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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
91% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 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: 0.07 Max: 0.22
Current: 0.04
0.02
0.22
Equity-to-Asset 0.29
VIAB's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
80% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. VIAB: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
VIAB' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.42
Current: 0.29
0.11
0.42
Debt-to-Equity 1.56
VIAB's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
85% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. VIAB: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
VIAB' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.17 Max: 5.75
Current: 1.56
0.71
5.75
Debt-to-EBITDA 1.37
VIAB's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
62% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. VIAB: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
VIAB' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.84  Med: 1.28 Max: 1.63
Current: 1.37
0.84
1.63
Interest Coverage 4.11
VIAB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
72% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 19.35 vs. VIAB: 4.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VIAB' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.03  Med: 6.34 Max: 9.35
Current: 4.11
4.03
9.35
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 2.63
Beneish M-Score: -2.41
WACC vs ROIC
8.75%
14.53%
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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history
Operating Margin % 19.21
VIAB's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
80% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. VIAB: 19.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
VIAB' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.25  Med: 23.21 Max: 29.62
Current: 19.21
17.25
29.62
Net Margin % 15.49
VIAB's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
83% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. VIAB: 15.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
VIAB' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.55  Med: 14.2 Max: 17.36
Current: 15.49
8.55
17.36
ROE % 37.06
VIAB's ROE % is ranked higher than
95% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. VIAB: 37.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
VIAB' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.85  Med: 31.05 Max: 53.66
Current: 37.06
17.85
53.66
ROA % 8.66
VIAB's ROA % is ranked higher than
83% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. VIAB: 8.66 )
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: 8.66
5.51
10.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 132.47
VIAB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
90% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 13.73 vs. VIAB: 132.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
VIAB' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 132.47  Med: 242.62 Max: 295.64
Current: 132.47
132.47
295.64
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 1.90
VIAB's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
50% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. VIAB: 1.90 )
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: 8.1 Max: 22.9
Current: 1.9
0
22.9
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -1.30
VIAB's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
64% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. VIAB: -1.30 )
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 Max: 47
Current: -1.3
0
47
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -4.90
VIAB's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
65% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. VIAB: -4.90 )
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: 9.4 Max: 46.9
Current: -4.9
-9.4
46.9
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Guru Trades

Q1 2017

VIAB Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Leucadia National 11,397 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 339,534 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 330,946 sh (+41.46%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 44,004 sh (+10.69%)
Steven Cohen 1,541,917 sh (+4.69%)
Murray Stahl 626,011 sh (+1.08%)
Jeff Auxier 28,195 sh (+0.53%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 14,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
John Rogers 3,387,566 sh (-8.29%)
Robert Olstein 155,000 sh (-20.10%)
Joel Greenblatt 576,866 sh (-20.30%)
David Dreman 26,276 sh (-20.98%)
NWQ Managers 2,102,290 sh (-26.43%)
Jim Simons 30,200 sh (-97.37%)
Donald Yacktman 34,150 sh (-99.20%)
Jeremy Grantham 6,500 sh (-99.41%)
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Q2 2017

VIAB Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Jeremy Grantham 314,700 sh (+4741.54%)
Pioneer Investments 619,938 sh (+82.58%)
Robert Olstein 195,100 sh (+25.87%)
John Rogers 3,935,928 sh (+16.19%)
Joel Greenblatt 643,963 sh (+11.63%)
Mario Gabelli 361,446 sh (+9.22%)
Donald Yacktman 34,150 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 14,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 28,195 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Leucadia National Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
NWQ Managers 2,025,206 sh (-3.67%)
David Dreman 24,716 sh (-5.94%)
Murray Stahl 567,147 sh (-9.40%)
Steven Cohen 880,486 sh (-42.90%)
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Q3 2017

VIAB Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Ray Dalio 456,647 sh (New)
Sarah Ketterer 3,827,203 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 37,371 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 10,700 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 964,195 sh (+166.76%)
Robert Olstein 257,000 sh (+31.73%)
Joel Greenblatt 804,896 sh (+24.99%)
Donald Yacktman 34,150 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 14,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 7,200 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 28,095 sh (-0.35%)
David Dreman 22,738 sh (-8.00%)
Murray Stahl 517,562 sh (-8.74%)
NWQ Managers 1,765,243 sh (-12.84%)
John Rogers 2,641,575 sh (-32.89%)
Steven Cohen 18,434 sh (-97.91%)
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Q4 2017

VIAB Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Pioneer Investments 459,011 sh (New)
Jim Simons 542,500 sh (New)
John Paulson 1,000,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 231,827 sh (+1157.61%)
John Rogers 3,397,206 sh (+28.61%)
Mario Gabelli 1,204,838 sh (+24.96%)
NWQ Managers 2,097,710 sh (+18.83%)
Sarah Ketterer 4,462,334 sh (+16.60%)
Robert Olstein 288,935 sh (+12.43%)
Donald Yacktman 34,150 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 28,095 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 14,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 762,856 sh (-5.22%)
Murray Stahl 302,105 sh (-41.63%)
David Dreman 9,581 sh (-57.86%)
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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 Rogers 2017-12-31 Add 28.61%0.26%$23.27 - $32.23 $ 33.7424%3,397,206
NWQ Managers 2017-12-31 Add 18.83%0.15%$23.27 - $32.23 $ 33.7424%2,097,710
Mario Gabelli 2017-12-31 Add 24.96%0.05%$23.27 - $32.23 $ 33.7424%1,204,838
John Paulson 2017-12-31 New Buy0.6%$23.27 - $32.23 $ 33.7424%1,000,000
Joel Greenblatt 2017-12-31 Reduce -5.22%0.02%$23.27 - $32.23 $ 33.7424%762,856
Robert Olstein 2017-12-31 Add 12.43%0.12%$23.27 - $32.23 $ 33.7424%288,935
David Dreman 2017-12-31 Reduce -57.86%0.2%$23.27 - $32.23 $ 33.7424%9,581
John Rogers 2017-09-30 Reduce -32.89%0.51%$27.11 - $36.22 $ 33.749%2,641,575
NWQ Managers 2017-09-30 Reduce -12.84%0.12%$27.11 - $36.22 $ 33.749%1,765,243
Mario Gabelli 2017-09-30 Add 166.76%0.11%$27.11 - $36.22 $ 33.749%964,195
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Add 24.99%0.07%$27.11 - $36.22 $ 33.749%804,896
Robert Olstein 2017-09-30 Add 31.73%0.22%$27.11 - $36.22 $ 33.749%257,000
David Dreman 2017-09-30 Reduce -8.00%0.04%$27.11 - $36.22 $ 33.749%22,738
John Rogers 2017-06-30 Add 16.19%0.22%$33.65 - $46.62 $ 33.74-12%3,935,928
NWQ Managers 2017-06-30 Reduce -3.67%0.05%$33.65 - $46.62 $ 33.74-12%2,025,206
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 Add 11.63%0.03%$33.65 - $46.62 $ 33.74-12%643,963
Mario Gabelli 2017-06-30 Add 9.22%0.01%$33.65 - $46.62 $ 33.74-12%361,446
Robert Olstein 2017-06-30 Add 25.87%0.17%$33.65 - $46.62 $ 33.74-12%195,100
David Dreman 2017-06-30 Reduce -5.94%0.04%$33.65 - $46.62 $ 33.74-12%24,716
Leucadia National 2017-06-30 Sold Out 0.04%$33.65 - $46.62 $ 33.74-12%0
John Rogers 2017-03-31 Reduce -8.29%0.13%$35.9 - $46.62 $ 33.74-20%3,387,566
NWQ Managers 2017-03-31 Reduce -26.43%0.36%$35.9 - $46.62 $ 33.74-20%2,102,290
Joel Greenblatt 2017-03-31 Reduce -20.30%0.07%$35.9 - $46.62 $ 33.74-20%576,866
Mario Gabelli 2017-03-31 Add 41.46%0.03%$35.9 - $46.62 $ 33.74-20%330,946
Robert Olstein 2017-03-31 Reduce -20.10%0.18%$35.9 - $46.62 $ 33.74-20%155,000
Donald Yacktman 2017-03-31 Reduce -99.20%1.35%$35.9 - $46.62 $ 33.74-20%34,150
David Dreman 2017-03-31 Reduce -20.98%0.14%$35.9 - $46.62 $ 33.74-20%26,276
Leucadia National 2017-03-31 New Buy0.04%$35.9 - $46.62 $ 33.74-20%11,397
Yacktman Fund 2017-03-31 Sold Out 1.85%$35.9 - $46.62 $ 33.74-20%0
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Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified    NAICS: 515210    SIC: 4841
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Traded in other countries:VIAB.Argentina, VIAB.Austria, VCX.Germany, VIAB.Mexico,
Headquarter Location:USA
Viacom Inc is a global media company. It creates compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, applications and games. Its brands include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, Nickelodeon, Comedy central, TV Land, SPIKE, Tr3s, and VIVA.

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 Inc. - Jul 24, 2017

Also detracting from performance was multinational media conglomerate Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB), which saw its shares fall -27.59% during the period. The company reported adjusted EPS of $0.79 vs. consensus of $0.59, with revenues up +8% year-over-year. Despite the positive news, investors remain wary of the company’s ability to execute its strategic plan, as changing media consumption patterns and technology create more general concerns about the cable business model. Nevertheless, Viacom is the owner of valuable content, including children’s programming and comedy, and a leading movie production franchise with more than 3,300 motion pictures in its library. Despite critics’ arguments that fundamentals will remain negative at those media network companies serving kids and teens and at those lacking live sports programming, we believe Viacom’s content will provide attractive economics regardless of the distribution medium.




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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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industry
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history
PE Ratio 7.78
VIAB's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.82 vs. VIAB: 7.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
VIAB' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.7  Med: 14.5 Max: 23
Current: 7.78
5.7
23
Forward PE Ratio 8.29
VIAB's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.43 vs. VIAB: 8.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 7.80
VIAB's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
88% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.79 vs. VIAB: 7.80 )
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: 13.51 Max: 21.21
Current: 7.8
5.86
21.21
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 9.21
VIAB's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
78% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.80 vs. VIAB: 9.21 )
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: 12.34 Max: 273.42
Current: 9.21
4.99
273.42
PB Ratio 2.39
VIAB's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. VIAB: 2.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
VIAB' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.26  Med: 3.67 Max: 12.24
Current: 2.39
1.26
12.24
PS Ratio 1.22
VIAB's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. VIAB: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
VIAB' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.93 Max: 3.08
Current: 1.22
0.64
3.08
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 11.62
VIAB's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
62% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VIAB: 11.62 )
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: 4.94  Med: 13.08 Max: 35.9
Current: 11.62
4.94
35.9
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 10.33
VIAB's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
50% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.25 vs. VIAB: 10.33 )
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: 4.45  Med: 12.12 Max: 23.25
Current: 10.33
4.45
23.25
EV-to-EBIT 9.47
VIAB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.48 vs. VIAB: 9.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VIAB' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.9  Med: 10.5 Max: 14.5
Current: 9.47
5.9
14.5
EV-to-EBITDA 3.18
VIAB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
93% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.28 vs. VIAB: 3.18 )
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 Max: 8.2
Current: 3.18
2.2
8.2
EV-to-Revenue 1.83
VIAB's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
60% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. VIAB: 1.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
VIAB' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.1  Med: 2.4 Max: 3.7
Current: 1.83
1.1
3.7
PEG Ratio 2.45
VIAB's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. VIAB: 2.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
VIAB' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 1.59 Max: 10.29
Current: 2.45
0.26
10.29
Shiller PE Ratio 9.68
VIAB's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 22.91 vs. VIAB: 9.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
VIAB' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.12  Med: 12.63 Max: 25.01
Current: 9.68
7.12
25.01
Current Ratio 1.41
VIAB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. VIAB: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VIAB' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.19 Max: 1.77
Current: 1.41
0.82
1.77
Quick Ratio 1.14
VIAB's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. VIAB: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VIAB' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 0.98 Max: 1.57
Current: 1.14
0.59
1.57
Days Inventory 47.11
VIAB's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
73% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.95 vs. VIAB: 47.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VIAB' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.15  Med: 43.14 Max: 47.11
Current: 47.11
33.15
47.11
Days Sales Outstanding 87.66
VIAB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
64% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 71.80 vs. VIAB: 87.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VIAB' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 56.68  Med: 78.13 Max: 87.66
Current: 87.66
56.68
87.66
Days Payable 17.84
VIAB's Days Payable is ranked lower than
80% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 59.83 vs. VIAB: 17.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
VIAB' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.54  Med: 22.5 Max: 26.89
Current: 17.84
12.54
26.89

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 2.38
VIAB's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
63% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. VIAB: 2.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
VIAB' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.87 Max: 4.18
Current: 2.38
0.38
4.18
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.16
VIAB's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. VIAB: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
VIAB' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.24 Max: 0.39
Current: 0.16
0.16
0.39
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -14.10
VIAB's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
67% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. VIAB: -14.10 )
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: -14.1
0
16.3
Forward Dividend Yield % 2.43
VIAB's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
58% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. VIAB: 2.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 2.17
VIAB's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
52% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. VIAB: 2.17 )
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: 0.35  Med: 1.71 Max: 3.82
Current: 2.17
0.35
3.82
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.00
VIAB's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -4.80 vs. VIAB: 1.00 )
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  Med: 5 Max: 0
Current: 1

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.63
VIAB's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. VIAB: 0.63 )
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: 0.49  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.74
Current: 0.63
0.49
1.74
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 0.56
VIAB's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
91% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. VIAB: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
VIAB' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.75 Max: 1.03
Current: 0.56
0.45
1.03
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.63
VIAB's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. VIAB: 0.63 )
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: 0.41  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.64
Current: 0.63
0.41
1.64
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 10.54
VIAB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
83% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. VIAB: 10.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
VIAB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.9  Med: 9.5 Max: 17
Current: 10.54
6.9
17
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 12.75
VIAB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
62% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.05 vs. VIAB: 12.75 )
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: 10.5  Med: 16 Max: 50.8
Current: 12.75
10.5
50.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $13,012.00
EPS (TTM) $ 5.01
Beta1.82
Short Percentage of Float6.23%
52-Week Range $22.13 - 46.72
Shares Outstanding (Mil)402.34

Analyst Estimate

Sep18 Sep19 Sep20
Revenue (Mil $) 13,132 13,323 13,548
EBIT (Mil $) 2,782 2,861 2,863
EBITDA (Mil $) 2,988 3,060 3,117
EPS ($) 3.76 3.91 3.93
EPS without NRI ($) 3.76 3.91 3.93
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
4.30%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.85 0.88 0.94

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 55
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAN
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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