VIV.PA - Vivendi SA

Paris - Paris Delayed Price. Currency in EUR
20.86
-0.14 (-0.67%)
At close: 5:37PM CEST
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Previous Close21.00
Open21.03
Bid16.34 x 6500
Ask16.40 x 20000
Day's Range20.71 - 21.10
52 Week Range17.90 - 24.87
Volume34,151,000
Avg. Volume4,744,770
Market Cap26.297B
Beta0.62
PE Ratio (TTM)21.96
EPS (TTM)0.95
Earnings DateMay 15, 2018
Forward Dividend & Yield0.45 (2.09%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-04-20
1y Target Est24.93
  • The Wall Street Journal20 minutes ago

    [$$] How African Deals Entangled a Billionaire Media Mogul

    Investors have long queried the strategic rationale for French billionaire Vincent Bolloré’s industry-spanning conglomerates. Prosecutors are investigating whether Bolloré Group, the listed family company of which Mr. Bolloré is chairman and chief executive, bribed politicians in Africa by offering them reduced-price public relations through ad agency group Havas, which it controlled at the time. Mr. Bolloré himself is being detained, it was revealed Tuesday.

  • French police grill tycoon Bollore over Africa graft allegations
    Reuters8 hours ago

    French police grill tycoon Bollore over Africa graft allegations

    French police questioned billionaire Vincent Bollore on Tuesday over allegations his Groupe Bollore (BOLL.PA) worked on the election campaigns of presidential candidates in two African countries in return for lucrative port contracts. Shares in holding company Groupe Bollore SA (BOLL.PA) fell as much as 8 percent on the news of his interrogation, while shares in Vivendi (VIV.PA), in which the company holds a 20.5 percent stake, also fell around 1 percent. Bollore, whose sprawling logistics empire is a corporate powerhouse in former French colonies across West Africa, is suspected of corrupting foreign public officials and complicity in corruption, his lawyer said.

  • Reuters8 hours ago

    Music streaming revenues surge and investors like the beat

    Online streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music have become the recording industry's single biggest revenue source, overtaking physical sales of CDs and digital downloads for the first time, a trade group said on Tuesday. The rapid growth in streaming music services in recent years has led to a recovery in the fortunes of the global recorded music industry, which enjoyed its third year of positive revenue growth, according to a report by industry body IFPI. Figures released in IFPI’s Global Music Report 2018 show total recording music revenues for 2017 rose to $17.3 billion, up 8.1 percent from the previous year.

  • Reuters9 hours ago

    Italy's Mediaset returns to profit in 2017 after pay-TV blow

    Italy's biggest private broadcaster Mediaset (MS.MI) said on Tuesday it returned to profit last year after a failed pay-TV deal with France's Vivendi (VIV.PA) dragged the group into the red in 2016. The Milan-based TV group, whose top shareholder is the family of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, said its 2017 net profit was 90.5 million euros (79.17 million pounds) from a loss of 294.5 million euros in 2016 on broadly flat total revenues. The broadcaster said, however, that revenues for its pay-TV business, Premium, fell to 587.4 million euros in 2017, from 619.8 million euros the previous year when stripping out restructuring costs.

  • Telecom Italia shareholders back CEO as board seat showdown looms
    Reuters9 hours ago

    Telecom Italia shareholders back CEO as board seat showdown looms

    Telecom Italia (TIM) (TLIT.MI) Chief Executive Amos Genish was backed by nearly all shareholders present at a general meeting on Tuesday, days before a showdown over board seats between the Italian phone group's top two investors. Activist fund Elliott has built a stake of 9 percent in the former state phone monopoly to try to shake up the way Vivendi (VIV.PA) - which owns 24 percent - runs it. The two investors have been trading blows for the past seven weeks, with Elliott accusing Vivendi of serving only its own interests and the French media group saying the fund was looking only for short-term financial gains.

  • Reuters9 hours ago

    Factbox - What does Bollore's wide-ranging family business include?

    French billionaire Vincent Bollore, who was being questioned by police on Tuesday over allegations related to port concessions in Africa, has turned family-owned Groupe Bollore (BOLL.PA) into an international conglomerate in 37 years at the helm. The 66-year-old, a friend to former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and several African leaders, has said he would hand control of the group to his four children in February 2022, the year of his 70th birthday and the bicentenary of the company. Bollore's transport and logistics arm, built up through successive acquisitions and investments since the 1990s, delivered most of the group's operating profits in the past two decades.

  • Reuters11 hours ago

    Lawyer says Bollore being investigated over suspected corruption of officials

    PARIS (Reuters) - The lawyer for Vincent Bollore said on Tuesday the French billionaire was being investigated over the suspected corruption of foreign public officials and suspected complicity in corruption. ...

  • Reuters12 hours ago

    Telecom Italia CEO hopes will be aligned with, trusted by new board

    Telecom Italia (TLIT.MI) Chief Executive Amos Genish said he would be honoured to continue in his post after a new board for the phone group is elected on May 4 but only if he can gain the trust and is aligned with the new set of board directors. Genish is a close ally of top shareholder Vivendi (VIV.PA), but the French media group may lose control of the board at the May meeting when its slate will compete against a list of 10 independent directors put forward by activist fund Elliott. "Like for any CEO, the trust and alignment with the board are key ... I hope I will get it with the next board," Genish told a TIM shareholder meeting on Tuesday.

  • Financial Times14 hours ago

    [$$] Vincent Bolloré in French police custody after Africa probe

    French billionaire Vincent Bolloré has been placed in police custody in Nanterre, a suburb in the west of Paris, as part of an investigation into “bribing foreign public officials” in Africa, according to a person familiar with the investigation. The investigation relates to his family holding company Bolloré Group, whose African subsidiary claims to be the largest transport and logistics operator in Africa, according to its website. News of Mr Bolloré’s arrest was first reported by Le Monde newspaper, which said that it relates to the conditions for obtaining two of the 16 container terminals that Bolloré Group operates in Africa.

  • Billionaire Bollore Held by French Police in Corruption Case
    Bloomberg15 hours ago

    Billionaire Bollore Held by French Police in Corruption Case

    Billionaire Vincent Bollore is being held for questioning by French judicial police Tuesday as part of an investigation into possible bribes of public officials in two African countries. The probe -- which could result in charges against Bollore -- is looking at contracts awarded to his company for the operation of container terminals in Lome, Togo, and Conakry, Guinea, according to a person familiar with the matter, who asked not to be named as the probe is ongoing. Investigating judges suspect that managers of Bollore Groupe used advertising company Havas to facilitate the election of African officials by providing communications advice nearly a decade ago at a discount price, the person said.

  • Financial Times20 hours ago

    [$$] French police detain billionaire Vincent Bolloré in Africa bribery probe

    , was placed in police custody on Tuesday as part of an investigation into suspected bribery of foreign officials in Africa. Prosecutors are investigating whether a subsidiary of the French billionaire’s business empire helped win power for African leaders in return for contracts to operate ports. According to a person familiar with the inquiry, the police are looking into Bolloré Group, the family holding company whose African subsidiary claims to be the largest transport and logistics operator on the continent.

  • Reutersyesterday

    Ruling delays Telecom Italia board showdown with Elliott

    A judge ruled in favour of an appeal by Telecom Italia (TIM) and its leading investor Vivendi to block a vote on some board director replacements proposed by activist fund Elliott at an April 24 shareholders meeting, a court document showed. The activist fund has built a stake of 9 percent in TIM to try to shake up the way Vivendi has been running Italy's biggest phone group. Elliott and the French investor were meant to face off for the first time at the Tuesday shareholder meeting, although the two have been in a heated exchange for weeks.

  • Ruling delays Telecom Italia board showdown with Elliott
    Reutersyesterday

    Ruling delays Telecom Italia board showdown with Elliott

    A judge ruled in favor of an appeal by Telecom Italia (TIM) and its leading investor Vivendi to block a vote on some board director replacements proposed by activist fund Elliott at an April 24 shareholders meeting, a court document showed. The activist fund has built a stake of 9 percent in TIM (TLIT.MI) to try to shake up the way Vivendi (VIV.PA) has been running Italy's biggest phone group. Elliott and the French investor were meant to face off for the first time at the Tuesday shareholder meeting, although the two have been in a heated exchange for weeks.

  • Coffee, Property and Telcos: Elliott's Europe Bets in Focus
    Bloombergyesterday

    Coffee, Property and Telcos: Elliott's Europe Bets in Focus

    It’s going to be a busy week for billionaire Paul Singer’s Elliott Management Corp. as the spotlight turns on three of the activist hedge fund’s European investments. Hammerson Plc, in which Elliott disclosed a stake on Friday, holds its annual general meeting on April 24, as does Telecom Italia SpA. Whitbread Plc is due to report results the next day.

  • Reuters2 days ago

    Elliott stops proxy solicitation for Telecom Italia AGM given uncertainty caused by legal action

    Elliott said it had stopped soliciting proxies for Telecom Italia's (TIM) (TLIT.MI) April 24 shareholder meeting due to the uncertainty that arose after the phone group asked a judge to rule on additions to the AGM proposed by the activist investor. Elliott, now TIM's second-largest investor with a 9 percent stake, is pushing for a shake-up of the way Vivendi has been running the Italian phone incumbent. It is seeking to replace six of Vivendi-nominated board members at a shareholder meeting on Tuesday to improve governance, valuation and strategy.

  • France's Billionaire Sun King Hands the Crown to His Son
    Bloomberg5 days ago

    France's Billionaire Sun King Hands the Crown to His Son

    Vivendi SA's annual meeting lasted two hours, 26 minutes and 31 seconds. To find the moment where chairman Vincent Bollore anoints son Yannick his successor, you have to fast forward to the final 30 seconds. After a brief preamble where Bollore Pere announces it would be his last AGM, and recounts an anecdote about Louis XIV waiting too long to pass control to his son, he revealed the board and corporate governance committee would vote on the nomination shortly.

  • Reuters5 days ago

    Hedge fund Elliott turns up heat on Vivendi over Telecom Italia

    Activist fund Elliott turned up the volume in its war of words with Vivendi over the French media group's defense of its strategy for Telecom Italia (TIM), only days before a fight for board seats at Italy's biggest phone group. Elliott, now TIM's second-largest investor with a 9 percent stake, is pushing for a shake-up of the way Vivendi has been running the Italian phone incumbent. Earlier this week, Vivendi asked TIM investors to trust its long-term strategy, saying it provided "stability and expertise" to the Italian phone company, in contrast with the "quick fixes" that Elliott would bring.

  • Hedge fund Elliott turns up heat on Vivendi over Telecom Italia
    Reuters5 days ago

    Hedge fund Elliott turns up heat on Vivendi over Telecom Italia

    Activist fund Elliott turned up the volume in its war of words with Vivendi over the French media group's defense of its strategy for Telecom Italia (TIM), only days before a fight for board seats at Italy's biggest phone group. Elliott, now TIM's second-largest investor with a 9 percent stake, is pushing for a shake-up of the way Vivendi has been running the Italian phone incumbent. Earlier this week, Vivendi asked TIM investors to trust its long-term strategy, saying it provided "stability and expertise" to the Italian phone company, in contrast with the "quick fixes" that Elliott would bring.

  • Reuters5 days ago

    Billionaire Bollore anoints son Yannick as new Vivendi chairman

    Vivendi (VIV.PA)'s top investor Vincent Bollore stunned shareholders and board members on Thursday by anointing his son Yannick as chairman only days before the company faces a crucial showdown in Italy. The 66-year-old billionaire, chairman since 2014, made the announcement at the end of the French media giant's annual general meeting, capping a tumultuous period in which he launched an acquisition spree in France and Italy before becoming embroiled in a shareholder battle with U.S. activist fund Elliott over the leadership of Telecom Italia (TLIT.IT). Bollore, who remains on Vivendi's board, has repeatedly said he would hand over the different activities of his conglomerate in 2022, 200 years after the foundation of the family-run group.

  • Reuters5 days ago

    Billionaire Bollore anoints son Yannick as new Vivendi chairman

    Vivendi's top investor Vincent Bollore stunned shareholders and board members on Thursday by anointing his son Yannick as chairman only days before the company faces a crucial showdown in Italy. The 66-year-old billionaire, chairman since 2014, made the announcement at the end of the French media giant's annual general meeting, capping a tumultuous period in which he launched an acquisition spree in France and Italy before becoming embroiled in a shareholder battle with U.S. activist fund Elliott over the leadership of Telecom Italia.

  • Reuters6 days ago

    Vivendi reviewing possible Universal Music IPO, CEO says

    PARIS (Reuters) - French media group Vivendi (VIV.PA) has started to review the possibility of listing its wholly-owned music division, Chief Executive Officer Arnaud de Puyfontaine said on Thursday. The ...

  • Reuters6 days ago

    Vivendi's chairman brushes off criticism over investment in Telecom Italia

    Vivendi (VIV.PA)'s chairman and top investor Vincent Bollore brushed off criticism over the media group's investments in Telecom Italia (TLIT.IT) (TIM) on Thursday. The French media group, which holds a stake of 24 percent in TIM, faces the opposition of U.S. activist fund Elliott, which is asking for substantial changes at the TIM board. "We don't count the chickens until they're hatched," Bollore said at Vivendi's annual shareholder meeting in Paris.

  • Vivendi's chairman brushes off criticism over investment in Telecom Italia
    Reuters6 days ago

    Vivendi's chairman brushes off criticism over investment in Telecom Italia

    Vivendi's chairman and top investor Vincent Bollore brushed off criticism over the media group's investments in Telecom Italia (TIM) on Thursday. The French media group, which holds a stake of 24 percent in TIM, faces the opposition of U.S. activist fund Elliott, which is asking for substantial changes at the TIM board. "We don't count the chickens until they're hatched," Bollore said at Vivendi's annual shareholder meeting in Paris.

  • Financial Times6 days ago

    [$$] Vincent Bolloré passes Vivendi chair to son

    Global media conglomerate Vivendi has appointed Yannick Bolloré, son of the current chairman Vincent Bolloré, as chairman of its supervisory board. The move was approved unanimously by Vivendi’s supervisory ...

  • The Wall Street Journal7 days ago

    [$$] Telecom Italia Tug-of-War Explained

    SA and activist investor Elliott Management Corp. have been exchanging blows in a battle for influence at the telecommunications company. Elliott Advisors, the U.K. arm of Elliott Management, has been building a minority stake in Telecom Italia to push for changes to the board and strategy, including a call for the operator to sell part of its network operation and dispose or sell part of subsea cable unit Sparkle. Vivendi, however, has said it supports the strategy put forward by Telecom Italia’s chief executive and has criticized Elliott as taking a short-term view.