Nielson Balance Sheet - Annual (NYSE:NLSN)

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$39.66 $0.35 (0.87%) NLSN stock closing price Aug 18, 2017 (Closing)

A balance sheet is one of the three key financial statements released by a publicly listed company like Nielson, and helps in stock analysis. All three financial statements should be used to measure the financial performance of the company, and should form a part of the Nielson stock analysis. Good quarterly results indicate a company's strong financial performance. Its important to check all financial statements including the balance sheet. Nielson revenue was $6.31B and Nielson operating cash flow was $1.3B for 2016. The balance sheet shows total liabilities of $11.44B and shareholders equity of $4.29B. View latest and last 10 year balance sheet data to check Nielson financial performance..

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Marketable Securities---------
Raw Materials---------
Work In Progress---------
Finished Goods---------
Notes Receivable---------
Other Current Assets297M316M505M374M278M266M219M195M-
Nielson Total Current Assets
Property Plant & Equipment1.3B1.27B1.38B1.28B1.31B1.29B1.16B1.04B-
Accumulated Depreciation825M780M846M716M747M681M562M447M-
Nielson Net Property Plant & Equipment
Investment & Advances---------
Other Non-Current Assets---------
Deferred Charges127M78M83M115M170M198M61M50M-
Deposits & Other Assets329M272M355M256M272M316M412M498M-
Nielson Total Assets
Notes Payable---------
Accounts Payable1.01B1.01B1.04B1.03B967M1.03B962M1B-
Current Portion Long-Term Debt188M310M397M148M355M144M94M107M-
Current Portion Capital Leases---------
Accrued Expenses---------
Income Taxes Payable97M42M62M55M56M80M99M82M-
Other Current Liabilities297M322M304M306M373M443M452M435M-
Nielson Total Current Liabilities
Deferred Taxes/Income1.18B1.07B1.03B864M1.01B996M942M1.07B-
Convertible Debt---------
Long-Term Debt7.74B7.03B6.47B6.49B6.23B6.62B8.46B8.55B-
Non-Current Capital Leases---------
Other Long-Term Liabilities930M887M955M832M621M556M520M551M-
Nielson Total Liabilities
Minority Interest---------
Preferred Stock---------
Common Stock Net32M32M32M32M30M30M22M22M-
Capital Surplus4.83B5.12B5.93B6.6B6.49B6.43B4.57B4.56B-
Retained Earnings456M341M-128M-512M-1.25B-1.53B-1.61B-1.74B-
Treasury Stock---------
Other Liabilities-1.02B-865M-700M-309M-285M-291M-87M-34M-
Nielson Shareholders Equity
Nielson Total Liabilities & Shareholders Equity
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Most investors just check the Nielson stock price, and Nielson historical stock prices before investing. While share price is an important factor, one should also look at financials and valuation metrics like the Nielson PE ratio chart. Below is a brief explanation of common balance sheet terms:
  • Assets: Anything that the Nielson company owns and is a part of its books. Assets can be of three types: fixed, current and other assets which includes intangibles, advances. Internet companies typically don't have a lot of assets as there is not much investment in say machinery, equipment etc. Nielson had total assets of $15.73B.
  • Liabilities or obligations comprise of current liabilities that include short term loans, amounts payable to suppliers, or any other outstanding payments including long term liabilities that take into account long term loans for funding large projects. The total liabilities for Nielson is $11.44B. Shareholders' equity comes under liabilities as it is money the company owes the holders of NLSN stock.

Nielson Balance Sheet - Key Ratios

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