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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.09
VIAB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. VIAB: 0.09 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.09

Equity to Asset 0.14
VIAB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
51% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. VIAB: 0.14 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.14

0.14
0.42
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.84
M-Score: -2.49
WACC vs ROIC
5.94%
18.32%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 29.12
VIAB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.43 vs. VIAB: 29.12 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 17.25   Max: 29.62
Current: 29.12

17.25
29.62
Net-margin (%) 16.83
VIAB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. VIAB: 16.83 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.65   Max: 17.36
Current: 16.83

3.65
17.36
ROE (%) 57.32
VIAB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.15 vs. VIAB: 57.32 )
VIAB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.01   Max: 53.66
Current: 57.32

2.01
53.66
ROA (%) 10.09
VIAB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. VIAB: 10.09 )
VIAB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.44   Max: 10.4
Current: 10.09

1.44
10.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 237.95
VIAB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.45 vs. VIAB: 237.95 )
VIAB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 215.59   Max: 399.81
Current: 237.95

215.59
399.81
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.60
VIAB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. VIAB: 7.60 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 22.9
Current: 7.6

0
22.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.50
VIAB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. VIAB: 9.50 )
VIAB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 52.3
Current: 9.5

0
52.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 14.60
VIAB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. VIAB: 14.60 )
VIAB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.4   Max: 83.5
Current: 14.6

-12.4
83.5
» VIAB's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

VIAB Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 10,896 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 4,070,917 sh (+1.74%)
Mario Gabelli 334,398 sh (+0.27%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,130,200 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 4,730,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 12,550 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 294,800 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 7,607,200 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 3,000,000 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 9,352,815 sh (-0.40%)
John Rogers 793,081 sh (-2.59%)
Murray Stahl 1,792,554 sh (-3.29%)
Louis Moore Bacon 4,710 sh (-6.03%)
NWQ Managers 2,045,135 sh (-20.88%)
Scott Black 114,271 sh (-22.76%)
Jeremy Grantham 14,707 sh (-37.95%)
Pioneer Investments 54,754 sh (-43.82%)
Chuck Royce 2,000 sh (-66.67%)
John Hussman 50,000 sh (-80.00%)
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Q3 2014

VIAB Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Burbank 2,812 sh (New)
David Dreman 3,132 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 77,180 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,327,500 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 5,175,737 sh (+27.14%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,832 sh (+17.77%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,326,710 sh (+17.39%)
Mario Gabelli 384,988 sh (+15.13%)
John Rogers 813,793 sh (+2.61%)
Donald Yacktman 9,378,152 sh (+0.27%)
Jeff Auxier 12,550 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 3,000,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 60,245 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 7,708,200 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 4,730,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Scott Black 114,098 sh (-0.15%)
NWQ Managers 1,917,860 sh (-6.22%)
Murray Stahl 1,676,102 sh (-6.50%)
Steven Cohen 15,300 sh (-94.81%)
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Q4 2014

VIAB Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Chuck Royce 160,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 28,153 sh (+119.40%)
Pioneer Investments 88,941 sh (+47.63%)
David Dreman 4,221 sh (+34.77%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 6,187,966 sh (+19.56%)
Warren Buffett 8,634,190 sh (+12.01%)
John Rogers 906,607 sh (+11.41%)
Scott Black 125,603 sh (+10.08%)
NWQ Managers 2,011,147 sh (+4.86%)
Donald Yacktman 9,394,477 sh (+0.17%)
Yacktman Fund 4,730,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros 170,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 3,000,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 12,500 sh (-0.40%)
Murray Stahl 1,484,167 sh (-11.45%)
Ray Dalio 55,788 sh (-27.72%)
Mario Gabelli 254,603 sh (-33.87%)
Jim Simons 864,600 sh (-34.87%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 619,030 sh (-53.34%)
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Q1 2015

VIAB Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Brian Rogers 1,000,000 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 6,671,438 sh (+7.81%)
Yacktman Fund 4,730,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 3,000,000 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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industry
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P/E(ttm) 13.10
VIAB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
93% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 63.50 vs. VIAB: 13.10 )
VIAB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.69   Max: 26.14
Current: 13.1

5.69
26.14
Forward P/E 10.67
VIAB's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VIAB: 10.67 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 12.90
VIAB's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
94% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 65.80 vs. VIAB: 12.90 )
VIAB' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.82   Max: 25.26
Current: 12.9

5.82
25.26
P/B 8.70
VIAB's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. VIAB: 8.70 )
VIAB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 9.4
Current: 8.7

1.26
9.4
P/S 2.19
VIAB's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. VIAB: 2.19 )
VIAB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 3.45
Current: 2.19

0.64
3.45
PFCF 14.00
VIAB's PFCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 122.00 vs. VIAB: 14.00 )
VIAB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.95   Max: 35.86
Current: 14

4.95
35.86
POCF 12.94
VIAB's POCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.70 vs. VIAB: 12.94 )
VIAB' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.43   Max: 24.05
Current: 12.94

4.43
24.05
EV-to-EBIT 10.16
VIAB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
92% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 29.55 vs. VIAB: 10.16 )
VIAB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.8   Max: 16.2
Current: 10.16

5.8
16.2
PEG 1.29
VIAB's PEG is ranked higher than
96% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VIAB: 1.29 )
VIAB' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 14.21
Current: 1.29

0.4
14.21
Shiller P/E 17.90
VIAB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VIAB: 17.90 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 16.5   Max: 26.12
Current: 17.9

16.5
26.12
Current Ratio 1.35
VIAB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 645 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. VIAB: 1.35 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 1.77
Current: 1.35

0.82
1.77
Quick Ratio 1.14
VIAB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. VIAB: 1.14 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 1.57
Current: 1.14

0.59
1.57
Days Inventory 42.02
VIAB's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
74% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 55.58 vs. VIAB: 42.02 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 19.8   Max: 45.08
Current: 42.02

19.8
45.08
Days Sales Outstanding 79.24
VIAB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 93.02 vs. VIAB: 79.24 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 56.68   Max: 81.19
Current: 79.24

56.68
81.19

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 1.87
VIAB's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
52% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. VIAB: 1.87 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.11
Current: 1.87

0.38
2.11
Dividend Payout 0.24
VIAB's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
92% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VIAB: 0.24 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.24

0.15
0.66
Dividend growth (3y) 16.30
VIAB's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
91% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. VIAB: 16.30 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 16.3
Current: 16.3

0
16.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.90
VIAB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
52% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. VIAB: 1.90 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.11
Current: 1.9

0.38
2.11
Share Buyback Rate 9.50
VIAB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. VIAB: 9.50 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: 1.6
Current: 9.5

0
1.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 0.90
VIAB's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
90% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.40 vs. VIAB: 0.90 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 1.5
Current: 0.9

0.87
1.5
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
VIAB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. VIAB: 1.00 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 1.46
Current: 1

0.37
1.46
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.70
VIAB's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VIAB: 0.70 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.23
Current: 0.7

0.45
2.23
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.60
VIAB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
91% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. VIAB: 9.60 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 17.2
Current: 9.6

6.2
17.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 26.14
VIAB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
91% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.59 vs. VIAB: 26.14 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 35.4
Current: 26.14

4.8
35.4

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16 Sep17
Revenue(Mil) 14,596 15,172 15,683
EPS($) 5.89 6.63 7.37
EPS without NRI($) 5.89 6.63 7.37

Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified
Compare:NWS, VIVHY, MSG, DISCA, LMCA » details
Traded in other countries:VCX.Germany, VCXA.Germany,
Viacom Inc was organized in Delaware in 2005. The Company is an entertainment content company that connects with audiences through television content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in more than 165 countries and territories. The Company operates through two reporting segments; Media Networks, which includes MTV Networks and Filmed Entertainment. The Media Networks segment provides entertainment content and related products for consumers in targeted demographics attractive to advertisers, content distributors and retailers. Media Networks operates its media networks businesses through four brand groups; Music & Logo, Nickelodeon, Entertainment and BET Networks. Its operated TV channels include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, Comedy Central, TV Land, SPIKE, Tr3s, Paramount Channel and VIVA & among others. The 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. The following brands, logos, trade names, trademarks and related trademark families are a few of those strongly identified with the product lines they represent and are significant assets of the Company: Viacom, MTV, MTV2, mtvU, VH1, VH1 Classic, CMT, Palladia, Logo, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, NickMom, Comedy Central, TV Land, SPIKE, BET Networks, BET, CENTRIC, BET Gospel, BET Hip Hop, BET.com, BET Mobile, Tr3s, VIVA, Paramount Channel, Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, Nickelodeon Movies, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television and other domestic and international program services and digital properties. 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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