VIV.PA - Vivendi SA

Paris - Paris Delayed price. Currency in EUR
24.95
+0.06 (+0.24%)
As of 12:43PM CEST. Market open.
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Previous close24.89
Open24.84
Bid0.00 x 0
Ask0.00 x 0
Day's range24.84 - 25.00
52-week range20.40 - 26.69
Volume1,144,813
Avg. volume3,698,480
Market cap30.516B
Beta (3Y monthly)0.82
PE ratio (TTM)249.50
EPS (TTM)0.10
Earnings date25 Jul 2019
Forward dividend & yield0.50 (2.01%)
Ex-dividend date2019-04-16
1y target est24.84
  • EU legal advice favors Vivendi in feud with Mediaset
    Reuters4 days ago

    EU legal advice favors Vivendi in feud with Mediaset

    An Italian law that forced French media group Vivendi to forfeit most of its voting rights in Italian broadcaster Mediaset may not comply with European rules, according to European Commission legal advice seen by Reuters. The advice, though not binding, could strengthen Vivendi's hand in its protracted legal dispute with Mediaset, a row that has been a distraction for both firms as they grapple with competition from new rivals in Europe such as Netflix . Vivendi and Mediaset have been at odds since the former withdrew from an 800 million euro ($900 million) agreement to buy Mediaset's loss-making pay TV unit in 2016 and later built a hostile 28.8 percent stake in Mediaset.

  • EU legal advice favours Vivendi in feud with Mediaset
    Reuters4 days ago

    EU legal advice favours Vivendi in feud with Mediaset

    An Italian law that forced French media group Vivendi to forfeit most of its voting rights in Italian broadcaster Mediaset may not comply with European rules, according to European Commission legal advice seen by Reuters. The advice, though not binding, could strengthen Vivendi's hand in its protracted legal dispute with Mediaset, a row that has been a distraction for both firms as they grapple with competition from new rivals in Europe such as Netflix . Vivendi and Mediaset have been at odds since the former withdrew from an 800 million euro (£718 million) agreement to buy Mediaset's loss-making pay TV unit in 2016 and later built a hostile 28.8 percent stake in Mediaset.

  • Reuters12 days ago

    Vivendi's pay-TV Canal Plus to cut 500 jobs in France: Les Jours

    Vivendi's pay-TV Canal Plus plans to cut 500 jobs in France, or nearly 18 percent of its staff in the country, through voluntary departures, French news website Les Jours reported on Thursday. The group, which built its reputation of broadcasting major soccer matches, also suffered a heavy blow last year when it ended up empty-handed in a crucial soccer rights auction in France, beaten by Spain's Mediapro. The division already has already gone through a 300 million-euro cost cutting plan and a reshuffle of its commercial offering in France, where it lost 228,000 individual subscribers in one year at end of March, excluding wholesale offers.

  • Vivendi Raises Tension With Berlusconi Over Mediaset Stake
    Bloomberg12 days ago

    Vivendi Raises Tension With Berlusconi Over Mediaset Stake

    (Bloomberg) -- Vivendi SA is going to court in an attempt to stop billionaire Silvio Berlusconi strengthening his control over Mediaset SpA and restore its own influence at the Italian broadcaster.Mediaset said it received notice from Vivendi, its second-biggest shareholder, that it would ask a Milan tribunal to revoke an April resolution that increased the voting rights of long-term investors. The resolution effectively consolidated Berlusconi’s control at Vivendi’s expense.Vivendi will also petition the court to restore its full voting rights, Mediaset cited the notice as saying. The French media group has had limited influence over Mediaset since regulators forced it to transfer most of its voting shares to a third party to stop it having too much sway over Italy’s media landscape.The decision to go to court raises the hostilities with Mediaset’s founder Berlusconi at a delicate time. Mediaset plans to set up a Dutch holding company as part of efforts to create a pan-European broadcasting alliance. Vivendi has the potential to block that plan if it decides to withhold its participation in the new structure.Vivendi has a 9.61% direct stake in Mediaset, with its remaining 19.19% interest held on its behalf by an independent entity. The arrangement was put in place in 2017, when Vivendi controlled national phone company Telecom Italia SpA. Last year it lost a boardroom battle at the carrier to allies of U.S. activist investor Elliott Management Corp., who later removed its Vivendi-backed chief executive. Vivendi still holds around 24% of Telecom Italia.Mediaset Chief Executive Officer Pier Silvio Berlusconi said Wednesday he didn’t think Vivendi would block the Dutch move, and that if Vivendi opposed the plan it would have already sold its Mediaset shares.The court hearing is scheduled for Nov. 26.To contact the reporter on this story: Daniele Lepido in Milan at dlepido1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Rebecca Penty at rpenty@bloomberg.net, Thomas Pfeiffer, Dan LiefgreenFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Can We See Significant Institutional Ownership On The Vivendi SA (EPA:VIV) Share Register?
    Simply Wall St.12 days ago

    Can We See Significant Institutional Ownership On The Vivendi SA (EPA:VIV) Share Register?

    Every investor in Vivendi SA (EPA:VIV) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Institutions will...

  • Mediaset is open to a ProSieben merger but says Europe plan comes first
    Reuters13 days ago

    Mediaset is open to a ProSieben merger but says Europe plan comes first

    Italian broadcaster Mediaset kept its door open on Wednesday to a possible merger with German equity partner ProSiebenSat.1 Media but said the Italian group's plan to create a pan-European media alliance took priority. Mediaset Chief Executive Pier Silvio Berlusconi told reporters his priority was to finalise the company's recently unveiled plan to use a new Dutch holding company, MediaforEurope (MFE) as a platform to develop the pan-European alliance. Mediaset and other traditional European broadcasters are looking for ways to respond to growing competition from Netflix in the region, where the U.S. streaming service is proving especially popular with younger viewers.

  • Vivendi urges Mediaset to revoke loyalty share scheme
    Reuters14 days ago

    Vivendi urges Mediaset to revoke loyalty share scheme

    Italian broadcaster Mediaset SpA said on Tuesday that hostile shareholder Vivendi SA demanded a new extraordinary shareholders' meeting to revoke resolutions approved in April, a move that could pave the way to another chapter in a legal dispute between the two companies. Mediaset shareholders' meeting approved on April 18 a loyalty share scheme that rewards longer-term investors with additional votes under an Italian law that is traditionally used by controlling shareholders to strengthen their grip on companies. Vivendi declined to comment.

  • Vivendi's shares fall as concerns mount of hitches to UMG stake sale
    Reuters19 days ago

    Vivendi's shares fall as concerns mount of hitches to UMG stake sale

    Vivendi's shares fell on Thursday, which traders attributed to a media report of a possible hitches to its planned sale of a stake in its Universal Music Group division. Traders cited an article in industry publication Digital Music News that said Vivendi's UMG sale plan could be delayed into 2020. Vivendi's shares were down 2.8% in mid-session trading.

  • Indonesia media executive says company talking to Disney; tycoon founder denies
    Reuters21 days ago

    Indonesia media executive says company talking to Disney; tycoon founder denies

    The director of the investment arm of Indonesian media group Media Nusantara Citra (MNC) said on Tuesday the group was in talks with Walt Disney Co on a possible investment by the U.S. media conglomerate, but the group's owner Hary Tanoesoedibjo denied talks were taking place. MNC Investama Director Darma Putra said at an event organized by MNC that Disney was interested in investing in one of the group's affiliates.

  • Indonesia media exec says company talking to Disney; tycoon founder denies
    Reuters21 days ago

    Indonesia media exec says company talking to Disney; tycoon founder denies

    The director of the investment arm of Indonesian media group Media Nusantara Citra (MNC)  said on Tuesday the group was in talks with Walt Disney Co on a possible investment by the U.S. media conglomerate, but the group's owner Hary Tanoesoedibjo denied talks were taking place. MNC Investama Director Darma Putra said at an event organized by MNC that Disney was interested in investing in one of the group's affiliates. MNC Group founder and chairman Hary Tanoesoedibjo, a business partner of U.S. president Donald Trump, said no talks were taking place with Disney.

  • Italy pushing telecoms merger to break broadband logjam: sources
    Reuters25 days ago

    Italy pushing telecoms merger to break broadband logjam: sources

    MILAN/ROME (Reuters) - Italy's sovereign wealth fund is maneuvering to pull off a multibillion-euro telecoms merger and end a prolonged corporate stalemate that has held up Rome's plans to create a national broadband network, sources say. Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), which has 425 billion euros ($480 billion) in assets, is a major shareholder in two crucial building blocks of any national network, former phone monopoly Telecom Italia (TIM) and its newer rival, Open Fiber. TIM and Open Fiber, which is owned by CDP and utility Enel, are rolling out rival fiber-optic networks across Italy, raising concerns of duplication and wasted investment at a time when Italy, a digital laggard, needs to catch up fast.

  • Italy pushing telecoms merger to break broadband logjam - sources
    Reuters25 days ago

    Italy pushing telecoms merger to break broadband logjam - sources

    MILAN/ROME (Reuters) - Italy's sovereign wealth fund is manoeuvring to pull off a multibillion-euro telecoms merger and end a prolonged corporate stalemate that has held up Rome's plans to create a national broadband network, sources say. Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), which has 425 billion euros (379 billion pounds) in assets, is a major shareholder in two crucial building blocks of any national network, former phone monopoly Telecom Italia (TIM) and its newer rival, Open Fiber. TIM and Open Fiber, which is owned by CDP and utility Enel, are rolling out rival fibre-optic networks across Italy, raising concerns of duplication and wasted investment at a time when Italy, a digital laggard, needs to catch up fast.

  • Reuters26 days ago

    Vivendi's Havas buys U.S. advertising company Battery

    French advertising firm Havas, part of media group Vivendi, has agreed to buy Battery, a fast-growing U.S. ad company whose clients include Netflix. The acquisition of Los Angeles-based Battery, which has revenues of around $10 million, will boost Havas' presence in the United States and allow it to tap into the lucrative and growing sectors of video gaming and streamed entertainment shows. Battery was co-founded in 2013 by entrepreneurs Anson Sowby and Philip Khosid.

  • Elliott Plans Vivendi Compromise to End Telecom Italia Feud
    Bloomberg27 days ago

    Elliott Plans Vivendi Compromise to End Telecom Italia Feud

    (Bloomberg) -- Elliott Management Corp. is preparing to compromise with Vivendi SA on board representation at Telecom Italia SpA to end their battle for influence over the indebted phone carrier, people familiar with the matter said.The agreement between two of Telecom Italia’s biggest shareholders will come with a pledge to pursue a common strategy, said the people, who asked not to be named as the plans are not public. The board changes are slated to be discussed by Telecom Italia’s directors later this month, they said.Telecom Italia shares were briefly suspended from trading after rising as much as 5.6%, their biggest intraday gain in four months. The stock was up 2% as of 3:54 p.m. in Milan.Details of the agreement have not been finalized and could still change, the people said.“We do not wish to comment apart from advising extreme caution on any such rumors,” Vivendi said in a statement. Representatives of Elliott and Telecom Italia declined to comment.Elliott’s allies wrested control of the board from top shareholder Vivendi in May last year and in November they forced out the company’s CEO, a Vivendi appointee. The French media company spent the following months publicly attacking Paul Singer’s New York-based activist fund in an attempt to regain control.Elliott hit back by criticizing Vivendi’s governance record and Vivendi backed down in late March when it became clear it lacked support for another boardroom coup.Since then, the two have sought privately to align around a common approach and turn the uneasy truce into a lasting peace, said a person familiar with the matter.Depressed SharesTen out of Telecom Italia’s 15 board directors are aligned with Elliott and the rest with Vivendi. Elliott wants to maintain its overall influence on the board, the person said.There is no clear answer to Telecom Italia’s problems. Competitive threats to both its legacy fixed-line network and wireless business are undermining the profits it needs to service one of the European industry’s biggest debt loads. The Milan-based carrier’s shares, which haven’t paid a regular dividend for the past six years, tumbled to a record intraday low in January.The biggest strategic flashpoint has been Elliott’s call for a full spinoff of the landline network to help pay down debt, an idea that Vivendi resisted. Chief Executive Officer Luigi Gubitosi has focused for now on cutting costs and doing deals to share the burden of new network spending, and results in May showed those efforts were starting to pay off.The CEO has pushed for some form of tie-up with fixed-line rival Open Fiber SpA to shore up the landline business. Any combination or spinoff of the landline business is fraught with regulatory and political risks.(Adds Vivendi response in fifth paragraph.)\--With assistance from Tommaso Ebhardt and Daniele Lepido.To contact the reporters on this story: Angelina Rascouet in Paris at arascouet1@bloomberg.net;Scott Deveau in New York at sdeveau2@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Rebecca Penty at rpenty@bloomberg.net, Thomas Pfeiffer, Ben ScentFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Reuters28 days ago

    Vivendi could be excluded from voting at Mediaset's new Dutch TV group-document

    Mediaset hostile shareholder Vivendi could be excluded from voting at shareholder meetings of a new Amsterdam-based TV company the Italian broadcaster is setting up, according to a bylaw of the new holding. Mediaset earlier this month unveiled a corporate overhaul that includes putting the group and its separately-listed Spanish unit under a new Dutch holding company as part of a pan-European growth strategy. The broadcaster, controlled by the family of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, will have around 35% of the holding MediaforEurope (MFE) and just above 50% of voting rights.

  • Vivendi SA (EPA:VIV) Is Yielding 2.0% - But Is It A Buy?
    Simply Wall St.last month

    Vivendi SA (EPA:VIV) Is Yielding 2.0% - But Is It A Buy?

    Today we'll take a closer look at Vivendi SA (EPA:VIV) from a dividend investor's perspective. Owning a strong...

  • Reuters2 months ago

    Brazil's BTG launches retail bank led by former TIM CEO

    Banco BTG Pactual SA, Brazil's largest independent investment bank, on Tuesday said it was launching a full-service digital retail bank to be led by former Telecom Italia (TIM) Chief Executive Amos Genish. The move opens a new front in BTG Pactual's challenge to Brazil's heavily consolidated banking sector, building on its digital investment platform BTG Pactual Digital, launched in 2016 to boost revenues and diversify risk. In addition to its investment funds, BTG said its retail bank will now offer checking accounts, insurance and loans to mid-sized companies, according to a securities filing.

  • European shares slip, possible fine on Italy hits bank stocks
    Reuters2 months ago

    European shares slip, possible fine on Italy hits bank stocks

    Milan-traded stocks slid 0.5%, with the country's deputy prime minister saying the European Commission could slap a 3 billion euro ($3.35 billion) fine on the country for breaking EU rules due to its rising debt and structural deficit levels. Italy's banking index dropped 1.2% to its lowest closing level since early February. "For Italy, the potential for a doom loop is still looming in the background where you have an undesirable connection between the debt possession of the state and the banks," said Teeuwe Mevissen, senior eurozone market economist at Rabobank.

  • Search For a European Netflix Takes Bollore Eastwards
    Bloomberg2 months ago

    Search For a European Netflix Takes Bollore Eastwards

    The ambitions of Vivendi SA, the French media conglomerate he controls, have been majorly constrained over the past 18 months. First, his plan to create a southern European content powerhouse with Telecom Italia SpA to fend off Netflix Inc. were stymied by activist investor Elliott Management Corp. In that context, Vivendi’s acquisition of central and eastern European pay TV provider M7 from private equity firm Astorg for a little over 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) is a sensible one.

  • Reuters2 months ago

    Italy's CDP may sell Open Fiber stake to TIM to form single network - report

    Italy's Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) is considering selling its stake in broadband operator Open Fiber to Telecom Italia (TIM), which would issue the state-owned lender with shares in return for the holding, Il Messaggero reported. This could pave the way to a single ultrafast broadband operator through a merger of TIM's network with Open Fiber, which is co-owned by state-lender CDP and Italy's biggest utility Enel, to avoid duplicating investment.

  • China Trade War Is Music to a French Billionaire’s Ears
    Bloomberg2 months ago

    China Trade War Is Music to a French Billionaire’s Ears

    Private equity investors, tired of the glacial pace and the vendor’s punchy 25 billion-euro ($28 billion) valuation, have backed out of the process, leaving Vivendi to target strategic buyers. Tencent Holdings Ltd. is a name that repeatedly surfaces as a prospective partner. It’s hard to determine the extent of the Chinese technology giant’s interest.

  • Reuters2 months ago

    Vivendi: UMG sale due diligence proceeding in line with its timetable

    French media conglomerate Vivendi said its plans for a possible sale of a stake in its Universal Music Group (UMG) arm were proceeding in line with the company's planned timeline. Vivendi issued the update after the company's supervisory board met Vivendi's management chairman Arnaud de Puyfontaine to discuss various topics such as UMG and plans to develop and expand the Canal Plus TV arm overseas. "The Vendor Due Diligence was presented to the Supervisory Board, in line with the announced timeline," Vivendi said in a statement regarding UMG.

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