VIV.PA - Vivendi SA

Paris - Paris Delayed price. Currency in EUR
-0.06 (-0.29%)
At close: 5:37PM CET
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Previous close20.96
Bid16.34 x 6500
Ask16.40 x 20000
Day's range20.85 - 21.25
52-week range16.17 - 24.87
Avg. volume3,879,019
Market cap26.264B
PE ratio (TTM)22.00
EPS (TTM)0.95
Earnings date15 May 2018
Forward dividend & yield1.00 (5.50%)
Ex-dividend date2016-04-26
1y target est25.01
  • Reuters22 hours ago

    Telecom Italia approves F2i-Raiway bid for Persidera but still open to offers

    The board of Telecom Italia (TIM)(TLIT.MI) on Friday voted in favour of the only official offer it received for its stake in broadcasting unit Persidera but left the door open to consider any other binding bids that may be presented. Only infrastructure fund F2i and towers company Raiway (RWAY.MI) presented a bid for Persidera, which sources said had valued the unit at about 250 million euros ($307 million). TIM, whose biggest shareholder is French media group Vivendi (VIV.PA), said the board had granted CEO Amos Genish the mandate to finalise the deal and consider any further binding offers "should one be made".

  • Reuters22 hours ago

    Plan for Telecom Italia JV with Canal+ an 'uphill struggle' but not dead - source

    MILAN/PARIS (Reuters) - The project to create a joint venture between Telecom Italia (TIM)(TLIT.MI) and the pay-TV arm of its biggest shareholder, French media group Vivendi (VIV.PA), is an "uphill struggle" but the project is not dead, a source familiar with the matter said. Earlier on Friday Italian newspapers Il Sole 24 Ore and Il Messaggero wrote that the project had fallen through. The planned joint venture between TIM and Vivendi's Canal+ was one of the vehicles through which Italy's biggest phone group planned to produce and purchase content for its customers.

  • Reuters2 days ago

    Exclusive: Telecom Italia picks Goldman and Credit Suisse for network spin-off - sources

    LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) - Telecom Italia (TIM) (TLIT.MI) has chosen Goldman Sachs (GS.N) and Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) to work on the spin-off of its network, three sources told Reuters. The appointment of the banks is a strong signal of TIM's intention to push ahead with the spin-off, which has been on and off for almost a decade. The government sees the plan as an important step to boosting transparency in Italy's telecoms infrastructure and to protecting an asset which it considers strategic from foreign influence.

  • Reuters3 days ago

    Italy competition watchdog extends broadband probe into Telecom Italia

    ROME/MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's competition watchdog has extended a probe into Telecom Italia (TLIT.MI) to see whether the former state telephone monopoly hindered new rival Open Fiber's efforts to roll out an ultrafast broadband network. The regulator said it was looking into whether Telecom Italia (TIM) had tried to set wholesale prices for operators seeking broadband access that might obstruct competition. TIM and Open Fiber, which was founded at the end of 2015, are building competing fast internet networks across Italy.

  • Reuters3 days ago

    Telecom Italia's board to meet on Persidera on Friday - source

    MILAN (Reuters) - Telecom Italia's (TIM) (TLIT.MI) board will meet on Friday to decide whether to accept an offer by infrastructure fund F2i and towers firm Raiway (RWAY.MI) for its majority-owned broadcasting ...

  • Reuters4 days ago

    Telecom Italia to decide on F2i-Raiway bid for Persidera by early next week - source

    Telecom Italia (TIM) (TLIT.MI) will decide by early next week whether to accept an offer by infrastructure fund F2i and towers company Raiway (RWAY.MI) for its majority stake in broadcasting unit Persidera, a source familiar with the matter said. The offer, the only bid received, was worth around 250 million euros (220.67 million pounds), below TIM's valuation for the business of around 350 million euros, three sources said. In an interview with Italian MF newspaper on Tuesday F2i head Renato Ravanelli said the offer was "a package".

  • Reuters - UK Focus8 days ago

    Strong earnings help European shares recover from sell-off

    European shares gained on Friday, snapping a three-week losing streak as earnings updates continued to impress and volatility and jitters over rising inflation eased. Solid reports from large-cap companies ...

  • Vivendi-Mediaset agreement unlikely before Italy's March 4 vote - source
    Reuters8 days ago

    Vivendi-Mediaset agreement unlikely before Italy's March 4 vote - source

    PARIS/MILAN (Reuters) - An out-of-court agreement between French media group Vivendi (VIV.PA) and Italian broadcasting company Mediaset (MS.MI) over a pay-TV dispute is unlikely to be reached before Italy's March 4 general elections, said a source close to the matter. "No negotiation is possible between Vivendi and Mediaset until March 4," the source said on Friday. The two groups have been in a legal battle after the French company unexpectedly pulled out in July 2016 of a deal to buy Mediaset's pay-TV unit Premium.

  • Reuters8 days ago

    Vivendi shares drop as French group's lack of guidance underwhelms

    Vivendi (VIV.PA) shares dropped on Friday as the French media conglomerate disappointed investors by failing to offer full guidance for 2018. Shares in Vivendi, led by French billionaire Vincent Bollore (BOLL.PA), were down 5.6 percent at 20.95 euros (18.60 pounds) in early trade, the worst performer on France's benchmark CAC-40 index (.FCHI). Vivendi has generally benefited from the music industry's shift towards paid streaming services and subscriptions revenue, and has acquired stakes in firms such as Telecom Italia (TLIT.MI) and video games company Ubisoft (UBIP.PA).

  • Reuters9 days ago

    Vivendi's annual profit rises on strong music revenue

    Vivendi's (VIV.PA) music unit lifted group profit last year, offsetting a downturn in its recently-acquired advertising unit Havas and the continuing recovery of its pay-TV division, the group said on Thursday. Universal Music Group (UMG) accounted for more than three-quarters of the group's core operating profit in 2017, which jumped 23 percent at constant currency and perimeter to 987 million euros (876.48 million pounds), helped by the release of records by global stars Sam Smith, U2 and Taylor Swift.

  • Reuters - UK Focus9 days ago

    Olympics-Discovery bets on Games to break European language barrier

    Inside a hulking five-story building at the Winter Olympics, TV production crews are working with video in 21 languages, all part of a plan by their U.S. employer, Discovery Communications (Frankfurt: DC6.F - news) , to become the top sports media brand in Europe. For the first time in Olympics history, a single broadcaster has the rights to air the Games in almost 50 European countries, including exclusive online streaming, in a diverse region where rights to major sports events are usually split up by country. "This may be bigger than anything that has been undertaken in many ways, just given the complexity of the markets and breadth of the markets," Discovery's head of International, J.B. Perrette, told Reuters.

  • Reuters17 days ago

    Telecom Italia presents network spin-off plan to Rome, shares rise

    ROME/MILAN (Reuters) - Telecom Italia (TIM) moved closer to splitting off its network business on Wednesday with the presentation of a plan to the government that could mark a turning point in strained relations between Italy's largest phone group and Rome. TIM has been under pressure for years from Italian politicians, regulators and rivals to separate and upgrade its network, its most prized asset which analysts have valued at up to 15 billion euros ($18.53 billion). Pressure on TIM to act intensified after French media group Vivendi, the Italian phone group's biggest shareholder with a 24 percent stake, began to exert greater influence, which upset the Italian government.

  • Reuters24 days ago

    Build European champions or be doomed, Vivendi CEO says

    Europe needs to build strong cross-border champions in media and telecoms or else it will by swallowed up by competitors from across the Atlantic or China, the chief executive of French media group Vivendi (VIV.PA) said on Wednesday. Vivendi has invested over 5 billion euros (£4.37 billion) in Italy over the past few years, building up a stake of 24 percent in Telecom Italia (TIM) (TLIT.MI) and becoming the Italian phone group's biggest investor. Vivendi also accumulated a stake of just under 30 percent in Italian broadcaster Mediaset (MS.MI) which is controlled by the family of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

  • Reuters24 days ago

    Vivendi CEO optimistic about talks with Mediaset over pay-TV dispute

    MILAN (Reuters) - Vivendi's (VIV.PA) CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine is optimistic about ongoing talks with Italian broadcaster Mediaset (MS.MI) to find a deal over a failed pay-TV agreement, the executive said ...

  • Reuters24 days ago

    Telecom Italia's chairman confident of sweeter relationship with Rome

    Telecom Italia's (TIM) (TLIT.MI) executive chairman Arnaud de Puyfontaine was confident on Wednesday of resolving outstanding issues between the former state phone monopoly and the Italian government to enable a new era of improved relations. The tensions between TIM and the Rome government have been growing in recent years, especially since French media group Vivendi (VIV.PA) became its top investor and started calling the shots at Italy's biggest phone group. Italy said last year it wanted a say in TIM's strategic decisions such as mergers or selling assets it deemed to be of strategic importance, under a so-called "golden power" decree, seen as a move to rein in Vivendi's influence.

  • Reuters - UK Focus25 days ago

    U2 defeats lawsuit claiming it stole part of 'Achtung Baby' song

    A U.S. judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit accusing U2 of lifting part of a British songwriter's work for a song on the Irish rock band's 1991 blockbuster album "Achtung Baby." U.S. District ...

  • Reuters26 days ago

    Italy will not wait until elections to decide on potential Telecom Italia fine - minister

    Italy Industry Minister Carlo Calenda said on Monday that a decision on a possible fine against Telecom Italia (TIM) (TLIT.MI) over golden power ruling infringement will be taken before the March 4 vote. Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of a meeting in Florence, the minister said that if it's decided that there is a need for a fine, one would be applied "because we are a country that wants rules to be respected". Italy has launched a process that could end with TIM being fined for failing to notify Rome that French media group Vivendi (VIV.PA), TIM's top shareholder with a 24 percent stake, had assumed de facto control of the phone company.

  • Reuters29 days ago

    Telecom Italia chairman says appeal to Italy's president was "technical move"

    An appeal to Italy's head of state filed by Telecom Italia (TIM) (TLIT.MI) pending the government's decision on how to apply the powers it has over companies of strategic relevance is only a "technical move", the phone group's chairman said on Friday. Sources said on Thursday TIM would file an appeal to Italy's president against the "golden power" decree, which could give the government a veto over actions such as mergers or selling assets deemed to be of national importance.

  • Reuterslast month

    Exclusive: Telecom Italia deputy chairman gives up operational powers - sources

    The deputy chairman of Telecom Italia (TIM) (TLIT.MI), Giuseppe Recchi, has given up operational powers, two sources with knowledge of the matter said, the latest sign of turmoil at the group that has changed CEOs twice in the past two years. The two sources said Recchi, whose powers include oversight of TIM's affairs related to national security and defence, would stay on the board. TIM has faced several management changes since French media group Vivendi (VIV.PA) became its top investor with a 24 percent stake.

  • Reuterslast month

    Telecom Italia's denial of CEO exit rumours fails to quell talk of tensions with Vivendi

    Telecom Italia (TIM) (TLIT.MI) denied a report suggesting its recently appointed chief executive could be on the way out although several sources said there were growing tensions between him and the phone group's top investor Vivendi. TIM named Amos Genish, a favourite of Vivendi (VIV.PA) Chairman Vincent Bollore, as CEO at the end of September, making the former Israeli army captain the Italian phone company's third chief executive in less than two years. TIM Chairman Arnaud de Puyfontaine, who is also the chief executive of Vivendi, said in an emailed statement the board had "full trust in Amos Genish, whose strategy and vision we share.

  • Hearing on Vivendi's appeal against Italian antitrust ruling postponed
    Reuterslast month

    Hearing on Vivendi's appeal against Italian antitrust ruling postponed

    An Italian regional court said it would postpone the first hearing of an appeal filed by Vivendi (VIV.PA) against an Italian communications authority decision regarding the French group's stakes in Telecom Italia (TLIT.MI) and Mediaset (MS.MI). Authority AGCOM said last year that Vivendi's stake-building at both the telecom firm and the broadcaster was in breach of rules designed to prevent a concentration of power in Italy's telecoms and media sector. Last year Vivendi appealed against this ruling.

  • Reuterslast month

    Telecom Italia to cut up to 7,500 staff using incentives, early retirement: union source

    ROME (Reuters) - Telecom Italia told unions it plans to cut up to 7,500 jobs in Italy through incentivised layoffs and early retirement, a labour source said on Thursday. Italy's biggest phone group, which ...

  • Reuterslast month

    Telecom Italia to restart talks on joint venture with Canal Plus

    Telecom Italia (TLIT.MI) said on Wednesday it would restart talks over a joint venture with Vivendi (VIV.PA) pay-TV unit Canal Plus to meet requests from Italian market watchdog Consob. Telecom Italia, de facto controlled by Vivendi, approved a content deal with Canal Plus in October, strengthening the link between the phone incumbent and its biggest shareholder. TIM said in a statement the new talks on the content venture would restart immediately in accordance with "regulations governing related-party transactions of greater importance".

  • Reuters - UK Focuslast month

    Dealmaking drives sharp moves as European shares rise

    Dealmaking activity drove sharp share price moves in Europe on Friday with British engineer GKN leaping after it rejected an unsolicited offer from rival Melrose. A gain of over 26 percent in GKN and strength ...

  • Reuterslast month

    Telecom Italia pushes back deadline for Persidera bids - sources

    Telecom Italia (TLIT.MI)(TIM) has pushed back a deadline for binding bids for its broadcasting services unit Persidera to give potential suitors more time to prepare offers, sources close to the matter said. French media group Vivendi (VIV.PA), TIM's biggest shareholder, last year agreed to sell TIM's 70 percent stake in Persidera to win antitrust approval for its own plan to gain de facto control of TIM.

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