9x).


Future Growth

How is Nielsen Holdings forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?

23.8%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: NLSN's forecast earnings growth (23.8% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: NLSN's earnings (23.8% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (13% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: NLSN's revenue (0.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: NLSN's revenue (0.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: NLSN's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (20.4%)


Past Performance

How has Nielsen Holdings performed over the past 5 years?

-37.2%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: NLSN has a large one-off loss of $254.0M impacting its September 30 2021 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: NLSN's current net profit margins (1.9%) are higher than last year (1.7%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: NLSN's earnings have declined by 37.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: NLSN's earnings growth over the past year (65.8%) exceeds its 5-year average (-37.2% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: NLSN earnings growth over the past year (65.8%) exceeded the Professional Services industry 33.6%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: NLSN's Return on Equity (4%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is Nielsen Holdings's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: NLSN's short term assets ($1.4B) exceed its short term liabilities ($826.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: NLSN's short term assets ($1.4B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($7.1B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: NLSN's net debt to equity ratio (160.9%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: NLSN's debt to equity ratio has increased from 175% to 177.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: NLSN's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (13.3%).

Interest Coverage: NLSN's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.6x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Nielsen Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.17%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: NLSN's dividend (1.17%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.32%).

High Dividend: NLSN's dividend (1.17%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.44%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: NLSN has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: NLSN has only been paying a dividend for 9 years, and since then payments have fallen.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (71.1%), NLSN's dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: NLSN's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be thoroughly covered by earnings (12.2% payout ratio).


Next Steps

Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

2.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

David Kenny (59 yo)

3.08yrs

Tenure

US$10,695,425

Compensation

Mr. David W. Kenny is the Trustee of The Paley Center for Media. He has been an Independent Director at Best Buy Co., Inc. since September 27, 2013. Mr. Kenny has been Chief Executive Officer and Director...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: David's total compensation ($USD10.70M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.40M).

Compensation vs Earnings: David's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: NLSN's management team is not considered experienced ( 2 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

Experienced Board: NLSN's board of directors are considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Nielsen Holdings plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Nielsen Holdings plc
  • Ticker: NLSN
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1923
  • Industry: Research and Consulting Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Implied Market Cap: US$7.362b
  • Shares outstanding: 358.93m
  • Website: https://www.nielsen.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Nielsen Holdings plc
  • 85 Broad Street
  • New York
  • New York
  • 10004
  • United States

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/01/17 23:30
End of Day Share Price2022/01/14 00:00
Earnings2021/09/30
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.