Exhibit 99 FQ1’19 EARNINGS PRESS RELEASE | FEBRUARY 5, 2019 • Delivered Growth Across Key Financial Metrics, with Increase in Consolidated Revenues Driven by Filmed Entertainment and Worldwide Affiliate Gains • Media Networks Grew Domestic Affiliate Revenues 5%, Marking Second Straight Quarter of Year-over-Year Growth; Advanced Marketing Solutions Drove Sequential Improvement in Domestic Advertising Revenues • Paramount Produced Double-Digit Growth in Filmed Entertainment Revenues; Improved Year-over-Year Adjusted Operating Results for Eighth Straight Quarter • Agreed to Acquire Leading U.S. Free Streaming Television Platform Pluto TV to Advance Viacom’s Strategic Priorities and Accelerate its Evolution ThroughT strong execution of our strategic priorities, we delivered another quarter of solid financial and operationalo results. Beyond the growth at our flagship networks and the resurgence of Paramount Pictures,P we took a major step forward in our evolution with an agreement to acquire Pluto TV. This sservice will create a scaled direct-to-consumer offering for Viacom, and expand our opportunities in next-generation distribution
and advanced advertising. With this momentum, we are progressing toward a return to topline growth in 2019 as Viacom continues to evolve for the future.” Quarter Ended December 31 $ millions, except per share amounts GAAP Revenues $ 3,090 $ 3,073 1 % (3) % 4 % Operating income 602 718 (16) Net earnings from continuing operations attributable to Viacom 318 535 (41) Diluted EPS from continuing operations 0.79 1.33 (41) Non-GAAP† Adjusted operating income $ 750 $ 718 4 % (2) % 6 % Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to Viacom 453 413 10 (3) 13 Adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations 1.12 1.03 9 (4) 13 *We calculate constant currency information by converting current-period local currency results using prior-year period average foreign currency exchange rates. † Non-GAAP measures referenced in this release are detailed in the Supplemental Disclosures at the end of this release.
2 Viacom Media Networks increased worldwide affiliate revenues and accelerated growth in Advanced Marketing Solutions, while continuing to expand global studio production and digital reach. $ millions Revenues $ 2,498 (2)% (2)% - % $ 1,933 - % $ 565 (10)% (10)% - % Advertising 1,230 (6) (4) (2) 907 (3) 323 (13) (13) - Affiliate 1,169 3 (1) 4 969 5 200 (7) (7) - Consumer Products, Recreation & Live Events* 99 (12) (2) (10) 57 (15) 42 (9) (7) (2) Adjusted OI $ 913 - % (2)% 2 % * Beginning Q1 2019, Media Networks revenue components previously reported as Ancillary were renamed to Consumer Products, Recreation and Live Events. Furthermore, certain components previously reported as Ancillary were reclassified to Affiliate. Prior period amounts have been recast to conform to the current presentation. † Non-GAAP measures referenced in this release are detailed in the Supplemental Disclosures at the end of this release. • Media Networks’ performance largely reflects the unfavorable impact of foreign exchange on international revenues. % YOY Excluding a 10-percentage point unfavorable impact from foreign exchange, international revenues were substantially flat. • Domestic revenues held flat as lower advertising and consumer products, recreation and live events revenues were offset by affiliate growth, marking the fourth straight quarter of FQ1’18 FQ2’18 FQ3’18 FQ4’18 FQ1’19 sequential improvement and second straight quarter of YOY growth in domestic affiliate revenues. • Growth in domestic affiliate revenues was driven by contractual rate increases, as well as OTT and studio production revenues. On a constant currency basis, international affiliate revenues were flat in the quarter. • Higher pricing and accelerated growth in Advanced Marketing Solutions (AMS) revenues, which increased +54% YOY, drove % YOY sequential improvement in domestic advertising revenues. On a constant currency basis, international advertising revenues were flat. • The decrease in revenues from consumer products, recreation and live events reflects the release of the South Park: The Fractured But Whole video game in the prior year. • Adjusted OI held flat, reflecting a decrease in SG&A expenses, primarily driven by lower advertising and promotion expenses, as well as cost transformation savings. On a constant currency basis, adjusted OI grew +2%. FQ4’18FQ1'18 FQ1’19FQ1'19
3 • Viacom maintained the #1 share of basic cable viewing with key domestic audiences in the quarter, including the 2-49, 2-11, 18-34 and 18-49 demos, among others. AMC 1 The Walking Dead − In Live+SD viewing, Viacom held six of the Top 10 original FX 2 American Horror Story cable series with P18-34 and nine of the Top 10 with 3 Love & Hip Hop Hollywood P2-11. 4 Jersey Shore: Family Vacation 5 Love & Hip Hop • MTV accelerated its domestic ratings growth and expanded 6 Teen Mom deeper into live events: 7 South Park Bravo 8 Real Housewives of Atlanta 9 The Challenge: Final Reckoning − Grew audience share +15% YOY among P18-49 and broke TLC 10 90 Day Fiancé a network record with six straight quarters of YOY Source: Nielsen Media. Live+SD for P18-34; FQ1’19; New episodes only, primetime ratings growth in C3 among P18-34. excludes news/sports/movies; 3 T/C minimum; 15 min minimum duration. − In November, MTV acquired the SnowGlobe Music Festival, which drew roughly 50,000 fans to its three-day New Year’s Eve event in Lake Tahoe. • Comedy Central achieved its seventh consecutive quarter of Total Day share growth among Adults 18-49, while Paramount Network grew share +5% YOY in this demo. SnowGlobe Music Festival 2018 • Viacom International Media Networks delivered strong viewership, with MTV and Paramount Network increasing YOY share +11% and +7%, respectively. Telefe achieved its highest annual share in 10 years and Channel 5 produced five straight minutes in billions months of YOY share growth. • Viacom International Studios (VIS) recently announced deals to produce content for Amazon, Claro, Imagen, Mediapro and Mega, building its position as a leading global producer of Spanish language content. • Viacom Digital Studios (VDS) continued to grow digital consumption while expanding studio production through original content from Awesomeness. − VDS increased watch time +129% YOY and grew video views +65% YOY in the quarter. FQ1’18 FQ1’19 − Awesomeness’ first quarter releases included Light As a Feather on Hulu which was recently renewed for an additional 16 episodes. The company is also producing a sequel to Netflix’s hit film To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Light As a Feather
4 Paramount Pictures delivered double-digit topline growth and an eighth straight quarter of improved year-over-year adjusted operating results, driven by worldwide theatrical gains, continued momentum at Paramount Television and international theme park revenues. $ millions Revenues $ 621 14 % $ 366 36 % $ 255 (7)% Theatrical 149 49 89 44 60 58 Home Entertainment 178 (3) 111 12 67 (20) Licensing 220 3 128 71 92 (33) Ancillary 74 54 38 12 36 157 Adjusted OI $ (90) 31 % All figures are presented on a reported segment basis as impact from foreign exchange is not material. • Paramount Pictures improved YOY adjusted OI by $40 million – its eighth consecutive quarter of improvement. $ millions • Filmed Entertainment revenue growth was primarily driven by strength in theatrical revenues, as well as increases in licensing revenues from TV production and ancillary revenues. • Theatrical revenue gains were largely due to the performances of Bumblebee and Instant Family compared to releases in the prior year quarter. • Lower home entertainment revenues reflect a decrease in the sales of DVDs and Blu-ray discs, partially offset by digital sales growth. FQ2 FQ3 FQ4 FQ1 FQ2 FQ3 FQ4 FQ1 • Increased production from Paramount Television, including the first quarter release of Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill FY17 FY18 FY19 House, primarily drove growth in licensing revenues. − Paramount Television revenues were up +84% YOY in the quarter. • Growth in worldwide ancillary revenues was primarily driven by license fees related to the development of two Paramount-branded theme parks in Asia. FQ1’18 FQ1’19
5 • Bumblebee reinvigorated the Transformers franchise. The film has grossed over $450 million at the global box office to date, and is solidly profitable. • Paramount’s expanded fiscal 2019 film slate includes the upcoming premiere of BET-branded film What Men Want (Feb. 8). • Paramount Television continued to expand a fast- growing studio production business for Viacom, delivering two titles that premiered in the first quarter: Bumblebee − The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix. − Season 3 of spy thriller Berlin Station on Epix. • In November 2018, Paramount Pictures entered into an agreement with Netflix to produce original films for the What Men Want streaming service. • Paramount Pictures renewed or improved Pay output deals in the UK, Germany, Canada, Italy, India and Australia, and completed library deals with Amazon (global) and Sky (UK). • Paramount Pictures continued to diversify into adjacent businesses and expand its footprint off-screen: Berlin Station The Haunting of Hill House - The studio closed two deals in the quarter for the development of Paramount-branded theme parks in China and South Korea. - Mean Girls on Broadway has grossed over $67 million to date, breaking venue records. Mean Girls
6 Viacom continued to advance its evolution with an agreement to acquire Pluto TV, the leading free streaming television platform in the U.S. • On January 22, 2019, Viacom announced an agreement to acquire Pluto TV for $340 million, with an expected close in FQ2’19, pending regulatory approval. • With more than 12 million monthly active users (as of December 2018) - 7.5 million of whom are on connected TVs - Pluto TV offers over 100 live linear channels and over 5,000 hours of on-demand content, including movies, news, sports, general entertainment and digital series. − The service is universally available across mobile devices, desktops, streaming players and game consoles, and is expected to be enabled on 30M+ additional devices over the coming months. − It is deeply integrated with a growing number of Smart TV manufacturers, including Samsung and Vizio, which represent about 60% of the market. in millions as of December 2018 • Upon closing, Pluto TV will: − Provide Viacom a scaled direct-to-consumer offering CONNECTED with access to millions of consumers, and serve as an TVs important marketing engine to grow our targeted subscription products, including Noggin and Comedy Central Now. TOTAL − Enhance Viacom’s Advanced Marketing Solutions business, immediately adding billions of quality addressable ad impressions per month, and bring in an additional audience that is young, gender-balanced and hard to reach. − Add an important offering for distribution partners, including mobile operators, by creating a premium free service for broadband-only and other subscribers. − Create an opportunity to monetize Viacom library LIVE LINEAR HOURS VIDEO product, benefitting from our strategic decision to curtail CHANNELS ON-DEMAND the licensing of large library packages to SVOD over the last two years. − Leverage Viacom’s global reach, infrastructure and capabilities to drive opportunity, including a near-term Spanish language offering, both in the U.S. and Latin ROKU CONTENT America. FREE APP PARTNERSHIPS − Accelerate its leadership in free streaming TV with Viacom content offerings across kids, African American, reality and comedy.
7 Continued progress in executing de-levering actions further strengthened the balance sheet and delivered improvements across key metrics. • At December 31, 2018, gross debt $ millions $ millions outstanding was $8.96 billion, a reduction of approximately $1.1 billion from September 30, 2018, and approximately $4.2 billion since Viacom announced its strategy to de-lever in February 2017. Adjusted gross debt was $8.31 billion. 9/30/18 12/31/18 9/30/18 12/31/18 − Viacom executed an upsized tender * Adjusted Gross Debt reflects 50% equity credit applied by S&P and offer for $1.1 billion of senior notes Fitch to $1.3B of hybrid securities, reducing gross debt by $650M and debentures in the quarter. • Cash and cash equivalents decreased $1.0 billion to $534 million. $ millions $ millions • Net cash provided by operating activities increased $216 million to $228 million. • Free cash flow increased $207 million to $191 million. FQ1’18 FQ1’19 FQ1’19 FQ1’18
8 Viacom creates entertainment experiences that drive conversation and culture around the world. Through television, film, digital media, live events, merchandise and solutions, our brands connect with diverse, young and young at heart audiences in more than 180 countries. 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 Twitter feed (twitter.com/viacom), Facebook page (facebook.com/viacom) and LinkedIn profile (linkedin.com/company/viacom). 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: technological developments, alternative content offerings and their effects in our markets and on consumer behavior; competition for content, audiences, advertising and distribution in a swiftly consolidating industry; the public acceptance of our brands, programs, films and other entertainment content on the various platforms on which they are distributed; the impact on our advertising revenues of declines in linear television viewing, deficiencies in audience measurement and advertising market conditions; the potential for loss of carriage or other reduction in the distribution of our content; evolving cybersecurity and similar risks; the failure, destruction or breach of our critical satellites or facilities; content theft; increased costs for programming, films and other rights; the loss of key talent; domestic and global political, economic and/or regulatory factors affecting our businesses generally; volatility in capital markets or a decrease in our debt ratings; a potential inability to realize the anticipated goals underlying our ongoing investments in new businesses, products, services and technologies; fluctuations in our results due to the timing, mix, number and availability of our films and other programming; potential conflicts of interest arising from our ownership structure with a controlling stockholder; and other factors described in our news releases and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to our 2018 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 www.viacom.com. Justin Dini James Bombassei Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer (212) 846-2724 (212) 258-6377 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Alex Rindler Kareem Chin Senior Manager, Corporate Communications Vice President, Investor Relations (212) 846-4337 (212) 846-6305 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
9 (Unaudited) VIACOM INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS (Unaudited) Quarter Ended December 31, (in millions, millions, except except per share per amounts)share amounts) 2018 2017 Revenues $ 3,090 $ 3,073 Expenses: Operating 1,683 1,563 Selling, general and administrative 684 739 Depreciation and amortization 50 53 Restructuring and related costs 71 — Total expenses 2,488 2,355 Operating income 602 718 Interest expense, net (127) (147) Equity in net earnings of investee companies 1 1 Loss on marketable securities (46) — Gain on extinguishment of debt 18 25 Other items, net (7) (4) Earnings from continuing operations before provision for income taxes 441 593 Provision for income taxes (110) (42) Net earnings from continuing operations 331 551 Discontinued operations, net of tax 3 2 Net earnings (Viacom and noncontrolling interests) 334 553 Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests (13) (16) Net earnings attributable to Viacom $ 321 $ 537 Amounts attributable to Viacom: Net earnings from continuing operations $ 318 $ 535 Discontinued operations, net of tax 3 2 Net earnings attributable to Viacom $ 321 $ 537 Basic earnings per share attributable to Viacom: Continuing operations $ 0.79 $ 1.33 Discontinued operations 0.01 — Net earnings $ 0.80 $ 1.33 Diluted earnings per share attributable to Viacom: Continuing operations $ 0.79 $ 1.33 Discontinued operations 0.01 — Net earnings $ 0.80 $ 1.33 Weighted average number of common shares outstanding: Basic 403.1 402.5 Diluted 403.5 402.6
10 (Unaudited) VIACOM INC. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited) (in millions, millions, except except par value) par value) December 31, September 30, 2018 2018 ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 534 $ 1,557 Receivables, net 3,205 3,141 Inventory, net 829 896 Prepaid and other assets 468 482 Total current assets 5,036 6,076 Property and equipment, net 893 919 Inventory, net 3,930 3,848 Goodwill 11,606 11,609 Intangibles, net 305 313 Other assets 974 1,018 Total assets $ 22,744 $ 23,783 LIABILITIES AND EQUITY Current liabilities: Accounts payable $ 305 $ 433 Accrued expenses 732 848 Participants’ share and residuals 707 719 Program obligations 729 662 Deferred revenue 424 398 Current portion of debt 326 567 Other liabilities 610 427 Total current liabilities 3,833 4,054 Noncurrent portion of debt 8,635 9,515 Participants’ share and residuals 428 523 Program obligations 437 498 Deferred tax liabilities, net 274 296 Other liabilities 1,174 1,186 Redeemable noncontrolling interest 239 246 Commitments and contingencies Viacom stockholders’ equity: Class A common stock, par value $0.001, 375.0 authorized; 49.4 and 49.4 — — outstanding, respectively Class B common stock, par value $0.001, 5,000.0 authorized; 353.7 and 353.7 — — outstanding, respectively Additional paid-in capital 10,154 10,145 Treasury stock, 393.1 and 393.1 common shares held in treasury , respectively (20,561) (20,562) Retained earnings 18,916 18,561 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (839) (737) Total Viacom stockholders’ equity 7,670 7,407 Noncontrolling interests 54 58 Total equity 7,724 7,465 Total liabilities and equity $ 22,744 $ 23,783
11 (Unaudited) VIACOM INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited) (in millions) Quarter Ended December 31, (in millions) 2018 2017 OPERATING ACTIVITIES Net earnings (Viacom and noncontrolling interests) $ 334 $ 553 Discontinued operations, net of tax (3) (2) Net earnings from continuing operations 331 551 Reconciling items: Depreciation and amortization 50 53 Feature film and program amortization 1,082 1,047 Equity-based compensation 9 14 Equity in net earnings and distributions from investee companies 2 4 Deferred income taxes (36) (91) Loss on marketable securities 46 — Operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions: Receivables (12) (93) Production and programming (1,125) (1,191) Accounts payable and other current liabilities (78) (232) Other, net (41) (50) Net cash provided by operating activities 228 12 INVESTING ACTIVITIES Acquisitions and investments, net (14) (2) Capital expenditures (37) (28) Proceeds received from asset sales 5 23 Grantor trust proceeds 2 2 Net cash used in investing activities (44) (5) FINANCING ACTIVITIES Debt repayments (1,100) (1,000) Commercial paper — 100 Dividends paid (81) (80) Other, net (21) (22) Net cash used in financing activities (1,202) (1,002) Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (5) — Net change in cash and cash equivalents (1,023) (995) Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 1,557 1,389 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 534 $ 394
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13 The following table reconciles our net cash provided by operating activities (GAAP) for the quarters ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 to free cash flow (non-GAAP). We define free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities minus capital expenditures. Free cash flow is a non-GAAP measure. Management believes the use of this measure provides investors with an important perspective on our liquidity, including our ability to service debt and make investments in our businesses. The following table reconciles our net cash provided by operating activities (GAAP) for the quarters ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 to free cash flow (non-GAAP). We define free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities minus capital Reconciliationexpenditures. of net Free cash cash provided flow byis operatinga non-GAAP activities measure. Management believes the use of this measureQuarter provides Ended investorsBetter/ with an to free cash flow December 31, (Worse) (inimportant millions) perspective on our liquidity, including our ability to service debt and make investments2018 in our businesses.2017 $ Net cash provided by operating activities (GAAP) $ 228 $ 12 $ 216 CapitalReconciliation expenditures of net cash provided by operating activities (37Quarter) Ended(28 ) Better/(9) to free cash flow December 31, (Worse) Free cash flow (Non-GAAP) (in millions) $ 1912018 $ (162017) $ 207$ Net cash provided by operating activities (GAAP) $ 228 $ 12 $ 216 Capital expenditures (37) (28) (9) Free cash flow (Non-GAAP) $ 191 $ (16) $ 207