Viacom Inc (VIAB) is a leading other business based in the US. Viacom is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 10,700 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$0 - $0|
|50-day moving average||$24.22|
|200-day moving average||$22.901|
|Wall St. target price||$28.44|
|Dividend yield||$0.8 (2.48%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.834|
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Valuing Viacom stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Viacom's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Viacom's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Viacom shares trade at around 6x 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.
Viacom's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.17. 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 Viacom's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Viacom's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $2.9 billion (£2.1 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Viacom's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Gross profit TTM||$6.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||$9.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 13.6 million Viacom shares held short by investors – that's known as Viacom's "short interest". This figure is 2.9% up from 13.2 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Viacom shares can be evaluated.
Viacom's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Viacom shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Viacom shares traded daily (recently around inf billion). Viacom's SIR currently stands at 0. In other words for every 100,000 Viacom shares traded daily on the market, roughly 0 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 Viacom.
Find out more about how you can short Viacom 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 Viacom.
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: 16.78
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Viacom's overall score of 16.78 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 10th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Viacom 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: 5.12/100
Viacom's environmental score of 5.12 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Viacom is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 11.13/100
Viacom's social score of 11.13 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Viacom is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 12.04/100
Viacom's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Viacom is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, 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, Viacom scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Viacom hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||16.78|
|Total ESG percentile||10.38|
|Environmental score percentile||6|
|Social score percentile||6|
|Governance score percentile||6|
|Level of controversy||3|
We're not expecting Viacom to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
As of December 4, 2019, Viacom Inc. was acquired by CBS Corporation. Viacom Inc. operates media brands that create entertainment content worldwide. It operates in two segments, Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. The Media Networks segment offers entertainment content, services, and related branded products to advertisers, content distributors, and retailers through approximately 320 locally programmed and operated television channels, including Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, Nick Jr., VH1, TV Land, CMT, Logo, Channel 5, Milkshake!, Telefe, COLORS, Paramount Channel, TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick Music, MTV2, MTV Classic, MTV Live, BET Her, BET Gospel, and BET Hip Hop, as well as through online, mobile, and apps. The Filmed Entertainment segment develops, produces, finances, acquires, and distributes films, television programming, and other entertainment content under the Paramount Pictures, Paramount Players, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Nickelodeon Movies, MTV Films, and BET Films brands. This segment exhibits films theatrically through home entertainment, licensing to television and digital platforms, and ancillary activities. The company releases its content through DVDs, Blu-ray discs, syndication and transactional video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand, over-the-top distributors, pay television, cable television, free television, and free video-on-demand, as well as airlines and hotels. Viacom Inc. was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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