Nielson Stock Analysis, Valuation (NYSE:NLSN)

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Nielson
Updated on : Feb 23, 2018
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NLSN 33.3 (0%)
S&P 500 2747.3 (0%)
Closing Price On: Feb 23, 2018
stock rating
RATING: ★★★★★★★★★★ (0/5)
Industry :
Business Information Services
Sector :
Business Services
5 Quarter Revenue
Revenue Growth
2017-Q4
$billion
%
YOY GROWTH
Compared to the industry
Operating Profit
Operating Margin:
18.6%
Sector Average:
8.4%
5 Quarter Net Profit
Net Margins
2017-Q4
%
LTM Margin
Compared to the industry
Debt/Equity Ratio
Debt:
8.44B
Debt/Equity Ratio:
 1.9
Compared to the industry
Cash Flow
Operating cash flow:
$506M
Net Income:
$81M
Dividend Yield
NLSN dividend yield:
4%
PROS      CONS
Operating Margins
Net Margins
Cash Flow
FCF Margin
High Dividend Yield
PE Valuation
High Debt Burden
Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ (0/5)
Relative Valuation
NLSN PS :
1.8
Industry PS :
1.6
Sector:   Business Services.   *PE adjusted for one time items.
Other Metrics
Return on Invested Capital:
5%
Return on Equity:
9.8%
Free Cash Flow Margin:
25.9%
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Nielson Stock Analysis

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View the Nielson stock analysis video on Amigobulls. Our analyst opinion covering the buy and sell arguments for NLSN stock is shown in the video.

Note: Amigobulls stock rating is our opinion based on the historical performance of the company's fundamentals. It is not indicative of the future performance of the stock.

Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares Stock Rating 3.4/5

We at Amigobulls use various financial measures including profit margins, revenue growth and dividends for NLSN stock analysis. We compare Nielson valuation with its sector peers to gauge relative attractiveness of NLSN stock. Nielson stock rating is our opinion about the business fundamentals of the company.

Should you buy NLSN stock?

  • Nielson's average operating margin of 18.6% was exceptional.
  • LTM Net margins were good at 6.5% for Nielson.
  • The company has an operating cash flow which is 6.2 times the net income.
  • The Nielson stock currently trades at a price to earnings ratio of 16. We rate this as a positive, compared to the industry average of 22.1.
  • Nielson's dividend yield of 4% is attractive.
  • The company has a good Free Cash Flow (FCF) margin of 25.9%.

Should you sell NLSN stock?

  • Nielson has a debt/equity ratio of  1.9, which is worse than the average in the Business Services sector.

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