Nielson Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:NLSN)

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$31.08 $0.06 (0.19%) NLSN stock closing price Jul 13, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of NLSN requires an investor to check the cash flows for Nielson. Financials statements like the Nielson income statement and Nielson balance sheet show that the company has profits and debt, while the cash flow statement provides details of cash flow movments. Nielson had cash and cash equivalents of $754M at beginning of the year and $656M at year end for 2017. Nielson cash flow analysis tells whether or not the company has enough cash for its day to day activities, and for investing for future growth. The cash from operating activities for Nielson is $ 2017, which saw an increase from previous year.

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Net Income Cash Flow
440M507M575M381M736M273M86M132M-489M-589M
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow640M603M574M573M521M520M529M558M1.14B936M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities31M64M-38M-192M-48M-233M-97M35M22M70M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations-----290M--1M5M14M-19M
Other Adjustments Net199M122M68M331M-18M224M124M-187M-174M-81M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
1.31B1.3B1.18B1.09B901M784M641M543M517M317M
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-77M-67M-127M-163M-130M-132M-177M-178M-139M-224M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-776M-251M-216M-320M-314M-164M-118M-38M34M-215M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-383M-324M-238M-249M-243M-226M-191M-149M-122M-152M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
-1.24B-642M-581M-732M-687M-522M-486M-365M-227M-591M
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-119M-337M-565M-363M-11M-1.8B---65M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities394M737M648M-54M314M-232M-1.83B-161M247M167M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-5M-160M-116M280M-5M3M-6M-6M-345M272M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-474M-434M-408M-356M-265M---2M--
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-11M-54M-21M-92M50M-69M-212M-94M-173M-7M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
-215M-248M-462M-585M83M-298M-250M-263M-271M367M
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash43M-9M-52M-67M-21M5M-7M-8M28M-28M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
-98M397M84M-291M276M-31M-102M-93M47M65M
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year754M357M273M564M288M319M421M514M467M402M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End656M754M357M273M564M288M319M421M514M467M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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The statement of cash flows comprises of cash flow from financing, cash flow from operations and cash flow from investing activities. All the three can have an impact on the stock price. The Nielson stock price history and Nielson stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.

  • Nielson has cash of $656M on hand. A healthy amount of cash on hand is necessary for any company. Cash has an opportunity cost associated with it, and too much cash in bank may mean that the firm has no or limited growth plans. Hence its important to track the Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents along with the Nielson stock price.
  • The cash generated from the core business or operations was a positive at $1.31B for Nielson in the latest 2017. For an internet company, this would include all those activities which are involved in eventually selling advertisement space on its website or any online service.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: This includes buying/selling of land and equipment, acquisitions and mergers, sell-off, investment in other companies like buying bonds, stocks etc., and was $-1.24B for NLSN in last 2017 report.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: Financing activities include the cash that comes into a company in the form of loans or interest earned or shareholders money, as well as the cash that goes out. Nielson spent $-215M from financing activities, in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

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