Viacom is part of the entertainment industry and is part of the consumer cyclical sector. The company CEO is Robert M. Bakish. Viacom Inc is a global media company. It creates compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, applications and games. Its brands include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, Nickelodeon, Comedy central, TV Land, SPIKE, Tr3s, and VIVA.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The VIA shares had a previous change of 0.56% which opened at 34.23 and closed at 34.31. It moved to an intraday high of 34.43 and a low of 33.98.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, VIA shares returned 5.73% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -0.42%. Over three months, it changed 12.98%. In one year it has changed -12.23% and within that year its 52-week high was 38.35 and its 52-week low was 27.01. VIA stock is 27.03% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 33.67 and a 50 day moving average of 33.67. Right now, VIA stock is trading 1.90% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $13.8b with 403.1m shares outstanding and a float of 401.0m shares. Trading volume was 12,385 shares and has experienced an average volume of 32,816 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Viacom was 4.26 which ended on 30th of September 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 8.05.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  1.12
09-30-2018:  0.99
06-30-2018:  1.18
03-31-2018:  0.92

The dividend per share is currently 0.80, which is a dividend yield of 2.33%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 54.82, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 37.41%



The next earnings report will be: 04-17-2019

The long-term trend of the EPS is an important number as it indicates the present value of Viacom; it is usually expressed as a percentage and is then referred to as the EPS growth rate, which is 7.20%.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 3.10% of institutional ownership.

I calculated the beta to be 1.42

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 21.56%, return on assets is 6.74%, profit margin is 12.91%, price-to-sales is 1.40 and price-to-book is 1.77.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 1  : Growth Expectations Result
 4  : Financial Safety Result
 1  : Past Performance Result
 4  : Valuation Result
 3  : Dividend Safety Result
 2  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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