Nielson Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:NLSN)

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$32.52 $0.59 (1.78%) NLSN stock closing price Feb 21, 2018 (Closing)

The financial analysis of NLSN requires an investor to check the cash flows for Nielson. In simple terms, the cash flow statement measures the cash that has come into the company, and the cash that has gone out during a given period, while the other statements, the income statement and balance sheet, give details about Nielson profits and Nielson debt. Nielson had cash and cash equivalents of $754M at beginning of the quarter and $656M at quarter end of 2017 Q4. 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. NLSN decrease in investments stood at a value of $-1.24B for the latest quarter 2017 Q4.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec2017 Q42017 Q32017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q42015 Q3
Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow640M477M317M155M603M450M299M147M574M432M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities31M-49M-269M-205M64M-87M-251M-175M-38M-15M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net199M20M12M17M122M43M34M14M68M40M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-77M-27M-3M-17M-67M-83M-55M-28M-127M-100M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-776M-595M-581M-572M-251M-263M-252M-47M-216M-198M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-383M-266M-176M-97M-324M-245M-165M-81M-238M-206M
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-119M-96M-68M-31M-337M-322M-275M-65M-565M-423M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities394M456M463M489M737M395M440M471M648M672M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings-5M-5M96M-5M-160M193M221M-164M-116M-70M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-474M-353M-232M-111M-434M-323M-212M-101M-408M-307M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-11M-50M-36M-13M-54M-33M-23M-11M-21M-16M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash43M40M27M14M-9M17M13M14M-52M-45M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year754M357M273M564M288M319M421M514M467M402M
Cash & Equivalents at Year End656M662M510M451M754M446M346M432M357M358M
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.

  • Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents: A positive net change in cash and cash equivalents shows that Nielson is able to meet its expenditure and grow cash at hand which demonstrates the financial strength of the company's balance sheet. Also see - Nielson stock price movement.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Nielson gained $1.31B cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: Nielson used $-1.24B cash due to investment activities. It includes the use of cash outside of normal day to day activities like buying fixed assets, plant and machinery etc.
  • 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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