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Nielsen Holdings PLC (NYSE:NLSN)
Market Cap
$17,242 Mil (As of Today)

Market cap is the total market value to buy the whole company. It is equal to the share price times the number of shares outstanding (end-of-period, EOP). Nielsen Holdings PLC's share price for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 was $44.47. Nielsen Holdings PLC's shares outstanding (EOP) for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 was 364 Mil. Therefore, Nielsen Holdings PLC's market cap for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 was $16,190 Mil.

Nielsen Holdings PLC's quarterly market cap declined from Mar. 2015 ($16,486 Mil) to Jun. 2015 ($16,424 Mil) and declined from Jun. 2015 ($16,424 Mil) to Sep. 2015 ($16,190 Mil).

Nielsen Holdings PLC's annual market cap increased from Dec. 2012 ($11,089 Mil) to Dec. 2013 ($17,376 Mil) but then declined from Dec. 2013 ($17,376 Mil) to Dec. 2014 ($16,674 Mil).

Enterprise value is 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. Nielsen Holdings PLC's enterprise value for Today is $24,972 Mil.


Definition

Market cap is the short version of market capitalization. It is the total market value to buy the whole company. It is equal to the share price times the number of shares outstanding.

Nielsen Holdings PLC's Market Cap for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

Market Cap (A: Dec. 2014 )=Share Price (A: Dec. 2014 )*Shares Outstanding (EOP) (A: Dec. 2014 )
=44.73*372.76
=16,674

Nielsen Holdings PLC's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 is calculated as

Market Cap (Q: Sep. 2015 )=Share Price (Q: Sep. 2015 )*Shares Outstanding (EOP) (Q: Sep. 2015 )
=44.47*364.06
=16,190

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


Explanation

Market cap is not the real price you pay for a company. If you buy the company and become its owner, you become the owner of the cash the company has, and you also assume the company’s debt. The real price you pay is the Enterprise Value.

Warren Buffett uses the ratio of total market cap of all public traded companies over GDP to measure if the market is expensive. As of April 2012, the US total market cap is about $14.7 trillion, while the US GDP is about $15 trillion. The market was modestly overvalued.


Related Terms

Shares Outstanding (EOP)


Historical Data

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

Nielsen Holdings PLC Annual Data

Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
mktcap 00000010,67811,08917,37616,674

Nielsen Holdings PLC Quarterly Data

Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15
mktcap 12,66713,76617,37616,91118,41016,89316,67416,48616,42416,190
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