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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Type
Public
HQ
New York, US
Founded
1971
Size (employees)
10,750 (est)+16%
Website
viacom.com
Viacom was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in New York, US
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Key People/Management at Viacom

James Bombassei

James Bombassei

Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer
Wade Davis

Wade Davis

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Tom Gorke

Tom Gorke

Executive Vice President, Head of Distribution and Business Development
David Kline

David Kline

Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
Sarah Levy

Sarah Levy

Chief Operating Officer, Global Entertainment Group
Chris McCarthy

Chris McCarthy

President, MTV, VH1 & Logo Group
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Viacom Office Locations

Viacom has offices in Washington, 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 Financials

Viacom's revenue was reported to be $13.26 b in FY, 2017
USD

Revenue (FY, 2017)

13.3 b

Net income (FY, 2017)

1.9 b

EBIT (FY, 2017)

2.5 b

Market capitalization (18-Apr-2018)

12.6 b

Cash (30-Sep-2017)

1.4 b
Viacom's current market capitalization is $12.6 b.
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

13.8 b13.3 b12.5 b13.3 b

Revenue growth, %

(4%)(6%)

General and administrative expense

2.9 b2.9 b2.9 b3 b

Operating expense total

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

Cash

837 m1 b848 m2.4 b1 b506 m379 m1.4 b

Inventories

8.4 m6.1 m12.6 m919 m

Current Assets

5.3 b4.7 b4.5 b5.8 b

PP&E

1 b947 m932 m978 m
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

2.5 b2 b1.5 b1.9 b

Depreciation and Amortization

217 m222 m221 m223 m

Inventories

(526 k)(6.3 m)

Accounts Payable

252 m(9 m)(229 m)(207 m)
USDY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

1.4 m

Financial Leverage

3.9 x
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Viacom Operating Metrics

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

Channels

230 250 250

Countries

165 165 165 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180

Languages

43 40

Television Households

700 m510 m510 m510 m510 m530 m510 m510 m
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Viacom Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Thinner Productions
5555 Communications Inc.
BET Pictures II
After School Productions Inc.
Artcraft Productions Inc.
BET Interactive
BET Music Soundz
BET Productions IV
BET ST LLC
Big Shows Inc.
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Viacom News and Updates

UPDATE 1-Hedge fund Paulson & Co takes stake in Viacom

April 11 (Reuters) - Paulson & Co, the hedge fund firm led by billionaire investor John Paulson, has taken a stake in Viacom Inc as the U.S. media company has started to turn around its business, Paulson told Reuters in an interview.

Hedge fund Paulson & Co takes stake in Viacom amid turnaround

April 11 (Reuters) - Paulson & Co, the hedge fund firm led by billionaire investor John Paulson, has taken a stake in Viacom Inc as the U.S. media company has started to turn around its business amid a challenging landscape, Paulson told Reuters in an interview.

Shari Redstone is reportedly 'likely' to fire Les Moonves as head of CBS if the Viacom merger falls through

Shari Redstone is likely to fire Leslie Moonves as the head of CBS if a merger between CBS and Viacom falls through, CNBC reports. CBS is expected to make a new offer for the purchase of Viacom, but the bid is expected to be an insufficient price for Viacom, sources told CNBC.  The Hollywood Repor…

Viacom asks CBS to raise its bid by $2.8 billion: sources

(Reuters) - Viacom Inc has asked CBS Corp to sweeten its merger bid by about $2.8 billion or almost a quarter more than CBS's offer, people familiar with the matter said, indicating the wide gap in the U.S. media firms' price expectations.

Viacom asks CBS to raise its bid by $2.8 billion -sources

April 9 (Reuters) - Viacom Inc has asked CBS Corp to sweeten its merger bid by about $2.8 billion or almost a quarter more than CBS's offer, people familiar with the matter said, indicating the wide gap in the U.S. media firms' price expectations.
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