November 14, 2013

Viacom Reports Double-Digit Earnings And EPS Growth For Fourth Quarter 2013

- Quarterly Revenues Up 9%; Adjusted Net Earnings Up 18%; Adjusted Diluted EPS Increased 28%
- Media Networks Quarterly Revenues Increased 7%; Advertising Revenues Up 10%; Adjusted Operating Income Increased 11% to $1.04 Billion
- Filmed Entertainment Quarterly Revenues Up 11%; Adjusted Operating Income Grew 49%
- $5.4 Billion Returned to Shareholders Through Share Repurchases and Dividends in Fiscal 2013

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

2013 Results























































Quarter Ended






Year Ended





September 30,


B/(W)



September 30,


B/(W)








2013 vs.








2013 vs.

(in millions, except per share amounts)

2013


2012


2012


2013


2012


2012



















Revenues

$

3,652


$

3,363


9

%


$

13,794


$

13,887


(1)

%

Operating income


1,107



1,050


5




3,836



3,901


(2)


Adjusted operating income*


1,213



1,050


16




3,942



3,901


1


Net earnings from continuing operations attributable to Viacom


806



643


25




2,407



2,345


3


Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to Viacom*


739



626


18




2,316



2,264


2


Diluted EPS from continuing operations


1.69



1.24


36




4.86



4.36


11


Adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations*

$

1.55


$

1.21


28

%


$

4.68


$

4.21


11

%



















* Adjusted measures referenced in this release are detailed in the Supplemental Disclosures at the end of this release.







 

Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA) today reported strong results for the fiscal 2013 fourth quarter and full year ended September 30, 2013.

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Fourth quarter revenues increased 9% to $3.65 billion, reflecting higher revenues in both the Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment segments.  Adjusted operating income rose 16% in the quarter to $1.21 billion, with strong growth across business units.  Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to Viacom increased 18% to $739 million, and adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were up 28% to $1.55 per diluted share. 

Revenues for the full fiscal year were $13.79 billion, down 1% from the previous year, as an increase in Media Networks advertising revenues and affiliate fees was more than offset by decreased Filmed Entertainment revenues. Adjusted operating income grew 1% to $3.94 billion, reflecting an increase in Media Networks operating income and a decrease in Filmed Entertainment.  Full-year adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to Viacom rose 2% to $2.32 billion and full-year adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations increased 11% to $4.68 per diluted share.

Sumner M. Redstone, Executive Chairman of Viacom, said, "Viacom's outstanding performance proved once again the broad global demand for our valuable content.  Looking forward, our world-class brands are perfectly positioned to build on this performance and achieve even greater success."

Philippe Dauman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Viacom, said, "Viacom's commitment to creative and operational excellence, and our continued investment in content, delivered an outstanding quarter and strong fiscal year.  Our Media Networks had strong growth in both advertising and affiliate revenues as ratings improved across our brands.  We remain at the forefront of creating new and groundbreaking experiences that seamlessly translate across multiple screens and drive deep engagement with our hit programming.  In Filmed Entertainment, the success of World War Z and strong performance of the Star Trek and GI Joe franchises in the home entertainment market drove solid returns in the quarter, and we are very optimistic about Paramount's ambitious pipeline of branded and franchise films.

"Our strong cash flow and balance sheet enhance our ability to deliver significant value directly to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases.  In fiscal 2013, Viacom returned $5.4 billion to shareholders, including $2.7 billion in share repurchases in the fourth quarter."

Revenues























































Quarter Ended






Year Ended





September 30,


B/(W)



September 30,


B/(W)








2013 vs.








2013 vs.

(in millions)

2013


2012


2012


2013


2012


2012



















Media Networks

$

2,460


$

2,290


7

%


$

9,656


$

9,194


5

%

Filmed Entertainment


1,208



1,087


11




4,282



4,820


(11)


Eliminations


(16)



(14)


NM 




(144)



(127)


NM 




















       Total revenues

$

3,652


$

3,363


9

%


$

13,794


$

13,887


(1)

%



















NM - Not Meaningful


















 

Quarterly revenues increased 9% over the prior year to $3.65 billion.  Media Networks revenues grew 7% to $2.46 billion, principally reflecting substantial growth in domestic advertising revenues and affiliate fees.  Domestic and worldwide advertising revenues each increased 10%.  Domestic and worldwide affiliate revenues each increased 6%, driven primarily by rate increases.  Excluding the impact of digital distribution arrangements, which are affected by the timing of available programming, the domestic affiliate revenue growth rate was in the high single digits.  Filmed Entertainment revenues grew 11% to $1.21 billion, due to growth in home entertainment, ancillary and theatrical revenues.  Theatrical revenues increased 31% due to stronger carryover revenues, primarily driven by the release of World War Z in the prior quarter. Home entertainment revenues rose 24%, reflecting a strong mix of titles and one additional release in the current year quarter.  Ancillary revenues increased 54% driven by fees associated with Marvel distribution rights sales and significant growth in the proportion of digital distribution revenues for key home entertainment releases in the quarter.

Full-year revenues were $13.79 billion, a 1% decline from the prior fiscal year.  Media Networks revenues rose 5% to $9.66 billion, resulting from a 9% increase in affiliate fees to $4.25 billion and a 2% gain in advertising revenues to $4.86 billion.  Domestic affiliate revenues increased 10% and domestic advertising revenues grew 3%, as positive ratings trends and strong marketplace demand in the second half of the year drove an increase in the volume of commercial units. Filmed Entertainment revenues decreased $538 million, principally reflecting the number and mix of films in release across the various distribution windows.  The decline was partially offset by higher ancillary revenues. 

Operating Income























































Quarter Ended






Year Ended





September 30,


B/(W)



September 30,


B/(W)








2013 vs.








2013 vs.

(in millions)

2013


2012


2012


2013


2012


2012



















Media Networks

$

1,035


$

933


11

%


$

4,096


$

3,889


5

%

Filmed Entertainment


291



195


49




234



325


(28)


Corporate expenses


(80)



(48)


(67)




(251)



(192)


(31)


Equity-based compensation


(33)



(30)


(10)




(128)



(122)


(5)


Eliminations


-



-


NM 




(9)



1


NM 




















Adjusted operating income

$

1,213


$

1,050


16



$

3,942


$

3,901


1


Restructuring and other charges


(106)



-


NM 




(106)



-


NM 




















Operating income

$

1,107


$

1,050


5

%


$

3,836


$

3,901


(2)

%



















NM - Not Meaningful


















 

Quarterly adjusted operating income rose 16% to $1.21 billion, resulting from growth at both Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment.  Media Networks adjusted operating income increased 11%, reflecting higher revenues partially offset by increased programming investment.  Filmed Entertainment adjusted operating income increased 49% to $291 million due to higher revenues and lower overhead expense.   Corporate expenses increased $32 million due to deferred compensation costs reflecting the stock price increase, as well as higher incentive compensation costs.

Full-year adjusted operating income grew 1%, to $3.94 billion.  Media Networks adjusted operating income increased $207 million, due to higher revenues, partially offset by the company's continuing investment in original content.  Filmed Entertainment adjusted operating income decreased $91 million, reflecting lower contributions from prior period and catalog releases, partially offset by increased ancillary revenues. 

Quarterly adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to Viacom rose 18% to $739 million.  The increase reflects growth in operating income and a lower overall tax rate.  Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations for the quarter were $1.55, a 28% increase from $1.21 in the prior year's comparable quarter. 

Full-year adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to Viacom increased 2% to $2.32 billion, primarily due to the overall growth in operating income and a lower overall tax rate.  Full-year adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations increased 11% to $4.68.

Stock Repurchase Program

For the quarter ended September 30, 2013, Viacom repurchased 33.7 million shares under its stock repurchase program, for an aggregate purchase price of $2.7 billion.  As of September 30, 2013, Viacom had 449 million shares of common stock outstanding.  As of November 13, 2013, Viacom had $9.63 billion remaining in its $20 billion stock repurchase program.   

Debt

At September 30, 2013, total debt outstanding, including capital lease obligations, was $11.89 billion, compared with $8.15 billion at September 30, 2012.  The Company's cash balances were $2.4 billion at September 30, 2013, an increase from $0.8 billion at September 30, 2012.

About Viacom

Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 160 countries and territories.  Viacom's media networks, including MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, Comedy Central, TV Land, SPIKE, Tr3s, Paramount Channel and VIVA, reach approximately 700 million households worldwide.  Paramount Pictures, America's oldest film studio, is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.

For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com. Viacom may also use social media channels to communicate with its investors and the public about the company, its brands and other matters, and those communications could be deemed to be material information. Investors and others are encouraged to review posts on Viacom's company blog (blog.viacom.com), Twitter feed (www.twitter.com/viacom) and Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/viacom).

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains both historical and forward-looking statements. All statements that are not statements of historical fact are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements reflect our current expectations concerning future results, objectives, plans and goals, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are difficult to predict and which may cause future results, performance or achievements to differ. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, among others: the public acceptance of our programs, motion pictures and other entertainment content on the various platforms on which they are distributed; technological developments and their effect in our markets and on consumer behavior; competition for audiences and distribution; the impact of piracy; economic conditions generally, and in advertising and retail markets in particular; fluctuations in our results due to the timing, mix and availability of our motion pictures and other programming; changes in the Federal communications laws and regulations; other domestic and global economic, business, competitive and/or regulatory factors affecting our businesses generally; and other factors described in our news releases and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to our 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K and reports on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K. The forward-looking statements included in this document are made only as of the date of this document, and we do not have any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. If applicable, reconciliations for any non-GAAP financial information contained in this news release are included in this news release or available on our website at http://www.viacom.com.


VIACOM INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS

(Unaudited)
















Quarter Ended


Year Ended



September 30,


September 30,

(in millions, except per share amounts)


2013


2012


2013


2012














Revenues


$

3,652


$

3,363


$

13,794


$

13,887

Expenses:













       Operating



1,652



1,564



6,799



6,993

       Selling, general and administrative



738



691



2,829



2,757

       Depreciation and amortization



62



58



237



236

       Restructuring



93



-



93



-














       Total expenses



2,545



2,313



9,958



9,986














Operating income



1,107



1,050



3,836



3,901

Interest expense, net



(130)



(105)



(464)



(417)

Equity in net earnings (losses) of investee companies



(5)



(13)



41



12

Loss on extinguishment of debt



-



-



-



(21)

Other items, net



107



7



106



(5)














Earnings from continuing operations before provision for income taxes



1,079



939



3,519



3,470














Provision for income taxes



(267)



(290)



(1,070)



(1,085)














Net earnings from continuing operations



812



649



2,449



2,385

Discontinued operations, net of tax



(2)



7



(12)



(364)














Net earnings (Viacom and noncontrolling interests)



810



656



2,437



2,021














Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests



(6)



(6)



(42)



(40)














Net earnings attributable to Viacom


$

804


$

650


$

2,395


$

1,981














Amounts attributable to Viacom:













      Net earnings from continuing operations


$

806


$

643


$

2,407


$

2,345

      Discontinued operations, net of tax



(2)



7



(12)



(364)














      Net earnings attributable to Viacom


$

804


$

650


$

2,395


$

1,981














Basic earnings per share attributable to Viacom:













      Continuing operations


$

1.72


$

1.26


$

4.95


$

4.42

      Discontinued operations



-



0.01



(0.02)



(0.69)

      Net earnings


$

1.72


$

1.27


$

4.93


$

3.73














Diluted earnings per share attributable to Viacom:













      Continuing operations


$

1.69


$

1.24


$

4.86


$

4.36

      Discontinued operations



(0.01)



0.02



(0.02)



(0.67)

      Net earnings


$

1.68


$

1.26


$

4.84


$

3.69














Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:













      Basic



468.7



511.1



486.2



530.7

      Diluted



478.2



517.9



494.8



537.5














Dividends declared per share of Class A and Class B common stock


$

0.30


$

0.275


$

1.15


$

1.05














 


VIACOM INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)



September 30,

(in millions, except par value)


2013


2012








ASSETS







Current assets:







           Cash and cash equivalents


$

2,403


$

848

           Receivables, net



2,987



2,533

           Inventory, net



770



832

           Deferred tax assets, net



58



68

           Prepaid and other assets



508



572








                      Total current assets



6,726



4,853

Property and equipment, net



1,040



1,068

Inventory, net



3,945



4,205

Goodwill



11,079



11,045

Intangibles, net



279



328

Other assets



760



751








Total assets


$

23,829


$

22,250








LIABILITIES AND EQUITY














Current liabilities:







           Accounts payable


$

316


$

255

           Accrued expenses



1,074



943

           Participants' share and residuals



1,110



989

           Program rights obligations



576



569

           Deferred revenue



230



230

           Current portion of debt



18



18

           Other liabilities



466



826








                      Total current liabilities



3,790



3,830








Noncurrent portion of debt



11,867



8,131

Participants' share and residuals



437



533

Program rights obligations



527



642

Deferred tax liabilities, net



649



5

Other liabilities



1,169



1,491

Redeemable noncontrolling interest



200



179








Commitments and contingencies














Viacom stockholders' equity:







           Class A Common stock, par value $0.001, 375.0 authorized; 51.1 and 51.1







                outstanding, respectively



-



-

           Class B Common stock, par value $0.001, 5,000.0 authorized; 398.2 and 455.9







                outstanding, respectively



-



1

           Additional paid-in capital



9,490



8,916

           Treasury stock, 336.3 and 267.1 common shares held in treasury, respectively



(15,825)



(11,025)

           Retained earnings



11,629



9,820

           Accumulated other comprehensive loss



(101)



(264)








                      Total Viacom stockholders' equity



5,193



7,448








Noncontrolling interests



(3)



(9)








Total equity



5,190



7,439








Total liabilities and equity


$

23,829


$

22,250








 

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES REGARDING NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION

The following tables reconcile our results for the quarter and year ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 to adjusted results that exclude the impact of certain items identified as affecting comparability ("Factors Affecting Comparability"), including restructuring and other charges, gains from the sales of our interests in certain investments, the loss on extinguishment of debt and discrete tax benefits.  We use consolidated adjusted operating income, adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to Viacom and adjusted diluted earnings per share ("EPS") from continuing operations, as applicable, among other measures, to evaluate our actual operating performance and for planning and forecasting of future periods.  We believe that the adjusted results provide relevant and useful information for investors because they clarify our actual operating performance, make it easier to compare Viacom's results with those of other companies and allow investors to review performance in the same way as our management.  Since these are not measures of performance calculated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"), they should not be considered in isolation of, or as a substitute for, operating income, net earnings from continuing operations attributable to Viacom and diluted EPS as indicators of operating performance, and they may not be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies.



(in millions, except per share amounts)








































Quarter Ended



September 30, 2013



Operating Income


Pre-tax Earnings

from Continuing

Operations


Net Earnings from

Continuing Operations

Attributable to Viacom(1)


Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations

















Reported results

$

1,107


$

1,079


$

806


$

1.69


Factors Affecting Comparability:













               Restructuring and other charges(2)


106



106



74



0.15


               Gains on sales of certain investments(3)


-



(111)



(111)



(0.23)


               Discrete tax benefits(5)


-



-



(30)



(0.06)















Adjusted results

$

1,213


$

1,074


$

739


$

1.55























































Quarter Ended



September 30, 2012



Operating Income


Pre-tax Earnings from Continuing Operations


Net Earnings from Continuing Operations Attributable to Viacom(1)


Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations

















Reported results

$

1,050


$

939


$

643


$

1.24


Factors Affecting Comparability:













              Discrete tax benefits(5)


-



-



(17)



(0.03)















Adjusted results

$

1,050


$

939


$

626


$

1.21























































Year Ended



September 30, 2013



Operating Income


Pre-tax Earnings from Continuing Operations


Net Earnings from Continuing Operations Attributable to Viacom(1)


Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations

















Reported results

$

3,836


$

3,519


$

2,407


$

4.86


Factors Affecting Comparability:













               Restructuring and other charges(2)


106



106



74



0.15


               Gains on sales of certain investments(3)


-



(111)



(111)



(0.22)


               Discrete tax benefits(5)


-



-



(54)



(0.11)















Adjusted results

$

3,942


$

3,514


$

2,316


$

4.68










































Year Ended



September 30, 2012



Operating Income


Pre-tax Earnings

from Continuing

Operations


Net Earnings from

Continuing Operations

Attributable to Viacom(1)


Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations

















Reported results

$

3,901


$

3,470


$

2,345


$

4.36


Factors Affecting Comparability:













              Extinguishment of debt(4)


-



21



13



0.02


              Discrete tax benefits(5)


-



-



(94)



(0.17)















Adjusted results

$

3,901


$

3,491


$

2,264


$

4.21














 

 

(1)

The tax impact has been calculated using the rates applicable to these adjustments.



(2)

Adjusted results for the quarter and year ended September 30, 2013 exclude $81 million and $25 million of restructuring and other charges at the Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment segments, respectively.



(3)

The tax provision associated with the gains was offset by the reversal of a valuation allowance on capital loss carryforwards.



(4)

Adjusted results for the year ended September 30, 2012 exclude a pre-tax debt extinguishment loss of $21 million on the redemption of all $750 million of our outstanding 6.850% Senior Notes due 2055. 



(5)

Adjusted results for the quarter and year ended September 30, 2013 exclude $30 million and $54 million of discrete tax benefits, respectively, principally reflecting the release of tax reserves with respect to certain effectively settled tax positions, as well as the recognition of certain capital loss carryforward and tax credit benefits.  Adjusted results for the quarter and year ended September 30, 2012 exclude $17 million and $94 million of discrete tax benefits, respectively. The benefits recognized in the quarter are principally derived from operating loss carryforwards; adjusted results for the year also include benefits from capital loss carryforwards, as well as reserve releases resulting from certain effectively settled tax positions.

 

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