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Nielsen NV (NYSE:NLSN)
Enterprise Value
$24,509 Mil (As of Today)

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 NV's enterprise value is $24,509 Mil. Nielsen NV's operating income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was $912 Mil. Therefore, Nielsen NV's EV/EBIT ratio for today is 26.87.

EV/EBITDA ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its EBITDA. As of today, Nielsen NV's enterprise value is $24,509 Mil. Nielsen NV's earnings before depreciation and amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was $1,408 Mil. Therefore, Nielsen NV's EV/EBITDA ratio for today is 17.41.

EV/Revenue ratio is calculated as enterprise value divided by its Revenue. As of today, Nielsen NV's enterprise value is $24,509 Mil. Nielsen NV's revenue for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was $5,873 Mil. Therefore, Nielsen NV's EV/Revenue ratio for today is 4.17.


Definition

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

Nielsen 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 NV's Enterprise Value for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as

Enterprise Value (Q: Mar. 2014 )
=Market Cap+Preferred Stock+Long-Term Debt
=16911.1996+0+6461
+Short-Term Debt Without Lease+Minority Interest-Cash and Cash Equivalents
+0+81-301
=23,152

* 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 NV's EV/EBIT for today is

EV/EBIT ratio=Enterprise Value (Today)/Operating Income (TTM)
=24508.506/912
=26.87

Nielsen NV's current Enterprise Value is $24,509 Mil.
Nielsen NV's Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was 238 (Jun. 2013 ) + 243 (Sep. 2013 ) + 238 (Dec. 2013 ) + 193 (Mar. 2014 ) = $912 Mil.

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

Nielsen NV's EV/EBITDA for today is:

Nielsen NV's current Enterprise Value is $24,509 Mil.
Nielsen NV's Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was 364 (Jun. 2013 ) + 366 (Sep. 2013 ) + 373 (Dec. 2013 ) + 305 (Mar. 2014 ) = $1,408 Mil.

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

Nielsen NV's EV/Revenue for today is:

EV/Revenue ratio=Enterprise Value (Today)/Revenue (TTM)
=24508.506/5873
=4.17

Nielsen NV's current Enterprise Value is $24,509 Mil.
Nielsen NV's Earnings Before Depreciation and Amortization for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was 1386 (Jun. 2013 ) + 1387 (Sep. 2013 ) + 1611 (Dec. 2013 ) + 1489 (Mar. 2014 ) = $5,873 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 NV Annual Data

Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
ev 000000016,98617,07823,365

Nielsen NV Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
ev 16,98617,15015,71016,79017,07819,19517,47719,59623,36523,152
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