Vivendi SA operates as a content media and communication company in France, rest of Europe, the Americas, Asia/Oceania, and Africa.
Solid track record and good value.
Share Price & News
How has Vivendi's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: VVU's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: VVU underperformed the German Entertainment industry which returned -9.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: VVU underperformed the German Market which returned -17.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Vivendi's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is Vivendi 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: VVU (€19.5) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€25.22)
Significantly Below Fair Value: VVU is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: VVU is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.2x) compared to the Entertainment industry average (29.3x).
PE vs Market: VVU is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.2x) compared to the German market (16.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: VVU's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: VVU is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.5x) compared to the DE Entertainment industry average (1x).
How is Vivendi forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: VVU's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-1.6% per year).
Earnings vs Market: VVU's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-1.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: VVU's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: VVU's revenue (4.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (4.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: VVU's revenue (4.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: VVU's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11.5%).
How has Vivendi performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: VVU has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: VVU's current net profit margins (10%) are higher than last year (1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: VVU has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 19.3% per year.
Accelerating Growth: VVU's earnings growth over the past year (1063.2%) exceeds its 5-year average (19.3% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: VVU earnings growth over the past year (1063.2%) exceeded the Entertainment industry -50.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: VVU's Return on Equity (10.4%) is considered low.
How is Vivendi's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: VVU's short term assets (€10.1B) do not cover its short term liabilities (€13.0B).
Long Term Liabilities: VVU's short term assets (€10.1B) exceed its long term liabilities (€8.7B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: VVU's debt to equity ratio (44.5%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: VVU's debt to equity ratio has increased from 10.2% to 44.5% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: VVU's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (18.3%).
Interest Coverage: VVU's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (19.5x coverage).
Inventory Level: VVU has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: VVU's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.5x debt).
What is Vivendi's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: VVU's dividend (3.07%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.68%).
High Dividend: VVU's dividend (3.07%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (4.97%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: VVU's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: VVU's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (46.8%), VVU's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: VVU's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (44.8% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Arnaud de Puyfontaine (55yo)
Mr. Arnaud Roy de Puyfontaine, E.S.C.P., M.B.A., has been Chairman of Management Board at Vivendi SA since June 24, 2014 and has been a Member of Management Board since June 26, 2013 and serves as its Chie ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Arnaud's total compensation ($USD4.26M) is about average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD5.29M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Arnaud's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
|Chairman of Management Board & CEO||5.67yrs||€3.86m||no data|
|CFO & Member of Management Board||6.17yrs||€2.09m||no data|
|Member of the Management Board||4.25yrs||€2.17m||no data|
|Senior EVP of Communications & Member of Management Board||4.25yrs||€1.93m||no data|
|Member of Management Board & COO||4.25yrs||€3.06m||no data|
|Member of the Management Board & Senior VP||2.42yrs||€446.92k||no data|
|Member of the Management Board & Senior VP||2.42yrs||€357.76k||no data|
|Executive Vice President of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Executive Vice President of Group Human Resources||7.58yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Audit & Special Projects||15.83yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: VVU's management team is considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).
|Vice Chairman of Supervisory Board||5.67yrs||€105.00k||0.0012% €274.3k|
|Honorary Chairman||5.67yrs||no data||no data|
|Honorary Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board||no data||€30.00k||no data|
|Censor & Special Advisor to the Chairman of the Management Board||0.83yr||€110.00k||0.00051% €116.6k|
|Member of Supervisory Board||4.83yrs||€65.00k||no data|
|Independent Member of Supervisory Board||9.83yrs||€80.00k||0.00067% €153.1k|
|Chairman of Supervisory Board||1.83yrs||€80.00k||0.00031% €70.9k|
|Independent Member of Supervisory Board||5.67yrs||€100.00k||0.000090% €20.6k|
|Independent Member of Supervisory Board||4.42yrs||€135.00k||0.000090% €20.6k|
|Independent Member of the Supervisory Board||1.83yrs||€85.00k||0.000090% €20.6k|
Experienced Board: VVU's board of directors are considered experienced (4.8 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Vivendi SA's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Vivendi SA
- Ticker: VVU
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 1853
- Industry: Movies and Entertainment
- Sector: Media
- Market Cap: €22.855b
- Shares outstanding: 1.17b
- Website: https://www.vivendi.com
Number of Employees
- Vivendi SA
- 42 avenue de Friedland
- Cedex 08
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|VIV||ENXTPA (Euronext Paris)||Yes||Common Shares||FR||EUR||Dec 2000|
|VVU||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Dec 2000|
|VIV||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CH||CHF||Dec 2000|
|0IIF||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||GB||EUR||Dec 2000|
|VIVE.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Dec 2000|
|VIV||BIT (Borsa Italiana)||Yes||Common Shares||IT||EUR||Dec 2000|
|VVU||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Dec 2000|
|VIVP||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Common Shares||GB||EUR||Dec 2000|
|VIV||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||AT||EUR||Dec 2000|
|VIVEN N||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Shares||MX||MXN||Dec 2000|
|VIVH.Y||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||UNSPON ADR EACH REPR 1 ORD EUR5.50||US||USD||Jan 2011|
|VVUD||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||UNSPON ADR EACH REPR 1 ORD EUR5.50||DE||EUR||Jan 2011|
Vivendi SA operates as a content media and communication company in France, rest of Europe, the Americas, Asia/Oceania, and Africa. It operates through Universal Music Group, Canal+ Group, Havas Group, Editis, Gameloft, Vivendi Village, and New Initiatives segments. The Universal Music Group segment engages in the sale of digital and physical recorded music; and exploitation of music publishing rights, as well as provision of artist and merchandising services. The Canal+ Group segment publishes and distributes premium and thematic pay-TV and free-to-air channels; and produces, sells, and distributes movies and TV series. The Havas Group segment includes communications disciplines, such as creativity, media expertise, and healthcare/wellness. The Editis segment engages in the publishing of literature, educational, and reference books, as well as selling and distribution of books. The Gameloft segment engages in the creation and publishing of downloadable video games for mobile phones, tablets, triple-play boxes, and smart TVs. The Vivendi Village segment provides ticketing services and live performances through Olympia production, festival production, and venues. The New Initiatives segment operates Dailymotion, a video content aggregation and distribution platform, as well as develops ultra-high-speed Internet service. The company was formerly known as Vivendi Universal S.A. and changed its name to Vivendi SA in April 2006. Vivendi SA was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Paris, France.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/03/31 20:44|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/03/31 00:00|
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