Nielson Balance Sheet - Quarterly (NYSE:NLSN)

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$33.11 $0.57 (1.69%) NLSN stock closing price Feb 20, 2018 (Closing)

A thorough fundamental analysis involves using data from Nielson balance sheet, apart from other financial statements, to value the business. 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 balance sheet as at the end of 2017 Q4 indicates an asset turnover ratio of 0.42 and debt to equity ratio of 1.9. Also check Nielson revenue and Nielson operating cash flow for the same period.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q42015 Q3
Cash656M662M510M451M754M446M346M432M357M358M
Marketable Securities----------
Receivables1.28B1.28B1.37B1.29B1.17B1.24B1.31B1.24B1.24B1.16B
Inventory----------
Raw Materials----------
Work In Progress----------
Finished Goods----------
Notes Receivable----------
Other Current Assets346M328M340M363M297M365M376M383M316M585M
Total Current Assets
2.28B2.27B2.22B2.1B2.22B2.05B2.04B2.05B1.91B2.11B
Property Plant & Equipment1.49B---1.3B---1.27B-
Accumulated Depreciation1B---825M---780M-
Net Property Plant & Equipment
482M458M454M464M471M485M478M482M490M486M
Investment & Advances----------
Other Non-Current Assets----------
Deferred Charges170M131M133M133M127M96M97M93M78M73M
Intangibles13.57B13.39B13.35B13.3B12.58B12.8B12.83B12.69B12.56B12.24B
Deposits & Other Assets360M330M341M336M329M271M274M273M272M369M
Total Assets
16.87B16.59B16.49B16.33B15.73B15.7B15.72B15.59B15.3B15.28B
Notes Payable----------
Accounts Payable1.14B1.02B925M933M1.01B925M868M915M1.01B918M
Current Portion Long-Term Debt84M67M163M236M188M578M1.08B189M310M339M
Current Portion Capital Leases----------
Accrued Expenses----------
Income Taxes Payable111M198M135M102M97M207M148M84M42M199M
Other Current Liabilities361M328M352M364M297M301M324M316M322M299M
Total Current Liabilities
1.7B1.61B1.58B1.64B1.59B2.01B2.42B1.5B1.69B1.76B
Mortgages----------
Deferred Taxes/Income1.44B1.22B1.25B1.27B1.18B1.02B1.04B1.02B1.07B993M
Convertible Debt----------
Long-Term Debt8.36B8.38B8.36B8.18B7.74B7.38B6.93B7.47B7.03B7.11B
Non-Current Capital Leases----------
Other Long-Term Liabilities934M921M923M928M930M853M864M877M887M917M
Total Liabilities
12.42B12.13B12.1B12.02B11.44B11.27B11.25B10.88B10.68B10.78B
Minority Interest----------
Preferred Stock----------
Common Stock Net32M32M32M32M32M32M32M32M32M32M
Capital Surplus4.74B4.76B4.78B4.81B4.83B4.83B4.87B5.07B5.12B5.25B
Retained Earnings411M451M426M416M456M408M389M387M341M191M
Treasury Stock----------
Other Liabilities-742M-778M-851M-940M-1.02B-832M-818M-773M-865M-974M
Shareholders Equity4.44B4.46B4.39B4.32B4.29B4.44B4.47B4.71B4.63B4.5B
Total Liabilities & Shareholders Equity16.87B16.59B16.49B16.33B15.73B15.7B15.72B15.59B15.3B15.28B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Apart from balance sheet items, an investor would do well to keep track of the Nielson stock price by looking at Nielson historical stock prices. One can compare PE with industry average by looking at the Nielson PE ratio chart. The common balance sheet items are:

  • Assets: An asset is a resource that a corporation like Nielson owns and has economic value. The two major types of assets are: fixed assets like real estate, plant and machinery and current assets like cash, marketable securities and inventory. The total asset value for NLSN stock as of 2017 Q4 is $16.87B. Its easy to associate the term with manufacturing companies, which invest a lot in factories and equipment. However, the same cannot be said about tech stocks.
  • Liabilities: This item on the balance sheet implies the firm's, in this case Nielson's, legal obligations including loans, accounts payable, deferred revenue, accrued expenses and mortgages. The total liabilities for NLSN stock stand at $12.42B.

Nielson Balance Sheet - Key Ratios

Current ratio
1.35
Debt to equity ratio
1.9
Asset turnover ratio
0.42
Receivables turnover
5.15
Price to book ratio
2.69