VIVHY - Vivendi SA

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26.45
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Previous Close26.39
Open26.44
Bid0.00 x 0
Ask0.00 x 0
Day's Range26.30 - 26.45
52 Week Range21.41 - 29.75
Volume13,474
Avg. Volume44,507
Market Cap33.503B
Beta0.52
PE Ratio (TTM)22.65
EPS (TTM)N/A
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield0.55 (2.05%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-04-18
1y Target EstN/A
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  • Reuters9 days ago

    Vivendi shares face pressure as sales, UMG and Italy disappoint

    Vivendi (VIV.PA) shares fell on Friday after the media group disappointed investors with first quarter sales below expectations, a lack of details over plans for its UMG music business and new tensions over Telecom Italia (TLIT.MI). Shares in Vivendi, in which billionaire businessman Vincent Bollore has a stake of around 20 percent, fell 2.5 percent at the start of trading. Late on Thursday, Vivendi reported higher first-quarter sales and said it would review a possible change in the shareholding structure of its UMG music division, following two years of speculation about a potential listing.

  • Universal Music Needs to Break Out
    Bloomberg9 days ago

    Universal Music Needs to Break Out

    Vivendi SA has spent 18 months tantalizing investors with the prospect of a sale of its stake in Universal Music Group. It's hard to believe it coincidental that the French media conglomerate is finally ready to dance just a month after Spotify Technology SA went public. Despite being unprofitable, Spotify enjoys a market value of $24 billion.

  • The Wall Street Journal9 days ago

    [$$] Vivendi Revenues Rise, Mulls Future of UMG

    SA (VIV.FR) said Thursday that its first-quarter revenue rose 16% and that it is studying the shareholding structure of its subsidiary Universal Music Group. The French media group said revenue for the three months was 3.11 billion euros ($3.67 billion) compared with EUR2.68 billion in the same period last year. Vivendi attributed the revenue increase to its stake in advertising company Havas, which was consolidated in the group last July.

  • Vivendi threatens to call new AGM at Telecom Italia to change board
    Reuters9 days ago

    Vivendi threatens to call new AGM at Telecom Italia to change board

    French media group Vivendi (VIV.PA) resumed hostilities over Telecom Italia (TLIT.MI) on Thursday with a threat to call a new shareholder meeting to change the Italian company's board, two weeks after it lost control to U.S. activist fund Elliott. Vivendi, controlled by French tycoon Vincent Bollore, is Telecom Italia's top investor with 24 percent of the shares, while Elliott owns close to 9 percent. Elliott pulled off a boardroom coup at the former state monopoly earlier this month when it won a shareholder vote to appoint 10 independent directors - or two-thirds of seats - to the board, loosening Vivendi's grip.

  • Reuters9 days ago

    Telecom Italia boss says has board support, Elliott plans not discussed

    Telecom Italia (TIM) Chief Executive Amos Genish feels he has the full support of the board to push ahead with his three-year strategy plan and proposals put forward by activist fund Elliott are not being discussed, he said on Thursday. Elliott wrestled board control from top shareholder Vivendi this month after a two-month campaign to shake-up the way the French media group has been running TIM.

  • Reuters9 days ago

    Telecom Italia boss says has board support, Elliott plans not discussed

    Telecom Italia (TIM) Chief Executive Amos Genish feels he has the full support of the board to push ahead with his three-year strategy plan and proposals put forward by activist fund Elliott are not being discussed, he said on Thursday. Elliott wrestled board control from top shareholder Vivendi this month after a two-month campaign to shake-up the way the French media group has been running TIM.

  • Vivendi under pressure to float music 'jewel' to offset Italian problems
    Reuters9 days ago

    Vivendi under pressure to float music 'jewel' to offset Italian problems

    Vivendi (VIV.PA) investors are eager for an update on plans for a possible listing of its music business on Thursday, hoping that could bolster the French media group's value after several setbacks in Italy. Top shareholder Vincent Bollore, who calls Universal Music Group (UMG) the company's "jewel", has been floating the idea of an initial public offering (IPO) for two years, through hints and statements that have supported the stock. The music industry grew for the third consecutive year in 2017 and the listing last month of the world's top streaming platform, Spotify (SPOT.N), is seen as paving the way for UMG.

  • Reuters9 days ago

    Vivendi under pressure to float music 'jewel' to offset Italian problems

    Vivendi (VIV.PA) investors are eager for an update on plans for a possible listing of its music business on Thursday, hoping that could bolster the French media group's value after several setbacks in Italy. Top shareholder Vincent Bollore, who calls Universal Music Group (UMG) the company's "jewel", has been floating the idea of an initial public offering (IPO) for two years, through hints and statements that have supported the stock. The music industry grew for the third consecutive year in 2017 and the listing last month of the world's top streaming platform, Spotify (SPOT.N), is seen as paving the way for UMG.

  • Blood but not much treasure - Vivendi's European media crusade
    Reuters10 days ago

    Blood but not much treasure - Vivendi's European media crusade

    MILAN/LONDON (Reuters) - French tycoon Vincent Bollore's stated goal to create a southern European media empire faces defeat in Italy, despite pumping 5 billion euros (4.4 billion pounds) into his biggest foreign conquest, raising questions over whether the strategy ever existed. Three years into the venture, the billionaire's media group Vivendi appears to have made more enemies than allies, estranging the Italian government and falling out with Silvio Berlusconi, the influential former prime minister and media magnate. Vivendi also fought a losing battle this month with minority investors for boardroom control of Telecom Italia (TIM), the business it hoped would form a key platform for distributing music, video and gaming content.

  • Reuters10 days ago

    Factbox - Vivendi's 5 billion euro bet on Italy

    (Reuters) - French media group Vivendi has invested over 5 billion euros (4.4 billion pounds) in Italy over the past three years as part of tycoon Vincent Bollore's stated ambition to build a southern ...

  • Blood but not much treasure: Vivendi's European media crusade
    Reuters10 days ago

    Blood but not much treasure: Vivendi's European media crusade

    MILAN/LONDON (Reuters) - French tycoon Vincent Bollore's stated goal to create a southern European media empire faces defeat in Italy, despite pumping 5 billion euros ($5.9 billion) into his biggest foreign conquest, raising questions over whether the strategy ever existed. Three years into the venture, the billionaire's media group Vivendi (VIV.PA) appears to have made more enemies than allies, estranging the Italian government and falling out with Silvio Berlusconi, the influential former prime minister and media magnate. Vivendi also fought a losing battle this month with minority investors for boardroom control of Telecom Italia (TIM) (TLIT.MI), the business it hoped would form a key platform for distributing music, video and gaming content.

  • Reuters10 days ago

    Factbox: Vivendi's 5 billion euro bet on Italy

    French media group Vivendi has invested over 5 billion euros in Italy over the past three years as part of tycoon Vincent Bollore's stated ambition to build a southern European media powerhouse. ** MAY-JUNE ...

  • Financial Times10 days ago

    [$$] Vivendi keeps options open on potential Universal IPO

    Vivendi’s supervisory board met on Thursday to weigh up the future of UMG, the world’s largest music company, with possible options including an initial public offering or the sale of a stake to a third party.

  • Financial Times10 days ago

    [$$] Game maker Ubisoft gets boost from strong online growth

    Ubisoft outperformed its financial targets and achieved record levels of sales and profitability in its latest fiscal year, the French video games publisher said on Thursday after market close. Total annual sales at the maker of Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry increased 18.6 per cent to €1.73bn in the 12 months to March 31, ahead of its target of €1.64bn. Meanwhile operating income surged 26.6 per cent to €300.1m, ahead of its target of €270m.

  • Telecom Italia Quarterly Sales Rise on Mobile Subscriber Growth
    Bloomberg10 days ago

    Telecom Italia Quarterly Sales Rise on Mobile Subscriber Growth

    Telecom Italia SpA posted first-quarter sales that beat analysts’ estimates driven by growth in domestic mobile and broadband subscriber numbers. In the carrier’s first results since U.S. activist investor Elliott Management Corp. took control of its board this month, Telecom Italia said revenue rose 2.7 percent in organic terms to 4.71 billion euros ($5.5 billion). Elliott defeated Vivendi SA after shareholders supported its call to improve corporate governance and push for asset sales and a reintroduced dividend.

  • Bloomberg10 days ago

    Telecom Italia Fine Means Worse-Than-Expected Earnings Drop

    Telecom Italia SpA saw first-quarter earnings drop more than analysts had forecast over a government fine tied to the influence of its largest shareholder, Vivendi SA. In the carrier’s first results since U.S. activist investor Elliott Management Corp. took control of its board from Vivendi this month, Telecom Italia said adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization fell 4.9 percent to 1.89 billion euros ($2.23 billion). Telecom Italia is contesting Italy’s decision last year to exercise the rule over the former monopoly’s assets deemed of national importance -- a move aimed at reducing Vivendi’s influence.

  • Reuters10 days ago

    Telecom Italia first-quarter earnings fall on golden power provisions

    Telecom Italia (TIM) (TLIT.MI) on Wednesday reported a bigger-than-expected drop in first-quarter earnings, hit by provisions made for fines Italy imposed on the phone group as part of the so-called golden power decree which the group is appealing. In the first set of results after activist fund Elliott wrestled board control from top shareholder Vivendi (VIV.PA), TIM said comparable earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) fell 4.9 percent to 1.89 billion euros (£1.65 billion). Italy's biggest phone group said comparable sales fell 1.6 percent to 4.74 billion euros, compared with expectations of 4.69 billion euros, hit by falling revenue in its only foreign market Brazil.

  • Telecom Italia first quarter earnings fall on golden power provisions
    Reuters10 days ago

    Telecom Italia first quarter earnings fall on golden power provisions

    Telecom Italia (TIM) on Wednesday reported a bigger-than-expected drop in first-quarter earnings, hit by provisions made for fines Italy imposed on the phone group as part of the so-called golden power decree which the group is appealing. In the first set of results after activist fund Elliott wrestled board control from top shareholder Vivendi, TIM said comparable earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) fell 4.9 percent to 1.89 billion euros ($2.23 billion). Italy's biggest phone group said comparable sales fell 1.6 percent to 4.74 billion euros, compared with expectations of 4.69 billion euros, hit by falling revenue in its only foreign market Brazil.

  • Financial Times11 days ago

    [$$] Vivendi board to consider future of Universal Music

    , has been flirting with an IPO of the world’s largest music company for months. Banks are aggressively pitching to be involved in the process as a flotation of UMG would probably be one of the largest in the current pipeline of deals, said people briefed on the conversations. It is likely that the company’s supervisory board will give management the green light to carry out a deeper financial and legal analysis of the various options, one of these people added.

  • Reuters15 days ago

    Billionaire Bollore now owns more than 24 percent of Vivendi - filings

    Billionaire Vincent Bollore has raised his stake in Vivendi (VIV.PA) to more than 24 percent, strengthening his influence over the French media giant, according to regulatory filings. Bollore spent more than 1.5 billion euros (1.3 billion pounds) on Vivendi shares between February and April in 19 separate transactions, according to Reuters calculations, increasing his stake from 20.5 percent previously. Because of French rules that grant double voting rights to established shareholders, Bollore's stake gives him effective control at the group's shareholder meetings.

  • Reuters15 days ago

    Vivendi tells Italian market regulator it does not control Telecom Italia - source

    French media group Vivendi (VIV.PA) has notified Italian market regulator Consob that it does not control Telecom Italia (TIM) after it lost the majority of the phone group's board seats following a May 4 shareholder vote, a source close to the matter said on Friday. Consob and Vivendi could not immediately be reached for comment. U.S. hedge fund Elliott pulled off a boardroom coup at TIM (TLIT.MI) last week, wresting control away from top investor Vivendi, following a two-month campaign to shake-up the way the French company has been running TIM.

  • Telecom Italia, Mediaset sign TV content deal
    Reuters17 days ago

    Telecom Italia, Mediaset sign TV content deal

    Telecom Italia (TIM) said on Thursday it had signed a TV content agreement with Mediaset to give customers access to the Italian broadcaster's free-to-air channels from January next year. The deal marks a step forward in TIM's three-year plan, unveiled in March, to make more of its processes digital, boost broadband coverage and offer more video, music and gaming content to win customers. The TIM-Mediaset agreement also potentially further isolates Vivendi, a shareholder in both companies, which had aimed to do its own deals with either TIM or Mediaset as part of plans to create a southern European media powerhouse.

  • Reuters18 days ago

    Telecom Italia says not officially informed of 74.3 million euros fine

    Telecom Italia (TIM) (TLIT.MI) said on Tuesday it had not been formally notified of a 74.3 million euros ($88.1 million) fine imposed by the Italian government related to a breach in notification obligations the company had towards Rome. In September Italy began to look into the failure by TIM's top investor Vivendi (VIV.MI) - which holds a 24 percent stake in the company - to communicate to the prime minister's office that it had de facto control over the former monopoly. Vivendi had repeatedly denied controlling Italy's largest phone company although the French media group had gradually tightened its grip on TIM since first buying a stake in 2015.