Viacom (New) Class B Dividend yield

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
   USD per share 
 Price  25.70
 Dividend  0.80
 Earnings  3.95
 Cash-flow  4.51
 Book value  18.36
 Equity  16.53

Viacom (New) Class B is part of Media business, which is part of Consumer Services industry. Viacom (New) Class B is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Viacom (New) Class B paid a total dividend of 282 million USD last year, for a market value of 9,072 millions (Market Cap 9,055 millions). Dividend per share of Viacom (New) Class B is 0.80 USD, and his stock market price 25.70 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Viacom (New) Class B has a dividend yield of 3.11%, which is higher than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also bigger than average of Consumer Services industry. This high dividend yield might be a sign to worry about the future of the company so deeper analysis is needed.

In addition, you should compare Viacom (New) Class B dividend yield with other Media companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of Viacom (New) Class B

Viacom (New) Class B Dividend Payout

About the ability of Viacom (New) Class B to maintain his current dividend of USD 0.80 per share, an amount that accounts for 3.11%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Viacom (New) Class B payout on ernings is currently 20.25%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Consumer Services industry, which are 40.41% and 35.56% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Viacom (New) Class Bcan maintain his current dividend.

The payout on earnings should be complemented with the payout on cash flow since it is this last amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of Viacom (New) Class B is USD 4.51 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 0.80, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Viacom (New) Class B, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Consumer Services industry and Media sector companies.

Viacom (New) Class B payout

Viacom (New) Class B Stock performance

Finally, last moth Viacom (New) Class B showed a return of -16.70% compared to a worldwide -5.60% average, and a -6.42% of Consumer Services firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -16.60% versus a worldwide performance of a -11.41%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Media firms.

Viacom (New) Class B stock and market return

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