Nielsen Holdings PLC

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NLSN : NYSE : Services
$45.08 | %
Today's Range: 44.57 - 45.11
Avg. Daily Volume: 2913200.0
02/17/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


NIELSEN HOLDINGS NV's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1656.01624.0
EBITDA ($mil)526.0510.0
EBIT ($mil)373.0368.0
Net Income ($mil)159.0251.0


Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)0.0357.0
Total Assets ($mil)0.015303.0
Total Debt ($mil)0.07338.0
Equity ($mil)0.04433.0


Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin59.5459.73
EBITDA Margin31.7631.4
Operating Margin22.5222.66
Sales Turnover0.00.4
Return on Assets0.03.72
Return on Equity0.012.85
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio0.01.13
Debt/Capital0.00.62
Interest Expense86.080.0
Interest Coverage4.344.6


Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)357.43362.34
Div / share0.310.28
EPS0.440.68
Book value / share0.012.23
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2992840.02745672.0

Valuation


HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 37.72 for the Professional Services industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.35. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, NIELSEN HOLDINGS NV proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
NLSN 32.50 Peers 37.72   NLSN NA Peers 19.06

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

NLSN is trading at a discount to its peers.

 

Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

Ratio not available.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
NLSN 15.31 Peers 20.49   NLSN 0.44 Peers 4.16

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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
NLSN NA Peers 8.34   NLSN -10.39 Peers 28.91

Neutral. 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.

Ratio not available.

 

Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, NLSN is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
NLSN 2.54 Peers 3.77   NLSN 2.21 Peers 32.09

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 significant discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

NLSN significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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