Nielsen Holdings plc [NYSE: NLSN] opened at $20.18 and closed at $20.19 a share within trading session on Dec 30, 2019. That means that the stock gained by 0.22% compared to the closing price from a day before, when the stock touched $20.24.

Between the start and the closing of the latest trading session, Nielsen Holdings plc [NYSE: NLSN] had 914287 shares being bought and sold. In the last three months, average trading volumes hovered around 3.50M shares. During the last week, volatility in the share price was set at 2.42%, which placed the metric for the last 30 days at 1.90%. The price of the stock additionally went down to $17.94 during that period and NLSN managed to take a rebound to $27.57 in the last 52 weeks.

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 $20.19.

Keep on the lookout for this organization’s next scheduled financial results, which are expected to be made public on Thu 27 Feb (In 59 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 $7.18B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 17.94 to 27.57. At its current price, it has moved down by -26.61% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 12.79% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.91, which indicates that it is 2.42% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 53.31. 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.