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ViacomCBS Debt-to-Equity

: 0.94 (As of Sep. 2021)
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ViacomCBS's Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $15 Mil. ViacomCBS's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $19,221 Mil. ViacomCBS's Total Stockholders Equity for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $20,559 Mil. ViacomCBS's debt to equity for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was 0.94.

A high debt to equity ratio generally means that a company has been aggressive in financing its growth with debt. This can result in volatile earnings as a result of the additional interest expense.

The historical rank and industry rank for ViacomCBS's Debt-to-Equity or its related term are showing as below:

NAS:VIAC' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15   Med: 0.69   Max: 6.85
Current: 0.94

0.15
6.85

During the past 13 years, the highest Debt-to-Equity Ratio of ViacomCBS was 6.85. The lowest was 0.15. And the median was 0.69.

NAS:VIAC's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
79% of the 859 Companies
in the Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.24 vs. NAS:VIAC: 0.94 )

ViacomCBS Debt-to-Equity Historical Data

The historical data trend for ViacomCBS's Debt-to-Equity can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

ViacomCBS Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Debt-to-Equity
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 2.54 5.14 1.83 1.55 1.39

ViacomCBS Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
Debt-to-Equity Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.48 1.39 1.01 0.96 0.94

Competitive Comparison

For the Entertainment subindustry, ViacomCBS's Debt-to-Equity, along with its competitors' market caps and Debt-to-Equity data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

ViacomCBS Debt-to-Equity Distribution

For the Media - Diversified industry and Communication Services sector, ViacomCBS's Debt-to-Equity distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where ViacomCBS's Debt-to-Equity falls into.



ViacomCBS Debt-to-Equity Calculation

Debt to Equity measures the financial leverage a company has.

ViacomCBS's Debt to Equity Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2020 is calculated as

ViacomCBS's Debt to Equity Ratio for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


ViacomCBS  (NAS:VIAC) Debt-to-Equity Explanation

In the calculation of Debt to Equity, we use the total of Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation and Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation divided by Total Stockholders Equity. In some calculations, Total Liabilities is used to for calculation.


Be Aware

Because a company can increase its ROE % by having more financial leverage, it is important to watch the leverage ratio when investing in high ROE % companies.


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ViacomCBS Business Description

ViacomCBS logo
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Address
1515 Broadway, New York, NY, USA, 10036
ViacomCBS is the recombination of CBS and Viacom that has created a media conglomerate operating around the world. CBS' television assets include the CBS television network, 28 local TV stations, and 50% of CW, a joint venture between CBS and Time Warner. The company also owns Showtime and Simon & Schuster. Viacom owns several leading cable network properties, including Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, and Paramount. 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 Mission: Impossible and Transformers series.
Executives
Nelson Ronald L director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: NELSON RONALD L a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Mchale Judith director C/O RALPH LAUREN CORPORATION 650 MADISON AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10022
Redstone Shari director C/O CBS CORPORATION 51 WEST 52ND STREET NEW YORK NY 10019
Phillips Jr Charles E director 113 WEST 88TH STREET NEW YORK NY 10024
Goldner Brian director C/O HASBRO INC 1027 NEWPORT AVENUE PAWTUCKET RI 02862
Terrell Frederick director 17 STATE STREET NEW YORK NY 10004
Beinecke Candace K director C/O VORNADO REALTY TRUST 888 SEVENTH AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10019
Seligman Nicole director C/O VIACOM INC. 1515 BROADWAY NEW YORK NY 10036
Klieger Robert N. director C/O CBS CORPORATION 51 WEST NEW YORK NY 10019
Dalimonte Christa A officer: EVP, General Counsel & Secy C/O VIACOM INC. 1515 BROADWAY NEW YORK NY 10036
Bakish Robert M director, officer: President and CEO AVID TECHNOLOGY, INC. 75 NETWORK DRIVE BURLINGTON MA 01803
Phelps Julia officer: EVP, Chief Comms & Corp Mktg 1515 BROADWAY NEW YORK NY 10036
Chopra Naveen K. officer: EVP, Chief Financial Officer C/O 2160 GOLD STREET SAN JOSE CA 95002
Griego Linda M director SOUTHWEST WATER CO 624 SO. GRAND, STE 2900 LOS ANGELES CA 90017
Gill Charest Katherine officer: EVP, Controller & CAO VIACOM INC. 1515 BROADWAY NEW YORK NY 10036

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