Viacom Company Profile (NASDAQ:VIA)

About Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA)

Viacom logoViacom Inc. offers global media brands that create television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, applications, games, consumer products, social media experiences and other entertainment content. As of September 30, 2016, the Company offered its services for audiences in more than 180 countries. The Company operates through two segments: Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. The Media Networks segment creates, acquires and distributes programming and other content for audiences The Media Networks segment provides entertainment content and related branded products for advertisers, content distributors and retailers. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, finances, acquires and distributes motion pictures, television programming and other entertainment content under the Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Paramount Animation, Insurge Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies, MTV Films and Paramount Television brands.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: Entertainment Production - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:VIA
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $16.47097 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 401,731,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $39.22
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $42.64
  • 52 Week Range: $36.25 - $50.40
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 13.49
  • P/E Growth: 0.72
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $12.91 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.27
  • Book Value: $11.80 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.46
  • Annual Dividend: $0.80
  • Dividend Yield: 2.0%
  • EBIDTA: $2.89 billion
  • Net Margins: 9.32%
  • Return on Equity: 32.00%
  • Return on Assets: 6.20%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 2.54%
  • Current Ratio: 1.44%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.18%
  • Average Volume: 113,073 shs.
  • Beta: 1.45
  • Short Ratio: 3.35

Frequently Asked Questions for Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA)

What is Viacom's stock symbol?

Viacom trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "VIA."

How often does Viacom pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Viacom?

Viacom announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, May 19th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 15th will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Monday, July 3rd. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 13th. View Viacom's Dividend History.

How were Viacom's earnings last quarter?

Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIA) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May, 4th. The company reported $0.79 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.20. The firm earned $3.26 billion during the quarter. Viacom had a return on equity of 32.00% and a net margin of 9.32%. View Viacom's Earnings History.

Where is Viacom's stock going? Where will Viacom's stock price be in 2017?

14 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for Viacom's shares. Their predictions range from $30.00 to $56.00. On average, they expect Viacom's share price to reach $43.33 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Viacom.

Who are some of Viacom's key competitors?

Who are Viacom's key executives?

Viacom's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Thomas J. May, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Robert M. Bakish, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Wade C. Davis, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Scott M. Mills, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
  • Christa D'Alimonte, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Keyes Hill-Edgar, Executive Vice President - Global Business Affairs
  • Doretha F. Lea, Executive Vice President - Global Government Affairs
  • Katherine Gill-Charest, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller
  • Dan Reich, Senior Vice President - Global Multiplatform Products
  • Sarah Levy, Chief Operating Officer - Global Entertainment Group

Who owns Viacom stock?

Viacom's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Aperio Group LLC (0.00%), Westbourne Investment Advisors Inc. (0.00%) and Bank of Montreal Can (0.00%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Viacom.

Who sold Viacom stock? Who is selling Viacom stock?

Viacom's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can and Westbourne Investment Advisors Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Viacom.

Who bought Viacom stock? Who is buying Viacom stock?

Viacom's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Aperio Group LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Viacom.

How do I buy Viacom stock?

Shares of Viacom can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Viacom's stock price today?

One share of Viacom stock can currently be purchased for approximately $40.80.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Viacom (NASDAQ VIA)
Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (  )
Outperform Votes:  183 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  181 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  364
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Viacom and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 8 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.29)
Consensus Price Target: $43.33 (6.21% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/19/2017Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingOutperformMediumView Rating Details
4/14/2017Rosenblatt SecuritiesReiterated RatingNeutral$45.00N/AView Rating Details
2/9/2017Drexel HamiltonUpgradeBuyN/AView Rating Details
12/15/2016WedbushDowngradeOutperform -> Neutral$46.00 -> $39.00N/AView Rating Details
12/13/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaDowngradeSector Perform -> Underperform$44.00 -> $30.00N/AView Rating Details
11/15/2016FBR & CoReiterated RatingOutperform -> Market Perform$56.00 -> $44.00N/AView Rating Details
11/10/2016Telsey Advisory GroupReiterated RatingMarket Perform$47.00 -> $42.00N/AView Rating Details
10/23/2016WunderlichReiterated RatingBuy$65.00 -> $56.00N/AView Rating Details
10/13/2016Wells Fargo & CompanyUpgradeMarket Underperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
10/13/2016Bank of America CorporationUpgradeUnderperform -> Buy$37.00 -> $44.00N/AView Rating Details
9/19/2016Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
9/13/2016Brean CapitalUpgradeHold -> Buy$44.00N/AView Rating Details
8/29/2016Loop CapitalReiterated RatingHold$46.00N/AView Rating Details
8/15/2016ArgusReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
6/16/2016BTIG ResearchUpgradeNeutral -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
5/1/2016Topeka Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$40.00 -> $41.00N/AView Rating Details
4/4/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
2/29/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweight$55.00 -> $48.00N/AView Rating Details
2/23/2016Atlantic SecuritiesReiterated RatingUnderweight$46.00 -> $26.00N/AView Rating Details
2/21/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHold$56.00 -> $38.00N/AView Rating Details
2/11/2016Societe GeneraleReiterated RatingBuy$55.00 -> $51.00N/AView Rating Details
2/11/2016NomuraReiterated RatingNeutral$58.00 -> $46.00N/AView Rating Details
11/13/2015GabelliReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
11/14/2015Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingOutperform$60.00 -> $65.00N/AView Rating Details
10/12/2015Pacific CrestReiterated RatingEqual WeightN/AView Rating Details
10/5/2015Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingNeutral$46.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 7/21/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA)
Earnings by Quarter for Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA)
Earnings History by Quarter for Viacom (NASDAQ VIA)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/4/20173/31/2017$0.59$0.79$3.26 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/12/2015Q415$1.55$1.54$3.91 billion$3.79 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/6/2015Q215$1.49$1.47$3.49 billion$3.06 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/29/2015Q1$1.27$1.29$3.34 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2014Q3$1.42$3.42 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/30/2014Q1$1.20ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/14/2013Q4$1.55ViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2013$0.96ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA)

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Current Dividend Information for Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA)
Most Recent Dividend:7/3/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.80
Dividend Yield:1.96%
Payout Ratio:26.40% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA)

Dividend History by Quarter for Viacom (NASDAQ VIA)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA)
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Headline Trends for Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA)
Latest Headlines for Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA)
DateHeadline logoCramer says these 2 deals are defenses against an increas... - July 19 at 9:06 PM logoDiscovery, Viacom Said to Be Eyeing Scripps - July 19 at 4:06 PM logoThe Battle of Cable's Also-Rans - July 19 at 4:06 PM logoScripps surges 16% on deal talk for the Food Network, HGTV operator - July 19 at 4:06 PM logoMTV is rebooting a TV show that hasn’t even ended yet - July 19 at 4:06 PM logoDiscovery and Scripps Reportedly in Merger Talks, Again - July 19 at 4:06 PM logoWhy a Discovery or Viacom Deal for Scripps Is Probable - July 19 at 4:06 PM logoCable TV Tries to Survive the Skinny Bundle World - July 19 at 4:06 PM logoScripps & Discovery: The Wrong Stuff? - July 19 at 4:06 PM logoScripps Said in Discussions With Discovery, Viacom - Presented by: The Aol. On Network - July 19 at 9:04 AM logoTyler Perry signs major new deal with Viacom and will develop shows for BET and other networks - July 14 at 9:59 PM logoETFs with exposure to Viacom, Inc. : July 14, 2017 - July 14 at 9:59 PM logoViacom Announces Multi-Year Content Partnership with Tyler Perry - July 14 at 4:55 PM logoBET's exit from D.C. results in 55 layoffs - July 13 at 11:17 AM logoViacom, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : VIA-US : July 12, 2017 - July 12 at 8:58 AM logoViacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIA) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts - July 10 at 10:28 PM logoViacom's Next Act - July 8 at 4:13 PM logoThis Chinese billionaire rode into town late last year looking like a Hollywood conqueror. What happened? - July 6 at 9:28 PM logoBox Office Top 20: Fireworks for 'Baby Driver,' 'Big Sick' - July 5 at 6:25 PM logo'Cult Of Chucky' Trailer Kicks Off A Horror-Filled Halloween - June 29 at 9:22 PM logo“Transformers: The Last Knight” Director Michael Bay Creates Special Virtual Reality Experience for Fans with ILMxLAB Team - June 29 at 4:12 PM logoViacom Takes First Big Step in Turnaround With Rebranding of Spike - June 29 at 4:12 PM logoViacom, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:VIA) : June 28, 2017 - June 29 at 7:48 AM logoViacom, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : VIA-US : June 27, 2017 - June 28 at 2:20 AM logoTrailer: Jackie Chan Vs Pierce Brosnan In 'The Foreigner' - June 26 at 3:28 PM logoGoogle, CBS, Viacom Back Legal Shield for Gay Workers - June 26 at 3:28 PM logoNickelodeon Brings O-Town, Hillwood, Bikini Bottom, and More to Life at Comic-Con International: San Diego July 20-23, 2017 - June 26 at 3:28 PM logoBEYONCÉ, BRUNO MARS, CHANCE THE RAPPER and MIGOS Win Big at “BET AWARDS 17” - June 26 at 3:28 PM logoWhy Viacom Investors Won’t Stop Holding Their Breath - June 22 at 7:31 PM logoChina Box Office: 'Transformers' Nabs Huge $5.5M In Midnight Grosses - June 22 at 2:30 PM logo‘Transformers’ Sequel Off to Slow Start - June 22 at 2:30 PM logoNickelodeon’s Brand-New TV Special Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling Reunites Original Voice Cast to Reprise Roles - June 22 at 2:30 PM logoHead-To-Head Review: Viacom (VIA) vs. DTS (DTSI) - June 17 at 7:46 AM logoYieldBoost Viacom From 2.1% To 18.3% Using Options - June 17 at 7:04 AM logoHead to Head Contrast: Viacom (VIA) and DTS (DTSI) - June 16 at 8:16 AM logoBRIEF-Viacom Inc says formation of an Advanced Advertising Group - June 15 at 3:48 PM logoSchick® Hydro® Announces Exclusive Movie Partnership With Transformers: The Last Knight, Directed By Michael Bay, Featuring The Ultimate Alliance Of Technology That Transforms - June 15 at 3:48 PM logoViacom Boosts its Content Distribution Arm with Key Promotions and Hires - June 15 at 3:48 PM logoViacom, Inc. : VIA-US: Dividend Analysis : June 15th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : June 15, 2017 - June 15 at 3:48 PM logoNickelodeon’s New Animated Mystery Series, Welcome to the Wayne, Debuts Monday, July 24, at 5:30 p.m. (ET/PT) - June 15 at 3:48 PM logoViacom Marketing & Partner Solutions Forms Advanced Advertising Group - June 15 at 3:48 PM logoViacom unveils changes within its distribution and business development group - June 15 at 3:48 PM logoViacom Inc. (VIA) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts - June 13 at 10:50 PM logoViacom (VIAB) Down 3.2% Since Earnings Report: Can It Rebound? - June 8 at 3:38 PM logoIs Viacom (VIAB) a Great Stock for Value Investors? - June 8 at 3:38 PM logoNickelodeon and (RED) Introduce (SPONGEBOB)RED, a New Product Collaboration to Raise Money and Awareness for the Fight against AIDS - June 8 at 1:49 AM logoParamount launches new division to make movies with Viacom brands - June 8 at 1:49 AM logoChance the Rapper and New Edition to Be Honored at the 2017 “BET Awards” - June 7 at 12:41 AM logoViacom Inc. to Report Quarterly Financial Results on August 3, 2017 - June 7 at 12:41 AM logoViacom Announces the Pricing Terms of Its Cash Tender Offers for Certain Outstanding Debt Securities - June 2 at 9:03 PM



Viacom (VIA) Chart for Friday, July, 21, 2017

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