ViacomCBS, Inc.

ViacomCBS, Inc.

ViacomCBS, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1986

Headquarters

51 W. 52nd Street New York, New York, 10019, United States

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

24K

Industries

Media Conglomerates
Cable, Satellite, and Radio Telecommunications
Publishing
Entertainment

Company Description

CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand – “the Eye” – one of the most recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, outdoor advertising, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’s businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, TVGN (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio, CBS Outdoor, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Interactive, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films and CBS EcoMedia.

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Executives & Employees

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President

General Counsel & Secretary

Senior Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Chief Communications Officer & Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer

Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer

Chief People Officer & Executive Vice President

Chief Transformation Officer & Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer

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Owners & Shareholders
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Founded in 2003 Credit Suisse USA LLC is a broker/dealer headquartered in New York City with offices worldwide. The firm is a subsidiary of Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS).The Credit Suisse equity research equity group engages in a broad range of activities for investors including sales, trading, financing, prime brokerage and market-making in US and international equity and equity related securities, options, futures, risk management and hedging products. Their activities cover both exchange-traded and over-the-counter traded securities, including American depository receipts, restricted stocks, equity repurchases, block trade executions, program trading executions, equity derivatives and convertible securities.Their fixed-income franchise operates as a single, unified platform that handles all fixed-income cash and derivative products. Products and services range from securitization and liability management transactions to sales and trading and superior research.

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Baupost is an opportunistic, value-oriented, open mandate investment organization whose goal is to invest capital in such a manner as to achieve attractive risk-adjusted returns over an extended period of time. They select investments according to many criteria, which may include book value, estimated underlying economic value, current and projected future earnings, cash flow, yield, skills of management, future prospects of the business and current market price of the investment. The firm uses different analytical techniques such as fundamental analysis, analysis of historical relationships, economic analysis, business cycle analysis, interest rate analysis and industry analysis to make its investment decisions.

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Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is an SEC-registered broker/dealer headquartered in New York City and was founded in 1969. The firm is the primary broker subsidiary of Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS). They are a member of FINRA. Morgan Stanley provides debt and equity services including underwriting, M&A advice, securities dealing and brokerage and trade execution. Their client base ranges from large global institutional investors to hedge funds at the cutting edge of innovation in the industry.

Recent Transactions
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ViacomCBS, Inc., Viacom International Media Networks purchase Ananey Communications Ltd.

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ViacomCBS, Inc. purchases Miramax Film NY LLC from Al Jazeera Media Network

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ViacomCBS, Inc. purchases Viacom, Inc.

Insider Transactions
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Transaction Advisors
Legal Advisor

Advised onViacomCBS, Inc. purchases Viacom, Inc.

Investment Advisor

Advised onViacomCBS, Inc. purchases CNET Networks, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Advised onCedar Fair Entertainment Company purchases Paramount Parks, Inc. from ViacomCBS, Inc.

Counsel

Advised onCedar Fair Entertainment Company purchases Paramount Parks, Inc. from ViacomCBS, Inc.

Co-Chair, Personal Representation Department

Advised onViacomCBS, Inc. purchases Viacom, Inc.

Investment Advisor

Advised onViacomCBS, Inc. purchases Viacom, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Managing Partner, Greater Los Angeles Offices at Sidley Austin LLP

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Co-Chair, Litigation Practice Group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Clients

Netflix, Inc. is a streaming entertainment service company, which provides subscription service streaming movies and television episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by mail. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming and Domestic DVD. The Domestic Streaming segment derives revenues from monthly membership fees for services consisting solely of streaming content to its members in the United States. The International Streaming segment includes fees from members outside the United States. The Domestic DVD segment covers revenues from services consisting solely of DVD-by-mail. The company was founded by Marc Randolph and Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr., on August 29, 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, CA.

Reliance Industries Ltd. engages in hydrocarbon exploration and production, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals, retail, and telecommunications. It operates through the following business segments: Refining, Petrochemicals, Oil and Gas, Organised Retail, Digital Services, Financial Services and Others. The Refining segment includes the production and marketing operations of the petroleum products. The Petrochemicals segment refers to the manufacture and marketing operations of petrochemical products. Oil and Gas segment consists of exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas. The Organised Retail segment comprises of organized retail business. The Digital Services segment refers to provision of digital services. The Financial Services segment comprises of management and deployment of identified resources of the Company to various activities including non-banking financial services, insurance broking. The Others segment engages in Media, SEZ development, and textile business. The company was founded by Dhirubhai Hirachand Ambani in 1966 and is headquartered in Mumbai, India.

Liberty Media Corp. engages in the operation media, communications, and entertainment businesses. It operates through the SIRIUS XM Holdings and Formula 1 segments. The SIRIUS XM Holdings segment operates two audio entertainment businesses, Sirius XM and Pandora. Sirius M features music, sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, weather channels, and infotainment services. Pandora provides music, comedy, and podcast streaming discovery platform. The Formula 1 segment refers to a global motorsports business that holds exclusive commercial rights with respect to the World Championship, an annual, motor race-based competition. The company was founded on March 28, 1991 and is headquartered in Englewood, CO.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$21.4B
Total Enterprise Value
$46.5B
Earnings Per Share
$5.36
Revenue
$27.8B
Total Equity
$13.5B
Net Profit
$3.31B
EBITDAMargin
62.91%
Enterprise Value / Sales
1.67x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
2.53x
TEVNet Income
14.06x
Debt TEV
0.45x
Total Debt
$20.9B
EBITDA
$17.5B
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
28.31%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
15.04%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$5,000 - $10K
2019
$10K - $25K
2019
Political Donations
$1,000
2014
$27.2K
2013
$1,000
2013
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TargetSpot, Inc. provides online radio advertising platform services. It connects to national brands, regional, and local advertisers to highly engaged Internet and mobile audiences with high-impact audio, display and pre-roll video advertising. The company was founded by Douglas Perlson in 2007 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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iBiquity Digital Corp. develops high definition radio broadcast technology. The firm’s partners include electronics manufacturers, semiconductor and electronic component manufacturers and automakers and retailers and wireless data service providers. The company was founded by Robert J. Struble in 1998 and is headquartered in Columbia, MD.

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TextDigger, Inc. provides semantic search, navigation and optimization solutions. It provides its solutions for content creation, curation platform, ad networks, delivery agents, content networks, publishers and content aggregators. The company was founded by Timothy E. Musgrove in 2005 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

Investors
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Co-Founder at Index Ventures SA

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Co-Founder at Kano Computing Ltd.

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Investor at Prism Skylabs, Inc.

Suppliers
Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. News & Digital Content | New York, New York

TFCF Corp. engages in television broadcasting and film production. It operates through the following segments: Cable Network Programming, Television, Filmed Entertainment and Other Corporate and Eliminations. The Cable Network Programming segment consists of the production and licensing of programming distributed through cable television systems, direct broadcast satellite operators, telecommunication companies and online video distributors. The Television segment includes the broadcasting of networking programming in the U.S and the operation of broadcast television stations, including duopolies in the U.S. The Filmed Entertainment segment refers to the production and acquisition of live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution and licensing in all formats in all entertainment media worldwide and the production and licensing of television programming worldwide. The Other, Corporate and Eliminations segment encompasses the corporate overhead costs and intercompany eliminations. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

SL Green Realty Corp. Trusts & Funds | New York, New York

SL Green Realty Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust. The firm engages in the acquisition, development, ownership, management and operation of commercial and residential real estate properties. It operates through the Real Estate, and Debt and Preferred Equity Investments business segments. The Real Estate segment consists of security, maintenance, utility costs, real estate taxes, and at certain properties ground rent expense. The Debt and Preferred Equity Investments segment includes cash flow from operations, cash on hand, and other forms of secured or unsecured financing. The company was founded by Stephen L. Green in June 1997 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Internet Software & Services | Santa Monica, CA

2012 was a transformative year for Lionsgate as the Company acquired Summit Entertainment in January 2012 and launched the global blockbuster THE HUNGER GAMES franchise in March 2012, emerging as a content leader in the world marketplace. The successes of the past year were the result of Lionsgate’s 12-year growth strategy in which the Company used a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions to assemble the building blocks for long-term success. Lionsgate is a far different company today than it was a few short years ago, although it remains committed to the low overhead, cost discipline, entrepreneurial business models and niche focus that have been signatures of its growth over the years

Competitors
Netflix, Inc. Entertainment - Los Gatos, CA

Netflix, Inc. is a streaming entertainment service company, which provides subscription service streaming movies and television episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by mail. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming and Domestic DVD. The Domestic Streaming segment derives revenues from monthly membership fees for services consisting solely of streaming content to its members in the United States. The International Streaming segment includes fees from members outside the United States. The Domestic DVD segment covers revenues from services consisting solely of DVD-by-mail. The company was founded by Marc Randolph and Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr., on August 29, 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, CA.

The Walt Disney Company Recreation & Leisure - Burbank, CA

The Walt Disney Co. is a diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise. It operates through the following segments: Media Networks, Parks, Experiences and Products, Studio Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI). The Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, domestic television stations, radio networks and stations. The Parks, Experiences and Products segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida; the Disneyland Resort in California; Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii; the Disney Vacation Club; the Disney Cruise Line; and Adventures by Disney. The Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures, direct-to-video content, musical recordings and live stage plays. This segment distributes films primarily under the Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Touchstone banners. The DTCI segment licenses the company's trade names, characters and visual and literary properties to various manufacturers, game developers, publishers and retailers throughout the world. It also develops and publishes games, primarily for mobile platforms, and books, magazines and comic books. This segment also distributes branded merchandise directly through retail, online and wholesale businesses. The Walt Disney was founded by Walter Elias Disney on October 16, 1923 and is headquartered in Burbank, CA.

Apple, Inc. Computer Hardware - Cupertino, CA

Apple, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables and accessories, and other variety of related services. It operates through the following geographical segments: Americas, Europe, Greater China, Japan, and Rest of Asia Pacific. The Americas segment includes North and South America. The Europe segment consists of European countries, as well as India, the Middle East, and Africa. The Greater China segment comprises of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The Rest of Asia Pacific segment includes Australia and Asian countries. Its products and services include iPhone, Mac, iPad, AirPods, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats products, Apple Care, iCloud, digital content stores, streaming, and licensing services. The company was founded by Steven Paul Jobs, Ronald Gerald Wayne, and Stephen G. Wozniak in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, CA.

Awards & Honors
Rank #203
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #203
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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