Nielsen N.V. (NLSN) financial statements (2021 and earlier)

Company profile

Business Address 85 BROAD STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10004
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)

12/31/2020
12/31/2019
12/31/2018
12/31/2017
12/31/2016
12/31/2015
ASSETS
Current Assets
Cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments610 524656754357
Cash and cash equivalents610 524656754357
Receivables1,154 1,1181,2801,1711,235
Other undisclosed current assets460 361346297316
Total current assets:2,224 2,0032,2822,2221,908
Noncurrent Assets
Operating lease, right-of-use asset378 
Property, plant and equipment447 468482471490
Intangible assets, net (including goodwill)10,510 12,01113,57212,58112,555
Goodwill6,040 6,9878,4957,8457,783
Intangible assets, net (excluding goodwill)4,470 5,0245,0774,7364,772
Deferred income tax assets281 
Other noncurrent assets295 364360329272
Defined benefit plan, assets for plan benefits2122
Other undisclosed noncurrent assets  33317010656
Total noncurrent assets:11,911 13,17614,58413,50813,395
TOTAL ASSETS:14,135 15,17916,86615,73015,303
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Liabilities
Current Liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities560 651691580520
Accounts payable232 288296238216
Accrued liabilities225 221221192214
Employee-related liabilities3 222 
Taxes payable42 761119742
Interest and dividends payable58 64615148
Deferred revenue370 
Debt293 10784188310
Restructuring reserve58 624367 
Deferred revenue and credits361297322
Other liabilities402 259247216230
Other undisclosed current liabilities231 578271246305
Total current liabilities:1,914 1,6571,6971,5941,687
Noncurrent Liabilities
Long-term debt and lease obligation, including:8,014 8,2808,3577,7387,028
Finance lease, liability84 
Capital lease obligations110118120111
Operating lease, liability358 
Other undisclosed long-term debt and lease obligation7,572 8,1708,2397,6186,917
Liabilities, other than long-term debt1,892 2,1992,3692,1051,961
Deferred tax liabilities, net1,1081,4351,1751,074
Deferred income tax liabilities953 
Liability, pension and other postretirement and postemployment benefits286     
Other liabilities653 1,091934930887
Other undisclosed noncurrent liabilities72     
Total noncurrent liabilities:9,978 10,47910,7269,8438,989
Total liabilities:11,892 12,13612,42311,43710,676
Stockholders' equity
Stockholders' equity attributable to parent2,051 2,8474,2454,1024,433
Common stock32 32323232
Additional paid in capital4,340 4,7204,7424,8255,119
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(1,105) (1,110)(940)(1,211)(1,059)
Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)(1,216) (795)411456341
Stockholders' equity attributable to noncontrolling interest192 196198191194
Total stockholders' equity:2,243 3,0434,4434,2934,627
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY:14,135 15,17916,86615,73015,303

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

12/31/2020
12/31/2019
12/31/2018
12/31/2017
12/31/2016
12/31/2015
Revenues6,290 6,5156,5726,3096,172
Cost of revenue(2,760) (2,805)(2,765)(2,607)(2,539)
Cost of goods and services sold(2,760) (2,805)   
Gross profit:3,530 3,7103,8073,7023,633
Operating expenses(2,880) (2,772)(2,582)(2,559)(2,540)
Other undisclosed operating loss(184) (1,413)   
Operating income (loss):466 (475)1,2251,1431,093
Nonoperating income (expense)(14) (5)(17)8206
Investment income, nonoperating2 8444
Foreign currency transaction loss, before tax(9) (16)(10)(6)(31)
Other nonoperating expense(14) (5)(17)  
Interest and debt expense(371) (394)(374)(333)(311)
Other undisclosed loss from continuing operations before equity method investments, income taxes(7) (8)(6)(2)(27)
Income (loss) from continuing operations before equity method investments, income taxes:74 (882)828816961
Loss from equity method investments     (3)
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes:74 (882)828816958
Income tax expense (benefit)(67) 182(388)(309)(383)
Net income (loss):7 (700)440507575
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest(13) (12)(11)(5)(5)
Net income (loss) available to common stockholders, diluted:(6) (712)429502570

Comprehensive Income ($ in millions)

12/31/2020
12/31/2019
12/31/2018
12/31/2017
12/31/2016
12/31/2015
Net income (loss):7 (700)440507575
Other comprehensive income (loss)(100) (171)273(157)(290)
Comprehensive income (loss):(93) (871)713350285
Comprehensive income (loss), net of tax, attributable to noncontrolling interest(13) (11)(13) 3
Comprehensive income (loss), net of tax, attributable to parent:(106) (882)700350288

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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