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ViacomCBS is a global media and entertainment company. It was formed as a result of a merger between Viacom and CBS. The company operates through 4 segments: TV Entertainment, Cable Networks, Filmed Entertainment, and Publishing. The TV Entertainment segment creates and acquires programming for distribution and viewing on multiple media platforms, including proprietary broadcast network, through multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) and virtual MVPDs, and streaming services, as well as for licensing to third parties. The Cable Networks segment creates and acquires programming for distribution and viewing on multiple media platforms, including proprietary cable networks, through MVPDs and virtual MVPDs, and own streaming services, as well as for licensing to third parties. The Filmed Entertainment segment develops, produces, finances, acquires, and distributes films, television programming, and other entertainment content in various markets and media. The Publishing segment publishes and distributes Simon & Schuster consumer books.

TypePublic
Founded2019
HQNew York, NY, US
Websiteviacomcbs.com
Employee Ratings3.5

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)23,990
Revenue (FY, 2019)$27.8 B(+92%)
Share Price (Jan 2021)$51.8 (+9%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at ViacomCBS

Robert M. Bakish

Robert M. Bakish

President and CEO
Alex Berkett

Alex Berkett

Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy
George Cheeks

George Cheeks

President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Entertainment Group
Marc DeBevoise

Marc DeBevoise

Chief Digital Officer, ViacomCBS, and CEO and President, ViacomCBS Digital
Anthony DiClemente

Anthony DiClemente

Executive Vice President, Investor Relations
James N. Gianopulos

James N. Gianopulos

Chairman and CEO, Paramount Pictures
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ViacomCBS Office Locations

ViacomCBS 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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ViacomCBS Financials and Metrics

ViacomCBS Revenue

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ViacomCBS's revenue was reported to be $27.81 b in FY, 2019 which is a 91.6% increase from the previous period.
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Revenue (Q3, 2020)

6.1b

Gross profit (Q3, 2020)

2.5b

Gross profit margin (Q3, 2020), %

40.6%

Net income (Q3, 2020)

627.0m

EBIT (Q3, 2020)

959.0m

Market capitalization (26-Jan-2021)

32.0b

Closing stock price (26-Jan-2021)

51.8

Cash (30-Sept-2020)

3.1b

EV

50.4b
ViacomCBS's current market capitalization is $32 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

13.7b14.5b27.8b

Revenue growth, %

6%92%

Cost of goods sold

8.4b9.1b17.2b

Gross profit

5.3b5.4b10.6b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Revenue

3.8b3.5b3.3b4.2b3.8b3.3b6.7b6.3b6.1b

Cost of goods sold

2.4b2.2b1.9b2.7b2.5b2.1b4.1b3.5b3.6b

Gross profit

1.4b1.3b1.3b1.4b1.3b1.2b2.6b2.8b2.5b

Gross profit Margin, %

36%37%41%34%34%37%39%44%41%
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

285.0m322.0m632.0m

Accounts Receivable

3.7b4.0b7.2b

Prepaid Expenses

194.0m149.0m401.0m

Inventories

1.8b2.0b2.9b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Cash

147.0m252.0m182.0m500.0m216.0m196.0m589.0m2.3b3.1b

Accounts Receivable

3.8b3.6b3.7b4.1b3.8b3.7b7.2b7.1b6.9b

Prepaid Expenses

631.0m117.0m137.0m152.0m158.0m218.0m1.2b1.2b1.3b

Inventories

1.6b1.9b1.8b1.5b1.9b2.0b1.4b1.8b1.9b
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

357.0m2.0b3.3b

Depreciation and Amortization

243.0m428.0m443.0m

Inventories

(723.0m)(830.0m)(14.2b)

Accounts Payable

(35.0m)(94.0m)297.0m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020

Net Income

511.0m911.0m1.4b1.6b2.0b2.3b519.0m1.2b1.9b

Depreciation and Amortization

56.0m112.0m168.0m53.0m106.0m158.0m113.0m237.0m335.0m

Cash From Operating Activities

717.0m1.0b1.2b438.0m314.0m341.0m356.0m1.2b2.6b

Capital Expenditures

(30.0m)(62.0m)(99.0m)(27.0m)(60.0m)(94.0m)(51.0m)(132.0m)(213.0m)
USDFY, 2017

Debt/Equity

5.1 x

Debt/Assets

0.5 x

Financial Leverage

10.5 x
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ViacomCBS Operating Metrics

FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Television Stations

29 29 29

Websites

17 17 17
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ViacomCBS Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
AnaneyApril 06, 2020
CBS CorporationDecember 04, 2019
ViacomDecember 04, 2019
14 Hours Productions Inc.
1928778 Ontario Inc.
2POP, LLC
Aardvark Productions, Inc.
AC INVERSORA S.A.
AG Films Canada Inc.
ATCO I S.A.
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ViacomCBS Revenue Breakdown

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ViacomCBS revenue breakdown by business segment: 42.3% from TV Entertainment, 44.2% from Cable Networks, 10.6% from Filmed Entertainment and 2.9% from Other

ViacomCBS revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 79.7% from United States and 20.3% from International

ViacomCBS Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

A

94/100

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ViacomCBS Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

out of 100

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ViacomCBS Online and Social Media Presence

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ViacomCBS News and Updates

ViacomCBS Stock Jumps 13% In A Week – What’s Next?

ViacomCBS stock saw an impressive rise of 13% in just the last one week and currently trades near $45 per share. The rise was driven by a multi-year affiliation deal signed with Sinclair last week. This deal comes just a couple of days after the company signed another deal with Disney’s Hulu.

ViacomCBS streaming service Paramount+ launches March 4

Newly combined ViacomCBS is set to launch its streaming service Paramount+ in the U.S. on March 4, the company announced Tuesday.

Hulu’s live TV service gains 14 new channels as result of ViacomCBS deal

A new agreement between Hulu and ViacomCBS will bring 14 new channels to Hulu’s live TV streaming service, while also renewing the deal that allows Hulu to carry various CBS broadcast stations and Showtime. According to ViacomCBS, the new multiyear distribution deal will for the first time allow Hul…

ViacomCBS, iHeartMedia, Discovery stocks fall after Bank of America downgrades

Shares of ViacomCBS Inc. , Discovery Communications Inc. , and iHeartMedia Inc. are falling in Friday morning trading after Bank of America analyst Jessica Reif Ehrlich downgraded the stocks to underperform. She previously had neutral ratings on shares of Viacom and iHeartMedia, and she had a buy r…

Time To Sell ViacomCBS Stock After 200% Rally?

After almost 3.3x rise since its March lows of 2020, at the current price of $36 per share, we believe ViacomCBS stock is overvalued. VIAC stock has increased from $11 to $36 off its recent bottom, much more than the S&P 500 which increased about 60% from its March lows. The stock outperformed..…

ViacomCBS confirms deal to sell Simon & Schuster business for $2.2 billion

ViacomCBS Inc. confirmed a deal to sell its Simon & Schuster publishing business for $2.18 billion to Bertelsmann SE & CO. subsidiary Penguin Random House LLC. ViacomCBS's stock rose 0.7% in premarket trading. "This divesture follows a strategic review of non-core assets ViacomCBS undertoo…
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ViacomCBS Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was ViacomCBS founded?

    ViacomCBS was founded in 2019.

  • Who are ViacomCBS key executives?

    ViacomCBS's key executives are Robert M. Bakish, Alex Berkett and George Cheeks.

  • How many employees does ViacomCBS have?

    ViacomCBS has 23,990 employees.

  • What is ViacomCBS revenue?

    Latest ViacomCBS annual revenue is $27.8 b.

  • What is ViacomCBS revenue per employee?

    Latest ViacomCBS revenue per employee is $1.2 m.

  • Who are ViacomCBS competitors?

    Competitors of ViacomCBS include hulu, YouTube and Warner Media.

  • Where is ViacomCBS headquarters?

    ViacomCBS headquarters is located at 1515 Broadway, New York.

  • Where are ViacomCBS offices?

    ViacomCBS has offices in New York, Burbank, Chicago, Hauppauge and in 30 other locations.

  • How many offices does ViacomCBS have?

    ViacomCBS has 37 offices.