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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.

TypePublic
Founded1971
HQNew York, US
Websiteviacom.com
Employee Ratings3.4

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Employees (est.) (Feb 2019)10,400(-3%)
Job Openings317
Revenue (FY, 2018)$12.9 B(-2%)
Share Price (Mar 2019)$25.3 (-2%)

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, Orlando, Nashville, Minneapolis and in 18 other locations
New York, US (HQ)
1515 Broadway
Atlanta, US
Atlanta, GA, USA
Bentonville, US
Bentonville, AR, USA
Burbank, US
231 W Olive Ave
Chicago, US
Chicago, IL, USA
Detroit, US
Detroit, MI, USA
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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-Mar-2019)

9.0b

Closing stock price (22-Mar-2019)

25.3

Cash (30-Sep-2018)

1.6b
Viacom's current market capitalization is $9 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
Pluto TVJanuary 23, 2019$340 m
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
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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

Will Viacom Channels Go Dark On DirecTV?

Viacom is taking its case directly to DirecTV customers after failing to come to terms on a new distribution agreement with the satellite TV provider's corporate parent AT&T.

Viacom warns customers its channels may stop airing on DirecTV

Viacom Inc said on Tuesday it had begun warning DirecTV's 24 million subscribers its channels could stop being shown on the AT&T Inc-owned satellite TV service if it fails to reach a new contract by midnight March 22.

Viacom warns customers channels may go dark on DirecTV

Viacom Inc said on Tuesday it has begun warning viewers that its channels could go dark on AT&T Inc-owned DirecTV if it fails to reach a new contract by midnight March 22.

Shares of AMC Networks, Viacom and Discovery fall after AT&T drops channels from new DirecTV offerings

Shares of AMC Networks Inc. , Viacom Inc. and Discovery Inc. were down Wednesday after AT&T Inc. announced it would be dropping channels from those companies from its new DirecTV streaming packages. Viacom stock fell 4.1%, while Discovery fell 5% and AMC Networks fell 5.3%. AT&T said the…

Viacom Strikes Deal With FuboTV to Add Comedy Central, MTV, BET, and More

FuboTV is making itself an increasingly attractive option in the live streaming space.
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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 10,400 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, Orlando, Nashville, Minneapolis and in 18 other locations.

  • How many offices does Viacom have?

    Viacom has 22 offices.