ViacomCBS Inc (CBS) is a leading entertainment business based in the US. ViacomCBS is listed on the NYSE and employs 12,770 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$0 - $0|
|50-day moving average||$40.77|
|200-day moving average||$38.3194|
|Wall St. target price||$46.98|
|Dividend yield||$0.72 (1.77%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$7.71|
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Valuing ViacomCBS stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of ViacomCBS's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
ViacomCBS's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 3x. In other words, ViacomCBS shares trade at around 3x 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.
ViacomCBS's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.84. 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 ViacomCBS's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
ViacomCBS's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a ViacomCBS's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$15.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||17.94%|
|Gross profit TTM||$5.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.53%|
|Return on equity TTM||76.74%|
|Market capitalisation||$18.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 16.3 million ViacomCBS shares held short by investors – that's known as ViacomCBS's "short interest". This figure is 2.7% up from 15.9 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting ViacomCBS shares can be evaluated.
ViacomCBS's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ViacomCBS shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ViacomCBS shares traded daily (recently around 5.6 million). ViacomCBS's SIR currently stands at 2.89. In other words for every 100,000 ViacomCBS shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2890 shares are currently held short.
However ViacomCBS's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ViacomCBS shares, or, against the total number of tradable ViacomCBS shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ViacomCBS's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ViacomCBS shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0464% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ViacomCBS shares, roughly 46 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against ViacomCBS.
Find out more about how you can short ViacomCBS stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like ViacomCBS.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 55.85
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and ViacomCBS's overall score of 55.85 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 46th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like ViacomCBS is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 55.24/100
ViacomCBS's environmental score of 55.24 puts it squarely in the 51st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that ViacomCBS is fairly average in terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a fairly standard level of risk.
Social score: 50.8/100
ViacomCBS's social score of 50.8 puts it squarely in the 58th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that ViacomCBS is pretty average in terms of looking after its workforce and social impact.
Governance score: 64.54/100
ViacomCBS's governance score puts it squarely in the 26th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that ViacomCBS is impressive in terms of responsible leadership, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, ViacomCBS scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that ViacomCBS hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||55.85|
|Total ESG percentile||45.54|
|Environmental score percentile||50.54|
|Social score percentile||58|
|Governance score percentile||25.54|
|Level of controversy||3|
Dividend payout ratio: 9.34% of net profits
Recently ViacomCBS has paid out, on average, around 9.34% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.77% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), ViacomCBS shareholders could enjoy a 1.77% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ViacomCBS's case, that would currently equate to about $0.72 per share.
While ViacomCBS's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that ViacomCBS is investing more in its future growth.
ViacomCBS's most recent dividend payout was on 1 October 2019. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 September 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").
ViacomCBS's shares were split on 17 November 2017.
Over the last 12 months, ViacomCBS's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0 up to $0. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while ViacomCBS's is 1.2209. This would suggest that ViacomCBS's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
CBS Corporation operates as a mass media company 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 founded in 1986 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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