Viacom Company Profile (NASDAQ:VIAB)

About Viacom

Viacom logoViacom Inc. (Viacom) is an entertainment content company that connects with audiences in over 160 countries and territories and creates compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, applications, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content. The Company operates through two segments: Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. Viacom Media Networks' program services reached approximately 700 million households in over 160 countries. Viacom Media Networks operates the international extensions of the multimedia brands MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and BET, as well as certain program services. The Company's Filmed Entertainment segment produces, finances, acquires and distributes motion pictures and other entertainment content. under the Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies brands.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: Entertainment - Diversified
  • Sub-Industry: Movies & Entertainment
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: VIAB
  • CUSIP: 92553P20
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $36.50
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $37.03
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $40.90
  • 52-Week Range: $30.11 - $53.35
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 7.26
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 9.13
  • P/E Growth: -2.50
  • Market Cap: $14.95B
  • Outstanding Shares: 396,656,000
  • Beta: 1.33
  • Net Margins: 15.85%
  • Return on Equity: 46.74%
  • Return on Assets: 8.05%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 2.65%
  • Current Ratio: 0.99%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.82%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 20 Hold Ratings, 12 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.29)
Consensus Price Target: $43.68 (16.44% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/21/2016WunderlichLower Price TargetBuy$65.00 -> $56.00View Rating Details
10/17/2016WedbushUpgradeNeutral -> Outperform$40.00 -> $46.00View Rating Details
10/13/2016Bank of America Corp.UpgradeUnderperform -> Buy$37.00 -> $44.00View Rating Details
10/13/2016Wells Fargo & Co.UpgradeUnderperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
10/5/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingOutperform$42.00View Rating Details
9/30/2016Loop CapitalReiterated RatingHold$41.00 -> $39.00View Rating Details
9/26/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweight$48.00 -> $46.00View Rating Details
9/23/2016ArgusReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
9/22/2016MacquarieLower Price TargetNeutral$44.00 -> $35.00View Rating Details
9/22/2016Brean CapitalReiterated RatingBuy$44.00View Rating Details
9/22/2016FBR & CoReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
9/20/2016Jefferies GroupReiterated RatingBuy$49.00View Rating Details
9/19/2016Stifel NicolausDowngradeBuy -> Hold$49.00 -> $38.00View Rating Details
8/26/2016Telsey Advisory GroupDowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$51.00 -> $47.00View Rating Details
8/23/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$40.00View Rating Details
8/8/2016Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetHold$39.00 -> $35.00View Rating Details
8/5/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingSell$38.00View Rating Details
8/5/2016Pacific CrestReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
8/5/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingBuy$50.00View Rating Details
8/4/2016Pivotal ResearchDowngradeBuy -> Hold$52.00 -> $47.00View Rating Details
7/22/2016Atlantic SecuritiesUpgradeUnderweight -> NeutralView Rating Details
6/22/2016NomuraInitiated CoverageHoldView Rating Details
6/21/2016Moffett NathansonReiterated RatingNeutral$47.00View Rating Details
6/17/2016Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingUnderperformView Rating Details
6/17/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaUpgradeUnderperform -> Sector Perform$34.00 -> $45.00View Rating Details
6/16/2016BTIG ResearchUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$55.00View Rating Details
5/18/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$41.00View Rating Details
4/28/2016Topeka Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetHold$40.00 -> $41.00View Rating Details
4/11/2016Needham & Company LLCReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
4/4/2016HansonDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
2/11/2016Societe GeneraleLower Price TargetBuy$55.00 -> $51.00View Rating Details
2/10/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Lower Price Target$47.00 -> $37.00View Rating Details
2/10/2016Cowen and CompanyLower Price Target$57.00 -> $47.00View Rating Details
2/10/2016Credit Agricole SALower Price TargetBuy$70.00 -> $55.00View Rating Details
1/26/2016Barrington ResearchDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
1/14/2016Drexel HamiltonInitiated CoverageHold$45.00View Rating Details
8/24/2015Piper Jaffray Cos.DowngradeBuyView Rating Details
7/7/2015JBL AdvisorsInitiated CoverageMarket PerformView Rating Details
5/1/2015Maxim GroupLower Price TargetBuy$88.00 -> $82.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 10/21/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/4/2016Q316$1.01$1.05$3.01 billion$3.11 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q216$0.72$0.76$2.98 billion$3.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/9/2016Q116$1.19$1.18$3.26 billion$3.15 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/12/2015Q415$1.55$1.54$3.89 billion$3.79 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/6/2015Q315$1.47$1.47$3.25 billion$3.05 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q215$1.08$1.16$3.26 billion$3.08 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/29/2015Q115$1.33$1.29$3.46 billion$3.34 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/13/2014Q4$1.68$1.71$3.90 billion$3.99 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/6/2014Q314$1.44$1.42$3.56 billion$3.42 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2014Q214$1.05$1.08$3.20 billion$3.17 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/30/2014Q114$1.16$1.20$3.31 billion$3.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/14/2013Q413$1.45$1.55$3.60 billion$3.65 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/2/2013Q3 2013$1.29$1.29$3.58 billion$3.69 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2013Q2 2013$0.95$0.96$3.20 billion$3.14 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/31/2013Q1 2013$0.90$0.91$3.48 billion$3.31 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/15/2012Q412$1.17$1.21$3.44 billion$3.36 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2012$1.01$0.97ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2012$0.90$0.98ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2012$1.06$1.06ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.64 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.11 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20165$0.72$1.24$0.98
Q2 20164$0.72$1.47$0.92
Q3 20165$1.01$1.44$1.18
Q4 20165$0.65$0.88$0.74
Q1 20173$1.04$1.23$1.14
Q2 20173$0.72$0.99$0.86
Q3 20173$1.09$1.22$1.14
Q4 20173$0.73$0.90$0.84
Q1 20181$1.10$1.10$1.10
Q2 20181$0.79$0.79$0.79
Q3 20181$1.16$1.16$1.16
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB)
Annual Dividend:$0.80
Dividend Yield:2.13%
Payout Ratio:15.41% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
21.98% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
19.46% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.65%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 76.17%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
6/20/2016Michael D FricklasEVPSell10,800$45.29$489,132.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB)
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Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) Chart for Friday, October, 21, 2016

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