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Nielsen Holdings NV (NYSE:NLSN)
Total Current Liabilities
$1,535 Mil (As of Dec. 2013)

Total current liabilities includes Account Payable, Current Portion of Long-Term Debt, and Other Current Liabilities. Nielsen Holdings NV's total current liabilities for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was $1,535 Mil.


Definition

Total Current Liabilities is the total amount of liabilities that the company needs to pay over the next 12 months.

Nielsen Holdings NV's Total Current Liabilities for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Total Current Liabilities=Account Payable+Current Portion of Long-Term Debt+Other Current Liabilities
=752+148+635
=1,535

Nielsen Holdings NV's Total Current Liabilities for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Total Current Liabilities=Account Payable+Current Portion of Long-Term Debt+Other Current Liabilities
=752+148+635
=1,535

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

The increase of Total Current Liabilities of a company is not necessarily a bad thing. This may conserve the company’s cash and contribute positively to cash flow.

Total Current Liabilities is linked to Total Current Assets through Working Capital and the Current Ratio. The Current Ratio is equal to dividing total current assets by total current liabilities. It is frequently used as an indicator of a company's liquidity, its ability to meet short-term obligations.

Total Current Liabilities is also linked to Working Capital, Net working capital is calculated as Total Current Assets minus Total Current Liabilities.


Be Aware

Stay away from companies that ‘roll over the debt’ e.g. Bear Stearns

When investing in financial institutions, Buffett shies from those who are bigger borrowers of short term than long term debt.

His favorite ‘Wells Fargo’ has 57 cents short term debt for every dollar of long term.

Aggressive banks (like Bank of America) has $2.09 short term for every dollar long term


Related Terms

Account Payable, Current Portion of Long-Term Debt, Other Current Liabilities


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Nielsen Holdings NV Annual Data

Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Total Current Liabilities 00002,0151,6241,6071,6921,7511,535

Nielsen Holdings NV Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
Total Current Liabilities 1,6881,6921,6821,6311,8061,7511,6391,5341,7741,535
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