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
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:VIA
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $15.28166 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 402,149,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $38.47
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $40.91
  • 52 Week Range: $36.25 - $49.00
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 10.46
  • P/E Growth: 0.73
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $13.17 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.16
  • Book Value: $13.44 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.83
  • Annual Dividend: $0.80
  • Dividend Yield: 2.1%
  • EBIDTA: $2.92 billion
  • Net Margins: 11.04%
  • Return on Equity: 30.89%
  • Return on Assets: 6.39%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 2.03%
  • Current Ratio: 1.35%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.11%
  • Average Volume: 108,627 shs.
  • Beta: 1.46
  • Short Ratio: 12.06

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 Thursday, August 3rd. Investors of record on Friday, September 15th will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Monday, October 2nd. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.11%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 14th. View Viacom's Dividend History.

How were Viacom's earnings last quarter?

Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIA) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $1.17 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.05 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $3.36 billion for the quarter. Viacom had a return on equity of 30.89% and a net margin of 11.04%. View Viacom's Earnings History.

When will Viacom make its next earnings announcement?

Viacom is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 8th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Viacom.

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

10 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for Viacom's shares. Their predictions range from $30.00 to $56.00. On average, they anticipate Viacom's share price to reach $42.86 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (0.79%), Gabelli Funds LLC (0.47%), FMR LLC (0.26%), Capital Research Global Investors (0.20%), Neuberger Berman Group LLC (0.13%) and Lumina Fund Management LLC (0.05%). 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 Neuberger Berman Group LLC, State Street Corp, Rhumbline Advisers, Bank of Montreal Can, California State Teachers Retirement System, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Northern Trust Corp 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital Research Global Investors, FMR LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, Lumina Fund Management LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp and Wells Fargo & Company MN. 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 $38.00.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Viacom (NASDAQ VIA)
Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  206 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  199 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  405
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, 5 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.30)
Consensus Price Target: $42.86 (12.78% 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 9/25/2015 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
8/3/20176/30/2017$1.05$1.17$3.36 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
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)
Next Dividend:10/2/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.80
Dividend Yield:2.11%
Payout Ratio:21.98% (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 logoCritical Survey: Viacom (VIA) & Its Competitors - September 25 at 10:28 AM logoViacom Inc. (VIA) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - September 23 at 10:48 PM logo‘Tomb Raider’ trailer featuring Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft debuts online - September 23 at 10:45 AM logoDarren Aronofsky’s “Mother!” is both a spectacular flop and the most memorable movie of 2017 - September 19 at 9:17 AM logoViacom (VIA) and Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA) Financial Analysis - September 15 at 2:46 PM logoCisco, Viacom Join To Build Versatile Video Network Foundation In North America - September 15 at 11:00 AM logoCritical Survey: DHX Media (DHXM) versus Viacom (VIA) - September 15 at 4:32 AM logoViacom (VIA) vs. Its Competitors Head-To-Head Comparison - September 14 at 6:04 PM logoReuters Lifestyle & Entertainment, September 13, 1500 GMT/1100 ET - September 13 at 3:52 PM logoCord-cutting is on the rise, and TV companies are taking note - September 13 at 3:52 PM logoViacom's Bakish Touts Coming of Entertainment Skinny Bundle - September 13 at 3:52 PM logoParamount replaces motion picture group president over the weekend - September 12 at 11:49 AM logoViacom (VIA) versus Cinedigm Corp (CIDM) Financial Analysis - September 12 at 6:36 AM logoComparing Viacom (VIA) and Eros International PLC (EROS) - September 10 at 2:38 PM logoBox Office: 'Despicable Me 3' Is Summer's First And Last $1 Billion Hit - September 10 at 9:22 AM
News IconUPDATE 1-Paramount has not received payment from Chinese studios -studio CEO - September 10 at 9:22 AM logoViacom’s Paramount Pictures Hasn’t Received Funds from Financing Deal with Chinese Partners - September 10 at 9:22 AM logoTwenty-First Century Fox (FOXA) versus Viacom (VIA) Critical Survey - September 8 at 9:04 AM logoCritical Survey: Viacom (VIA) vs. DHX Media (DHXM) - September 4 at 10:12 PM logoWhy Is Viacom (VIAB) Down 18.4% Since the Last Earnings Report? - September 4 at 3:29 PM logoViacom Inc. (VIA) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages - August 29 at 10:50 PM logoViacom, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : VIA-US : August 21, 2017 - August 23 at 1:29 PM logoHow Hollywood Goes Nuclear (War): Will They Do It Again? - August 23 at 1:29 PM logoViacom (VIAB) Slips to 52-Week Low: What's Taking it Down? - August 22 at 7:39 AM logoViacom Enters Oversold Territory - August 22 at 7:39 AM logo'The Hitman's Bodyguard' outdoes 'Logan Lucky' at box office - August 20 at 6:36 PM logoFinancial Partners Capital Management Llc Buys SPDR S&P 500, Viacom Inc, VanEck Vectors Oil ... - August 17 at 9:02 AM logoWhy Are Viacom's Share Classes Trading So Far Apart? - August 15 at 3:39 PM logo[$$] Class Actions Raise Awareness of 'Persistent Identifier' Risk - August 11 at 3:47 PM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Viacom Inc. - August 11 at 3:47 PM logoViacom's (NASDAQ:VIA) "Buy" Rating Reiterated at UBS AG - August 9 at 10:58 PM logoViacom: Solid Execution Vs. Remaining Challenges - August 7 at 10:25 AM logoKey Takeaways From Viacom's Fiscal Q3 Earnings - August 5 at 2:00 AM logoViacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIA) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - August 4 at 10:38 PM logoMarkets Right Now: Strong hiring report sends stocks higher - August 4 at 4:23 PM logoViacom shares tumble 13 pct on affiliate sales woes - August 4 at 3:55 PM
News IconViacom shares tumble 10 percent on affiliate sale woes - August 4 at 3:55 PM logoViacom's weak forecast shows need for merger: analysts - August 4 at 3:55 PM logoCable Companies: Is Cord Shaving The New Cord Cutting? - August 4 at 3:55 PM logoViacom shares tank almost 12% after CEO offers soft outlook - August 4 at 3:55 PM logoViacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIA) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.12 EPS - August 4 at 3:52 PM logoWhy Viacom, Inc. Shares Are Tumbling Today - August 4 at 2:03 PM logoMarkets Right Now: US stocks edge higher in midday trading - August 4 at 12:27 PM logo[$$] Viacom's Domestic Ad Revenue Declines - August 4 at 9:44 AM logo[$$] Viacom shares tumble on uncertain outlook - August 4 at 9:44 AM logoViacom sees weak affiliate sales, shares plummet - August 4 at 9:44 AM logoViacom Shares Are Being Pummeled - August 4 at 9:44 AM logoEarly movers: ADP, WCG, F, NWL, VIAB, PBPB, LLY, GPRO & more - August 4 at 9:44 AM logoViacom Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.20 (NASDAQ:VIA) - August 3 at 6:20 PM logoNick Cannon to Host Nickelodeon’s Lip Sync Battle Shorties - August 2 at 8:26 AM



Viacom (VIA) Chart for Monday, September, 25, 2017

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