ViacomCBS Inc (VIAC) is a leading entertainment business based in the US. It opened the day at $46.72 after a previous close of $45.01. During the day the price has varied from a low of $45.17 to a high of $48.39. The latest price was $46.61 (25 minute delay). ViacomCBS is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 22,109 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$14.2551 - $101.97|
|50-day moving average||$66.2569|
|200-day moving average||$45.5525|
|Wall St. target price||$54.48|
|Dividend yield||$0.96 (2.45%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$6.9496|
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|1 month (2021-03-19)||-52.12%|
Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.
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 16x. In other words, ViacomCBS shares trade at around 16x 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 10.6704. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.
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 $4.9 billion (£3.5 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a ViacomCBS's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$25.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||17.82%|
|Gross profit TTM||$10.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.51%|
|Return on equity TTM||17.35%|
|Market capitalisation||$24.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 100.3 million ViacomCBS shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 2.2% down from 102.6 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 53.6 million). ViacomCBS's SIR currently stands at 1.87. In other words for every 100,000 ViacomCBS shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1870 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 0.16% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ViacomCBS shares in existence, roughly 160 shares are currently held short) or 0.1773% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ViacomCBS shares, roughly 177 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.
ViacomCBS's total ESG risk: 21.4
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and ViacomCBS's overall score of 21.4 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 22nd 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.).
ViacomCBS's environmental score: 5.63/100
ViacomCBS's environmental score of 5.63 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that ViacomCBS is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
ViacomCBS's social score: 13.08/100
ViacomCBS's social score of 13.08 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that ViacomCBS is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
ViacomCBS's governance score: 11.19/100
ViacomCBS's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that ViacomCBS is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
ViacomCBS's 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||21.4|
|Total ESG percentile||21.82|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||3|
Dividend payout ratio: 22.17% of net profits
Recently ViacomCBS has paid out, on average, around 22.17% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.45% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 2.45% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ViacomCBS's case, that would currently equate to about $0.96 per share.
While ViacomCBS's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.
ViacomCBS's most recent dividend payout was on 31 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, ViacomCBS's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.2551 up to $101.97. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while ViacomCBS's is 1.7297. This would suggest that ViacomCBS's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
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