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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, 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

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, US (HQ)
1515 Broadway
Burbank, US
231 W Olive Ave
Chicago, US
Equitable Building, 401 N Michigan Ave
Hauppauge, US
35 Adams Ave
Jersey City, US
100 Town Square Pl
Los Angeles, 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
USDY, 2019

EV/EBIT

7.5 x

EV/CFO

11.7 x

Revenue/Employee

1.2m

Financial Leverage

2.8 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

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 Online and Social Media Presence

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Viacom News and Updates

Viacom says viewership has climbed but production has hit delays

Viacom says viewership has climbed but production has hit delays

Viacom pulls 2020 outlook, warns COVID-19 could have 'material' impact on business

ViacomCBS Inc. withdrew its 2020 financial forecast Friday while providing some updates on the business amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The media company has seen viewership grow for its broadcast and cable properties but it has experienced production delays, Viacom said in a filing with the Securities…

Viacom paces S&P 500 decliners after Bernstein slashes price target

Shares of ViacomCBS Inc. are off 6% in Thursday trading and pacing the S&P 500 decliners on a day when the broader market is rallying. "Shareholders of stocks like Viacom, Discovery , and AMC Networks own underlying assets that rely almost entirely on an old business model with both severe ad…

Univision Owners Said to Near Sale to Viacom Ex-Finance Chief

Univision Owners Said to Near Sale to Viacom Ex-Finance Chief

Two Viacom alums are combining with an award-winning creative agency to challenge Madison Avenue and are already pulling in $100 million in revenue

Marketing and data strategy firm Schireson Associates has acquired independent creative agency Stun Creative and brand strategy firm Blackbird to form a new marketing company named Known. Known is led by former Viacom execs Kern Schireson and Ross Martin and co-founders of Los Angeles-based creati…

jMolotov & Viacom geben eine mehrjährige Partnerschaft bekannt

Viacom Networks France und Molotov - der führende französische OTT-Anbieter - haben einen mehrjährigen Vertriebsvertrag unterzeichnet. Die Kanäle von Viacom (*) enthalten die Pay-TV-Pakete der Plattform. PARIS, 12. Dezember 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Die Vereinbarung bewertet ein erweitertes...
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Viacom Blogs

MTV Observes World AIDS Day as MTV Staying Alive Foundation Celebrates 20 Years of Campaigning around HIV & Sexual Health Awareness

Dateline City: NEW YORK & LONDON MTV logo to wear universal HIV/AIDS awareness red ribbon worldwide on air and digitally New global Viacom research reveals 2 in 3 p…

Viacom CEO Bob Bakish to Participate in UBS 46th Annual Global Media and Communications 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 keynote question and answer session during the UBS 46 Langua…

BET Celebrates Black Excellence with Two Uplifting Specials Premiering in December

Dateline City: NEW YORK “A THOUSAND WORDS WITH MICHELLE OBAMA” Premieres on Wednesday, December 5 AT 9PM ET “Q85: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION FOR QUINCY JONES” Premieres on …

BET Celebrates Quincy Jones with New Music Special Produced by Ken Ehrlich Productions

Dateline City: NEW YORK “Q85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones” is Set to Air on December 9 th , 2018 at 8PM ET Two-Hour Special Features Appearances by Oprah Winf…

Ella Mai Reigns as Most Awarded Songtress at BET PRESENTS: 2018 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Hosted by Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold

Dateline City: NEW YORK Bruno Mars, Daniel Caesar and H.E.R. Bring Home Top Honors The Award Show Featured Stunning Throwback Performances by Legend Award Honoree Erykah B…
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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 The Walt Disney Company, Netflix and Discovery.

  • 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.