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ViacomCBS Inc Class B VIAC

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ViacomCBS Posts In-Line Q2, but Streaming Momentum Is Clearly Building

Neil Macker, CFA Senior Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Neil Macker, CFA |

ViacomCBS reported in-line second-quarter revenue, and EBITDA met FactSet consensus expectations. Top-line growth of 8% was driven by the rebound in advertising, the return of live sports, and continued streaming growth. The firm’s streaming platforms posted a strong quarter both in terms of new subscribers and monetization. ViacomCBS also announced a distribution deal with Sky to launch Paramount+ in 2022 in its Western European markets. We are maintaining our narrow moat rating and $61 fair value estimate.

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Company Profile

Business Description

ViacomCBS is the recombination of CBS and Viacom that has created a media conglomerate operating around the world. CBS' television assets include the CBS television network, 28 local TV stations, and 50% of CW, a joint venture between CBS and Time Warner. The company also owns Showtime and Simon & Schuster. Viacom owns several leading cable network properties, including Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, and Paramount. Viacom has also built several online properties on the strength of these brands. Viacom's Paramount Pictures produces original motion pictures and owns a library of 2,500 films, including the Mission: Impossible and Transformers series.

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1515 Broadway
New York, NY, 10036
T +1 212 258-6000
Sector Communication Services
Industry Entertainment
Most Recent Earnings Jun 30, 2021
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2020
Stock Type Slow Growth
Employees 26,340

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