Viacom (VIAB) Tops Q4 EPS by 4c
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Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB) reported Q4 EPS of $0.69, $0.04 better than the analyst estimate of $0.65. Revenue for the quarter came in at $3.23 billion versus the consensus estimate of $3.3 billion.
Quarterly revenues declined 15% to $3.23 billion. Media Networks revenues declined 11% to $2.48 billion, resulting from declines in affiliate and advertising revenues that were partially offset by higher ancillary revenues. Domestic and worldwide affiliate revenues decreased 19% and 16%, respectively, reflecting significantly higher revenues from SVOD arrangements in the prior year quarter. International affiliate revenues increased 7%. Excluding an unfavorable 8% impact of foreign exchange, international affiliate revenues increased 15%, driven by new channel launches, increased subscribers, rate increases and the completion of certain SVOD and other OTT arrangements. Domestic advertising revenues declined 8%, reflecting a decline in television ratings at select networks, partially offset by higher pricing. Worldwide advertising revenues also decreased 8%, reflecting the domestic decline and a 7% decrease in international advertising revenues. Excluding an unfavorable 13% impact of foreign exchange, international advertising revenues increased 6%, resulting from continued growth in Europe.
Filmed Entertainment revenues declined 24% to $774 million, driven by lower theatrical revenues due to the strong international performance of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation in the fourth quarter of 2015. Overall, theatrical revenues declined 55% to $203 million. Licensing revenues were $326 million and home entertainment revenues increased 23% to $199 million.
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