1.64% Aug 26, 09:08 PM
$1.32 Paid Quarterly
24.3% EPS $5.44
4 years Since 2010
15 days Sep 11, 2014

VIAB - Upcoming Dividend Payouts
Next Ex-Dividend Date Sep 11

Amount Declare Date Ex-Dividend Date ▲ Record Date Pay Date Payout Type
$0.3300 2014-07-22 2014-09-11 2014-09-15 2014-10-01 Regular
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VIAB - Dividend Yield & Stock Price History
Current Dividend Yield 1.64%

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VIAB - Dividend Payout History
Current Annual Payout $1.32

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VIAB - Dividend Growth History

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Reveal Dividend Growth History for VIAB. 37.7% 9.3% 4 years
Annual dividend amounts based on Ex-dividend date

VIAB - Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth
Payouts Increasing For 4 years

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

VIAB - Historical Dividend Data
Payouts Increasing For 4 years

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$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

Viacom (VIAB) - News

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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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  • Viacom Shares Rise on Improved Q3 Earnings; Expands Buyback Program (VIAB)

    Shares of entertainment content provider Viacom, Inc. (VIAB) were up on Friday morning following the release of the company's third quarter results. Earnings rose for the quarter as the company saw an upside in both its Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment segments. The New York, NY-based company reported third quarter earnings of $643 million, or $1.31 per share, up from $534 million, or $1.01 per share, a year ago. Earnings from continuing operations rose to $1.32 per share, up from 99 cents per share last year. Excluding special items, earnings were $1.29 per share, up from 97 cents per share a year ago. Despite the rise in earnings, Viacom was unable to reach the average analyst estimate of $1.30 per share. Total revenue for the quarter increased 14% to $3.69 billion from $3.24 billion a year ago. Analysts expected to see earnings of $3.58 per share. Revenue from the company's Media Networks increased 13% to $2.57 billion. The rise in revenue was primarily due to higher affiliate fees and advertising revenues. The Film Entertainment segment brought in $1.16 billion in revenue, up 15% from a year ago. The increase in revenue reflects sales from the company's movie releases including "Star Trek Into Darkness," "World War Z," and "Pain and Gain." Additionally, the company announced that its board of directors has approved an expansion to its share repurchase plan. The plan has been increased to a Class B stock buy back program of $20 billion, from the prior $10 billion buy back program. Viacom shares were up $5.34, or 7.18%, during pre-market trading Friday. The stock is up 41% YTD. The Bottom Line Shares of Viacom, Inc. (VIAB) have a 1.61% yield based on Thursday's closing price of $74.36. 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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  • Sterne Agee Starts Coverage of Viacom at "Buy" (VIAB)

    Sterne Agee initiated coverage of media and entertainment company Viacom, Inc. (VIAB) on Thursday will a bullish rating, as they view it as the cheapest large cap media stock in its group. The analysts rate VIAB as "Buy" and see shares reaching $76.50. This price target suggests a 17% upside to Wednesday's closing price of $65.26. Viacom shares were up 64 cents, or +0.98%, during morning trading on Thursday. The stock is up +24.88% year-to-date. The Bottom Line Shares of Viacom (VIAB) have a dividend yield of 1.82% based on Thursday's intraday trading price of $65.90 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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