| Viacom provides entertainment through television, film, direct-to-consumer streaming, digital media, live events, merchandise and solutions. Co.'s segments are: Media Networks, which creates, acquires, distributes and sells programming and other content for its audiences, distributed through cable, satellite and broadband services, on linear, streaming, on-demand and transactional bases, for viewing on a range of devices such as televisions, PCs, tablets, smartphones and other connected devices; and Filmed Entertainment, which develops, produces, finances, acquires and distributes films, television programming and other entertainment content in various markets and media worldwide. We show 40 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of VIAB's shares outstanding history.
Understanding the changing numbers of VIAB shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like VIAB versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching VIAB by allowing them to research VIAB shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.