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Viacom

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The entertainment company, created in 2005 as a spin-off from CBS, produces and distributes films and programming through brands including Paramount Pictures and MTV Films. Talks of reuniting with CBS came up in 2018, though disagreements and a lawsuit serve as potential obstacles.

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CEO

Robert M. Bakish

CEO Title

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Sector

Media

Industry

Entertainment

HQ Location

New York City

Years on Fortune 500 List

13

Employees

11,200

Figures are for fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2017.
Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$13,2636.2%
Profits ($M)$1,874.030.3%
Assets ($M)$23,698
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$6,035
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$12,919
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues14.1%
Profits as % of Assets7.9%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity31.1%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)4.68
EPS % Change (from 2016)29.6%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)4.9%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)5.6%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2017)-10.2%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)-8.2%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)-1.9%
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