VIAB Viacom

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  • VIAB
  • Price as of: Dec 18, 03:13 PM EST
  • $75.32
  • +$1.75
  • +2.4%
  • Industry
  • Catv systems
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VIAB Stock Dividend Data

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  • Dividend Yield
    1.75% Services Average 2.44%
  • Annual Payout
    $1.32 Paid Quarterly
  • Payout Ratio
    22.0% EPS $5.99
  • Dividend Growth
    4 yrs Since 2010
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Growth History

VIAB Dividend Growth History

Annualized Growth
1994-2012
Annualized Growth
1994-2004
Annualized Growth
2004-2008
Annualized Growth
2008-2012
Annualized Growth
Last 5 Yrs
Annualized Growth
Last 3 Yrs
Annual
Growth
2012
Consecutive
Years of
Increases
Reveal More Dividend Growth History for VIAB 37.7% 9.3% 4 years
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Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

VIAB Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

Payout Amount Calendar Year Annual Growth
$1.1750 2013 9.3%
$1.0750 2012 19.4%
Historical Dividend Data

VIAB Dividend History

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$0.3300 2014-11-12 2014-12-11 2014-12-15 2015-01-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3300 2014-07-22 2014-09-11 2014-09-15 2014-10-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3300 2014-05-21 2014-06-11 2014-06-13 2014-07-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3000 2014-01-16 2014-03-12 2014-03-14 2014-04-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3000 2013-11-13 2013-12-11 2013-12-13 2013-12-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3000 2013-07-23 2013-09-11 2013-09-13 2013-10-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3000 2013-05-22 2013-06-12 2013-06-14 2013-07-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2750 2013-01-17 2013-03-13 2013-03-15 2013-04-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2750 2012-11-14 2012-12-12 2012-12-15 2012-12-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2750 2012-07-24 2012-09-12 2012-09-15 2012-10-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2750 2012-05-23 2012-06-13 2012-06-15 2012-07-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2500 2012-01-18 2012-03-13 2012-03-15 2012-04-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2500 2011-11-09 2011-12-13 2011-12-15 2012-01-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2500 2011-07-26 2011-09-13 2011-09-15 2011-10-03 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2500 2011-05-25 2011-06-13 2011-06-15 2011-07-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1500 2011-01-13 2011-02-24 2011-02-28 2011-04-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1500 2010-11-11 2010-11-26 2010-11-30 2010-12-30 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1500 2010-07-27 2010-08-27 2010-08-31 2010-10-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1500 2010-06-09 2010-06-17 2010-06-21 2010-07-01 Yes Regular Quarter
Company Profile

VIAB Company Profile

Exchange: NASDAQ
Sector: Services
Industry: CATV Systems

Viacom (VIA-B) - This company operates as an entertainment content company primarily in the United States and Europe. It operates in two segments, Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. nts, Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. The Media Networks segment provides entertainment content to advertisers, content distributors, and retailers across various distribution platforms, including television, the Internet, mobile devices, game consoles, themed entertainment, and various consumer products. It serves through MTV Networks with approximately 170 channels and multiplatform properties, which primarily include MTV: Music Television, VH1, CMT: Country Music Television, Logo, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick, COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV, and TV Land. This segment also operates approximately 430 digital media properties, as well as operates a television network that offers entertainment, music, news, and public affairs programming to the African-American audience through its BET Networks. In addition, it engages in video game business, which includes Rock Band franchise and casual gaming Web sites, such as Addictinggames.com and Shockwave.com. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, finances, and distributes motion pictures and other entertainment content. It produces and distributes motion pictures under the Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies brands. This segment also involves in selling DVDs and other products relating to the motion pictures and other entertainment content. In addition, it acquires films for distribution and has presence in the games business. The company is headquartered in New York, New York.

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Viacom News

  • Before the opening bell on Thursday, a number of big name, dividend paying companies announced their quarterly earnings. Below, we look at these...
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  • Before Wednesday’s opening bell, a number of big name dividend stocks were the subject of analyst moves. Below, we highlight the important analyst...
  • Before the opening bell on Wednesday, a number of big name, dividend paying companies announced their quarterly earnings. Below, we look at these...
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  • Viacom, Inc Posts Large Q4 Earnings Gains; Beats Estimates (VIAB)

    Before 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%.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares of Viacom (VIAB) have a yield of 1.44% based on Wednesday's closing price of $83.13 and the company's annualized dividend payout of $1.20. Viacom (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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  • Needham & Co. Downgrades Viacom to "Hold"; Valuation Call (VIAB)

    Needham & 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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