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Last $40.91 USD
Change Today +1.66 / 4.23%
Volume 7.2M
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viacom inc-class b (VIAB) Snapshot

Open
$39.17
Previous Close
$39.25
Day High
$41.19
Day Low
$39.10
52 Week High
09/3/14 - $81.99
52 Week Low
08/24/15 - $36.32
Market Cap
16.4B
Average Volume 10 Days
6.6M
EPS TTM
$5.67
Shares Outstanding
347.5M
EX-Date
09/11/15
P/E TM
7.2x
Dividend
$1.60
Dividend Yield
3.40%
Current Stock Chart for VIACOM INC-CLASS B (VIAB)

viacom inc-class b (VIAB) 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. Viacom, Inc. formerly operated as a subsidiary CBS Corporation.

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

viacom inc-class b (VIAB) 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 (VIAB) Key Developments

Viacom Launches Velocity Product Group and Announce Appointments to Group

Viacom announced the launch of the Velocity Products Group, a new division within Viacom Ad Sales designed to bring multi-platform social partnerships, products, and services to clients. In addition to offering a specialized set of Velocity Product experts that are aligned with each Ad Sales team, the group harnesses the collective power of Ad Sales’ pioneering social and data products to super-serve clients. The Velocity Products Group will also drive partnerships with key external social media platforms, including Snapchat, Twitter, and Tumblr. Elizabeth Herbst-Brady, who reports to Lucas, oversees the team in her expanded role as Executive Vice President of Ad Sales Strategy and Products. Reporting to Herbst-Brady are Kalina Nikolova, SVP Strategy, and Sarah Iooss, who steps into the newly created role of SVP, Velocity Product Group. Deborah Brett becomes VP of Velocity Products Group reporting to Iooss. Velocity Product Group’s offerings consist of a comprehensive slate of solutions, including: Viacom Vantage - Using a combination of Viacom’s proprietary data and third party data from multiple sources, Vantage offers advertisers precise consumer targeting and unmatched predictive capabilities. Echo - A strategic approach to harnessing Viacom’s unparalleled social reach with customized programs for ad partners. The groundbreaking analytics tool, Echo Social Graph, measures engagement deeply and holistically by tapping multiple social platforms, including those outside of Viacom’s own portfolio. The Social Talent Platform - Velocity makes talent engagement turnkey by giving advertisers direct access to a growing roster of social superstars for custom campaigns. Integration+ - This offering gives advertisers added flexibility and choice when customizing their branded entertainment opportunities. Pulse Real-Time Marketing " An exclusive multi-platform functionality that puts partners into the cultural conversation with sharable content in their authentic voice. Social Media Advertising Partnerships " Key social media partnerships with Twitter, Snapchat, and Tumblr bolster the reach and impact of social-by-design campaigns.

Viacom, Inc. Announces Robert K. Kraft Steps Down from the Board

On August 5, 2015, Robert K. Kraft notified the Board of Directors of Viacom Inc. that he is stepping down from the Board effective on that date, noting that his obligations elsewhere had increased to the extent that he no longer felt capable of fulfilling his duties as a member of the Board. Mr. Kraft has served as a director since January 1, 2006.

Viacom, Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended June 30, 2015; Provides Revenue Guidance for the Fiscal Year 2016

Viacom, Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended June 30, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported revenues of $3,058 million against $3,421 million a year ago. Operating income was $1,084 million against $1,086 million a year ago. Earnings from continuing operations before provision for income taxes were $946 million against $942 million a year ago. Net earnings from continuing operations were $645 million against $654 million a year ago. Net earnings attributable to the company were $591 million against $610 million a year ago. Net earnings from continuing operations attributable to company were $591 million against $611 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share attributable to company from continuing operations were $1.47 per share against $1.40 per share a year ago. Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to company was $591 million against $618 million a year ago. Adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations was $1.47 per share against $1.42 per share a year ago. Revenues declined 11% to $3.06 billion due to lower theatrical revenues in Filmed Entertainment, which scheduled no wide theatrical releases in the quarter. Adjusted operating income was steady at $1.08 billion. The company generated $380 million in operating free cash flow compared to $571 million last year. The decline in operating free cash flow was principally due to higher working capital utilization and higher cash interest. For the nine months, the company reported revenues of $9,480 million against $9,792 million a year ago. Operating income was $2,057 million against $2,918 million a year ago. Earnings from continuing operations before provision for income taxes were $1,638 million against $2,506 million a year ago. Net earnings from continuing operations were $1,110 million against $1,722 million a year ago. Net earnings attributable to the company were $1,038 million against $1,659 million a year ago. Net earnings from continuing operations attributable to company were $1,038 million against $1,660 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share attributable to company from continuing operations were $2.54 per share against $3.73 per share a year ago. Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to company was $1,596 million against $1,647 million a year ago. Adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations was $3.91 per share against $3.70 per share a year ago. Results for the nine months ended June 30, 2015 were adjusted to exclude the effect of restructuring and programming charges, pension settlements and discrete tax items. For fiscal 2016, the company expects to deliver continued strong growth in affiliate revenues, a return to growth in advertising revenues, a stronger slate and financial performance at Paramount and the resumption of buyback program to complement strong dividend yield.

 

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