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Viacom (VIAB) - News
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Viacom, Inc Posts Large Q4 Earnings Gains; Beats Estimates (VIAB)Nov 14, 2013Before the bell on Thursday, entertainment company Viacom (VIAB) announced its fourth quarter earnings, posting double-digit earnings and EPS growth. VIAB Earnings in Brief -Viacom reported quarterly revenues of $3.65 billion, up from $3.36 billion in last year's Q4. -The company reported adjusted net earnings of $739 million, an 18% increase from the $626 million the company reported a year ago. -On a per share basis, adjusted earnings came in at $1.55 per diluted share, up from $1.21 in 2012's Q4. -Viacom's earnings beat analysts' estimates of $1.45 EPS on revenues of $3.6 billion. CEO Commentary Philippe Dauman, Viacom's president and CEO, said the following about the company's successful quarter: "Viacom's commitment to creative and operational excellence, and our continued investment in content, delivered an outstanding quarter and strong fiscal year. Our Media Networks had strong growth in both advertising and affiliate revenues as ratings improved across our brands. We remain at the forefront of creating new and groundbreaking experiences that seamlessly translate across multiple screens and drive deep engagement with our hit programming ... Our strong cash flow and balance sheet enhance our ability to deliver significant value directly to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases. In fiscal 2013, Viacom returned $5.4 billion to shareholders, including $2.7 billion in share repurchases in the fourth quarter." Dividend Declared Yesterday, Viacom declared its quarterly dividend of 30 cents, which will be paid on December 31, and goes ex-dividend on December 11. The last time Viacom raised its dividend was in January 2013. Investors should keep an eye on the company, as it is likely to do something similar this coming January, given its strong results. Stock Performance Investors were reacting well to Viacom's earnings release, sending the stock up $2.56, or 3.08%, in pre-market trading. YTD, the company's stock is up more than 44%.
Needham & Co. Downgrades Viacom to "Hold"; Valuation Call (VIAB)Aug 5, 2013Needham & Co. analysts downgraded media and entertainment giant Viacom, Inc. (VIAB) early on Monday, citing its current valuation as a reason for the move. The analysts note that VIAB shares are up more than 20% over the past six weeks and trades at a premium compared to its peers. As such, the analysts downgraded the stock from "Buy" to "Hold." Viacom shares were down 57 cents, or 0.72%, during morning trading on Monday. the stock is up 48.73% year-to-date. The Bottom Line Shares of Viacom (VIAB) offer a dividend yield of 1.52% based on Friday's closing price of $1.20 per share and the company's annualized dividend payout of $1.20 per share. Viacom, Inc. (VIAB) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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