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Last €62.60 EUR
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viacom inc-class b (VCX) Snapshot

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€62.30
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€61.24
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04/15/15 - €66.78
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Market Cap
24.9B
Average Volume 10 Days
19.3
EPS TTM
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Shares Outstanding
346.6M
EX-Date
03/11/15
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Dividend
€1.40
Dividend Yield
1.72%
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viacom inc-class b (VCX) Details

Viacom Inc. operates as an entertainment content company in the United States and internationally. The company creates television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, applications, games, consumer products, social media, and other entertainment content. It operates in two segments, Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. The Media Networks segment provides entertainment content and related branded products through approximately programmed and operated 230 TV channels, including MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, Comedy Central, TV Land, SPIKE, Channel 5, Tr3s, Paramount Channel, and VIVA, as well as through online, mobile, and apps. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, finances, acquires, and distributes motion pictures, television programming, and other entertainment content and other entertainment content under the Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, Nickelodeon Movies, and Paramount Television brands; and exhibits the motion pictures theatrically. The company also sells content through download-to-own, download-to-rent, DVDs and Blu-ray discs, video-on-demand, pay television and subscription video-on-demand, streaming, broadcast television, basic cable television, and syndicated television, as well as other exhibitors, such as airlines and hotels. The company is headquartered in New York, New York.

9,900 Employees
Last Reported Date: 11/13/14

viacom inc-class b (VCX) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Non-In...
Total Annual Compensation: $3.9M
Founder and Executive Chairman
Total Annual Compensation: $1.9M
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
Chief Operating Officer, Senior Executive Vic...
Total Annual Compensation: $2.9M
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.3M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

viacom inc-class b (VCX) Key Developments

Viacom, Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended March 31, 2015; Expects Book Tax Rate for the Fiscal 2015

Viacom, Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company's revenues were $3,078 million compared to $3,174 million a year ago. Operating income was $38 million compared to $872 million a year ago. Loss before provision for income taxes was $98 million compared to earnings before provision for income taxes of $727 million a year ago. Net loss attributable to the company was $53 million or $0.13 per diluted share compared to net earnings attributable to the company of $502 million or $1.13 per diluted share a year ago. Adjusted operating income was $822 million compared to $872 million a year ago. Adjusted pre-tax earnings were $686 million compared to $727 million a year ago. Adjusted net earnings attributable to the company was $467 million or $1.16 per diluted share compared to $482 million or $1.08 per diluted share a year ago. For the quarter, the company generated $598 million in free cash flow compared to $524 million free cash flow last year. The increase in free cash flow in the quarter was principally due to lower cash taxes, partially offset by higher working capital utilization. For the six months, the company's revenues were $6,422 million compared to $6,371 million a year ago. Operating income was $973 million compared to $1,832 million a year ago. Earnings before provision for income taxes was $692 million compared to $1,564 million a year ago. Net earnings attributable to the company $447 million or $1.09 per diluted share compared to $1,049 million or $2.33 per diluted share a year ago. Adjusted operating income was $1,781 million compared to $1,832 million a year ago. Adjusted pre-tax earnings were $1,500 million compared to $1,564 million a year ago. Adjusted net earnings attributable to the company was $1,005 million or $2.44 per diluted share compared to $1,029 million or $2.29 per diluted share a year ago. For 2015, the company now forecasting a book tax rate of 31.8%.

Viacom Unveils Viacom Vantage

Viacom announced Viacom Vantage, an innovative, data-driven ad product that enables advertisers to reach their custom targets at the program level across the Viacom Media Networks portfolio. This pioneering new approach transforms traditional media planning and offers advertisers more choice, more flexibility and increased accountability. Through a combination of enhanced consumer targeting and a deep understanding of how various audience segments consume content across platforms, Viacom Vantage predicts which content will perform the best for its clients across MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, Nickelodeon, CMT, Spike, TV Land and Logo. Developed in-house over a year ago, Viacom Vantage’s beta version was successfully piloted with a select group of national partners including Horizon Media. Viacom Vantage offered each of these clients deep data integrations, customized capabilities and took on operational and inventory management efforts to drive unique media plans and help set new industry standards.

Viacom Announces Reorganization Plans

Viacom said that it plans unspecified "workforce reductions" as part of a wide-ranging reorganization to help improvement of its financial performance in the face of increasing competition. Viacom said it was unveiling a "strategic realignment, including initiatives designed to promote greater cross-brand collaboration, focus on new growth areas, and improve operational efficiency and financial performance". Viacom will set aside $785 million for the reorganization to cover the costs of job cuts and writing down the value of "underperforming" assets. These changes will result in annualized savings of some $350 million. Viacom is reorganizing three of its domestic network groups into two new organizations, in a shift to realign sales, marketing, creative and support functions. The company is also reallocating resources "to expand its capabilities in critical business areas including data analysis, technology development and consumer insights, reflecting the rapidly changing media marketplace, shifting consumer behavior and evolving measurement practices". The new investment in technology could help Viacom compete with firms like Netflix, which gather vast amounts of data on viewing habits to help deliver programs most sought by consumers.

 

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