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
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$25.65|
|52 Week High||US$27.79|
|52 Week Low||US$16.02|
|1 Month Change||-4.36%|
|3 Month Change||50.26%|
|1 Year Change||-6.46%|
|3 Year Change||11.52%|
|5 Year Change||-33.45%|
|Change since IPO||2.60%|
Recent News & Updates
Merger Arbitrage Mondays - WindAcre Doubles Its Stake In Nielsen Holdings
WindAcre opposes Nielsen Holdings' agreement to be taken private and doubles its stake in the company. Change Healthcare and UnitedHealth Group extend their merger agreement. Change Healthcare to pay a special cash dividend to its shareholders. Spirit Airlines receives an unsolicited proposal from JetBlue Airways.
|NLSN||US Professional Services||US Market|
Return vs Industry: NLSN exceeded the US Professional Services industry which returned -16.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: NLSN exceeded the US Market which returned -12.9% over the past year.
|NLSN Average Weekly Movement||11.4%|
|Professional Services Industry Average Movement||6.8%|
|Market Average Movement||7.8%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||16.9%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.9%|
Stable Share Price: NLSN is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 11% a week.
Volatility Over Time: NLSN's weekly volatility (11%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Nielsen Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a measurement and data analytics company worldwide. The company provides viewership and listening data, and analytics principally to media publishers and marketers, and advertising agencies for television, computer, mobile, CTV, digital, and listening platforms. It also offers television audience measurement services; digital audience measurement services; video advertising services; and independent measurement and consumer research primarily servicing radio, advertisers, and advertising agencies in the audio industry.
Nielsen Holdings Fundamentals Summary
|NLSN fundamental statistics|
Is NLSN overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|NLSN income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$1.25b|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||1.52|
|Net Profit Margin||15.54%|
How did NLSN perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
0.9%Current Dividend Yield
Does NLSN pay a reliable dividends?See NLSN dividend history and benchmarks
|Nielsen Holdings dividend dates|
|Ex Dividend Date||Jun 01 2022|
|Dividend Pay Date||Jun 16 2022|
|Days until Ex dividend||7 days|
|Days until Dividend pay date||22 days|
Does NLSN pay a reliable dividends?See NLSN dividend history and benchmarks
Is Nielsen Holdings undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 2/6
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
PE vs Industry
PE vs Market
PB vs Industry
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: NLSN ($25.65) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($61.95)
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 (16.9x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (16.5x).
PE vs Market: NLSN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (16.9x) compared to the US market (15.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: NLSN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.9x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: NLSN is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.7x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (2.5x).
How is Nielsen Holdings forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?
Future Growth Score1/6
Future Growth Score 1/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: NLSN's forecast earnings growth (9.1% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).
Earnings vs Market: NLSN's earnings (9.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (12.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: NLSN's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: NLSN's revenue (4.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: NLSN's revenue (4.2% 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 low in 3 years time (18.9%).
How has Nielsen Holdings performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score4/6
Past Performance Score 4/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: NLSN has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: NLSN's current net profit margins (15.5%) are higher than last year (7.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: NLSN's earnings have declined by 1.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: NLSN's earnings growth over the past year (126.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (-1.7% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: NLSN earnings growth over the past year (126.6%) exceeded the Professional Services industry 32.6%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: NLSN's Return on Equity (15.6%) is considered low.
How is Nielsen Holdings's financial position?
Financial Health Score3/6
Financial Health Score 3/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: NLSN's short term assets ($1.3B) exceed its short term liabilities ($655.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: NLSN's short term assets ($1.3B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($6.6B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: NLSN's net debt to equity ratio (140.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: NLSN's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 189.2% to 154.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: NLSN's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (16.8%).
Interest Coverage: NLSN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.1x coverage).
What is Nielsen Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 2/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: NLSN's dividend (0.94%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.58%).
High Dividend: NLSN's dividend (0.94%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.11%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: NLSN has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.
Growing Dividend: NLSN has only been paying a dividend for 9 years, and since then payments have fallen.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its low payout ratio (15.8%), NLSN's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its low cash payout ratio (14.5%), NLSN's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
David Kenny (59 yo)
Mr. David W. Kenny is the Trustee of The Paley Center for Media. He has been an Independent Director at Best Buy Co., Inc. since September 27, 2013. Mr. Kenny has been Chief Executive Officer and Director...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: David's total compensation ($USD13.80M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD8.23M).
Compensation vs Earnings: David's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: NLSN's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: NLSN's board of directors are considered experienced (3.4 years average tenure).
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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Nielsen Holdings plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Nielsen Holdings plc
- Ticker: NLSN
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1923
- Industry: Research and Consulting Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Implied Market Cap: US$9.228b
- Shares outstanding: 359.78m
- Website: https://www.nielsen.com
Number of Employees
- Nielsen Holdings plc
- 675 Avenue of the Americas
- New York
- New York
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/05/24 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/05/23 00:00|
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.