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Nielsen Holdings NV (NYSE:NLSN)
Enterprise Value
$23,365 Mil (As of Dec. 2013)

Think of enterprise value as the theoretical takeover price. It is more comprehensive than market capitalization (market cap), which only includes common equity. Enterprise Value is calculated as the market cap plus debt and minority interest and preferred shares, minus total cash and cash equivalents.

EV/EBIT ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its EBIT. As of today, Nielsen Holdings NV's enterprise value is $23,061 Mil. Nielsen Holdings NV's operating income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $890 Mil. Therefore, Nielsen Holdings NV's EV/EBIT ratio for today is 25.91.

EV/EBITDA ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its EBITDA. As of today, Nielsen Holdings NV's enterprise value is $23,061 Mil. Nielsen Holdings NV's earnings before depreciation and amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $1,379 Mil. Therefore, Nielsen Holdings NV's EV/EBITDA ratio for today is 16.72.

EV/Revenue ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its Revenue. As of today, Nielsen Holdings NV's enterprise value is $23,061 Mil. Nielsen Holdings NV's revenue for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $5,760 Mil. Therefore, Nielsen Holdings NV's EV/Revenue ratio for today is 4.00.


Definition

Enterprise Value is calculated as the market cap plus debt and minority interest and preferred shares, minus total cash and cash equivalents.

Nielsen Holdings NV's Enterprise Value for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Enterprise Value (A: Dec. 2013 )
=Market Cap+Preferred Stock+Long-Term Debt
=17359.2692+0+6492
+Short-Term Debt Without Lease+Minority Interest-Cash and Cash Equivalents
+0+78-564
=23,365

Nielsen Holdings NV's Enterprise Value for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Enterprise Value (Q: Dec. 2013 )
=Market Cap+Preferred Stock+Long-Term Debt
=17359.2692+0+6492
+Short-Term Debt Without Lease+Minority Interest-Cash and Cash Equivalents
+0+78-564
=23,365

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


Explanation

When an investor buy a company, the investor needs to pay not only the common shares, he/she also needs to pay the shareholders of Preferred Stocks. He also assumes the debt of the company, and receives the cash on the company's balance sheet.

If a company has more cash than debt, the investor actually pays less than the Market Cap because he immediately owns the cash once the transaction goes through.

The market value of Preferred Stock needs to be added to the market value of common stocks in the calculation of enterprise value.

For the companies with the same Market Cap, the smaller the Enterprise Value is, the cheaper the company is.

Enterprise Value can be negative when the company's net cash is more than its Market Cap. In this case the investor is basically getting the company for free and get paid for that.

1. EV/EBIT ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its EBIT.

Nielsen Holdings NV's EV/EBIT for today is

EV/EBIT ratio=Enterprise Value (Today)/Operating Income (TTM)
=23060.573/890
=25.91

Nielsen Holdings NV's current Enterprise Value is $23,061 Mil.
Nielsen Holdings NV's Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 171 (Mar. 2013 ) + 238 (Jun. 2013 ) + 243 (Sep. 2013 ) + 238 (Dec. 2013 ) = $890 Mil.

2. EV/EBITDA ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its EBITDA.

Nielsen Holdings NV's EV/EBITDA for today is:

Nielsen Holdings NV's current Enterprise Value is $23,061 Mil.
Nielsen Holdings NV's Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 276 (Mar. 2013 ) + 364 (Jun. 2013 ) + 366 (Sep. 2013 ) + 373 (Dec. 2013 ) = $1,379 Mil.

3. EV/Revenue ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its Revenue.

Nielsen Holdings NV's EV/Revenue for today is:

EV/Revenue ratio=Enterprise Value (Today)/Revenue (TTM)
=23060.573/5760
=4.00

Nielsen Holdings NV's current Enterprise Value is $23,061 Mil.
Nielsen Holdings NV's Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 1376 (Mar. 2013 ) + 1386 (Jun. 2013 ) + 1387 (Sep. 2013 ) + 1611 (Dec. 2013 ) = $5,760 Mil.

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


Related Terms

Market Cap, Preferred Stock, Long-Term Debt, Cash and Cash Equivalents


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
ev 000000016,98617,07823,365

Nielsen Holdings NV Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
ev 15,78316,98617,15015,71016,79017,07819,19517,47719,59623,365
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