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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 0.04
VIAB's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 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: 0.09 Max: N/A
Current: 0.04
Equity-to-Asset 0.19
VIAB's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
86% of the 413 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: 0.11  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.42
Current: 0.19
0.11
0.42
Interest Coverage 3.88
VIAB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
75% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 24.16 vs. VIAB: 3.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VIAB' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.88  Med: 6.45 Max: 9.35
Current: 3.88
3.88
9.35
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 2.43
Beneish M-Score: -2.49
WACC vs ROIC
8.62%
11.93%
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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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 18.91
VIAB's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
76% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.68 vs. VIAB: 18.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
VIAB' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.25  Med: 23.9 Max: 29.62
Current: 18.91
17.25
29.62
Net Margin % 10.94
VIAB's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
72% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.81 vs. VIAB: 10.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
VIAB' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.55  Med: 14.14 Max: 17.36
Current: 10.94
8.55
17.36
ROE % 33.92
VIAB's ROE % is ranked higher than
94% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.34 vs. VIAB: 33.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
VIAB' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.85  Med: 25.19 Max: 53.66
Current: 33.92
17.85
53.66
ROA % 6.11
VIAB's ROA % is ranked higher than
72% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. VIAB: 6.11 )
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: 6.11
5.51
10.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 135.46
VIAB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
89% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.88 vs. VIAB: 135.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
VIAB' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 135.46  Med: 242.62 Max: 295.64
Current: 135.46
135.46
295.64
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 4.00
VIAB's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
61% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. VIAB: 4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
VIAB' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 8.35 Max: 22.9
Current: 4
0
22.9
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 2.50
VIAB's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
55% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. VIAB: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
VIAB' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 11.15 Max: 47
Current: 2.5
0
47
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -9.40
VIAB's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
65% of the 254 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. VIAB: -9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
VIAB' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.4  Med: 11.15 Max: 46.9
Current: -9.4
-9.4
46.9
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Guru Trades

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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Q4 2016

VIAB Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Steven Cohen 1,472,800 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 723,820 sh (New)
John Hussman 103,300 sh (+3030.30%)
Jim Simons 1,147,000 sh (+2489.16%)
John Rogers 3,693,761 sh (+14.89%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,101,600 sh (+5.84%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 39,755 sh (+5.57%)
Yacktman Fund 3,500,000 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 194,000 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 14,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 1,875,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Jana Partners Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 28,045 sh (-0.53%)
Mario Gabelli 233,952 sh (-1.01%)
Donald Yacktman 4,278,238 sh (-1.60%)
David Dreman 33,254 sh (-10.20%)
NWQ Managers 2,857,432 sh (-11.65%)
Murray Stahl 619,308 sh (-25.12%)
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Q1 2017

VIAB Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 44,004 sh (+10.69%)
Yacktman Fund Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified    NAICS: 515210    SIC: 4841
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Traded in other countries:VIAB.Argentina, VCX.Germany, VIAB.Mexico,
Headquarter Location:USA
Viacom Inc is an entertainment content company. The Company produces and distributes television programming, motion pictures and other creative entertainment content. Its segments are Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment.

Viacom is a global media company with several leading cable network properties, including Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, Comedy Central, VH1, Country Music Television, and Spike TV. Viacom has also built several online properties on the strength of these brands. Viacom's Paramount Pictures produces original motion pictures and owns a library of 2,500 films, including the Godfather and Transformers series. Viacom was spun out of CBS at the end of 2005.

Guru Investment Theses on Viacom Inc

John Rogers Comments on Viacom - Apr 24, 2017

Some stocks in the portfolio performed quite well. Media company Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) leapt +33.44% as new CEO Bob Bakish began to implement his vision. In early February, as the company announced earnings per share of $1.04 versus the $ 0.83 consensus, Bakish introduced his five-point strategy. We especially like his decision to emphasize six flagship brands: BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., and Paramount. A week later he underscored this point when he asked the CEO of underperforming Paramount to step down. We think focusing on what matters most is smart—and especially important at a complex, intricate organization such as Viacom.



From John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio)' first quarter 2017 Ariel Fund shareholder letter.

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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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PE Ratio 12.82
VIAB's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 23.36 vs. VIAB: 12.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
VIAB' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.7  Med: 14.92 Max: 23
Current: 12.82
5.7
23
Forward PE Ratio 11.79
VIAB's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.73 vs. VIAB: 11.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 12.82
VIAB's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
71% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 23.00 vs. VIAB: 12.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
VIAB' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.86  Med: 14.52 Max: 23.77
Current: 12.82
5.86
23.77
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 13.67
VIAB's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
58% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.13 vs. VIAB: 13.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
VIAB' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.99  Med: 13.42 Max: 273.42
Current: 13.67
4.99
273.42
PB Ratio 3.97
VIAB's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. VIAB: 3.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
VIAB' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.26  Med: 3.74 Max: 12.24
Current: 3.97
1.26
12.24
PS Ratio 1.40
VIAB's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. VIAB: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
VIAB' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 2.05 Max: 3.11
Current: 1.4
0.64
3.11
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 12.17
VIAB's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
62% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.45 vs. VIAB: 12.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
VIAB' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.03  Med: 13.63 Max: 37.1
Current: 12.17
5.03
37.1
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 10.71
VIAB's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
54% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.74 vs. VIAB: 10.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
VIAB' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.52  Med: 12.49 Max: 24.04
Current: 10.71
4.52
24.04
EV-to-EBIT 12.08
VIAB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
92% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.31 vs. VIAB: 12.08 )
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: 15.3
Current: 12.08
5.9
15.3
EV-to-EBITDA 4.02
VIAB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
96% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.76 vs. VIAB: 4.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VIAB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.2  Med: 4.2 Max: 8.2
Current: 4.02
2.2
8.2
PEG Ratio 2.21
VIAB's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. VIAB: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
VIAB' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 1.42 Max: 3.84
Current: 2.21
0.26
3.84
Shiller PE Ratio 11.70
VIAB's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 26.43 vs. VIAB: 11.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
VIAB' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.1  Med: 13.47 Max: 25.01
Current: 11.7
10.1
25.01
Current Ratio 1.19
VIAB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. VIAB: 1.19 )
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: 1.19
0.82
1.77
Quick Ratio 0.97
VIAB's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. VIAB: 0.97 )
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: 0.97
0.59
1.57
Days Inventory 44.32
VIAB's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
71% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 13.50 vs. VIAB: 44.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VIAB' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.15  Med: 42.41 Max: 45.08
Current: 44.32
33.15
45.08
Days Sales Outstanding 90.11
VIAB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
64% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 68.06 vs. VIAB: 90.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VIAB' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 56.68  Med: 74.53 Max: 90.11
Current: 90.11
56.68
90.11
Days Payable 19.81
VIAB's Days Payable is ranked lower than
77% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 58.02 vs. VIAB: 19.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
VIAB' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.54  Med: 24.12 Max: 27.53
Current: 19.81
12.54
27.53

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield % 2.35
VIAB's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
52% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. VIAB: 2.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
VIAB' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.74 Max: 4.18
Current: 2.35
0.38
4.18
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.34
VIAB's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. VIAB: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
VIAB' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.24 Max: 0.39
Current: 0.34
0.22
0.39
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 6.80
VIAB's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
51% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. VIAB: 6.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
VIAB' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 16.3
Current: 6.8
0
16.3
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.88
VIAB's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
57% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. VIAB: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 4.10
VIAB's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
60% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. VIAB: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
VIAB' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 3.03 Max: 7.27
Current: 4.1
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 260 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -3.00 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: 2.7  Med: 5.4 Max: 0
Current: 4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.64
VIAB's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. VIAB: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
VIAB' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.06 Max: 1.74
Current: 0.64
0.51
1.74
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 0.81
VIAB's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
75% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. VIAB: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.68
VIAB's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. VIAB: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
VIAB' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.54
Current: 0.68
0.39
1.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 8.28
VIAB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
94% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.64 vs. VIAB: 8.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
VIAB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.6  Med: 9.3 Max: 17
Current: 8.28
6.6
17
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 14.08
VIAB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
60% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.41 vs. VIAB: 14.08 )
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: 10.6  Med: 16.2 Max: 50.5
Current: 14.08
10.6
50.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $12,658
EPS (TTM) $ 3.48
Beta1.78
Short Percentage of Float3.41%
52-Week Range $33.94 - 46.72
Shares Outstanding (Mil)396.90

Analyst Estimate

Sep17 Sep18 Sep19
Revenue (Mil $) 12,994 13,366 13,709
EPS ($) 3.76 4.16 4.61
EPS without NRI ($) 3.76 4.16 4.61
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
8.33%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.88 0.90 0.95
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