ViacomCBS, Inc.

ViacomCBS, Inc.

ViacomCBS, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1986

Headquarters

51 W. 52nd Street New York, New York, 10019, United States

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

22.1K

Industries

Media Conglomerates
Cable, Satellite, and Radio Telecommunications
Publishing
Entertainment

Company Description

CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand – “the Eye” – one of the most recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, outdoor advertising, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’s businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, TVGN (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio, CBS Outdoor, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Interactive, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films and CBS EcoMedia.

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Executives & Employees

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President

General Counsel & Secretary

Senior Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Chief Communications Officer & Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer

Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer

Chief People Officer & Executive Vice President

Chief Transformation Officer & Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer

Board of Directors

President at National Amusements, Inc.

Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at Hasbro, Inc.

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at ViacomCBS, Inc.

Senior Partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

President & Chief Executive Officer at Cane Investments LLC

Former Vice Chairman, Investment Banking at Barclays Capital, Inc.

Emeriti Council at New York City Center, Inc.

Co-Founder at Karen and Charles Phillips Charitable Organization

Founder at Griego Enterprises, Inc.

Former Vice Chairman, Investment Banking at Credit Suisse Group AG

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Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is an SEC-registered broker/dealer headquartered in New York City and was founded in 1969. The firm is the primary broker subsidiary of Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS). They are a member of FINRA. Morgan Stanley provides debt and equity services including underwriting, M&A advice, securities dealing and brokerage and trade execution. Their client base ranges from large global institutional investors to hedge funds at the cutting edge of innovation in the industry.

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Founded in 2003 Credit Suisse USA LLC is a broker/dealer headquartered in New York City with offices worldwide. The firm is a subsidiary of Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS).The Credit Suisse equity research equity group engages in a broad range of activities for investors including sales, trading, financing, prime brokerage and market-making in US and international equity and equity related securities, options, futures, risk management and hedging products. Their activities cover both exchange-traded and over-the-counter traded securities, including American depository receipts, restricted stocks, equity repurchases, block trade executions, program trading executions, equity derivatives and convertible securities.Their fixed-income franchise operates as a single, unified platform that handles all fixed-income cash and derivative products. Products and services range from securitization and liability management transactions to sales and trading and superior research.

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NSC-Private Banking is an active, conservative manager which focuses on long-term capital preservation. They tailor their investment approach to their clients' profile, typically investing in equity and bond funds globally, with a preference for the US market.

Recent Transactions
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ViacomCBS, Inc., ViacomCBS Networks International purchase Ananey Communications Ltd.

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ViacomCBS, Inc. purchases Miramax Film NY LLC from Al Jazeera Media Network

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ViacomCBS, Inc. purchases Viacom, Inc.

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onViacomCBS, Inc. purchases Viacom, Inc.

Investment Advisor

Advised onViacomCBS, Inc. purchases CNET Networks, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Advised onCedar Fair Entertainment Company purchases Paramount Parks, Inc. from ViacomCBS, Inc.

Counsel

Advised onCedar Fair Entertainment Company purchases Paramount Parks, Inc. from ViacomCBS, Inc.

Co-Chair, Personal Representation Department

Advised onViacomCBS, Inc. purchases Viacom, Inc.

Investment Advisor

Advised onViacomCBS, Inc. purchases Viacom, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Managing Partner, Greater Los Angeles Offices at Sidley Austin LLP

Legal Advisor

Co-Chair, Litigation Practice Group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Legal Advisor

Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Clients

Netflix, Inc. operates as a streaming entertainment service company. The firm provides subscription service streaming movies and television episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by mail. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming and Domestic DVD. The Domestic Streaming segment derives revenues from monthly membership fees for services consisting of streaming content to its members in the United States. The International Streaming segment includes fees from members outside the United States. The Domestic DVD segment covers revenues from services consisting of DVD-by-mail. The company was founded by Marc Randolph and Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr. on August 29, 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, CA.

Liberty Media Corp. engages in the operation media, communications, and entertainment businesses. It operates through the SIRIUS XM Holdings and Formula 1 segments. The SIRIUS XM Holdings segment operates two audio entertainment businesses, Sirius XM and Pandora. Sirius M features music, sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, weather channels, and infotainment services. Pandora provides music, comedy, and podcast streaming discovery platform. The Formula 1 segment refers to a global motorsports business that holds exclusive commercial rights with respect to the World Championship, an annual, motor race-based competition. The company was founded on March 28, 1991 and is headquartered in Englewood, CO.

Liberty Global Plc is an international television and broadband company, which engages in the provision of broadband communications services. It operates through the following geographical segments: U.K. and Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland, Central and Eastern Europe, and Central and Corporate. Its products include broadband, WiFi, connectivity products, TV platforms, and TV content. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2020
Market Capitalization
$42.6B
Total Enterprise Value
$42.5B
Earnings Per Share
$3.92
Revenue
$25.3B
Net Profit
$2.42B
EBITDA
$16B
EBITDAMargin
63.35%
Total Debt
$21.6B
Total Equity
$16.3B
Enterprise Value / Sales
1.68x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
2.54x
TEVNet Income
17.57x
Debt TEV
0.51x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
22.69%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$5,000 - $10K
2019
$10K - $25K
2019
$1,000 +
2019
Political Donations
$1,000
2014
$27.2K
2013
$1,000
2013
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TargetSpot, Inc. provides online radio advertising platform services. It connects to national brands, regional, and local advertisers to highly engaged Internet and mobile audiences with high-impact audio, display and pre-roll video advertising. The company was founded by Douglas Perlson in 2007 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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iBiquity Digital Corp. develops high definition radio broadcast technology. The firm’s partners include electronics manufacturers, semiconductor and electronic component manufacturers and automakers and retailers and wireless data service providers. The company was founded by Robert J. Struble in 1998 and is headquartered in Columbia, MD.

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TextDigger, Inc. provides semantic search, navigation and optimization solutions. It provides its solutions for content creation, curation platform, ad networks, delivery agents, content networks, publishers and content aggregators. The company was founded by Timothy E. Musgrove in 2005 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

Investors
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Co-Founder at Index Ventures SA

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Co-Founder at Kano Computing Ltd.

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Co-Founder at Digital Garage, Inc.

Suppliers
Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. News & Digital Content | New York, New York

TFCF Corp. engages in television broadcasting and film production. It operates through the following segments: Cable Network Programming, Television, Filmed Entertainment and Other Corporate and Eliminations. The Cable Network Programming segment consists of the production and licensing of programming distributed through cable television systems, direct broadcast satellite operators, telecommunication companies and online video distributors. The Television segment includes the broadcasting of networking programming in the U.S and the operation of broadcast television stations, including duopolies in the U.S. The Filmed Entertainment segment refers to the production and acquisition of live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution and licensing in all formats in all entertainment media worldwide and the production and licensing of television programming worldwide. The Other, Corporate and Eliminations segment encompasses the corporate overhead costs and intercompany eliminations. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

SL Green Realty Corp. Trusts & Funds | New York, New York

SL Green Realty Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust. The firm engages in the acquisition, development, ownership, management and operation of commercial and residential real estate properties. It operates through the Real Estate, and Debt and Preferred Equity Investments business segments. The Real Estate segment consists of security, maintenance, utility costs, real estate taxes, and at certain properties ground rent expense. The Debt and Preferred Equity Investments segment includes cash flow from operations, cash on hand, and other forms of secured or unsecured financing. The company was founded by Stephen L. Green in June 1997 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Internet Software & Services | Santa Monica, CA

2012 was a transformative year for Lionsgate as the Company acquired Summit Entertainment in January 2012 and launched the global blockbuster THE HUNGER GAMES franchise in March 2012, emerging as a content leader in the world marketplace. The successes of the past year were the result of Lionsgate’s 12-year growth strategy in which the Company used a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions to assemble the building blocks for long-term success. Lionsgate is a far different company today than it was a few short years ago, although it remains committed to the low overhead, cost discipline, entrepreneurial business models and niche focus that have been signatures of its growth over the years

Competitors
Netflix, Inc. Entertainment - Los Gatos, CA

Netflix, Inc. operates as a streaming entertainment service company. The firm provides subscription service streaming movies and television episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by mail. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming and Domestic DVD. The Domestic Streaming segment derives revenues from monthly membership fees for services consisting of streaming content to its members in the United States. The International Streaming segment includes fees from members outside the United States. The Domestic DVD segment covers revenues from services consisting of DVD-by-mail. The company was founded by Marc Randolph and Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr. on August 29, 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, CA.

The Walt Disney Company Entertainment - Burbank, CA

The Walt Disney Co. is a diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise. It operates through the following segments: Media Networks, Parks, Experiences and Products, Studio Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI). The Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, domestic television stations, radio networks and stations. The Parks, Experiences and Products segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida; the Disneyland Resort in California; Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii; the Disney Vacation Club; the Disney Cruise Line; and Adventures by Disney. The Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures, direct-to-video content, musical recordings and live stage plays. This segment distributes films primarily under the Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Touchstone banners. The DTCI segment licenses the company's trade names, characters and visual and literary properties to various manufacturers, game developers, publishers and retailers throughout the world. It also develops and publishes games, primarily for mobile platforms, and books, magazines and comic books. This segment also distributes branded merchandise directly through retail, online and wholesale businesses. The company was founded by Walter Elias Disney on October 16, 1923 and is headquartered in Burbank, CA.

Alphabet, Inc. Internet Software & Services - Mountain View, CA

Alphabet, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the business of acquisition and operation of different companies. It operates through the Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes its main Internet products such as ads, Android, Chrome, hardware, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Search, and YouTube. The Other Bets segment consists of businesses such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Verily, Waymo, and X. The company was founded by Lawrence E. Page and Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin on October 2, 2015 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Awards & Honors
Rank #203
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #203
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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