The share price of Nielsen Holdings plc [NYSE: NLSN] inclined by $20.09, presently trading at $20.79. The company’s shares saw 15.89% gains compared to the lowest price in the period of the last 52 weeks, set at $17.94 recorded on Dec 20, 2019. The last few days have been benevolent to the share price as NLSN jumped by +4.21% during the last week, even though the stock is still down by -0.24% compared to 0.84 of all time high it touched on 12/20/19. However, the stock had a poor performance during the past 3 months, roughly gaining 3.69%, while additionally dropping -11.98% during the last 12 months. Nielsen Holdings plc is said to have a 12-month price target set at $25.18. That means that the stock has a strong potential to acquire 4.39% increase from the current trading price.

Nielsen Holdings plc [NYSE:NLSN]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Its stock price has been found in the range of 17.94 to 27.57. This is compared to its latest closing price of $20.09.

Keep your eyes peeled for this company’s upcoming financial results publication, which is slated for Thu 27 Feb (In 67 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Nielsen Holdings plc [NLSN]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Nielsen Holdings plc [NLSN] sitting at +16.53 and its Gross Margin at +46.58, this company’s Net Margin is now -19.50%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 8.86, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached -4.60%. Its Return on Equity is -20.08, and its Return on Assets is -4.44. These metrics suggest that this Nielsen Holdings plc does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Nielsen Holdings plc [NLSN] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 294.59. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 74.66, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 55.25. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 2.69, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 290.83.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 8.57 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 4.79. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 2.32, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.51. Nielsen Holdings plc [NLSN] has a Price to Book Ratio of 2.91, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 7.84.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Nielsen Holdings plc [NLSN] earns $141,630 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 5.43 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.41. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 1.21 and its Current Ratio is 1.21. This company, considering these metrics, has a healthy ratio between its short-term liquid assets and its short-term liabilities, making it a less risky investment.

Nielsen Holdings plc [NLSN] has 355.78M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $7.40B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 17.94 to 27.57. At its current price, it has moved down by -24.59% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 15.89% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.91, which indicates that it is 2.35% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 60.16. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Nielsen Holdings plc [NLSN] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Nielsen Holdings plc [NLSN], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.