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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 : 5/10

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Cash to Debt 0.04
VIAB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. VIAB: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VIAB' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.10 Max: N/A
Current: 0.04
Equity to Asset 0.17
VIAB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
87% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. VIAB: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VIAB' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.42
Current: 0.17
0.11
0.42
Interest Coverage 5.56
VIAB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
69% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.55 vs. VIAB: 5.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VIAB' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.74  Med: 6.62 Max: 9.35
Current: 5.56
4.74
9.35
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.56
M-Score: -2.42
WACC vs ROIC
7.03%
17.70%
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 : 8/10

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Operating margin (%) 27.41
VIAB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.57 vs. VIAB: 27.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VIAB' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.25  Med: 24.37 Max: 29.62
Current: 27.41
17.25
29.62
Net-margin (%) 17.13
VIAB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.18 vs. VIAB: 17.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VIAB' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.55  Med: 14.08 Max: 17.36
Current: 17.13
8.55
17.36
ROE (%) 68.31
VIAB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.66 vs. VIAB: 68.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
VIAB' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.85  Med: 30.66 Max: 53.66
Current: 68.31
17.85
53.66
ROA (%) 10.03
VIAB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. VIAB: 10.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VIAB' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.51  Med: 8.64 Max: 18.74
Current: 10.03
5.51
18.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 231.94
VIAB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.72 vs. VIAB: 231.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VIAB' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 192.08  Med: 266.41 Max: 531.79
Current: 231.94
192.08
531.79
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.10
VIAB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. VIAB: 8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VIAB' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 8.15 Max: 22.5
Current: 8.1
0
22.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 8.70
VIAB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. VIAB: 8.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VIAB' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 9.80 Max: 49.1
Current: 8.7
0
49.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 2.80
VIAB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. VIAB: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VIAB' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.3  Med: 11.15 Max: 83.3
Current: 2.8
-12.3
83.3
» VIAB's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-08-04)


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

VIAB Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 80,000 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 12,033,011 sh (+80.37%)
Steven Cohen 833,100 sh (+48.74%)
Ray Dalio 161,624 sh (+37.15%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 1,350,000 sh (+35.00%)
David Dreman 36,832 sh (+22.83%)
Richard Snow 270,150 sh (+21.60%)
John Rogers 1,152,947 sh (+9.20%)
Jeff Auxier 29,770 sh (+9.07%)
Pioneer Investments 602,590 sh (+6.49%)
Robert Olstein 95,000 sh (+5.56%)
Yacktman Fund 4,730,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 3,000,000 sh (unchged)
Scott Black 151,153 sh (-0.42%)
Donald Yacktman 9,270,516 sh (-0.77%)
Murray Stahl 1,346,507 sh (-1.74%)
Chuck Royce 215,000 sh (-2.71%)
NWQ Managers 1,951,676 sh (-9.65%)
Mario Gabelli 189,495 sh (-21.42%)
Warren Buffett 5,646,721 sh (-31.68%)
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Q3 2015

VIAB Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Ray Dalio 565,245 sh (+249.73%)
Robert Olstein 178,000 sh (+87.37%)
John Rogers 1,879,832 sh (+63.05%)
NWQ Managers 2,725,548 sh (+39.65%)
Richard Snow 321,400 sh (+18.97%)
Pioneer Investments 666,028 sh (+10.53%)
David Dreman 40,244 sh (+9.26%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 1,350,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 4,730,000 sh (unchged)
NWQ Managers 57,500 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Murray Stahl 1,335,966 sh (-0.78%)
Jeff Auxier 29,395 sh (-1.26%)
Scott Black 147,088 sh (-2.69%)
Mario Gabelli 181,993 sh (-3.96%)
Donald Yacktman 8,307,450 sh (-10.39%)
Steven Cohen 697,400 sh (-16.29%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 2,200,000 sh (-26.67%)
Chuck Royce 85,000 sh (-60.47%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 8,070 sh (-99.93%)
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Q4 2015

VIAB Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 462,700 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 6,568 sh (New)
George Soros 100,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 63,083 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 157,000 sh (+84.71%)
Ray Dalio 664,091 sh (+17.49%)
John Rogers 1,957,027 sh (+4.11%)
NWQ Managers 2,835,076 sh (+4.02%)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 179,555 sh (-1.34%)
Richard Snow 301,824 sh (-6.09%)
David Dreman 35,632 sh (-11.46%)
Yacktman Fund 3,900,000 sh (-17.55%)
Jeff Auxier 22,795 sh (-22.45%)
Murray Stahl 1,001,772 sh (-25.02%)
Robert Olstein 133,000 sh (-25.28%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 870,000 sh (-35.56%)
Donald Yacktman 5,122,201 sh (-38.34%)
Scott Black 31,615 sh (-78.51%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 350,000 sh (-84.09%)
Steven Cohen 1,900 sh (-99.73%)
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Q1 2016

VIAB Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Lee Ainslie 62,270 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 11,768 sh (+79.17%)
Robert Olstein 186,000 sh (+39.85%)
Mario Gabelli 234,414 sh (+30.55%)
Chuck Royce 186,000 sh (+18.47%)
John Rogers 2,269,757 sh (+15.98%)
David Dreman 38,925 sh (+9.24%)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Yacktman Focused Fund Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 22,695 sh (-0.44%)
NWQ Managers 2,793,786 sh (-1.46%)
Scott Black 30,779 sh (-2.64%)
Yacktman Fund 3,600,000 sh (-7.69%)
Murray Stahl 898,674 sh (-10.29%)
Donald Yacktman 4,445,296 sh (-13.22%)
Richard Snow 246,634 sh (-18.29%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 223,600 sh (-74.30%)
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Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified
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Viacom Inc is an entertainment content company. It connects with audiences in 165 countries and territories and creates television programs, motion pictures, applications, games, consumer products, social media & other entertainment content.

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: 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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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 8.07
VIAB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
87% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 19.28 vs. VIAB: 8.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
VIAB' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.69  Med: 15.26 Max: 26.14
Current: 8.07
5.69
26.14
Forward P/E 7.78
VIAB's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.63 vs. VIAB: 7.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 8.07
VIAB's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
87% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 19.21 vs. VIAB: 8.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
VIAB' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.82  Med: 15.12 Max: 25.26
Current: 8.07
5.82
25.26
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 10.63
VIAB's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.62 vs. VIAB: 10.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
VIAB' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.73  Med: 11.88 Max: 141.94
Current: 10.63
5.73
141.94
P/B 4.57
VIAB's P/B is ranked lower than
82% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. VIAB: 4.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VIAB' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.26  Med: 3.72 Max: 12.24
Current: 4.57
1.26
12.24
P/S 1.37
VIAB's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. VIAB: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VIAB' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 2.12 Max: 3.45
Current: 1.37
0.64
3.45
PFCF 10.19
VIAB's PFCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.74 vs. VIAB: 10.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
VIAB' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.03  Med: 14.10 Max: 37.1
Current: 10.19
5.03
37.1
POCF 9.45
VIAB's POCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.26 vs. VIAB: 9.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VIAB' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.52  Med: 13.04 Max: 24.04
Current: 9.45
4.52
24.04
EV-to-EBIT 8.39
VIAB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.54 vs. VIAB: 8.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VIAB' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.9  Med: 10.80 Max: 16.4
Current: 8.39
5.9
16.4
EV-to-EBITDA 3.65
VIAB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
86% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.08 vs. VIAB: 3.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VIAB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.2  Med: 4.60 Max: 8.6
Current: 3.65
2.2
8.6
PEG 0.88
VIAB's PEG is ranked higher than
80% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. VIAB: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
VIAB' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 1.25 Max: 3.42
Current: 0.88
0.26
3.42
Shiller P/E 12.16
VIAB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
62% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.72 vs. VIAB: 12.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VIAB' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.15  Med: 20.32 Max: 25.3
Current: 12.16
10.15
25.3
Current Ratio 1.06
VIAB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. VIAB: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VIAB' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.16 Max: 1.77
Current: 1.06
0.82
1.77
Quick Ratio 0.88
VIAB's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. VIAB: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VIAB' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.57
Current: 0.88
0.59
1.57
Days Inventory 45.69
VIAB's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
70% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.45 vs. VIAB: 45.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VIAB' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.21  Med: 36.98 Max: 45.08
Current: 45.69
19.21
45.08
Days Sales Outstanding 78.16
VIAB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
56% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 69.62 vs. VIAB: 78.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VIAB' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 56.68  Med: 71.18 Max: 81.19
Current: 78.16
56.68
81.19
Days Payable 19.45
VIAB's Days Payable is ranked lower than
74% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 55.03 vs. VIAB: 19.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
VIAB' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.93  Med: 23.84 Max: 27.09
Current: 19.45
11.93
27.09

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 4.00
VIAB's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
71% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. VIAB: 4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
VIAB' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.67 Max: 4.18
Current: 4
0.38
4.18
Dividend Payout 0.29
VIAB's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
86% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. VIAB: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
VIAB' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.24 Max: 0.53
Current: 0.29
0.15
0.53
Dividend Growth (3y) 11.60
VIAB's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
68% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. VIAB: 11.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
VIAB' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 56.5
Current: 11.6
0
56.5
Forward Dividend Yield 4.12
VIAB's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
67% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. VIAB: 4.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 15.26
VIAB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
90% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. VIAB: 15.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
VIAB' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.45  Med: 6.37 Max: 15.94
Current: 15.26
1.45
15.94
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 7.70
VIAB's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -3.60 vs. VIAB: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
VIAB' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 5.40 Max: 0
Current: 7.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 0.54
VIAB's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. VIAB: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
VIAB' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.09 Max: 1.71
Current: 0.54
0.5
1.71
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.47
VIAB's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
89% of the 19 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. VIAB: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.65
VIAB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. VIAB: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VIAB' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.00 Max: 1.49
Current: 0.65
0.38
1.49
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.65
VIAB's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. VIAB: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
VIAB' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.25 Max: 2.26
Current: 0.65
0.46
2.26
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 11.91
VIAB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. VIAB: 11.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VIAB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.1  Med: 9.20 Max: 17
Current: 11.91
6.1
17
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 22.72
VIAB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.17 vs. VIAB: 22.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
VIAB' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.6  Med: 17.50 Max: 50
Current: 22.72
9.6
50

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $13,001
EPS (TTM) $ 5.57
Beta1.43
Short Percentage of Float3.93%
52-Week Range $30.11 - 66.33
Shares Outstanding (Mil)396.04

Analyst Estimate

Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19
Revenue (Mil $) 13,056 13,332 13,627 13,770
EPS ($) 4.78 4.96 5.21 4.65
EPS w/o NRI ($) 4.78 4.96 5.21 4.65
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
2.97%
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