Nielson Revenue, Profits - NLSN Annual Income Statement

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$29.87 $0.69 (2.26%) NLSN stock closing price Jul 20, 2018 (Closing)

Stock analysis based on fundamentals means looking at financial statements in addition to the Nielson stock price. In the income statement, an investor can look at important parameters like revenue or sales, gross profits, net profits, and EPS basic to gain deeper insights. The income statement for NLSN which shows a YOY revenue growth of 4.17% is specific to a period of time. Investors typically check YoY or QoQ revenue growth. Revenue for year 2017 is $6.57B and has increased from $6.31B 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. Also see Nielson assets and Nielson free cash flow for a complete valuation of NLSN stock.

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Nielson Revenues or Net Sales
Cost Of Goods Sold (COGS)2.77B2.61B2.54B2.62B2.4B2.28B2.24B2.13B2.02B2.06B
Nielson Gross Profit
Research & Development Expense----------
Selling General & Admin Expense1.94B1.96B1.97B2.01B1.93B1.86B1.97B1.71B1.59B1.73B
Income Before Depreciation Depletion Amortization1.87B1.75B1.67B1.66B1.37B1.47B1.32B1.29B1.2B1.02B
Depreciation Depletion Amortization640M603M574M573M510M520M529M558M1.08B595M
Non Operating Income-23M6M179M-168M-32M-131M-213M33M-72M10M
Interest Expense374M333M311M300M309M413M477M660M647M701M
Nielson Pretax Income
Provision for Income Taxes388M309M383M236M91M140M22M-46M-197M36M
Investment Gains Losses---3M-4M2M5M3M5M-22M-7M
Other Income----------
Income Before Extraordinaries & Disc Operations440M507M575M381M431M273M85M154M-428M-314M
Extraordinary Items & Discontinued Operations----305M-1M-22M-61M-275M
Nielson Profit/ Loss (Net Income)
Average Shares used to compute Diluted EPS358.05M362.17M370.96M384.37M380.92M366.31M357.5M279.65M273.91M-
Average Shares used to compute Basic EPS356.72M358.83M367M379.33M375.8M361.79M352.47M276.5M273.91M-
Income Before Nonrecurring Items756.6M502M943.8M939.45M739.73M704M563M211.4M-41.26M-
Income from Nonrecurring Items-327.6M--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 Items2.111.392.552.441.941.801.600.75-0.15-
Preferred Dividends Acc Pd----------
Dividends Common----------
Dividend Per Share Common1.331.211.090.950.720.
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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It is very helpful to read a report on Nielson stock analysis. An investor must check the following items in an income statement:

  • Revenue: This is the inflow that is generated from the sale of goods or services and is $6.57B for this year of 2017. Our Nielson revenue chart gives a clear visual representation of how the topline or sales growth has been. Investors often invest only in those companies where the revenue is growing at a steady rate.
  • Bottom line: This refers to the last line in a profit and loss statement and denotes the net profit or loss for a particular period. The figure currently stands at $429M for Nielson for 2017. This figure is arrived at after deducting all operating expenses, interest, and taxes from revenue.

The income statement is also called statement of revenue and expense. The NLSN financials along with Nielson historical stock prices provide a lot of details about the firm.

Nielson Income Statement - Key Financial Ratios

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