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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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Cash to Debt 0.08
VIAB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 536 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. VIAB: 0.08 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.08

Equity to Asset 0.16
VIAB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
54% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. VIAB: 0.16 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 0.73
Current: 0.16

0.16
0.73
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.92
M-Score: -2.53
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 (%) 29.62
VIAB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 538 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.91 vs. VIAB: 29.62 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 17.25   Max: 29.62
Current: 29.62

17.25
29.62
Net-margin (%) 17.35
VIAB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 538 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.25 vs. VIAB: 17.35 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.61   Max: 17.36
Current: 17.35

3.61
17.36
ROE (%) 53.64
VIAB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 509 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.17 vs. VIAB: 53.64 )
VIAB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.01   Max: 53.66
Current: 53.64

2.01
53.66
ROA (%) 10.26
VIAB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. VIAB: 10.26 )
VIAB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.44   Max: 10.4
Current: 10.26

1.44
10.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 246.59
VIAB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 538 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 19.39 vs. VIAB: 246.59 )
VIAB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 205.37   Max: 413.21
Current: 246.59

205.37
413.21
Revenue Growth (%) 7.60
VIAB's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. VIAB: 7.60 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 22.5
Current: 7.6

0
22.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 9.50
VIAB's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. VIAB: 9.50 )
VIAB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 52.7
Current: 9.5

0
52.7
EPS Growth (%) 14.60
VIAB's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. VIAB: 14.60 )
VIAB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.4   Max: 83.5
Current: 14.6

-12.4
83.5
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

VIAB Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 518,900 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 51,400 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,035 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 53,609 sh (+232.79%)
Murray Stahl 1,860,145 sh (+1.24%)
Steven Cohen 500,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 4,730,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 12,550 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 3,000,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 7,607,200 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 100,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,130,200 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 4,865,365 sh (-0.15%)
Pioneer Investments 97,640 sh (-0.24%)
Donald Yacktman 9,432,671 sh (-0.46%)
Mario Gabelli 386,657 sh (-0.7%)
John Rogers 915,332 sh (-11.28%)
NWQ Managers 2,858,663 sh (-15.25%)
Scott Black 150,191 sh (-16.44%)
Steven Cohen 506,545 sh (-43.11%)
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Q1 2014

VIAB Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 6,000 sh (New)
John Hussman 250,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 5,012 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,386,037 sh (+173.63%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,130,200 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 12,550 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 4,730,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 7,607,200 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 250,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 3,000,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 97,470 sh (-0.17%)
Murray Stahl 1,853,575 sh (-0.35%)
Donald Yacktman 9,390,304 sh (-0.45%)
Scott Black 147,946 sh (-1.49%)
NWQ Managers 2,584,841 sh (-9.58%)
John Rogers 814,169 sh (-11.05%)
Mario Gabelli 333,488 sh (-13.75%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 4,001,195 sh (-17.76%)
Jeremy Grantham 23,700 sh (-55.79%)
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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%)
Jeff Auxier 12,550 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 7,607,200 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 3,000,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 294,800 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,130,200 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 4,730,000 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 9,352,815 sh (-0.4%)
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%)
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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%)
Warren Buffett 7,708,200 sh (+1.33%)
Donald Yacktman 9,378,152 sh (+0.27%)
Yacktman Fund 4,730,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 12,550 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 3,000,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Scott Black 114,098 sh (-0.15%)
NWQ Managers 1,917,860 sh (-6.22%)
Murray Stahl 1,676,102 sh (-6.5%)
Pioneer Investments 10,322 sh (-81.15%)
Steven Cohen 15,300 sh (-94.81%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with VIAB

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Hussman 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.33%$76.82 - $88.36 $ 73.71-10%0
NWQ Managers 2014-09-30 Reduce -6.22%0.11%$76.82 - $88.36 $ 73.71-10%1917860
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 New Buy0.05%$76.82 - $88.36 $ 73.71-10%77180
David Dreman 2014-09-30 New Buy0.02%$76.82 - $88.36 $ 73.71-10%3132
John Burbank 2014-09-30 New Buy$76.82 - $88.36 $ 73.71-10%2812
John Hussman 2014-06-30 Reduce -80%1.28%$81.94 - $87.85 $ 73.71-13%50000
NWQ Managers 2014-06-30 Reduce -20.88%0.4%$81.94 - $87.85 $ 73.71-13%2045135
Scott Black 2014-06-30 Reduce -22.76%0.32%$81.94 - $87.85 $ 73.71-13%114271
John Hussman 2014-03-31 New Buy1.6%$78.8 - $88.9 $ 73.71-13%250000
NWQ Managers 2014-03-31 Reduce -9.58%0.21%$78.8 - $88.9 $ 73.71-14%2584841
John Rogers 2014-03-31 Reduce -11.05%0.11%$78.8 - $88.9 $ 73.71-14%814169
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.11%$78.8 - $88.9 $ 73.71-14%0
NWQ Managers 2013-12-31 Reduce -15.25%0.41%$79.25 - $87.15 $ 73.71-11%2858663
Scott Black 2013-12-31 Reduce -16.44%0.28%$79.25 - $87.15 $ 73.71-11%150191
John Rogers 2013-12-31 Reduce -11.28%0.15%$79.25 - $87.15 $ 73.71-11%915332
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.11%$79.25 - $87.15 $ 73.71-11%51400
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 13.50
VIAB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
90% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 40.60 vs. VIAB: 13.50 )
VIAB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.69   Max: 26.14
Current: 13.5

5.69
26.14
P/B 8.39
VIAB's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. VIAB: 8.39 )
VIAB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 9.25
Current: 8.39

1.26
9.25
P/S 2.35
VIAB's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. VIAB: 2.35 )
VIAB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 3.42
Current: 2.35

0.64
3.42
PFCF 12.96
VIAB's PFCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 99.57 vs. VIAB: 12.96 )
VIAB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.95   Max: 35.86
Current: 12.96

4.95
35.86
EV-to-EBIT 10.46
VIAB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
89% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 24.90 vs. VIAB: 10.46 )
VIAB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 16.2
Current: 10.46

3.5
16.2
PEG 1.21
VIAB's PEG is ranked higher than
95% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VIAB: 1.21 )
VIAB' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 3.47
Current: 1.21

0.39
3.47
Shiller P/E 19.29
VIAB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VIAB: 19.29 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 16.83   Max: 26.12
Current: 19.29

16.83
26.12
Current Ratio 1.33
VIAB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. VIAB: 1.33 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 1.77
Current: 1.33

0.91
1.77
Quick Ratio 1.12
VIAB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. VIAB: 1.12 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 1.57
Current: 1.12

0.75
1.57

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.71
VIAB's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
54% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. VIAB: 1.71 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.11
Current: 1.71

0.38
2.11
Dividend Payout 0.23
VIAB's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
91% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VIAB: 0.23 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.29
Current: 0.23

0.22
0.29
Dividend growth (3y) 16.30
VIAB's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
86% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 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) 1.70
VIAB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
60% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. VIAB: 1.70 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.11
Current: 1.7

0.38
2.11
Share Buyback Rate 9.50
VIAB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
97% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 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
89% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. VIAB: 0.90 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 1.56
Current: 0.9

0.91
1.56
Price/Median PS Value 1.09
VIAB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. VIAB: 1.09 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 1.45
Current: 1.09

0.4
1.45
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.02
VIAB's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VIAB: 1.02 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 2.54
Current: 1.02

1.06
2.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.60
VIAB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
89% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. VIAB: 9.60 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 28.8
Current: 9.6

6.2
28.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 17.44
VIAB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
87% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.53 vs. VIAB: 17.44 )
VIAB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 8.9   Max: 34.9
Current: 17.44

8.9
34.9

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 an 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. The Company operates through two reporting segments: Media Networks, which includes MTV Networks and Filmed Entertainment. The Media Networks segment segment provides entertainment content and related branded 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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