Nielson Balance Sheet - Annual (NYSE:NLSN)

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$29.87 $0.69 (2.26%) NLSN stock closing price Jul 20, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of a company like Nielson involves checking the three financial statements of the company in detail, of which the balance sheet is one. Balance sheet items like cash at hand, total assets and liabilities helps one analyze a company and summarize the financial performance of the company like we have in our Nielson stock analysis. Annual results announcements include the release of all three financial statements, of which the balance sheet is one. The Nielson balance sheet for 2017 shows total assets of $16.87B. The company has a asset turnover ratio of 0.38. Also see: Nielson revenue and Nielson operating cash flow for the same year.

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Marketable Securities----------
Raw Materials----------
Work In Progress----------
Finished Goods----------
Notes Receivable----------
Other Current Assets346M297M316M505M374M278M266M219M195M-
Total Current Assets
Property Plant & Equipment1.49B1.3B1.27B1.38B1.28B1.31B1.29B1.16B1.04B-
Accumulated Depreciation1B825M780M846M716M747M681M562M447M-
Net Property Plant & Equipment
Investment & Advances----------
Other Non-Current Assets----------
Deferred Charges170M127M78M83M115M170M198M61M50M-
Deposits & Other Assets360M329M272M355M256M272M316M412M498M-
Total Assets
Notes Payable----------
Accounts Payable1.14B1.01B1.01B1.04B1.03B967M1.03B962M1B-
Current Portion Long-Term Debt84M188M310M397M148M355M144M94M107M-
Current Portion Capital Leases----------
Accrued Expenses----------
Income Taxes Payable111M97M42M62M55M56M80M99M82M-
Other Current Liabilities361M297M322M304M306M373M443M452M435M-
Total Current Liabilities
Deferred Taxes/Income1.44B1.18B1.07B1.03B864M1.01B996M942M1.07B-
Convertible Debt----------
Long-Term Debt8.36B7.74B7.03B6.47B6.49B6.23B6.62B8.46B8.55B-
Non-Current Capital Leases----------
Other Long-Term Liabilities934M930M887M955M832M621M556M520M551M-
Total Liabilities
Minority Interest----------
Preferred Stock----------
Common Stock Net32M32M32M32M32M30M30M22M22M-
Capital Surplus4.74B4.83B5.12B5.93B6.6B6.49B6.43B4.57B4.56B-
Retained Earnings411M456M341M-128M-512M-1.25B-1.53B-1.61B-1.74B-
Treasury Stock----------
Other Liabilities-742M-1.02B-865M-700M-309M-285M-291M-87M-34M-
Shareholders Equity4.44B4.29B4.63B5.13B5.81B4.98B4.64B2.9B2.81B-
Total Liabilities & Shareholders Equity16.87B15.73B15.3B15.38B15.53B14.59B14.5B14.43B14.6B-
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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The latest Nielson stock price, and Nielson historical stock prices show the stock price movement over time, and the Nielson PE ratio chart displays the PE ratio movement. Apart from stock price, one should also look at balance sheet items which mainly comprise of the following:

  • Assets: An asset is a resource that a corporation like Nielson owns and has monetary significance. NLSN assets grew from $15.73B in 2016 to $16.87B in 2017. Assets can be of two types: fixed assets like real estate, plant and machinery; and current assets which includes cash, accounts receivable etc. Tech stocks typically don't have too many assets.
  • Liabilities: The total liabilities of Nielson for the year 2017 total to $12.42B. Liabilities for a company like Nielson include bank loans, services which have been availed for which a settlement in the form of cash/ asset transfer needs to be done in future etc. A firm takes on such obligations to grow its business which in turn will generate future economic benefits for its business.

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