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How to buy Paramount Global (VIAC) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Paramount Global stocks.

Paramount Global is an entertainment business based in the US. Paramount Global stocks (VIAC.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $31.12 – the same closing value as a week prior. Paramount Global employs 0 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $28.6 billion.

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Paramount Global stock price (NASDAQ:VIAC)

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Paramount Global shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-04-21.
Latest market close$33.16
52-week range$27.05 - $46.46
50-day moving average $32.47
200-day moving average $37.28
Wall St. target price$42.63
PE ratio 4.2191
Dividend yield $0 (2.67%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $7.01

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Is it a good time to buy Paramount Global stock?

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Paramount Global price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $33.16 from 2022-04-20

1 week (2022-05-10) N/A
1 month (2022-04-17) N/A
3 months (2022-02-18) 16.84%
6 months (2021-11-19) -1.49%
1 year (2021-05-21) -21.33%
2 years (2020-05-21) 67.14%
3 years (2019-05-21) 48.92
5 years (2017-05-19) 61.66

Is Paramount Global under- or over-valued?

Valuing Paramount Global stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Paramount Global's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Paramount Global's P/E ratio

Paramount Global's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, Paramount Global shares trade at around 4x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Paramount Global's PEG ratio

Paramount Global's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.7219. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Paramount Global's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Paramount Global's EBITDA

Paramount Global's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $4.4 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Paramount Global's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Paramount Global financials

Revenue TTM $28.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.18%
Gross profit TTM $10.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.55%
Return on equity TTM 22.73%
Profit margin 15.89%
Book value $34.57
Market capitalisation $19.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Paramount Global share dividends

27%

Dividend payout ratio: 27.35% of net profits

Recently Paramount Global has paid out, on average, around 27.35% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.67% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Paramount Global shareholders could enjoy a 2.67% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Paramount Global's case, that would currently equate to about $0 per share.

While Paramount Global's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Paramount Global may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Paramount Global's most recent dividend payout was on 1 April 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 March 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Paramount Global's shares ever split?

Paramount Global's shares were split on 3 January 2006. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Paramount Global shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new INF% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Paramount Global shares which in turn could have impacted Paramount Global's share price.

Paramount Global overview

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 distributes a schedule of news and public affairs broadcasts, and sports and entertainment programming; acquires or develops, and schedules programming on the CBS Television Network that includes primetime comedies and dramas, reality, specials, kids' programs, daytime dramas, game shows, and late night programs; produces or distributes talk shows, court shows, game shows, and newsmagazines; owns and operates 29 broadcast television stations; and operates CBS Sports Network, a 24/7 cable program service that provides college sports and related content, as well as streaming and cable subscription services. The Cable Networks segment creates and acquires programming for distribution and viewing on various media platforms, including subscription cable networks, subscription streaming, and basic cable networks. The Filmed Entertainment segment develops, produces, finances, acquires, and distributes films. The company was formerly known as CBS Corporation and changed its name to ViacomCBS Inc.

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