NIELSEN HOLDINGS NV's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. NIELSEN HOLDINGS NV has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.05 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 4.13% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1594.0||1386.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||74.0||426.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||310.0||1157.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||15556.0||14540.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||6692.0||6255.0|
|Profitability||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||57.53||58.15|
|Return on Assets||2.64||4.16|
|Return on Equity||7.37||4.93|
|Debt||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Share Data||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||380.3||377.12|
|Div / share||0.25||0.16|
|Book value / share||15.15||14.67|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1519548.0||1781256.0|
BUY. NIELSEN HOLDINGS NV's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 41.29 for the Professional Services industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.67. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.93 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.72 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.18. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, NIELSEN HOLDINGS NV proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|NLSN 40.36||Peers 41.29||NLSN 17.91||Peers 19.29|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
NLSN is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Average. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
NLSN is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|NLSN 15.86||Peers 21.96||NLSN 0.34||Peers 1.05|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
NLSN is trading at a discount to its peers.
Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
NLSN trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|NLSN 2.93||Peers 5.18||NLSN 50.68||Peers 5.88|
Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
NLSN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
NLSN is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|NLSN 2.78||Peers 3.49||NLSN 10.62||Peers 10.34|
Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
NLSN is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.
Average. Comparing a company's sales growth to its industry helps to determine if the company is adding or losing market share.
NLSN is keeping pace with its peers on the basis of sales growth.
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