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)

10.7K

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 Information & Technology Officer

Senior Vice President, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer

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.

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

President & Chief Executive Officer at Viacom, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Cane Investments LLC

Co-Founder at Karen and Charles Phillips Charitable Organization

Anchor, Inside Edition at CBS Interactive, Inc.

Former Corporate Executive Officer at Sony Corporation of America

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

Advisor at Girlboss Media, Inc.

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Owners & Shareholders
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Causeway Capital Management specializes in managing global, international, emerging market and absolute return equities. They use fundamental value equity and quantitative methods to manage their investment strategies. Their strategies include: international value equity, international value select, global value equity, emerging markets equity, international opportunities, international small-cap and global absolute return. In addition, Causeway Capital Management manages ADR model, socially responsible and concentrated versions of some of their strategies. In the global absolute return strategy, the firm also uses leverage and total return equity swap agreements to take long and short positions in equity securities. The firm may also directly sell securities short in the global absolute return strategy.

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TSW uses a combination of fundamental and quantitative analysis as the basis for their investment processes. Their typical assignments involve a specific strategy, such as \"mid-cap value\" or \"core plus fixed income\" in which they use a variety of equity and/or fixed income processes to select securities that are designed to outperform a specific industry benchmark. In other instances, usually for high net-worth clients, the strategies may be combined in order to produce a \"balanced portfolio\" to meet a specific client asset allocation objective or industry benchmark. TSW's strategies include: Equity (Domestic and International), Strategic High Income, Fixed Income, Custom Balanced, and WPS (long/short equity).

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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.

Recent Transactions
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CBS Corp. purchases Viacom, Inc.

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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

Insider Transactions
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Transaction Advisors
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Advised onCBS Corp. purchases Viacom, Inc.

Investment Advisor

Advised onCBS Corp. purchases Viacom, Inc.

Auditor

Advised onViacom, Inc. issued Class B Common Stock

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Advised onCBS Corp. purchases Viacom, Inc.

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Advised onCBS Corp. purchases Viacom, Inc.

Counsel

Advised onCBS Corp. purchases Viacom, Inc.

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

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, 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 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.

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.

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand as well as to businesses. NBCUniversal operates 30 news and entertainment cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks & Resorts.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$9.54B
Total Enterprise Value
$18B
Earnings Per Share
$3.83
Revenue
$12.8B
Enterprise Value Sales
1.4x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
6.3x
TEVNet Income
11.62x
Debt TEV
0.49x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
0.93%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-1.41%
EBITDAMargin
22.23%
Total Equity
$8.76B
Total Debt
$8.74B
EBITDA
$2.85B
Net Profit
$1.55B
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
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. 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
Facebook, Inc. Internet Software & Services - MENLO PARK, CA

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.

Fox Corp. Cable, Satellite, and Radio Telecommunications - New York, NY

Fox Corp. delivers compelling news, sports and entertainment content. The company provides news under the brands FOX News, FOX Business, FS1, FS2, Big Ten Network, FOX Network and FOX Television Stations. It empowers a diverse range of creators to imagine and develops culturally significant content, while building an organization that thrives on creative ideas, operational expertise and strategic thinking. The company was founded on May 3, 2018 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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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