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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 2.93
VIVEF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
55% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. VIVEF: 2.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VIVEF' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.54 Max: N/A
Current: 2.93
Equity to Asset 0.65
VIVEF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. VIVEF: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VIVEF' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.38 Max: 0.65
Current: 0.65
0.2
0.65
Interest Coverage 53.38
VIVEF's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
64% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 14.55 vs. VIVEF: 53.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VIVEF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.29  Med: 12.03 Max: N/A
Current: 53.38
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.40
WACC vs ROIC
5.34%
5.44%
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 : 5/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 19.35
VIVEF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.23 vs. VIVEF: 19.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VIVEF' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.97  Med: 15.46 Max: 20.69
Current: 19.35
-1.97
20.69
Net-margin (%) 25.66
VIVEF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.17 vs. VIVEF: 25.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VIVEF' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 9.78 Max: 47.02
Current: 25.66
0.57
47.02
ROE (%) 12.98
VIVEF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.66 vs. VIVEF: 12.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
VIVEF' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 11.57 Max: 23.68
Current: 12.98
0.87
23.68
ROA (%) 8.03
VIVEF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. VIVEF: 8.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VIVEF' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 4.90 Max: 11.17
Current: 8.03
0.28
11.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 199.38
VIVEF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.93 vs. VIVEF: 199.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VIVEF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.82  Med: 66.08 Max: 111.34
Current: 199.38
-9.82
111.34
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -29.30
VIVEF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. VIVEF: -29.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VIVEF' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -12.05 Max: 9.4
Current: -29.3
0
9.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -25.90
VIVEF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. VIVEF: -25.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VIVEF' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -13.80 Max: 40
Current: -25.9
0
40
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 62.00
VIVEF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. VIVEF: 62.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VIVEF' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -6.80 Max: 62
Current: 62
0
62
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Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Broadcasting - TV
Compare:MEX:TLEVISA CPO, LUX:7453 » details
Traded in other countries:VIV.France, VVU.Germany, VIV.Italy, VIV.Switzerland, 0IIF.UK,
Vivendi SA is a communications and entertainment company with activities in telecommunications, music, television and film, publishing, the Internet, and video games.

Vivendi SA is a limited liability company incorporated under French law, subject to French commercial company law and, in particular, the French Commercial Code on December 18, 1987. The Company provides telecommunications services and media entertainment. The Company operates companies in the areas of content, media, & telecommunication. It creates and publishes content for which it develops broadcast networks and distribution platforms. The Canal+ Group is an audiovisual group in France and engaged in providing premium and special-interest channels as well as provides collection and distribution of pay-TV offerings, in France and internationally, particularly in Africa, Poland and Vietnam. It also developed projects in free-to-air television. The Universal Music Group is a music company with three main operating divisions: recorded music, music publishing and merchandising. Its recorded music business features a rich content portfolio, a diverse range of labels in the markets and direct representation in approximately 60 countries across the globe; its Music publishing involves acquiring the rights to musical compositions and licensing those compositions for use in a variety of formats; and its merchandising works closely with new and established entertainment clients, creating products carefully tailored to each artist or brand and its Products are sold on live tours, via selected retail outlets and through web-based stores. The GVT is the alternative telecommunications operator for fixed ultra-high-speed broadband, fixed-line telecommunications and Pay-Tv in Brazil. It offers comprehensive and telecommunications services to markets ranging from large, mature sectors with cash-flow generation including; conventional telephony to high-growth sectors including; broadband, Pay-Tv using satellite and IPTV technology, Internet services and VoIP. The SFR is a telecommunication operator (mobile, broadband Internet and fixed telecommunications) in France.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 8.77
VIVEF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
86% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 20.14 vs. VIVEF: 8.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
VIVEF' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.49  Med: 7.90 Max: 772.73
Current: 8.77
4.49
772.73
Forward P/E 27.86
VIVEF's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
89% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.58 vs. VIVEF: 27.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 15.30
VIVEF's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
67% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 20.42 vs. VIVEF: 15.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
VIVEF' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.51  Med: 7.90 Max: 512
Current: 15.3
4.51
512
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 17.50
VIVEF's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
53% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 18.18 vs. VIVEF: 17.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
VIVEF' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.15  Med: 14.11 Max: 400.75
Current: 17.5
4.15
400.75
P/B 1.16
VIVEF's P/B is ranked higher than
67% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. VIVEF: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VIVEF' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.22 Max: 1.81
Current: 1.16
0.82
1.81
P/S 2.25
VIVEF's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. VIVEF: 2.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VIVEF' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.84 Max: 7.81
Current: 2.25
0.56
7.81
PFCF 497.22
VIVEF's PFCF is ranked lower than
99% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.30 vs. VIVEF: 497.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
VIVEF' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.88  Med: 8.52 Max: 532.22
Current: 497.22
3.88
532.22
POCF 85.65
VIVEF's POCF is ranked lower than
96% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 10.59 vs. VIVEF: 85.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VIVEF' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 7.29 Max: 114.46
Current: 85.65
2.1
114.46
EV-to-EBIT 8.04
VIVEF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.58 vs. VIVEF: 8.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VIVEF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -82.2  Med: 9.10 Max: 2161.6
Current: 8.04
-82.2
2161.6
EV-to-EBITDA 8.04
VIVEF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
65% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 10.83 vs. VIVEF: 8.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VIVEF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.8  Med: 8.80 Max: 409.5
Current: 8.04
-41.8
409.5
Shiller P/E 6.68
VIVEF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 19.65 vs. VIVEF: 6.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VIVEF' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.25  Med: 9.13 Max: 25.06
Current: 6.68
6.25
25.06
Current Ratio 1.48
VIVEF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. VIVEF: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VIVEF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.71 Max: 2.25
Current: 1.48
0.53
2.25
Quick Ratio 1.46
VIVEF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. VIVEF: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VIVEF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.67 Max: 2.23
Current: 1.46
0.51
2.23
Days Inventory 6.72
VIVEF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
63% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 18.47 vs. VIVEF: 6.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VIVEF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.43  Med: 16.21 Max: 20.62
Current: 6.72
6.43
20.62
Days Sales Outstanding 64.41
VIVEF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
53% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 67.40 vs. VIVEF: 64.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VIVEF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 81.74  Med: 85.25 Max: 94.99
Current: 64.41
81.74
94.99
Days Payable 283.81
VIVEF's Days Payable is ranked higher than
90% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 54.34 vs. VIVEF: 283.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
VIVEF' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 334.46  Med: 362.24 Max: 398.56
Current: 283.81
334.46
398.56

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 16.94
VIVEF's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
98% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. VIVEF: 16.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
VIVEF' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.98  Med: 5.51 Max: 23.97
Current: 16.94
1.98
23.97
Dividend Payout 2.63
VIVEF's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
96% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. VIVEF: 2.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
VIVEF' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 2.07 Max: 16.67
Current: 2.63
0.29
16.67
Dividend Growth (3y) 26.00
VIVEF's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
87% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. VIVEF: 26.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
VIVEF' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -9.30 Max: 63
Current: 26
0
63
Forward Dividend Yield 11.47
VIVEF's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
99% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. VIVEF: 11.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 18.89
VIVEF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
95% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. VIVEF: 18.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
VIVEF' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.21  Med: 6.14 Max: 26.73
Current: 18.89
2.21
26.73
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.50
VIVEF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: -3.50 vs. VIVEF: -0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
VIVEF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -89.5  Med: -2.30 Max: 0
Current: -0.5
-89.5
0

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 895.00
VIVEF's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
100% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.53 vs. VIVEF: 895.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
VIVEF' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.01  Med: 13.31 Max: 924
Current: 895
6.01
924
Price/Tangible Book 3.15
VIVEF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
57% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. VIVEF: 3.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
VIVEF' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.66  Med: 4.84 Max: 53.13
Current: 3.15
2.66
53.13
Price/Projected FCF 0.53
VIVEF's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. VIVEF: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
VIVEF' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.60 Max: 3.91
Current: 0.53
0.42
3.91
Price/Median PS Value 1.23
VIVEF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
61% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. VIVEF: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VIVEF' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.60 Max: 4.05
Current: 1.23
0.1
4.05
Price/Graham Number 1.46
VIVEF's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
58% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. VIVEF: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
VIVEF' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.51  Med: 2.72 Max: 8.5
Current: 1.46
1.51
8.5
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 12.40
VIVEF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. VIVEF: 12.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VIVEF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 10.40 Max: 19.2
Current: 12.4
1.6
19.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $11,952
EPS (TTM) $ 2.28
Beta0.87
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $18.35 - 27.59
Shares Outstanding (Mil)1,281.54

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 11,768 12,056 12,458
EPS ($) 0.61 0.69 0.77
EPS without NRI ($) 0.61 0.69 0.77
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
-12.15%
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