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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 0.12
VIA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. VIA: 0.12 )
VIA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.12

Equity to Asset 0.21
VIA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. VIA: 0.21 )
VIA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.21

0.21
0.42
Interest Coverage 8.20
VIA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
67% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. VIA: 8.20 )
VIA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.91   Max: 9999.99
Current: 8.2

4.91
9999.99
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 3.22
M-Score: -2.57
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 9/10

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Operating margin (%) 27.81
VIA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.12 vs. VIA: 27.81 )
VIA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 17.25   Max: 28.72
Current: 27.81

17.25
28.72
Net-margin (%) 17.36
VIA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.13 vs. VIA: 17.36 )
VIA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.65   Max: 17.36
Current: 17.36

3.65
17.36
ROE (%) 46.12
VIA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.53 vs. VIA: 46.12 )
VIA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.18   Max: 46.12
Current: 46.12

2.18
46.12
ROA (%) 10.05
VIA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.02 vs. VIA: 10.05 )
VIA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.59   Max: 10.05
Current: 10.05

1.59
10.05
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 241.11
VIA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 34.84 vs. VIA: 241.11 )
VIA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 181.36   Max: 309.36
Current: 241.11

181.36
309.36
Revenue Growth (%) 8.60
VIA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. VIA: 8.60 )
VIA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 22.9
Current: 8.6

0
22.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 11.70
VIA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. VIA: 11.70 )
VIA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 52.3
Current: 11.7

0
52.3
EPS Growth (%) 20.80
VIA's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. VIA: 20.80 )
VIA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.4   Max: 83.5
Current: 20.8

-12.4
83.5
» VIA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

VIA Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 57,850 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 3,449,242 sh (+2.36%)
Donald Yacktman Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Steven Cohen 18,907 sh (-80.83%)
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Q2 2013

VIA Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Joel Greenblatt 3,779 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 27,759 sh (+46.82%)
Jim Simons 61,850 sh (+6.91%)
Steven Cohen 550,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 3,440,089 sh (-0.27%)
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Q3 2013

VIA Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 9,401 sh (+148.77%)
Jim Simons 76,150 sh (+23.12%)
Mario Gabelli 3,449,345 sh (+0.27%)
Steven Cohen 500,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 7,400 sh (-73.34%)
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Q4 2013

VIA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 89,050 sh (+16.94%)
Mario Gabelli 3,468,436 sh (+0.55%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with VIA

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$79.31 - $87.54 $ 84.42%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 148.77%0.02%$68.12 - $84.65 $ 84.48%9401
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.01%$62.65 - $70.39 $ 84.426%3779
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.23%$54.27 - $66.45 $ 84.437%0
Donald Yacktman 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$54.27 - $66.45 $ 84.437%0
Donald Yacktman 2012-06-30 Reduce -13.65%$50 - $53.87 $ 84.464%18975
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 105.19%0.19%$51.94 - $55.53 $ 84.468%89571
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.24%$45.91 - $54.77 $ 84.466%43652
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -35.85%0.81%$45.86 - $53.2 $ 84.469%3802837
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Guru Investment Theses on Viacom Inc

Yacktman Funds Comments on Viacom - Mar 13, 2013

Viacom (VIA) produced strong free cash flow and the stock appreciated solidly last year, though the company struggled with ratings at networks like Nickelodeon and MTV. Viacom has recently stepped-up its investments in new programming which we believe will help results this year.

From Yacktman Funds 2012 annual letter.


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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 16.40
VIA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.10 vs. VIA: 16.40 )
VIA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.69   Max: 26.14
Current: 16.4

5.69
26.14
P/B 7.72
VIA's P/B is ranked lower than
62% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. VIA: 7.72 )
VIA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 8.08
Current: 7.72

1.26
8.08
P/S 2.97
VIA's P/S is ranked lower than
56% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. VIA: 2.97 )
VIA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 3.45
Current: 2.97

0.64
3.45
PFCF 15.35
VIA's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.29 vs. VIA: 15.35 )
VIA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.95   Max: 35.86
Current: 15.35

4.95
35.86
EV-to-EBIT 11.83
VIA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.13 vs. VIA: 11.83 )
VIA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.8   Max: 16.2
Current: 11.83

5.8
16.2
PEG 1.61
VIA's PEG is ranked higher than
74% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. VIA: 1.61 )
VIA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 2.68
Current: 1.61

0.72
2.68
Shiller P/E 25.06
VIA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
68% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 27.20 vs. VIA: 25.06 )
VIA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 16.77   Max: 26.2
Current: 25.06

16.77
26.2

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.42
VIA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
61% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. VIA: 1.42 )
VIA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.11
Current: 1.42

0.38
2.11
Dividend Payout 0.23
VIA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
79% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. VIA: 0.23 )
VIA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.23

0.15
0.66
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.40
VIA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
63% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. VIA: 1.40 )
VIA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.11
Current: 1.4

0.38
2.11
Share Buyback Rate 6.70
VIA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
97% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. VIA: 6.70 )
VIA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: 1.6
Current: 6.7

0
1.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 1.67
VIA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
62% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. VIA: 1.67 )
VIA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 1.74
Current: 1.67

0.89
1.74
Price/Median PS Value 1.39
VIA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. VIA: 1.39 )
VIA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 1.49
Current: 1.39

0.38
1.49
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.83
VIA's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. VIA: 1.83 )
VIA' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 2.4
Current: 1.83

0.75
2.4
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.50
VIA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. VIA: 8.50 )
VIA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 17.3
Current: 8.5

6.2
17.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.33
VIA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.26 vs. VIA: 12.33 )
VIA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 10.5   Max: 22.4
Current: 12.33

10.5
22.4

Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified
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Traded in other countries:VCX.Germany, VCXA.Germany
Viacom Inc. was organized in Delaware in 2005. The Company is a entertainment content Company that connects with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in more than 160 countries and territories. Viacom operates through two reporting segments: Media Networks, which includes MTV Networks ('MTVN') and BET Networks ('BETN'); and Filmed Entertainment. The Media Networks segment provides entertainment content for consumers in key demographics attractive to advertisers, content distributors and retailers. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces finances and distributes motion pictures and other entertainment content under the Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies brands. The Filmed Entertainment segment also continues to release certain pictures under the DreamWorks brand. It also acquires films for distribution and has distribution relationships with third parties. MTV Networks reaches over 640 million households in more than 160 countries worldwide via its approximately 170 channels and multiplatform properties, which include MTV: Music Television (r), VH1(r), CMT(r): Country Music Television (tm), Logo(r), Nickelodeon(r), Nick at Nite(r), Nick Jr. (r), TeenNick(r), COMEDY CENTRAL(r), Spike TV(r) and TV Land(r), among others. It produces and distributes television programming, motion pictures and other entertainment content under some of the world's best known entertainment brands, many of which are household names worldwide. MTV Networks and BET Networks compete for advertising revenue with other cable and broadcast television networks, online and mobile outlets, radio programming and print media. Its businesses are subject to and affected by regulations of U.S. federal, state and local governmental authorities, and its international operations are subject to laws and regulations of local countries and pan-national bodies such as the European Union.

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