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Subject:  Re: Short Term Debt Date:  2/1/1999  5:31 PM
Author:  Lifer1 Number:  12 of 55

This is what's left of $300 million that Nielsen borrowed and then gave to IMS Health (RX) as part of the spin off deal. This left NMR with the debt, and hopefully the cash flow to pay it off. Despite the debt, NMR is in a great position as the only major player in TV ratings. In addition, they have an alliance with NetRatings to measure Internet usage. They said recently that they are on schedule for a next month launch of Nielsen NetRatings Internet measurement panel. This is a potential new revenue source for NMR.
P.S. I am long NMR.
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