Viacom, Inc.

Viacom, Inc.

Viacom, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1971

Headquarters

1515 Broadway,52nd floor,New York, NY 10036

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

10.4K

Industries

Entertainment
Other Business & Consulting Services
Recreation & Leisure
Media Conglomerates

Company Description

Viacom, Inc. is a global entertainment content company, which connects with audiences through compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, applications, games, brands for consumer products, social media and other entertainment content. It operates business through Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment segments. The Media Networks segment provides entertainment content, services, and related branded products for consumers in targeted demographics attractive to advertisers, content distributors, and retailers. The Media Networks segment delivers advertising and marketing services under advanced marketing solutions portfolio. The company was founded by Sumner M. Redstone on May 3, 1971 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Head, Nickelodeon Group

Chief Financial Officer

Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Vice President & General Counsel

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer & Controller

Chief Data Officer & Executive Vice President

Chief Transformation Officer

Board of Directors

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Boston Edison Co.

President at National Amusements, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at Infor, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Cane Investments LLC

Chairman & Co-Chief Executive Officer at Budget Rent A Car System, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Viacom, Inc.

Anchor, Inside Edition at CBS Interactive, Inc.

Chief Technology Officer & Director at Group Nine Media, Inc.

Former Corporate Executive Officer at Sony Corporation of America

Principal Consultant, Office of Outreach & Partnership at Inter-American Development Bank

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Owners & Shareholders
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Kiltearn Partners is an active, value-based, long-term manager which performs bottom-up, fundamental analysis to invest in undervalued companies. The firm's investment objective is to achieve long-term growth primarily by investing in a diversified portfolio of global equity securities. Kiltearn Partners seeks to retain a reasonable diversification of investments across countries and industries for its clients. The firm invests primarily in established markets; however, they may also invest a portion of clients' assets in emerging market securities and currencies. Kiltearn Partners is permitted to cause clients to invest in physical currency and Spot Foreign Exchange Contracts.

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Oldfield Partners LLP ("OP"), based at 11 Grosvenor Place, London, next to Hyde Park Corner, is a boutique fund management firm. The firm manages US$4 billion for a global client base that includes endowment funds, pension funds, charities, family offices and high net worth individuals. OP began operations in March, 2005 and is majority owned by the executive partners. The firm manages six types of equity portfolios: global (including global ex-US), global equity income, global smaller companies, European, Japanese and emerging markets. They are value investors with a distinctive approach: a limited number of holdings, long-only, no leverage, diversified, index-ignorant and suspicious of short-termism.

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PPM uses a variety of methods of analysis in formulating investment advice and/or managing client assets. Fundamental and technical in-house research underpins PPM's analysis of current or potential investments. Generally, third-party research may be used on a supplemental basis. The firm may also receive private information, including material non-public information, for certain investments such as bank loans, private debt or private equity, or in connection with workouts or bankruptcies. PPM also uses a variety of investment strategies to implement investment advice given to clients with the client's agreed-upon investment objectives, guidelines and restrictions. Investment strategies may include, but are not limited to, long term purchases, short-term purchases, trading, short sales, margin transactions and option writing. They also implement client investment strategies primarily through designated portfolio management teams focused on particular asset classes, including fixed income, bank loans, private debt, public equity and private equity.

Recent Transactions
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Noggin LLC, Viacom, Inc. purchase Mindful, Inc.

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Viacom, Inc. purchases Pluto TV from Intel Capital Corp., Samsung Venture Investment Corp., Sky Ventures Ltd., The Pritzker Group (Venture Capital), Great Oaks Venture Capital, Chicago Ventures LLC, QueensBridge Venture Partners LLC, Third Wave Digital Partners

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Lightspeed Management Co. LLC, Liberty Global (Private Equity), Comcast Ventures LLC, Ribbit Management Co. LLC, Raine Ventures LLC, Dentsu Ventures KK, Cheddar, Inc., Amazon (Venture Capital) purchase RateMyProfessors.com LLC from Viacom, Inc.

Transaction Advisors
Legal Advisor

Advised onSoros Strategic Partners LP, Dune Entertainment II LLC purchase Dreamworks LLC /Film Library from Viacom, Inc.

Auditor

Advised onViacom, Inc. issued Class B Common Stock

Underwriter

Advised onViacom, Inc. issued Class B Common Stock

Legal Advisor

Advised onSoros Strategic Partners LP, Dune Entertainment II LLC purchase Dreamworks LLC /Film Library from Viacom, Inc.

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Advised onSoros Strategic Partners LP, Dune Entertainment II LLC purchase Dreamworks LLC /Film Library from Viacom, Inc.

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Advised onViacom Media Networks, Inc., Viacom, Inc. purchase Atom Digital, Inc. from Arts Alliance Ltd.

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Co-Chair, Fashion, Retail & Consumer Products Group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Legal Advisor

Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Practice at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Legal Advisor

Founder at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Inc.

Clients

Netflix, Inc. is an Internet subscription 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.

AT&T, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of telecommunications media and technology service. It operates through the following four segments: Communications, Warner Media, Latin America and Xandar. The Communications segment provides services to businesses and consumers located in the U.S., or in U.S. territories, and businesses globally. The Warner Media segment develops, produces and distributes feature films, television, gaming and other content over various physical and digital formats. The Latin America segment provides entertainment and wireless services outside of the U.S. The Xandar segment provides advertising services. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the provision of online retail shopping services. It operates through the following business segments: North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The North America segment includes retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through North America-focused websites such as www.amazon.com and www.amazon.ca. The International segment offers retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through internationally-focused websites. The Amazon Web Services segment involves in the global sales of compute, storage, database, and AWS service offerings for start-ups, enterprises, government agencies, and academic institutions. The company was founded by Jeffrey P. Bezos in July 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$12.5B
Total Enterprise Value
$22.4B
Earnings Per Share
$4.27
Revenue
$12.9B
Net Profit
$1.72B
EBITDA
$3.01B
EBITDAMargin
23.24%
Total Debt
$10.1B
Total Equity
$7.71B
Enterprise Value Sales
1.73x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
7.46x
TEVNet Income
13.05x
Debt TEV
0.45x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-0.82%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-1.27%
Political Donations
$1,000
2014
$2,500
2014
$2,500
2014
Investments
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WCI One LLC provides mobile application. The company was founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Margaret Cushing Whitman in 2017 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

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Pocketwatch, Inc. operates as a media and entertainment company that offers online video viewing for kids. The company was founded by Chris M. Williams and Albie Hecht and is headquartered in Culver City, CA.

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Philo, Inc. develops online TV streaming solutions. Its offers concept development, production and distribution. The company was founded by Ho Anh Tuan and Nicholas B. Krasney in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Investors
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Investor at Prism Skylabs, Inc.

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Advisor at MiTú, Inc.

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Investor at Tubular Labs, Inc.

Suppliers
comScore Inc. Advertising & Marketing | Reston, VA

comScore is a leading internet technology company that measures what people do as they navigate the digital world - and turns that information into insights and actions for our clients to maximize the value of their digital investments.

SL Green Realty Corp. Real Estate Investment Trusts | 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
Facebook, Inc. Internet Software & Services

Facebook, Inc. engages in the development of social media applications for people to connect through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces. It enables users to share opinions, ideas, photos, videos, and other activities online. Its products include Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Oculus. The company was founded by Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris R. Hughes, Andrew McCollum, and Eduardo P. Saverin on February 4, 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

Netflix, Inc. Entertainment - LOS GATOS, CA

Netflix, Inc. is an Internet subscription 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.

Amazon.com, Inc. Retail: Other - Seattle, Washington

Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the provision of online retail shopping services. It operates through the following business segments: North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The North America segment includes retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through North America-focused websites such as www.amazon.com and www.amazon.ca. The International segment offers retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through internationally-focused websites. The Amazon Web Services segment involves in the global sales of compute, storage, database, and AWS service offerings for start-ups, enterprises, government agencies, and academic institutions. The company was founded by Jeffrey P. Bezos in July 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Awards & Honors
Rank #213
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #213
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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