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Volume98,838 shs
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Market Capitalization$9.09 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield0.94%
Beta1.39

Competitors

Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) Vs. VRSK, EFX, EXPO, FCN, CBZ, and ICFI

Should you be buying NLSN stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "research & consulting services" are considered alternatives and competitors to Nielsen, including Verisk Analytics (VRSK), Equifax (EFX), Exponent (EXPO), FTI Consulting (FCN), CBIZ (CBZ), and ICF International (ICFI).

Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) and Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Dividends

Nielsen pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Verisk Analytics pays an annual dividend of $1.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Nielsen pays out 14.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Verisk Analytics pays out 26.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Nielsen has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Verisk Analytics has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Nielsen is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares Nielsen and Verisk Analytics' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Nielsen-2.38%22.28%3.45%
Verisk Analytics19.12%36.42%11.46%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

88.2% of Verisk Analytics shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Nielsen shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.6% of Verisk Analytics shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Nielsen has a beta of 1.39, suggesting that its stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Verisk Analytics has a beta of 0.67, suggesting that its stock price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Nielsen and Verisk Analytics' top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Nielsen$6.50 billion1.40$-415,000,000.00$1.6915.03
Verisk Analytics$2.61 billion11.29$449.90 million$4.3841.40

Verisk Analytics has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Nielsen. Nielsen is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Verisk Analytics, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Nielsen and Verisk Analytics, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Nielsen03602.67
Verisk Analytics04802.67

Nielsen currently has a consensus target price of $24.00, indicating a potential downside of 5.66%. Verisk Analytics has a consensus target price of $195.4545, indicating a potential upside of 7.23%. Given Verisk Analytics' higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Verisk Analytics is more favorable than Nielsen.

Summary

Verisk Analytics beats Nielsen on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) and Equifax (NYSE:EFX) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Dividends

Nielsen pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Equifax pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Nielsen pays out 14.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Equifax pays out 27.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Nielsen has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Equifax has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Nielsen is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares Nielsen and Equifax's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Nielsen-2.38%22.28%3.45%
Equifax11.29%29.20%9.34%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.5% of Equifax shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Nielsen shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Equifax shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Nielsen has a beta of 1.39, suggesting that its stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Equifax has a beta of 1.32, suggesting that its stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Nielsen and Equifax's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Nielsen$6.50 billion1.40$-415,000,000.00$1.6915.03
Equifax$3.51 billion6.43$-398,800,000.00$5.6232.97

Equifax has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Nielsen. Nielsen is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Equifax, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Nielsen and Equifax, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Nielsen03602.67
Equifax06802.57

Nielsen currently has a consensus target price of $24.00, indicating a potential downside of 5.66%. Equifax has a consensus target price of $182.1071, indicating a potential downside of 2.14%. Given Equifax's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Equifax is more favorable than Nielsen.

Summary

Equifax beats Nielsen on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) and Exponent (NASDAQ:EXPO) are both mid-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Dividends

Nielsen pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Exponent pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Nielsen pays out 14.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Exponent pays out 52.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Nielsen has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Exponent has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Nielsen is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares Nielsen and Exponent's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Nielsen-2.38%22.28%3.45%
Exponent19.63%23.66%15.24%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.3% of Exponent shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Nielsen shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of Exponent shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Nielsen has a beta of 1.39, suggesting that its stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Exponent has a beta of 0.32, suggesting that its stock price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Nielsen and Exponent's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Nielsen$6.50 billion1.40$-415,000,000.00$1.6915.03
Exponent$417.20 million12.57$82.46 million$1.5366.16

Exponent has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Nielsen. Nielsen is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Exponent, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Nielsen and Exponent, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Nielsen03602.67
Exponent01102.50

Nielsen currently has a consensus target price of $24.00, indicating a potential downside of 5.66%. Exponent has a consensus target price of $94.00, indicating a potential downside of 7.34%. Given Nielsen's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Nielsen is more favorable than Exponent.

Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) and FTI Consulting (NYSE:FCN) are both mid-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Nielsen and FTI Consulting's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Nielsen-2.38%22.28%3.45%
FTI Consulting7.56%13.27%7.18%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

97.3% of FTI Consulting shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Nielsen shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of FTI Consulting shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Nielsen has a beta of 1.39, suggesting that its stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FTI Consulting has a beta of 0.41, suggesting that its stock price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Nielsen and FTI Consulting's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Nielsen$6.50 billion1.40$-415,000,000.00$1.6915.03
FTI Consulting$2.35 billion2.13$216.73 million$5.8025.26

FTI Consulting has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Nielsen. Nielsen is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than FTI Consulting, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Nielsen and FTI Consulting, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Nielsen03602.67
FTI Consulting00103.00

Nielsen currently has a consensus target price of $24.00, indicating a potential downside of 5.66%. FTI Consulting has a consensus target price of $167.00, indicating a potential upside of 13.83%. Given FTI Consulting's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe FTI Consulting is more favorable than Nielsen.

Summary

FTI Consulting beats Nielsen on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) and CBIZ (NYSE:CBZ) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Nielsen and CBIZ's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Nielsen-2.38%22.28%3.45%
CBIZ8.08%11.27%5.27%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

86.4% of CBIZ shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Nielsen shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.4% of CBIZ shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Nielsen has a beta of 1.39, suggesting that its stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CBIZ has a beta of 0.58, suggesting that its stock price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Nielsen and CBIZ's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Nielsen$6.50 billion1.40$-415,000,000.00$1.6915.03
CBIZ$948.42 million1.90$70.71 million$1.2726.42

CBIZ has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Nielsen. Nielsen is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CBIZ, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Nielsen and CBIZ, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Nielsen03602.67
CBIZ0000N/A

Nielsen currently has a consensus target price of $24.00, indicating a potential downside of 5.66%. Given Nielsen's higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Nielsen is more favorable than CBIZ.

Summary

CBIZ beats Nielsen on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) and ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Dividends

Nielsen pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. ICF International pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Nielsen pays out 14.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. ICF International pays out 13.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Nielsen has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and ICF International has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Nielsen and ICF International's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Nielsen-2.38%22.28%3.45%
ICF International4.19%10.77%4.85%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

88.3% of ICF International shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Nielsen shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 4.3% of ICF International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Nielsen has a beta of 1.39, suggesting that its stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ICF International has a beta of 0.58, suggesting that its stock price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Nielsen and ICF International's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Nielsen$6.50 billion1.40$-415,000,000.00$1.6915.03
ICF International$1.48 billion1.17$68.94 million$4.1522.01

ICF International has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Nielsen. Nielsen is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ICF International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Nielsen and ICF International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Nielsen03602.67
ICF International00503.00

Nielsen currently has a consensus target price of $24.00, indicating a potential downside of 5.66%. ICF International has a consensus target price of $101.1250, indicating a potential upside of 10.72%. Given ICF International's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe ICF International is more favorable than Nielsen.

Summary

ICF International beats Nielsen on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.


Nielsen Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Verisk Analytics logo
VRSK
Verisk Analytics
1.7$181.34+1.2%$29.80 billion$2.61 billion58.12Increase in Short Interest
Equifax logo
EFX
Equifax
1.4$185.27+1.5%$22.89 billion$3.51 billion51.61Upcoming Earnings
Exponent logo
EXPO
Exponent
1.6$101.23+0.2%$5.23 billion$417.20 million67.49
FTI Consulting logo
FCN
FTI Consulting
1.6$146.48+0.6%$4.98 billion$2.35 billion30.08News Coverage
CBIZ logo
CBZ
CBIZ
1.3$33.55+1.0%$1.78 billion$948.42 million24.14
ICF International logo
ICFI
ICF International
2.1$91.35+1.3%$1.70 billion$1.48 billion28.37Insider Selling
Huron Consulting Group logo
HURN
Huron Consulting Group
1.7$55.05+2.7%$1.23 billion$965.47 million-275.24News Coverage
CRA International logo
CRAI
CRA International
1.8$73.90+2.4%$551.28 million$451.37 million26.21News Coverage
Gap Down
VSE logo
VSEC
VSE
1.7$43.59+2.6%$539.03 million$752.63 million435.94News Coverage
Franklin Covey logo
FC
Franklin Covey
1.4$29.52+0.6%$411.82 million$198.46 million-42.17
Mistras Group logo
MG
Mistras Group
0.9$11.48+2.2%$328.30 million$748.59 million-3.37
Acacia Research logo
ACTG
Acacia Research
0.9$5.96+6.4%$312.43 million$11.25 million49.67
Odyssey Marine Exploration logo
OMEX
Odyssey Marine Exploration
0.8$6.85+0.1%$86.37 million$3.10 million-4.63News Coverage
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