Viacom Inc. operates media brands that create entertainment content worldwide.
Undervalued with mediocre balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Viacom's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: VCXA has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: VCXA underperformed the German Entertainment industry which returned 44.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: VCXA underperformed the German Market which returned 17.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Viacom's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is Viacom undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: VCXA (€24) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€48.7)
Significantly Below Fair Value: VCXA is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: VCXA is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.4x) compared to the Entertainment industry average (44.2x).
PE vs Market: VCXA is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.4x) compared to the German market (20.6x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: VCXA is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: VCXA is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the DE Entertainment industry average (1.4x).
How is Viacom forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 18 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: VCXA's forecast earnings growth (3.8% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.4%).
Earnings vs Market: VCXA's earnings (3.8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the German market (13.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: VCXA's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: VCXA's revenue (1.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the German market (4.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: VCXA's revenue (1.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: VCXA's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14.2%).
How has Viacom performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: VCXA has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: VCXA's current net profit margins (11.9%) are lower than last year (13%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: VCXA's earnings have declined by -5.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: VCXA's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: VCXA had negative earnings growth (-9.8%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Entertainment industry average (15.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: VCXA's Return on Equity (17.8%) is considered low.
How is Viacom's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: VCXA's short term assets ($5.3B) exceed its short term liabilities ($3.8B).
Long Term Liabilities: VCXA's short term assets ($5.3B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($11.1B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: VCXA's debt to equity ratio (99.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: VCXA's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 320.6% to 99.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: VCXA's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (18%).
Interest Coverage: VCXA's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5.5x coverage).
Inventory Level: VCXA has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: VCXA's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.6x debt).
What is Viacom's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: VCXA's dividend (3.3%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.38%).
High Dividend: VCXA's dividend (3.3%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.53%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: VCXA has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.
Growing Dividend: VCXA's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 9 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (21.2%), VCXA's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: VCXA's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (19.3% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Bob Bakish (55yo)
Mr. Robert Marc Bakish, also known as Bob, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Viacom, Inc. since December 12, 2016. Mr. Bakish has been President and Chief Executive Officer of the Viaco ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Bob's total compensation ($USD24.35M) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD3.59M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Bob's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.
|Executive VP & CFO||7.1yrs||US$7.92m||0.032% $2.8m|
|Executive VP||2.7yrs||US$3.61m||0.0066% $573.2k|
|Executive Vice President of Communications||2.7yrs||US$1.81m||0.0022% $186.7k|
|Executive Vice President of Global Government Affairs||14.1yrs||US$2.88m||0.012% $1.1m|
|Founder & Chairman Emeritus||3.8yrs||US$2.01m||no data|
|Senior VP||9.2yrs||no data||0.0039% $336.3k|
|CTO & Executive VP||1.6yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President||13.9yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Compliance Officer||0yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: VCXA's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.1 years average tenure).
|Founder & Chairman Emeritus||3.8yrs||US$2.01m||no data|
|Chairman of Famous Music and Chief Executive Officer of Famous Music||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Non-Executive Chairman||3.3yrs||US$647.00k||no data|
|Independent Director||3.3yrs||US$449.00k||0.0063% $543.8k|
|Independent Director||3.3yrs||US$458.00k||0.0037% $319.9k|
|Non-Executive Vice Chair||13.9yrs||US$375.00k||0.00037% $32.0k|
|Independent Director||13.9yrs||US$294.70k||0.0010% $88.2k|
|Independent Director||3.3yrs||US$461.00k||0.00012% $10.4k|
|Independent Director||6.8yrs||US$291.06k||no data|
Experienced Board: VCXA's board of directors are considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Viacom Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Viacom Inc.
- Ticker: VCXA
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 2005
- Industry: Movies and Entertainment
- Sector: Media
- Market Cap: US$9.587b
- Listing Market Cap: US$8.645b
- Shares outstanding: 403.41m
- Website: https://www.viacom.com
Number of Employees
- Viacom Inc.
- 1515 Broadway
- New York
- New York
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|VIA||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Class A Common Stock||US||USD||Dec 2005|
|VCXA||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Class A Common Stock||DE||EUR||Dec 2005|
|0LPF||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Class A Common Stock||GB||USD||Dec 2005|
|VIAB||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Class B Common Stock||US||USD||Dec 2005|
|VCX||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Class B Common Stock||DE||EUR||Dec 2005|
|VIAB||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Class B Common Stock||AT||EUR||Dec 2005|
|0LPG||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Class B Common Stock||GB||USD||Dec 2005|
|VCX||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Class B Common Stock||IT||EUR||Dec 2005|
|VIAB||BASE (Buenos Aires Stock Exchange)||NEW CEDEAR REP 1 B NON-VTG USD0.01||AR||ARS||Apr 2009|
|VIAM34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EA REP 1 COM CL B NON-VTG USD0.001||BR||BRL||Apr 2019|
Viacom Inc. operates media brands that create entertainment content worldwide. It operates in two segments, Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. The Media Networks segment offers entertainment content, services, and related branded products to advertisers, content distributors, and retailers through approximately 320 locally programmed and operated television channels, including Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, Nick Jr., VH1, TV Land, CMT, Logo, Channel 5, Milkshake!, Telefe, COLORS, Paramount Channel, TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick Music, MTV2, MTV Classic, MTV Live, BET Her, BET Gospel, and BET Hip Hop, as well as through online, mobile, and apps. The Filmed Entertainment segment develops, produces, finances, acquires, and distributes films, television programming, and other entertainment content under the Paramount Pictures, Paramount Players, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Nickelodeon Movies, MTV Films, and BET Films brands. This segment exhibits films theatrically through home entertainment, licensing to television and digital platforms, and ancillary activities. The company releases its content through DVDs, Blu-ray discs, syndication and transactional video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand, over-the-top distributors, pay television, cable television, free television, and free video-on-demand, as well as airlines and hotels. Viacom Inc. was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2019/12/08 21:08|
|End of Day Share Price||2019/12/04 00:00|
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