Nielson Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:NLSN)

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

For analyzing any company like Nielson from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. This report provides details about cash inflows and outflows due to the company's business and investment activities, and summarize cash outflows for a given quarter. For Nielson profits one has to check the income statement and for Nielson debt one has to check the balance sheet. Nielson cash flow analysis is possible because this statement breaks down how balance sheet accounts and income statement items affect cash and cash equivalents.  Nielson had cash and cash equivalents of $357M at the beginning of the quarter and $510M at quarter end for 2017-Q2.   Nielson has a negative cash and cash equivalents change of $-244M. View details of Nielson cash flows for latest & last 40 quarters.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec.2017 Q22017 Q12016 Q42016 Q32016 Q22016 Q12015 Q42015 Q32015 Q22015 Q1
Nielson Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow317M155M603M450M299M147M574M432M288M142M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-269M-205M64M-87M-251M-175M-38M-15M-175M-144M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net12M17M122M43M34M14M68M40M34M14M
Nielson Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-3M-17M-67M-83M-55M-28M-127M-100M-69M-33M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-581M-572M-251M-263M-252M-47M-216M-198M-197M-191M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----------
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-176M-97M-324M-245M-165M-81M-238M-206M-127M-67M
Nielson Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-68M-31M-337M-322M-275M-65M-565M-423M-266M-109M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities463M489M737M395M440M471M648M672M697M721M
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings96M-5M-160M193M221M-164M-116M-70M-72M-205M
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-232M-111M-434M-323M-212M-101M-408M-307M-192M-90M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-36M-13M-54M-33M-23M-11M-21M-16M-12M-3M
Nielson Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash27M14M-9M17M13M14M-52M-45M-30M-28M
Nielson Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year357M273M564M288M319M421M514M467M402M-
Cash & Equivalents at Year End510M451M754M446M346M432M357M358M331M343M
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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While Nielson stock price history provides the price history of a stock, Nielson stock comparison chart shows the same in comparison to peers, and cash flow statements provide cash position of the company. Common terms used in the statement of cash flows are:
  • Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents: Nielson cash grew QoQ to $206M, meaning the company is able to meet its expenditure and grow cash which will also eventually reflect in the Nielson stock price movement.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: Nielson reported a positive operating cash flow of $266M for 2017-Q2 and has seen an increase from the previous quarter. Operating cash flow or working capital comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Growth companies (typically most tech companies) spend heavily  on investing activities and this figure was negative at $-760M for NLSN stock. Sometimes a company might have a negative overall cash flow which may not be really bad if it is due to investment expenses. Hence it is important to check the cash flow from investment activities.
  • Cash flow from financing activities shows the flow of cash between Nielson and its owners and creditors and was $223M for 2017-Q2. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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