Nielsen Reports Increased Revenues Following Arbitron Acquisition
February 13, 2014
Nielsen Holdings N.V. has reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2014, its first entire fiscal year report following the acquisition of Arbitron (now Nielsen Audio). The company's Q4 revenue grew by 11.8 percent to $1.6 billion, or excluding the impact of Arbitron, revenue was up 2.5 percent. Nielsen noted that "The fourth quarter marked the first full quarter of Arbitron in our results. The integration is going smoothly and on track to deliver the anticipated benefits to clients and shareholders."
For the full 2013 year, revenue was up 5.5 percent to $5.7 billion. Excluding the Arbitron acquisition, revenue was up three percent in 2013.
"Nielsen’s fourth quarter results reflect solid momentum in both our Buy and Watch businesses as we continue to invest and drive value for our clients. I’m confident our steady and consistent growth will continue in 2014 and beyond, driving long-term shareholder value," said Nielsen CEO Mitch Barns.