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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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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.04
VIAB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
92% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 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
87% of the 419 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 352 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 23.91 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
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.48
M-Score: -2.49
WACC vs ROIC
10.35%
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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Operating margin (%) 18.91
VIAB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.83 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
71% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 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
93% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.98 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 439 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
88% of the 432 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
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.00
VIAB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 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: 8.35 Max: 22.9
Current: 4
0
22.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 2.50
VIAB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. VIAB: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VIAB' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 11.15 Max: 47
Current: 2.5
0
47
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -9.40
VIAB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 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: 11.15 Max: 46.9
Current: -9.4
-9.4
46.9
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Guru Trades

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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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
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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Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified    NAICS: 515210    SIC: 4841
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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 company that creates compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, applications, games, consumer products, social media experiences and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 180 countries. It operates through two reporting segments: Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. The Media Networks segment provides entertainment content and related branded products for consumers in targeted demographics attractive to advertisers, content distributors and retailers. It creates, acquires and distributes programming and other content for its audiences across multiple platforms, which allows audiences to engage and interact with its content in a variety of ways: through cable and satellite distribution; through over-the-top services, such as subscription video-on-demand; on connected televisions, PCs, tablets, smartphones and other connected devices; using apps, browsers and other interfaces; and through a variety of social media platforms. The Company operates its media networks businesses through three brand groups: The Global Entertainment Group, The Nickelodeon Group and BET Networks reaching approximately 530 million households in more than 180 countries and more than 40 languages, via more than 250 locally programmed and operated television channels, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, SPIKE, BET, CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Channel 5 (in the United Kingdom), Logo, Nicktoons, TeenNick and Paramount Channel. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, finances, acquires and distributes motion pictures, television programming and other entertainment content under the Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Nickelodeon Movies, MTV Films and Paramount Television brands.

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) 13.73
VIAB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 44.50 vs. VIAB: 13.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
VIAB' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.7  Med: 15.07 Max: 23.72
Current: 13.73
5.7
23.72
Forward P/E 11.89
VIAB's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.92 vs. VIAB: 11.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 13.73
VIAB's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
70% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.58 vs. VIAB: 13.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
VIAB' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.86  Med: 14.7 Max: 23.86
Current: 13.73
5.86
23.86
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 14.61
VIAB's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
60% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.89 vs. VIAB: 14.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
VIAB' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.99  Med: 13.26 Max: 273.42
Current: 14.61
4.99
273.42
P/B 4.24
VIAB's P/B is ranked lower than
76% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. VIAB: 4.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VIAB' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.26  Med: 3.75 Max: 12.24
Current: 4.24
1.26
12.24
P/S 1.51
VIAB's P/S is ranked higher than
62% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. VIAB: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VIAB' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 2.07 Max: 3.11
Current: 1.51
0.64
3.11
PFCF 13.03
VIAB's PFCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.15 vs. VIAB: 13.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
VIAB' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.03  Med: 13.86 Max: 37.1
Current: 13.03
5.03
37.1
POCF 11.46
VIAB's POCF is ranked lower than
51% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.97 vs. VIAB: 11.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VIAB' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.52  Med: 12.72 Max: 24.04
Current: 11.46
4.52
24.04
EV-to-EBIT 12.65
VIAB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.73 vs. VIAB: 12.65 )
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: 15.7
Current: 12.65
5.9
15.7
EV-to-EBITDA 4.23
VIAB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
90% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.71 vs. VIAB: 4.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VIAB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.2  Med: 4.3 Max: 8.2
Current: 4.23
2.2
8.2
PEG 2.33
VIAB's PEG is ranked lower than
54% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. VIAB: 2.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
VIAB' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 1.38 Max: 3.7
Current: 2.33
0.26
3.7
Shiller P/E 12.67
VIAB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 28.61 vs. VIAB: 12.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VIAB' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.15  Med: 14.51 Max: 25.01
Current: 12.67
10.15
25.01
Current Ratio 1.19
VIAB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 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
71% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 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
70% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.70 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
66% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 70.32 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
76% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 54.38 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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Dividend Yield 2.68
VIAB's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
58% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. VIAB: 2.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
VIAB' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.72 Max: 4.18
Current: 2.68
0.38
4.18
Dividend Payout 0.34
VIAB's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
89% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. VIAB: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
VIAB' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.24 Max: 0.39
Current: 0.34
0.22
0.39
Dividend Growth (3y) 6.80
VIAB's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
52% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 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: 16.3
Current: 6.8
0
16.3
Forward Dividend Yield 1.79
VIAB's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
55% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. VIAB: 1.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.66
VIAB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
71% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. VIAB: 4.66 )
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: 2.99 Max: 7.27
Current: 4.66
0.66
7.27
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 4.00
VIAB's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 261 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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Price/Projected FCF 0.68
VIAB's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. VIAB: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
VIAB' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.05 Max: 1.74
Current: 0.68
0.51
1.74
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.87
VIAB's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
77% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. VIAB: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.72
VIAB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. VIAB: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VIAB' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.53
Current: 0.72
0.39
1.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.93
VIAB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. VIAB: 7.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VIAB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.4  Med: 9.3 Max: 17
Current: 7.93
6.4
17
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 13.55
VIAB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.46 vs. VIAB: 13.55 )
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: 16.4 Max: 50.5
Current: 13.55
10.6
50.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $12,658
EPS (TTM) $ 3.48
Beta1.78
Short Percentage of Float3.05%
52-Week Range $33.94 - 46.69
Shares Outstanding (Mil)396.90

Analyst Estimate

Sep17 Sep18 Sep19
Revenue (Mil $) 12,990 13,270 13,577
EPS ($) 3.76 4.19 4.39
EPS w/o NRI ($) 3.76 4.19 4.39
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
2.88%
Dividends Per Share ($) 0.83 0.85 0.90
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