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Viacom is a media conglomerate specializing in cable, satellite television networks, and cinema. The company merged with CBS to form ViacomCBS. It operates through 2reporting 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. 

StateClosed
TypePublic
Founded1971
HQNew York, NY, US
Websiteviacom.com
Employee Ratings3.5

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Sept 2019)10,700(+3%)
Revenue (FY, 2019)$12.8 B
Share Price (Dec 2019)$26.1
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

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. D'Alimonte

Christa A. D'Alimonte

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, Burbank, Chicago, Hauppauge and in 30 other locations
New York, NY, US (HQ)
1515 Broadway
Burbank, CA, US
231 W Olive Ave
Chicago, IL, US
Equitable Building, 401 N Michigan Ave
Hauppauge, NY, US
35 Adams Ave
Jersey City, NJ, US
100 Town Square Pl
Los Angeles, CA, US
1575 N Gower St
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Viacom Financials and Metrics

Viacom Revenue

Viacom's revenue was reported to be $12.84 b in FY, 2019
USD

Revenue (FY, 2019)

12.8b

Gross profit (FY, 2019)

6.0b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2019), %

46.7%

Net income (FY, 2019)

1.5b

EBIT (FY, 2019)

2.5b

Market capitalization (4-Dec-2019)

10.5b

Closing stock price (4-Dec-2019)

26.1

Cash (30-Sept-2019)

760.0m

EV

18.5b
Viacom's current market capitalization is $10.5 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

14.9b13.9b13.8b13.8b13.3b12.5b13.3b12.9b12.8b

Revenue growth, %

(4%)(6%)

Cost of goods sold

7.9b7.0b6.8b7.4b6.9b6.8b

Gross profit

7.0b6.9b7.0b5.8b6.1b6.0b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2011Q2, 2011Q3, 2011Q1, 2012Q2, 2012Q3, 2012Q1, 2013Q2, 2013Q3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019

Revenue

3.8b3.3b3.8b4.0b3.3b3.2b3.3b3.1b3.7b3.2b3.2b3.4b3.3b3.1b3.1b3.2b3.0b3.1b3.3b3.3b3.4b3.1b3.2b3.1b3.0b3.4b

Cost of goods sold

2.0b1.7b1.9b2.2b1.6b1.6b1.8b1.5b1.8b1.5b1.5b1.6b1.6b2.1b1.3b1.6b1.7b1.6b1.8b1.9b1.8b1.6b1.7b1.7b1.5b1.7b

Gross profit

1.8b1.5b1.8b1.8b1.7b1.6b1.6b1.6b1.8b1.7b1.6b1.9b1.7b1.0b1.8b1.6b1.3b1.5b1.5b1.3b1.6b1.5b1.6b1.4b1.4b1.6b

Gross profit Margin, %

47%47%48%45%51%51%47%51%50%54%52%54%51%33%59%49%45%49%45%40%47%49%48%46%48%49%
Annual
USDY, 2010FY, 2011Y, 2011FY, 2012Y, 2012FY, 2013Y, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

837.0m1.0b1.0b848.0m848.0m2.4b2.4b1.0b506.0m379.0m1.4b1.6b760.0m

Accounts Receivable

2.7b2.5b3.0b3.0b3.1b3.3b

Prepaid Expenses

639.0m572.0m508.0m523.0m482.0m460.0m

Inventories

828.0m832.0m770.0m8.4m6.1m12.6m919.0m896.0m775.0m
Annual
USDFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

2.1b2.0b2.4b2.5b2.0b1.5b1.9b1.8b1.6b

Depreciation and Amortization

271.0m236.0m237.0m217.0m222.0m221.0m223.0m213.0m255.0m

Inventories

(526.0k)(6.3m)

Accounts Payable

(127.0m)(367.0m)(99.0m)252.0m(9.0m)(229.0m)(207.0m)(45.0m)120.0m
USDQ1, 2011

Financial Leverage

2.4 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

165165165180180180180180180180180180183183183

Channels

230250250300300300

Languages

4340434343
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Viacom Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Pluto TVJanuary 23, 2019$340 m
VidconFebruary 08, 2018
WhoSayJanuary 08, 2018
365Gay LLC
37th Floor Productions Inc.
38th Floor Productions Inc.
5555 Communications Inc.
Aardvark Productions
Acquisition Group West LLC
Adoy LLC
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Viacom Revenue Breakdown

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

Viacom Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

74/100

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Viacom Online and Social Media Presence

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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 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 10,700 employees.

  • What is Viacom revenue?

    Latest Viacom annual revenue is $12.8 b.

  • What is Viacom revenue per employee?

    Latest Viacom revenue per employee is $1.2 m.

  • Who are Viacom competitors?

    Competitors of Viacom include NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company 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, Burbank, Chicago, Hauppauge and in 30 other locations.

  • How many offices does Viacom have?

    Viacom has 37 offices.