Viacom is a 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. 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. 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.

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TypePublic
HQNew York, US
Founded1971
Size (employees)10,750 (est)
Websiteviacom.com
Viacom was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in New York, US
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Key People/Management at Viacom

Robert Bakish

Robert Bakish

President and CEO, Viacom Inc
Kent Alterman

Kent Alterman

President, Comedy Central
James Bombassei

James Bombassei

Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer
Christa A. DAlimonte

Christa A. DAlimonte

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Wade Davis

Wade Davis

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Kelly Day

Kelly Day

President, Viacom Digital Studios
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Viacom Office Locations

Viacom has offices in New York, Secacus, San Francisco, Orlando and in 18 other locations
New York, US (HQ)
1515 Broadway
Burbank, US
231 Olive Ave
Franklin, US
800 Crescent Centre Drive
Hauppauge, US
35 Adams Ave
Miami, US
50 NW 14th St
Secacus, US
425 Meadowlands Pkwy #5
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Viacom Financials and Metrics

Viacom Revenue

Viacom's revenue was reported to be $12.94 b in FY, 2018
USD

Revenue (FY, 2018)

12.9b

Net income (FY, 2018)

1.8b

EBIT (FY, 2018)

2.6b

Market capitalization (22-Jan-2019)

10.2b

Closing stock price (22-Jan-2019)

29.2

Cash (30-Sep-2018)

1.6b
Viacom's current market capitalization is $10.2 b.
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

13.8b13.3b12.5b13.3b12.9b

Revenue growth, %

(4%)(6%)

General and administrative expense

2.9b2.9b2.9b3.0b3.1b

Operating expense total

2.9b2.9b2.9b10.9b10.4b
usdY, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012Y, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

837.0m1.0b848.0m2.4b1.0b506.0m379.0m1.4b1.6b

Inventories

8.4m6.1m12.6m919.0m896.0m

Current Assets

5.3b4.7b4.5b5.8b6.1b

PP&E

1.0b947.0m932.0m978.0m919.0m
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

2.5b2.0b1.5b1.9b1.8b

Depreciation and Amortization

217.0m222.0m221.0m223.0m213.0m

Inventories

(526.0k)(6.3m)

Accounts Payable

252.0m(9.0m)(229.0m)(207.0m)(45.0m)
USDY, 2018

Revenue/Employee

1.2m

Financial Leverage

3.2 x
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Viacom Operating Metrics

FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017FY, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018

Television Households

700 m510 m510 m510 m510 m530 m510 m510 m510 m

Countries

165 165 165 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 183 183 183

Channels

230 250 250 300 300 300

Languages

43 40 43 43 43
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Viacom Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
VidconFebruary 08, 2018
WhoSay January 08, 2018
365Gay LLC
37th Floor Productions Inc.
38th Floor Productions Inc.
5555 Communications Inc.
Aardvark Productions
Acquisition Group West LLC
Adoy LLC
AfterL.com LLC
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Viacom Revenue Breakdown

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Viacom revenue breakdown by business segment: 21.1% from Filmed Entertainment and 78.9% from Media Networks

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Viacom Online and Social Media Presence

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Viacom News and Updates

CBS stock upgraded at MoffettNathanson as analyst says Viacom merger is 'foregone conclusion' this year

Shares of CBS Corp. are up 0.9% in premarket trading Thursday after an upgrade to buy from neutral at MoffettNathanson. Analyst Michael Nathanson argued fears of an impending deal with Viacom Inc. have pressured CBS shares lately, but he said a merger between the two companies is a "foregone concl…

Viacom stock gains after Pivotal upgrade

Shares of Viacom Inc. are up 1.1% in Tuesday morning trading after Pivotal Research Group analyst Brian Wieser upgraded the stock to buy from hold. He raised his price target to $36 from $33. "We think that managerial normalcy is by now reasonably well entrenched in the company, which should also h…

Viacom in Talks to Sell Majority Stake in China Operations: WSJ

The New York-based company has had talks about a sale with at least one Chinese entity, the newspaper said, adding the discussions involved the potential sale of a majority share in Viacom’s channel brands, such as MTV and Nickelodeon, in China.

Viacom sets Netflix deal that augurs future strategy

Viacom Inc on Friday announced a multi-picture deal with Netflix , and promised to make more films and TV shows for other companies, further signaling that it will not directly take on big tech rivals that stream to consumers and will instead supply them with content.

Viacom signs multi-picture film deal with Netflix

Viacom Inc's Paramount Pictures Chief Executive Officer Jim Gianopulos said on Friday it has signed a multi-picture film deal with Netflix Inc.

'Mission Impossible' powers Viacom profit and revenue beatwdxefcqufszuzezftuxetqsqxt

Viacom Inc , the owner of MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, beat Wall Street estimates for profit and revenue on Friday, lifted by the strong performance of "Mission: Impossible - Fallout."
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Viacom Blogs

Viacom CEO Bob Bakish to Participate at Citi 2019 Global TMT West Conference

Dateline City: NEW YORK NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB, VIA) today announced that Bob Bakish, President and CEO, will participate in a question and answer session during the Citi 2019 Glob Langua…

MTV’s SnowGlobe Expands Sponsorship Program for 2018 Festival

Dateline City: SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. The premier outdoor New Year’s music festival welcomes an expanded and diverse group of sponsors for the 2018 event featuring headliners …

When Trouble is on the Way, One Little Girl Will Save the Day in Abby Hatcher, Nickelodeon’s Brand-New Animated Preschool Series Premiering Tuesday, Jan. 1, at 10 A.M. (ET/PT)

Dateline City: NEW YORK Share it: @NickJr Click here for the Abby Hatcher trailer. *High-res art available at www.nickpress.com NEW Y…

JoJo Siwa Adds 28 More Dates to Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour, Produced by AEG Presents

Dateline City: BURBANK, Calif. New Shows Kick Off July 10; Tickets On Sale to General Public Friday, Dec. 14, at 10:00 a.m. Local Time Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. …

MTV Studios to Reimagine “Celebrity Deathmatch” for a New Generation

Dateline City: NEW YORK Ice Cube and Cube Vision Set to Executive Produce, With Ice Cube to Lend Voice Talent in a Lead Role Original Creator Eric Fogel to also Executive …

Viacom Announces the Pricing Terms of Its Cash Tender Offers for Certain Outstanding Debt Securities

Dateline City: NEW YORK NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Viacom Inc. Language: English Contact: Press: A…
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Viacom Company Life and Culture

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Viacom Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Viacom founded?

    Viacom was founded in 1971.

  • Who are Viacom key executives?

    Viacom's key executives are Robert Bakish, Kent Alterman and James Bombassei.

  • How many employees does Viacom have?

    Viacom has 10,750 employees.

  • What is Viacom revenue?

    Latest Viacom annual revenue is $12.9 b.

  • What is Viacom revenue per employee?

    Latest Viacom revenue per employee is $1.2 m.

  • Who are Viacom competitors?

    Competitors of Viacom include Discovery Communications, CBS and Netflix.

  • Where is Viacom headquarters?

    Viacom headquarters is located at 1515 Broadway, New York.

  • Where are Viacom offices?

    Viacom has offices in New York, Secacus, San Francisco, Orlando and in 18 other locations.

  • How many offices does Viacom have?

    Viacom has 22 offices.