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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.03
VIAB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. VIAB: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VIAB' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.11 Max: N/A
Current: 0.03
Equity to Asset 0.19
VIAB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
88% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. VIAB: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VIAB' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.36 Max: 0.73
Current: 0.19
0.16
0.73
Interest Coverage 4.10
VIAB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
75% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.97 vs. VIAB: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VIAB' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 6.78 Max: 9.35
Current: 4.1
4.1
9.35
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.41
M-Score: -2.48
WACC vs ROIC
8.31%
12.27%
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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Operating margin (%) 20.23
VIAB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.23 vs. VIAB: 20.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VIAB' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.25  Med: 24.01 Max: 29.62
Current: 20.23
17.25
29.62
Net-margin (%) 11.52
VIAB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.38 vs. VIAB: 11.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VIAB' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.55  Med: 13.98 Max: 17.36
Current: 11.52
8.55
17.36
ROE (%) 36.88
VIAB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.86 vs. VIAB: 36.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
VIAB' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.21  Med: 25.19 Max: 53.66
Current: 36.88
17.21
53.66
ROA (%) 6.41
VIAB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. VIAB: 6.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VIAB' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.51  Med: 8.37 Max: 10.4
Current: 6.41
5.51
10.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 154.34
VIAB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.69 vs. VIAB: 154.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VIAB' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 154.34  Med: 250.42 Max: 294.58
Current: 154.34
154.34
294.58
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.00
VIAB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. VIAB: 4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VIAB' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 8.1 Max: 22.9
Current: 4
0
22.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 1.90
VIAB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. VIAB: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VIAB' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 9.5 Max: 49.1
Current: 1.9
0
49.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -9.40
VIAB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. VIAB: -9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VIAB' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.4  Med: 9.4 Max: 46.9
Current: -9.4
-9.4
46.9
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

VIAB Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 462,700 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 6,568 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 63,083 sh (New)
George Soros 100,000 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%)
Yacktman Focused Fund Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
George Soros 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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Q2 2016

VIAB Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 35,828 sh (New)
John Hussman 3,300 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 40,370 sh (New)
George Soros 7,200 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 113,600 sh (New)
John Rogers 3,055,954 sh (+34.64%)
Jeff Auxier 29,395 sh (+29.52%)
Jeremy Grantham 13,368 sh (+13.60%)
NWQ Managers 2,834,430 sh (+1.45%)
Robert Olstein 186,000 sh (unchged)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Scott Black Sold Out
Donald Yacktman 4,359,268 sh (-1.94%)
David Dreman 38,154 sh (-1.98%)
Yacktman Fund 3,500,000 sh (-2.78%)
Mario Gabelli 226,789 sh (-3.25%)
Murray Stahl 855,460 sh (-4.81%)
Richard Snow 193,865 sh (-21.40%)
Chuck Royce 93,500 sh (-49.73%)
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Q3 2016

VIAB Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jana Partners 2,764,768 sh (New)
Jim Simons 44,300 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 1,040,800 sh (+7685.76%)
Pioneer Investments 255,335 sh (+532.49%)
NWQ Managers 3,234,375 sh (+14.11%)
John Rogers 3,215,086 sh (+5.21%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 37,659 sh (+5.11%)
Robert Olstein 194,000 sh (+4.30%)
Mario Gabelli 236,329 sh (+4.21%)
Yacktman Fund 3,500,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 3,300 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 1,675,000 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Donald Yacktman 4,347,650 sh (-0.27%)
David Dreman 37,032 sh (-2.94%)
Murray Stahl 827,062 sh (-3.32%)
Jeff Auxier 28,195 sh (-4.08%)
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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.

Guru Investment Theses on Viacom Inc

John Rogers Comments on Viacom Inc. - Oct 21, 2016

In addition, media firm Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) declined -7.61% amidst its management shuffle. As you may know, the company ousted CEO Philippe Dauman in August and temporarily replaced him with Chief Operations Officer Tom Dooley. In late September, Dooley announced he was resigning, effective mid-November. Amidst the turbulence, the company declared a 50% cut in its quarterly dividend—a move we felt was prudent. Clearly in the short term the news from Viacom is unsettling, but we continue to believe in the company’s assets and competitive positioning long term.



From John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio)' Ariel Appreciation Fund third-quarter 2016 commentary.

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John Rogers Comments on Viacom - Aug 03, 2016

During the second quarter, we added media company Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) to Ariel Fund. While acknowledging investor concerns toward the cable business model stemming from changing media consumption patterns and technology platforms, we view Viacom as an underappreciated security in the market. Also a current holding in Ariel Appreciation Fund, we believe Viacom’s content will provide attractive economics regardless of the distribution medium.

From John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio)' Ariel Fund second quarter 2016 commentary.

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 11.21
VIAB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 19.26 vs. VIAB: 11.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
VIAB' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.7  Med: 15.21 Max: 25.26
Current: 11.21
5.7
25.26
Forward P/E 9.83
VIAB's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.34 vs. VIAB: 9.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 11.21
VIAB's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
76% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 19.26 vs. VIAB: 11.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
VIAB' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.86  Med: 15.01 Max: 25.26
Current: 11.21
5.86
25.26
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 14.50
VIAB's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
54% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.15 vs. VIAB: 14.50 )
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: 13.44 Max: 137.07
Current: 14.5
5.73
137.07
P/B 3.71
VIAB's P/B is ranked lower than
74% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. VIAB: 3.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VIAB' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.26  Med: 3.74 Max: 12.24
Current: 3.71
1.26
12.24
P/S 1.29
VIAB's P/S is ranked higher than
64% of the 492 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. VIAB: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VIAB' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 2.1 Max: 3.45
Current: 1.29
0.64
3.45
PFCF 13.47
VIAB's PFCF is ranked higher than
56% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.92 vs. VIAB: 13.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
VIAB' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.03  Med: 14.02 Max: 37.1
Current: 13.47
5.03
37.1
POCF 11.80
VIAB's POCF is ranked lower than
57% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.08 vs. VIAB: 11.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VIAB' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.52  Med: 12.86 Max: 24.04
Current: 11.8
4.52
24.04
EV-to-EBIT 10.98
VIAB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.16 vs. VIAB: 10.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VIAB' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.9  Med: 10.8 Max: 16.4
Current: 10.98
5.9
16.4
EV-to-EBITDA 3.82
VIAB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
90% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.25 vs. VIAB: 3.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VIAB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.2  Med: 4.5 Max: 8.6
Current: 3.82
2.2
8.6
PEG 2.00
VIAB's PEG is ranked higher than
50% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. VIAB: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
VIAB' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.18 Max: 2.18
Current: 2
0.29
2.18
Shiller P/E 10.83
VIAB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 23.39 vs. VIAB: 10.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VIAB' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.12  Med: 17.84 Max: 25.08
Current: 10.83
10.12
25.08
Current Ratio 1.23
VIAB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. VIAB: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VIAB' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.21 Max: 1.77
Current: 1.23
0.91
1.77
Quick Ratio 1.00
VIAB's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. VIAB: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VIAB' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.57
Current: 1
0.75
1.57
Days Inventory 44.48
VIAB's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
70% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.22 vs. VIAB: 44.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VIAB' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.15  Med: 42.76 Max: 45.08
Current: 44.48
33.15
45.08
Days Sales Outstanding 79.27
VIAB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
58% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 70.32 vs. VIAB: 79.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VIAB' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 56.68  Med: 74.19 Max: 81.19
Current: 79.27
56.68
81.19
Days Payable 24.74
VIAB's Days Payable is ranked lower than
71% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 54.38 vs. VIAB: 24.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
VIAB' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.97  Med: 21.83 Max: 26.89
Current: 24.74
10.97
26.89

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 3.85
VIAB's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
66% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. VIAB: 3.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
VIAB' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.71 Max: 4.18
Current: 3.85
0.38
4.18
Dividend Payout 0.39
VIAB's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
98% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. VIAB: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
VIAB' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.24 Max: 0.39
Current: 0.39
0.1
0.39
Dividend Growth (3y) 6.80
VIAB's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
50% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. VIAB: 6.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
VIAB' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 56.5
Current: 6.8
0
56.5
Forward Dividend Yield 2.15
VIAB's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
51% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. VIAB: 2.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.69
VIAB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
77% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. VIAB: 6.69 )
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: 0.66  Med: 2.97 Max: 7.27
Current: 6.69
0.66
7.27
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 4.00
VIAB's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -3.10 vs. VIAB: 4.00 )
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 Max: 0
Current: 4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 0.49
VIAB's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. VIAB: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
VIAB' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1 Max: 1.62
Current: 0.49
0.49
1.62
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.80
VIAB's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
85% of the 26 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. VIAB: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.62
VIAB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. VIAB: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VIAB' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.5
Current: 0.62
0.41
1.5
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.28
VIAB's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. VIAB: 1.28 )
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: 1.17 Max: 1.9
Current: 1.28
0.46
1.9
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 9.14
VIAB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. VIAB: 9.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VIAB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.1  Med: 9.3 Max: 17
Current: 9.14
6.1
17
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 20.31
VIAB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.39 vs. VIAB: 20.31 )
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: 11.7  Med: 19.5 Max: 45.7
Current: 20.31
11.7
45.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $12,488
EPS (TTM) $ 3.61
Beta1.74
Short Percentage of Float3.09%
52-Week Range $30.11 - 50.18
Shares Outstanding (Mil)396.81

Analyst Estimate

Sep17 Sep18 Sep19
Revenue (Mil $) 12,872 13,077 13,389
EPS ($) 3.92 4.09 4.25
EPS w/o NRI ($) 3.92 4.09 4.25
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
1.55%
Dividends Per Share ($) 1.04 0.85 0.85
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