Viacom Inc. is an American multinational media conglomerate with interests primarily in cinema and cable television. The Company operates through two reporting segments: Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. Media Networks segment provides entertainment content and related branded products for consumers in targeted demographics attractive to advertisers, content distributors and retailers. Viacom creates, acquires and distributes programming and other content for its audiences across multiple platforms, which allows the audiences to engage and interact with the  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's 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. Paramount Pictures is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment and has an extensive library of motion pictures and a number of television programs. Paramount distributes motion pictures theatrically and through download-to-own, DVDs and Blu-ray discs, transactional video-on-demand, SVOD, pay, basic cable and free television and other platforms and devices in the United States and internationally for itself and for third parties. Paramount Television develops, finances and produces programming for television and other platforms.

Company Growth (employees)
New York, US
Size (employees)
9,300 (est)
Viacom was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in New York, US

Key People at Viacom

Robert Bakish

Robert Bakish

President & CEO
Debra Lee

Debra Lee

Chairman and CEO, BET Networks
Brad Grey

Brad Grey

Chairman and CEO, Paramount Pictures
DeDe Lea

DeDe Lea

EVP, Government Affairs
Cyma Zarghami

Cyma Zarghami

President, Nikelodeon
Jim Bombassei

Jim Bombassei

SVP, Investor Relations
Mike Fricklas

Mike Fricklas

EVP, General Counsel and Secretary
Scott Mills

Scott Mills

EVP and Chief Administrative Officer
Wade Davis

Wade Davis

EVP and Chief Financial Officer

Viacom Office Locations

Viacom has offices in New York, Bangalore, Atlanta, Bentonville and in 18 other locations
New York, US (HQ)
1515 Broadway
Toronto, CA
1 Eglinton Av E
Secacus, US
425 Meadowlands Pkwy #5
Miami, US
50 Nw 14th St
London, GB
17 29 Hawley Crescent
Hauppauge, US
35 Adams Ave
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Viacom Data and Metrics

Viacom Financial Metrics

Viacom's revenue was reported to be $12.5 b in FY, 2016 which is a 6% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

12.5 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

1.5 b

EBIT (FY, 2016)

2.5 b

Market capitalization (21-Jul-2017)

14.3 b

Cash (30-Sep-2016)

379 m


25.8 b
Viacom's current market capitalization is $14.3 b.
USDFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


13.8 b13.3 b12.5 b

Revenue growth, %


General and administrative expense

2.9 b2.9 b2.9 b

Operating expense total

9.7 b10.2 b10 b


4.1 b3.1 b2.5 b

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

615 m657 m616 m

Income tax expense

1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b501 m519 m

Net Income

2.5 b2 b1.5 b
USDY, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012Y, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


837 m1 b848 m2.4 b1 b506 m379 m


8.4 m6.1 m12.6 m

Current Assets

5.3 b4.7 b4.5 b


1 b947 m932 m


11.5 b11.5 b11.4 b

Total Assets

23.1 b22.2 b22.5 b

Accounts Payable

475 m506 m453 m

Total Debt

12.8 b12.3 b11.9 b

Current Liabilities

3.9 b3.9 b3.7 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

9.8 b10 b10.1 b

Retained Earnings

13.5 b14.8 b15.6 b

Total Equity

3.7 b3.6 b4.3 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

3.4 x3.4 x2.8 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.6 x0.6 x0.5 x

Financial Leverage

6.2 x6.2 x5.2 x
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

2.5 b2 b1.5 b

Depreciation and Amortization

217 m222 m221 m

Accounts Receivable

(3.8 m)(11.8 m)


(526 k)(6.3 m)

Accounts Payable

252 m(9 m)(229 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

2.6 b2.3 b1.4 b

Capital Expenditures

(123 m)(142 m)(172 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(855 m)(257 m)(299 m)

Dividends Paid

(541 m)(564 m)(635 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(3.1 b)(2.5 b)(1.2 b)

Free Cash Flow

2.5 b2.2 b1.2 b
USDY, 2016


10.2 x


18.8 x


21.5 x


1.4 m


2.8 x


0.5 x

Financial Leverage

5.2 x

Viacom Operating Metrics

Viacom's Subscribers was reported to be 700 m in Feb, 2017
Feb, 2017


700 m

    Viacom Market Value History

    Viacom Median Salaries

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