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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.05
NLSN's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
91% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. NLSN: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NLSN' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.05 Max: 0.19
Current: 0.05
0.04
0.19
Equity-to-Asset 0.25
NLSN's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
85% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. NLSN: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NLSN' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.38
Current: 0.25
0.19
0.38
Debt-to-Equity 2.03
NLSN's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
92% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. NLSN: 2.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NLSN' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.13  Med: 1.6 Max: 4.71
Current: 2.03
1.13
4.71
Debt-to-EBITDA 4.65
NLSN's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
77% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. NLSN: 4.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
NLSN' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.98  Med: 5.05 Max: 14.28
Current: 4.65
3.98
14.28
Interest Coverage 3.41
NLSN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
85% of the 628 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.39 vs. NLSN: 3.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NLSN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 2.82 Max: 3.93
Current: 3.41
0.9
3.93
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 1.21
Beneish M-Score: -2.58
WACC vs ROIC
5.99%
5.63%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 19.49
NLSN's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
85% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.99 vs. NLSN: 19.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NLSN' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.19  Med: 17.52 Max: 19.86
Current: 19.49
13.19
19.86
Net Margin % 6.46
NLSN's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
63% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. NLSN: 6.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NLSN' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.26  Med: 5.58 Max: 12.98
Current: 6.46
-12.26
12.98
ROE % 10.20
NLSN's ROE % is ranked higher than
56% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.52 vs. NLSN: 10.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NLSN' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.55  Med: 6.42 Max: 13.88
Current: 10.2
-29.55
13.88
ROA % 2.58
NLSN's ROA % is ranked lower than
57% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. NLSN: 2.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NLSN' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.9  Med: 2.19 Max: 4.91
Current: 2.58
-3.9
4.91
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 176.78
NLSN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
89% of the 708 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.74 vs. NLSN: 176.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NLSN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.36  Med: 122.9 Max: 222.18
Current: 176.78
7.36
222.18
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 3.90
NLSN's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
51% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. NLSN: 3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NLSN' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.1  Med: 3.2 Max: 5.2
Current: 3.9
-11.1
5.2
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 9.80
NLSN's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
61% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. NLSN: 9.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NLSN' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.9  Med: 10.1 Max: 16.1
Current: 9.8
-10.9
16.1
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 6.30
NLSN's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
53% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. NLSN: 6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NLSN' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 6.8 Max: 80.5
Current: 6.3
0
80.5
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Guru Trades

Q2 2017

NLSN Guru Trades in Q2 2017

John Rogers 2,141,201 sh (+72.87%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 5,710,195 sh (+42.85%)
Tom Russo 19,341 sh (+37.26%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ron Baron 784,321 sh (-0.38%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 5,006,649 sh (-2.84%)
Jim Simons 2,009,413 sh (-36.33%)
Joel Greenblatt 355,538 sh (-57.66%)
Pioneer Investments 6,772 sh (-81.12%)
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Q3 2017

NLSN Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Steven Cohen 1,788,086 sh (New)
John Rogers 2,615,673 sh (+22.16%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 5,910,598 sh (+3.51%)
Jana Partners 700,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 19,341 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 6,615 sh (-2.32%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 4,781,759 sh (-4.49%)
Ron Baron 386,960 sh (-50.66%)
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Q4 2017

NLSN Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Joel Greenblatt 633,570 sh (New)
Jerome Dodson 587,500 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,949 sh (New)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 10,221,478 sh (+72.93%)
John Rogers 3,282,583 sh (+25.50%)
Tom Russo 20,341 sh (+5.17%)
Jana Partners 681,500 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 5,956 sh (-9.96%)
Steven Cohen 47,500 sh (-97.34%)
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Q1 2018

NLSN Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Jim Simons 160,600 sh (New)
Glenn Greenberg 7,442,501 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 309,849 sh (+5102.30%)
Jerome Dodson 1,109,500 sh (+88.85%)
John Rogers 3,924,501 sh (+19.56%)
Tom Russo 23,236 sh (+14.23%)
Joel Greenblatt 713,919 sh (+12.68%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 10,264,744 sh (+0.42%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NLSN

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2018-03-31 Add 0.42%$31.51 - $38.51 $ 30.48-12%10,264,744
Glenn Greenberg 2018-03-31 New Buy10.4%$31.51 - $38.51 $ 30.48-12%7,442,501
John Rogers 2018-03-31 Add 19.56%0.23%$31.51 - $38.51 $ 30.48-12%3,924,501
Joel Greenblatt 2018-03-31 Add 12.68%0.04%$31.51 - $38.51 $ 30.48-12%713,919
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-12-31 Add 72.93%0.24%$35.67 - $41.76 $ 30.48-20%10,221,478
John Rogers 2017-12-31 Add 25.50%0.27%$35.67 - $41.76 $ 30.48-20%3,282,583
Joel Greenblatt 2017-12-31 New Buy0.33%$35.67 - $41.76 $ 30.48-20%633,570
Ron Baron 2017-12-31 Sold Out 0.08%$35.67 - $41.76 $ 30.48-20%0
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-09-30 Add 3.51%0.01%$37.16 - $43.25 $ 30.48-24%5,910,598
John Rogers 2017-09-30 Add 22.16%0.23%$37.16 - $43.25 $ 30.48-24%2,615,673
Ron Baron 2017-09-30 Reduce -50.66%0.08%$37.16 - $43.25 $ 30.48-24%386,960
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Sold Out 0.19%$37.16 - $43.25 $ 30.48-24%0
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-06-30 Add 42.85%0.1%$37.14 - $42 $ 30.48-23%5,710,195
John Rogers 2017-06-30 Add 72.87%0.41%$37.14 - $42 $ 30.48-23%2,141,201
Ron Baron 2017-06-30 Reduce -0.38%$37.14 - $42 $ 30.48-23%784,321
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 Reduce -57.66%0.25%$37.14 - $42 $ 30.48-23%355,538
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Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services    NAICS: 561499 
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Headquarter Location:USA
Nielsen Holdings PLC is a professional services company providing performance management services. It helps its clients to enhance their interactions with consumers and make critical business decisions. Its segments are Buy and Watch.

Nielsen Holdings PLC offers marketing and client analytics services to retailers and media companies. The company specialises in two segments: Buy and Watch. The Buy segment provides retail transactional measurement data and consumer behaviour analytics information to the consumer packaged goods industry. The Watch segment collects and analyses media usage behaviour data for various forms of media, including television, radio, online, and mobile. The generated analytics are used within the media industry to determine advertising inventory values. Maximum revenue comes from the United States of America region.

Guru Investment Theses on Nielsen Holdings PLC

John Rogers Comments on Nielsen Holdings - Jan 18, 2018

Nielsen Holdings, plc (NYSE:NLSN) also underperformed during the quarter, declining -11.35% after announcing a negative guidance revision for the legacy Developed Buy business. Unsurprisingly, Nielsen cited continued challenges in the U.S. consumer goods environment. In the meantime, we view the core Watch business as solid, expect the new subscription analytics platform to eventually stabilize the Buy business in developed markets and find growth in emerging economies to be promising. At today’s valuation, the Watch business appears underappreciated and a turnaround in the Buy business is likely a free call option. At 14.1x cash EPS and a 35% discount to our estimate of private market value, the stock is trading at historical lows on both an EBITDA and free cash flow basis. We think the margin of safety1 at these levels is more than sufficient and are adding to our position on weakness.



From John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio)' Ariel Funds 2017 shareholder letter.

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John Rogers Comments on Nielsen Holdings Plc - Jul 24, 2017

Nielsen Holdings Plc (NYSE:NLSN), the global provider of critical data and analytics about what consumers watch and buy, was the lone addition to Ariel Fund during the quarter. The company’s television ratings are the de facto currency for media and advertising decisions totaling hundreds of billions of dollars globally. Its consumer purchase data is unmatched in scope and scale, and therefore mission-critical information for the world’s leading consumer packaged goods players. As both television viewership and purchasing behavior become more fragmented across online and mobile devices, investors are concerned that Nielsen’s dominance is at risk. But, in our view, this fragmentation only makes Nielsen’s data more valuable. As such, we see the current fears as an opportunity to own a market share leading information services brand with highly recurring and growing free cash flows. We did not eliminate any positions during the quarter.

As we look ahead, we remain cautiously optimistic about the economy. During our recent earnings calls, we noticed a shift from cost- cutting to top-line earnings growth, as well as increased optimism from company CEOs on the future of the economy, particularly within small companies. That said, we believe current valuations are difficult to overlook. As of June month-end, the S&P 500 Index traded at 18.5X forward earnings and the Russell 2000 Index traded at 19.3X forward earnings. While these figures are definitely above average, we do not yet consider them to be in dangerous territory. We remain disciplined with our approach and are confident in our portfolio positioning, which is at a deep discount relative to the indexes. Historical patterns have suggested this is a positive leading indicator for strong performance going forward.




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Baron Asset Fund Comments on Nielsen Holdings plc - Jan 30, 2017

Shares of global information and measurement company Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN) fell on disappointing financial results and guidance. End-market conditions for its large consumer packaged goods clients slowed, leading to tighter budgets. Nielsen management is divesting non-core products and restructuring the remainder of its portfolio to be more data and software platform-oriented, rather than project consulting-oriented. Although this strategy will create near-term headwinds to growth, we expect it to be ultimately accretive to Nielsen’s margins and multiple.



From Barron Asset Fund fourth quarter 2016 commentary.



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Top Ranked Articles about Nielsen Holdings PLC

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Gracenote Introduces Recording-Level Music Style Datasets for Better Music Discovery, Curation and Personalization
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Recent Analysis Shows Amkor Technology, Nielsen Holdings Plc, Dean Foods, Citizens Financial Group, The Bank of New York Mellon, and Zimmer Biomet Market Influences — Renewed Outlook, Key Drivers of Growth
Nielsen: Asian-American Consumers are Predictive Adopters of New Media Platforms,Online Shopping, and Smartphone Use
Nielsen Advances in Ranking for Top Companies for Diversity and Inclusion for Fifth Consecutive Year
Nielsen And The Dieline Recognize The Best In Package Redesign
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Increased in April
Jerome Dodson Buys CVS in 1st Quarter Guru also boosts one position and divests two others
Parnassus Fund manager Jerome Dodson (Trades, Portfolio) disclosed on Tuesday that he invested in CVS Health Corp. (NYSE:CVS) during the first quarter. Dodson also expanded his position in Nielson Holdings PLC (NYSE:NLSN) and divested his positions in International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) and Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC). Read more...
Del Monte Foods and Nielsen Grow Multi-Year Relationship

Ratios

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history
PE Ratio 25.42
NLSN's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.00 vs. NLSN: 25.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
NLSN' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.46  Med: 32.02 Max: 168.83
Current: 25.42
20.46
168.83
Forward PE Ratio 19.27
NLSN's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.62 vs. NLSN: 19.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 25.42
NLSN's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
62% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.98 vs. NLSN: 25.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
NLSN' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.12  Med: 37.54 Max: 253.95
Current: 25.42
25.12
253.95
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 20.64
NLSN's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
63% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.28 vs. NLSN: 20.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
NLSN' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.47  Med: 23.04 Max: 41.99
Current: 20.64
15.47
41.99
PB Ratio 2.54
NLSN's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. NLSN: 2.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
NLSN' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.95  Med: 3.04 Max: 4.67
Current: 2.54
1.95
4.67
PS Ratio 1.63
NLSN's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. NLSN: 1.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
NLSN' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.45  Med: 2.38 Max: 3.28
Current: 1.63
1.45
3.28
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 16.80
NLSN's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
67% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.57 vs. NLSN: 16.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
NLSN' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.19  Med: 26.03 Max: 54.52
Current: 16.8
14.19
54.52
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 9.45
NLSN's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
70% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.18 vs. NLSN: 9.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
NLSN' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.08  Med: 15.24 Max: 20.19
Current: 9.45
9.08
20.19
EV-to-EBIT 15.95
NLSN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
51% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.89 vs. NLSN: 15.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NLSN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.85  Med: 23.65 Max: 52.3
Current: 15.95
15.85
52.3
EV-to-EBITDA 10.35
NLSN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
57% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.35 vs. NLSN: 10.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NLSN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.29  Med: 14.4 Max: 20.3
Current: 10.35
10.29
20.3
EV-to-Revenue 2.88
NLSN's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
72% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. NLSN: 2.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
NLSN' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.9  Med: 3.6 Max: 4.5
Current: 2.88
2.9
4.5
PEG Ratio 2.70
NLSN's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. NLSN: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
NLSN' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.37  Med: 3.45 Max: 20.49
Current: 2.7
2.37
20.49
Current Ratio 1.23
NLSN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. NLSN: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NLSN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.12 Max: 1.66
Current: 1.23
0.8
1.66
Quick Ratio 1.23
NLSN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. NLSN: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NLSN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.12 Max: 1.66
Current: 1.23
0.8
1.66
Days Sales Outstanding 76.94
NLSN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
59% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 62.45 vs. NLSN: 76.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NLSN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 69.19  Med: 74.57 Max: 79.04
Current: 76.94
69.19
79.04
Days Payable 125.29
NLSN's Days Payable is ranked higher than
50% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 39.20 vs. NLSN: 125.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NLSN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.77  Med: 32.2 Max: 180.99
Current: 125.29
21.77
180.99

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield % 4.48
NLSN's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
83% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. NLSN: 4.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
NLSN' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 2.2 Max: 4.52
Current: 4.48
0.43
4.52
Dividend Payout Ratio 1.13
NLSN's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. NLSN: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
NLSN' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.13
Current: 1.13
0.63
1.13
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 11.90
NLSN's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
60% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. NLSN: 11.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
NLSN' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 18.9
Current: 11.9
0
18.9
Forward Dividend Yield % 4.60
NLSN's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
78% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. NLSN: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 4.48
NLSN's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
69% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. NLSN: 4.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
NLSN' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 2.2 Max: 4.52
Current: 4.48
0.43
4.52
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.50
NLSN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. NLSN: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
NLSN' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.6  Med: -1.2 Max: 1.9
Current: 1.5
-16.6
1.9

Valuation & Return

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history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.03
NLSN's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
65% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. NLSN: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
NLSN' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 2.09 Max: 2.31
Current: 1.03
1.02
2.31
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.69
NLSN's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. NLSN: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
NLSN' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.32
Current: 0.69
0.64
1.32
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 2.39
NLSN's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
74% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. NLSN: 2.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
NLSN' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.37  Med: 3.46 Max: 6.54
Current: 2.39
2.37
6.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.26
NLSN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
62% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.41 vs. NLSN: 6.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
NLSN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 4.2 Max: 6.3
Current: 6.26
1.9
6.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 16.45
NLSN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
70% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.52 vs. NLSN: 16.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
NLSN' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 12.05 Max: 16.6
Current: 16.45
1.9
16.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $6,656.00
EPS (TTM) $ 1.20
Beta0.91
Volatility24.16%
52-Week Range $29.65 - 43.61
Shares Outstanding (Mil)356.23

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 6,854 7,073 7,325
EBIT (Mil $) 1,179 1,375 1,575
EBITDA (Mil $) 1,982 2,228 2,448
EPS ($) 1.87 2.22 2.79
EPS without NRI ($) 1.87 2.22 2.79
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 1.40 1.49 1.63

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 66
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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