Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) financial statements (2023 and earlier)

Company profile

Business Address 675 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS
NEW YORK, NY 10010
State of Incorp.
Fiscal Year End December 31
SIC 7389 - Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified (benchmarking)
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Balance sheet (Statement of financial position) ($ in millions)

Current Assets
Cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments380610 524656754
Cash and cash equivalents380610 524656754
Receivables5171,154 1,1181,2801,171
Other undisclosed current assets243460 361346297
Total current assets:1,1402,224 2,0032,2822,222
Noncurrent Assets
Operating lease, right-of-use asset144378 
Property, plant and equipment273447 468482471
Intangible assets, net (including goodwill)9,06110,510 12,01113,57212,581
Goodwill5,5996,040 6,9878,4957,845
Intangible assets, net (excluding goodwill)3,4624,470 5,0245,0774,736
Deferred income tax assets55281 
Other noncurrent assets147295 364360329
Defined benefit plan, assets for plan benefits21
Other undisclosed noncurrent assets   333170106
Total noncurrent assets:9,68011,911 13,17614,58413,508
TOTAL ASSETS:10,82014,135 15,17916,86615,730
Current Liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities173560 651691580
Accounts payable29232 288296238
Accrued liabilities56225 221221192
Employee-related liabilities13 222
Taxes payable1342 7611197
Interest and dividends payable7458 646151
Deferred revenue131370 
Debt35293 10784188
Restructuring reserve 58 624367
Deferred revenue and credits361297
Other liabilities189402 259247216
Other undisclosed current liabilities129231 578271246
Total current liabilities:6571,914 1,6571,6971,594
Noncurrent Liabilities
Long-term debt and lease obligation, including:5,5918,014 8,2808,3577,738
Finance lease, liability4284 
Capital lease obligations110118120
Operating lease, liability126358 
Other undisclosed long-term debt and lease obligation5,4237,572 8,1708,2397,618
Liabilities, other than long-term debt1,0361,892 2,1992,3692,105
Deferred tax liabilities, net1,1081,4351,175
Deferred income tax liabilities561953 
Liability, pension and other postretirement and postemployment benefits86286    
Other liabilities389653 1,091934930
Other undisclosed noncurrent liabilities4072    
Total noncurrent liabilities:6,6679,978 10,47910,7269,843
Total liabilities:7,32411,892 12,13612,42311,437
Stockholders' equity
Stockholders' equity attributable to parent3,3142,051 2,8474,2454,102
Common stock3232 323232
Additional paid in capital4,2734,340 4,7204,7424,825
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(738)(1,105) (1,110)(940)(1,211)
Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)(253)(1,216) (795)411456
Stockholders' equity attributable to noncontrolling interest182192 196198191
Total stockholders' equity:3,4962,243 3,0434,4434,293
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY:10,82014,135 15,17916,86615,730

Income statement (P&L) ($ in millions)

Revenues3,5006,290 6,5156,5726,309
Cost of revenue(1,212)(2,760) (2,805)(2,765)(2,607)
Cost of goods and services sold(1,212)(2,760) (2,805)  
Gross profit:2,2883,530 3,7103,8073,702
Operating expenses(904)(2,880) (2,772)(2,582)(2,559)
Other undisclosed operating loss(512)(184) (1,413)  
Operating income (loss):872466 (475)1,2251,143
Nonoperating income (expense)(29)(14) (5)(17)8
Investment income, nonoperating 2 844
Foreign currency transaction loss, before tax(5)(9) (16)(10)(6)
Other nonoperating expense(24)(14) (5)(17) 
Interest and debt expense(5)(371) (394)(374)(333)
Other undisclosed loss from continuing operations before equity method investments, income taxes (7) (8)(6)(2)
Income (loss) from continuing operations before equity method investments, income taxes:83874 (882)828816
Other undisclosed loss from continuing operations before income taxes(280)     
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes:55874 (882)828816
Income tax expense (benefit)2(67) 182(388)(309)
Other undisclosed loss from continuing operations(1)     
Income (loss) from continuing operations:5597 (700)440507
Income from discontinued operations412     
Net income (loss):9717 (700)440507
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest(8)(13) (12)(11)(5)
Net income (loss) available to common stockholders, diluted:963(6) (712)429502

Comprehensive Income ($ in millions)

Net income (loss):9717 (700)440507
Other comprehensive income (loss)366(100) (171)273(157)
Comprehensive income (loss):1,337(93) (871)713350
Comprehensive loss, net of tax, attributable to noncontrolling interest(7)(13) (11)(13) 
Comprehensive income (loss), net of tax, attributable to parent:1,330(106) (882)700350

Statements sources

The financial statements are based on the company's filings with the The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) through the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system (EDGAR). The information is derived from the 10-K and 10-Q reports submitted to the SEC in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) format and presented according to the US GAAP Taxonomy. Please review the original filings for a more detailed information.

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