NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION
Header cover image

Market Cap

US$27.3b

Last Updated

2021/04/10 22:22 UTC

Data Sources

Company Financials +

Executive Summary

ViacomCBS Inc. operates as a media and entertainment company worldwide. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Undervalued established dividend payer.


Similar Companies

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 is more volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 15% a week.

Volatility Over Time: VIAC's weekly volatility (15%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of US stocks.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-6.2%

VIAC

-0.3%

US Media

1.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

152.9%

VIAC

48.9%

US Media

55.3%

US Market

Return vs Industry: VIAC exceeded the US Media industry which returned 48.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: VIAC exceeded the US Market which returned 55.3% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

VIACIndustryMarket
7 Day-6.2%-0.3%1.6%
30 Day-51.5%-6.4%4.1%
90 Day4.5%6.1%5.5%
1 Year160.1%152.9%50.8%48.9%58.1%55.3%
3 Year-10.2%-16.4%59.5%52.8%63.8%53.3%
5 Year-14.5%-22.3%79.2%65.9%120.2%95.7%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is ViacomCBS's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

Valuation

Is ViacomCBS undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

25.4%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: VIAC ($41.88) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($64.83)

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 (11.2x) compared to the US Media industry average (23.3x).

PE vs Market: VIAC is good value based on its PE Ratio (11.2x) compared to the US market (22.3x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: VIAC is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.1x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: VIAC is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.7x) compared to the US Media industry average (2.2x).


Future Growth

How is ViacomCBS forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 23 analysts?

5.5%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: VIAC's forecast earnings growth (5.5% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: VIAC's earnings (5.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (18.7% per year).

High Growth Earnings: VIAC's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: VIAC's revenue (3.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: VIAC's revenue (3.6% 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 low in 3 years time (12.1%).


Past Performance

How has ViacomCBS performed over the past 5 years?

13.0%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: VIAC has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: VIAC's current net profit margins (9.1%) are lower than last year (11.7%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: VIAC's earnings have grown by 13% 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 (-26.9%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Media industry average (-16.6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: VIAC's Return on Equity (15.9%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is ViacomCBS's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: VIAC's short term assets ($13.8B) exceed its short term liabilities ($8.3B).

Long Term Liabilities: VIAC's short term assets ($13.8B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($28.1B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: VIAC's debt to equity ratio (121.3%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: VIAC's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 150.3% to 121.3% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: VIAC's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (11.6%).

Interest Coverage: VIAC's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.6x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is ViacomCBS current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

2.29%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: VIAC's dividend (2.29%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.27%).

High Dividend: VIAC's dividend (2.29%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.5%).


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 reasonably low payout ratio (25.7%), VIAC's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: VIAC's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (23.8% payout ratio).


Next Steps

Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

1.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Bob Bakish (56 yo)

1.33yrs

Tenure

US$11,200,613

Compensation

Mr. Robrt Marc Bakish, also known as Bob, has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of ViacomCBS Inc. since December 4, 2019. Mr. Bakish served as the Chief Executive Officer and President o...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Bob's total compensation ($USD11.20M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.94M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Bob's compensation with company performance.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: VIAC's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

Experienced Board: VIAC's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: VIAC insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 5%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

ViacomCBS Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: ViacomCBS Inc.
  • Ticker: VIAC
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1986
  • Industry: Broadcasting
  • Sector: Media
  • Market Cap: US$27.256b
  • Shares outstanding: 645.97m
  • Website: https://www.viacomcbs.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • ViacomCBS Inc.
  • 1515 Broadway
  • New York
  • New York
  • 10036
  • United States

Listings


Biography

ViacomCBS Inc. operates as a media and entertainment company worldwide. The company operates through TV Entertainment, Cable Networks, and Filmed Entertainment segments. The TV Entertainment segment distri...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/04/10 22:22
End of Day Share Price2021/04/09 00:00
Earnings2020/12/31
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.