NLSN - Nielsen Holdings plc

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
20.70
+0.16 (+0.78%)
At close: 4:01PM EST
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Previous Close20.54
Open20.62
Bid20.65 x 2200
Ask20.77 x 900
Day's Range20.48 - 20.71
52 Week Range17.94 - 28.50
Volume2,238,506
Avg. Volume3,102,326
Market Cap7.365B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.90
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-3.54
Earnings DateNov 7, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield1.11 (5.40%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-11-20
1y Target Est25.35
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    Nielsen Expands Analytic Relationship with General Mills, Inc.

    NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Nielsen (NLSN) announced details around its growing analytic relationship with General Mills, Inc. With this announcement, General Mills will advance its analytic cogency through Nielsen's new Connect platform within the U.S. and will expand its international service engagements within key global markets. For over a decade, through its Global Connect business, Nielsen has been a strategic ally to General Mills' business, providing data to increase visibility into current and emerging trends in the space. As the global consumer packaged goods (CPG) and retail landscape becomes increasingly competitive, fragmented and digital, Nielsen's strength in technology, comprehensive view into fast-growing markets such as the pet food category and leading insights on consumer consumption across the globe will support General Mills' global growth framework.

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  • Moody's

    Nielsen Holdings plc -- Moody's says Nielsen's planned separation of its Global Connect business is credit positive; ratings not immediately impacted

    Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") said Nielsen Holdings plc's Ba3 Corporate Family Rating (CFR), existing debt ratings and negative outlook are not immediately impacted by today's announcement that it intends to spin off its Global Connect business ("Connect") into a new publicly traded entity to Nielsen's shareholders. The spin-off is credit positive because: (i) Nielsen would be divesting a lower margin asset that has historically experienced flat to negative organic revenue growth trends (on a constant currency basis), though recent trends have demonstrated modest improvement; (ii) Nielsen reduced its quarterly cash dividend, which will improve its free cash flow generation for debt reduction (free cash flow defined as cash flow from operations less capex less dividends); and (iii) Connect plans to raise new debt upon separation, with proceeds to be distributed to Nielsen RemainCo, which it plans to use for debt repayment.

  • Nielsen (NLSN) Earnings & Revenues Beat Estimates in Q3
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  • Nielsen Plans Consumer Unit Spinoff After Elliott Pressure
    Bloomberg

    Nielsen Plans Consumer Unit Spinoff After Elliott Pressure

    (Bloomberg) -- Nielsen Holdings Plc said it plans to spin off its business that tracks consumer preferences into a separately listed company prompted by pressure from activist investor Elliott Management Corp.Nielsen will split into two public companies, one focusing on global media and the other on its connect business, it said in a statement Thursday. The global connect business will become a publicly traded company by way of distribution to existing Nielsen shareholders, which would be a tax-free process, according to the statement.The goal is to complete the transaction in nine to 12 months, Nielsen said. The stock fell 8.2% to $18.45 at 9:56 a.m. in New York trading.David Kenny, the current chief executive officer of Nielsen, will head the global media business, which focuses on data marketing and measurement and is the biggest of the two units. Nielsen has begun a search for the chief of the spun-off company, it said.The separation of businesses would allow Nielsen to sharpen its focus and serve the rapidly changing markets.“Fundamentally they’re two different businesses with different financial profiles,” Kenny said in a phone interview Thursday. “Our sense is that they’ll eventually have different investor bases.”The company has a total debt of about $8.5 billion, with more than half of it due in 2023, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Nielsen’s shares have fallen 25% in the year through Wednesday, giving the company a market value of $7.15 billion.Nielsen came under pressure last year from Elliott, the New York-based hedge fund run by billionaire Paul Singer. After Elliott pushed Nielsen to pursue a sale, the company drew interest from potential suitors including Blackstone Group Inc. and Carlyle Group LP, people familiar with the matter said at the time.“The separation will also unlock the substantial valuation upside of both businesses, which today trade at a meaningfully depressed level after a year of uncertainty,” Elliott said in a separate statement Thursday.Nielsen was working with JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Guggenheim Partners LLC to evaluate a sale or breakup among other strategic options.(Updates share price in third paragraph.)To contact the reporters on this story: Crystal Tse in New York at ctse44@bloomberg.net;Liana Baker in New York at lbaker75@bloomberg.net;Kiel Porter in Chicago at kporter17@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Liana Baker at lbaker75@bloomberg.net, Ben Scent, Adveith NairFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • PR Newswire

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  • Benzinga

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  • MarketWatch

    Nielsen stock surges after profit beat, dividend slashed 83% and spinoff plans announced

    Shares of Nielsen Holdings PLC surged 4.5% in premarket trading Thursday, after the media measurement company reported third-quarter earnings that topped expectations, but also said it was slashing its dividend by 83% and plans to spin off its Global Connect business to create two independent publicly traded companies. Nielsen swung to a net loss of $472 million, or $1.33 a share, from net income of $96 million, or 27 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding non-recurring items, such as a $1.00 billion charge to write down goodwill, adjusted EPS came to 51 cents, above the FactSet consensus of 42 cents. Revenue rose 1.0% to $1.62 billion, just above the FactSet consensus of $1.61 billion. The company cut its quarterly dividend to 6 cents a share from 35 cents, with the new dividend payable Dec. 5 to shareholders of record on Nov. 21. Based on Wednesday's stock closing price of $20.09, the implied dividend yield falls to 1.19% from 6.97%, which compares with the implied yield for the S&P 500 of 1.93%. Separately, the company said its spin-off plan, which will create two separate Global Media and Global Connect businesses, comes after the conclusion of a strategic review. The stock has tumbled 24.4% over the past 12 months through Wednesday, while the S&P 500 has gained 9.3%.

  • Nielsen To Separate Into Two Leading Global Companies
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    Nielsen To Separate Into Two Leading Global Companies

    NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Nielsen Holdings plc ("Nielsen" NYSE: NLSN) announced today the completion of its strategic review and its plan to spin-off the company's Global Connect business, creating two independent, publicly traded companies—the Global Media business and the Global Connect business—each of which will have sharper strategic focus and greater opportunity to leverage its unique competitive advantages. The strategic review was led by James Attwood, Chairman of Nielsen's Board of Directors. "Nielsen has two strong and global franchises—Global Media and Global Connect.

  • Nielsen Reports 3rd Quarter 2019 Results
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    Nielsen Reports 3rd Quarter 2019 Results

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    The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Edged Down in October

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