ViacomCBS Inc., a media and entertainment, creates content and experiences for audiences worldwide.
6 star dividend payer and undervalued.
Share Price & News
How has ViacomCBS's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: VIAC's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: VIAC underperformed the US Media industry which returned -12.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: VIAC underperformed the US Market which returned -10.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is ViacomCBS's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is ViacomCBS 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: VIAC ($13.95) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($41.71)
Significantly Below Fair Value: VIAC is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: VIAC is good value based on its PE Ratio (2.6x) compared to the Media industry average (9.5x).
PE vs Market: VIAC is good value based on its PE Ratio (2.6x) compared to the US market (13.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: VIAC is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.3x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: VIAC is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.6x) compared to the US Media industry average (0.9x).
How is ViacomCBS forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 21 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: VIAC's forecast earnings growth (1.1% per year) is below the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: VIAC's earnings (1.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (12.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: VIAC's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: VIAC's revenue (2.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: VIAC's revenue (2.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: VIAC's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (25.3%)
How has ViacomCBS performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: VIAC has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: VIAC's current net profit margins (11.8%) are lower than last year (12.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: VIAC's earnings have grown by 19.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: VIAC's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: VIAC had negative earnings growth (-4.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Media industry average (6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst VIAC's Return on Equity (24.37%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
How is ViacomCBS's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: VIAC's short term assets ($11.9B) exceed its short term liabilities ($9.0B).
Long Term Liabilities: VIAC's short term assets ($11.9B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($26.9B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: VIAC's debt to equity ratio (137.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: VIAC's debt to equity ratio has increased from 100.8% to 137.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: VIAC's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (6.6%).
Interest Coverage: VIAC's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.9x coverage).
Inventory Level: VIAC has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: VIAC's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.6x debt).
What is ViacomCBS's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: VIAC's dividend (6.88%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.95%).
High Dividend: VIAC's dividend (6.88%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.37%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: VIAC's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: VIAC's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (14.7%), VIAC's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: VIAC's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (16.8% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Bob Bakish (55yo)
Mr. Robrt Marc Bakishe, also known as Bob, has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of ViacomCBS Inc. since December 4, 2019. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Viaco ...
|Executive VP & CFO||1.5yrs||US$2.03m||0.0018% $145.2k|
|Executive VP||0.33yr||US$2.14m||0.018% $1.5m|
|Executive VP & Deputy General Counsel||4.25yrs||US$2.60m||0.00094% $75.4k|
|President||0.33yr||no data||0.045% $3.6m|
|President & Chief Advertising Revenue Officer of ViacomCBS Domestic Advertising Sales||2.67yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive VP||0.33yr||no data||0.0018% $142.0k|
|Chief Technology Officer||1.58yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive VP & Chief Administrative Officer||1.25yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive Vice President of Investor Relations||0.33yr||no data||no data|
|Executive VP||0.33yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: VIAC's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|President||0.33yr||no data||0.045% $3.6m|
|Chairman & CEO of Paramount Pictures||no data||no data||no data|
|Chairman Emeritus||4.17yrs||no data||0.033% $2.6m|
|Independent Director||13.08yrs||US$449.51k||0.0092% $739.1k|
|Independent Director||1.58yrs||US$105.61k||0.00086% $69.0k|
|Non-Executive Chair||0.33yr||US$324.54k||0.036% $2.9m|
|Director||0.33yr||no data||0.010% $807.3k|
|Director||0.33yr||no data||0.0023% $186.2k|
|Independent Director||1.58yrs||US$109.16k||0.0024% $195.0k|
Experienced Board: VIAC's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: VIAC 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.
ViacomCBS Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: ViacomCBS Inc.
- Ticker: VIAC
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1986
- Industry: Broadcasting
- Sector: Media
- Market Cap: US$8.024b
- Shares outstanding: 613.74m
- Website: https://www.viacbs.com
Number of Employees
- ViacomCBS Inc.
- 1515 Broadway
- New York
- New York
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|VIAC||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Class B Common Stock||US||USD||Aug 2000|
|C5S||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Class B Common Stock||DE||EUR||Aug 2000|
|VIAC.A||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Class A Common Stock||US||USD||Dec 2005|
|C5S1||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Class A Common Stock||DE||EUR||Dec 2005|
|C1BS34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH REPR 1 COM USD0.0||BR||BRL||Dec 2019|
ViacomCBS Inc., a media and entertainment, creates content and experiences for audiences worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Entertainment, Cable Networks, Publishing, and Local Media. The Entertainment segment distributes a schedule of news and public affairs broadcasts, and sports and entertainment programming; produces, acquires, and/or distributes programming, including series, specials, news, and public affairs; operates online content networks for information and entertainment; produces theatrical films; and digital streaming services. This segment also operates CBS Sports Network, a 24-hour cable program service that provides college sports and related content. The Cable Networks segment offers subscription program services, such as original series, theatrical feature films, documentaries, boxing and other sports-related programming, and special events, as well as a direct-to-consumer digital streaming subscription. This segment also operates Smithsonian Networks, which operates a channel featuring cultural, historical, scientific, and educational programs. The Publishing segment publishes and distributes adult and children’s consumer books in printed, digital, and audio formats; develops special imprints and publishes titles based on the products of the company, as well as that of third parties; and distributes products for other publishers. This segment also delivers content; and promotes its products on its Websites, social media, and general Internet sites, as well as those related to individual titles. The Local Media segment owns 29 broadcast television stations; and operates local Websites, including content from its television stations. The company was formerly known as CBS Corporation and changed its name to ViacomCBS Inc. in December 2019. ViacomCBS Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in New York, New York.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/04/02 08:29|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/04/01 00:00|
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