Nielson Revenue, Profits - NLSN Annual Income Statement

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$40.01 $0.46 (1.14%) NLSN stock closing price Aug 17, 2017 (Closing)

Looking at financial statements, along with the Nielson stock price, it's management, its economic moat, and industry competitors forms an important part of fundamental analysis. The income statement is a summary of the revenue, expenses and profitability (shown as Net Income) or lack of it. The income statement is generated for a specific period of time. The revenue increase of $6.31B for 2016 impacts the NLSN stock. Investors typically check year over year or quarter over quarter revenue growth. 2016 revenue is $6.31B and has increased from $6.17B year on year as is evident when you compare the latest figures in the latest Nielson profit and loss statement with those of the prior corresponding period. (See also:Nielson assets and Nielson free cash flow) Nielson revenue for 2016 is $6.31B. View revenue and profit details for latest and last 10 financial years.

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Nielson Net Sales or Revenues
Cost Of Goods Sold (COGS)2.61B2.54B2.62B2.4B2.28B2.24B2.13B2.02B2.06B
Nielson Gross Profit
Research & Development Expense---------
Selling General & Admin Expense1.96B1.97B2.01B1.93B1.86B1.97B1.71B1.59B1.73B
Income Before Depreciation Depletion Amortization1.75B1.67B1.66B1.37B1.47B1.32B1.29B1.2B1.02B
Depreciation Depletion Amortization603M574M573M510M520M529M558M1.08B595M
Non Operating Income6M179M-168M-32M-131M-213M33M-72M10M
Interest Expense333M311M300M309M413M477M660M647M701M
Nielson Pretax Income
Provision for Income Taxes309M383M236M91M140M22M-46M-197M36M
Minority Interest5M5M-3M-4M-2M2M2M-
Investment Gains Losses--3M-4M2M5M3M5M-22M-7M
Other Income---------
Income Before Extraordinaries & Disc Operations507M575M381M431M273M85M154M-428M-314M
Extraordinary Items & Discontinued Operations---305M-1M-22M-61M-275M
Nielson Net Income (Profit/Loss)
Average Shares used to compute Diluted EPS362.17M370.96M384.37M380.92M366.31M357.5M279.65M273.91M-
Average Shares used to compute Basic EPS358.83M367M379.33M375.8M361.79M352.47M276.5M273.91M-
Income Before Nonrecurring Items502M943.8M939.45M739.73M704M563M211.4M-41.26M-
Income from Nonrecurring Items--373.8M-555.45M-304.73M-431M-480M-59.4M-388.74M-
Nielson Earnings Per Share Basic Net
Nielson Earnings Per Share Diluted Net
EPS Diluted Before Nonrecurring Items1.392.552.441.941.801.600.75-0.15-
Preferred Dividends Acc Pd---------
Dividends Common---------
Dividend Per Share Common1.211.090.950.72-----
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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The key things to look for in an income statement while doing Nielson stock analysis are:
  • Top line: The word topline comes from the fact that the first line of an income statement refers to sales numbers. If you check you will find that NLSN stock has a topline or revenue of $6.31B for 2016 as per this Nielson revenue chart. Investors look for stocks with a growing top line.
  • Bottom line: The Bottomline or the net income figure is arrived at by deducting all expenses from the topline which in this case is $6.31B - other expenses = $502M for NLSN stock. An improving bottomline implies that the company is growing profits.
The income statement is also called statement of revenue and expense. The financials along with Nielson historical stock prices provides a lot of details about the firm. .

Nielson Income Statement - Key Financial Ratios

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