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Analysis of Vivendi share price

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Vivendi's market cap, dividends, sales and earnings in 2020/2021

17/01/2022 - 13h00

The media group Vivendi unveiled its annual results for the financial year 2020 in March 2021. These show an increase in the company's activity despite the health crisis.

Elements that can influence the price of this asset:

Analysis N°1

The development of new products by the group will of course have a positive impact on the share price and we will therefore follow Vivendi's R&D news.

Analysis N°2

The development of Vivendi's international activities is also an interesting element to study, and you should in particular follow the establishment of partnerships and joint ventures outside Europe.

Analysis N°3

The same applies to the diversification of Vivendi's activities, which would enable it to conquer new markets and thus increase its revenues.

Analysis N°4

The fragmentation of the market in which the group operates is also an important point to take into account. All data from the group's competitors, especially in Europe, will be analyzed.

Analysis N°5

Finally, the current market conditions and their evolution over time will be carefully studied in order to deduce the growth capacities of this company.

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General presentation of Vivendi

You probably know by name the Vivendi group, which is now one of the leaders in the telecommunications and media sectors. Indeed, its activity touches these two domains with the majority of its turnover realized thanks to mobile telephony or internet access activities, but also with the media and the ownership and operation of television channels such as Canal+ or music publishing.

Most of Vivendi's revenues are generated in France, but also in Europe, the United States and Brazil.

Analysis of Vivendi share price
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The major competitors of Vivendi

Since the Vivendi group operates in different sectors, it is necessary to know its main competitors in each of the segments concerned.

Vivendi's main competitors in the communications or publishing, music and audiovisual segment are

Publicis Group 

This group is one of the largest communication groups in the world in terms of turnover and operates in some 100 countries and on all continents. It currently employs over 80,000 people.

Lagardère

This other French group is also a serious competitor and is present in more than forty countries. It employs about 30,000 people and has one of the highest turnover in this sector.

Sony 

Sony and its subsidiary Sony Music Group is also a serious competitor of Vivendi. It also has a worldwide presence and is one of the leaders in the industry.

Warner

The Warner Group is also one of the largest companies in the world in the field of media production and distribution, especially music. As such, it owns several subsidiaries.

Spotify 

The British streaming group is also an indirect competitor of Vivendi in the music business and one of the most aggressive competitors in this field.

Netflix 

The Netflix group is finally also a competitor to be taken into account with regard to the company Vivendi. This American multinational specializes in the distribution and exploitation of cinematographic and television works through its dedicated platform.


The major partners of Vivendi

Of course, the Vivendi group does not only have enemies but also some allies that we propose to discover now thanks to two recent examples of strategic partnerships set up by this group.

beIn Sport

In 2020, Vivendi's Canal+ subsidiary has set up a strategic partnership with beIN Sport. This agreement concerns in particular a distribution agreement under licence. Under this agreement, Canal + will offer all of beIN Sports' premium sports channels in its packages. At the same time, Canal + has become the exclusive distributor of beIN Sports on all platforms and with all third-party operators in France. The beIN Sports channel has also exclusively sub-licensed its 2020-2024 Ligue 1 football rights to Canal +, which will allow Vivendi's subscribers to enjoy two matches per day, including 28 of the 38 best Ligue 1 matches of each season, starting in the 2020-2021 season. This agreement has been signed for an initial period of 5 years, renewable.

Disney 

Another partnership signed by the Vivendi group, still through its subsidiary Canal +, concerns Disney. Indeed, the agreement put in place between the two companies in 2019 concerns the distribution of the Disney group's channels and services, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, National Geographic, National Geographic Wild, Voyage and Fox Play as well as the priority broadcasting of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, 20th Century Fox, Blue Sky and Fox Searchlight films on Canal +. Canal + Group has also become through this partnership the exclusive distributor of Disney + which is Disney's new streaming service and launched in March 2020. Canal + will thus be free to expand its distribution of this service with other operators like ISPs.

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The factors in favour of a rise in the Vivendi share price:

If you want to know more about how Vivendi is likely to evolve in the future, which will undoubtedly give you clues as to the possibilities of its share price growth, you need to compare its current strengths and weaknesses in order to determine how it can meet the challenges of the coming years and seize growth opportunities. Here is a detailed summary of its major advantages and disadvantages.

Let's begin this analysis by summarizing the main strengths of the Vivendi group at this time:

  • First of all, one of the group's major assets is its strong market position, particularly from a financial point of view. Indeed, thanks to its important revenues and its numerous subsidiaries in various sectors of activity, the group has a significant cash flow and a very strong capitalization.
  • We can also underline the important size of this company. Indeed, the Vivendi group currently employs more than 50,000 people, which is much more than its main competitors and allows it to respond more effectively to consumer needs.
  • Still on the subject of the strong points of this value and the advantages of this company, one will also quote the reputation and the brand image of this group. Indeed, the Vivendi group benefits from an excellent reputation in the various segments in which it is positioned. We can also appreciate the fact that it has a strong expertise that allows it to position itself effectively on the market.
  • Finally, the Vivendi group also has a very well thought-out development and growth strategy that benefits from its investment capacity. The group is thus able to buy out subsidiaries and develop products and services in ever more diversified sectors that make money.
The factors in favour of a drop in the Vivendi share price:

Let's now move on to a summary of Vivendi's main weaknesses, in other words, the weak points of this group which could weigh on its future development and therefore on the evolution of its share price.

  • Firstly, it is of course regrettable that the Vivendi group has lost a significant part of its business in the past. This is mainly due to the fact that the strategy led by Jean Marie Meissier was deemed to be wrong and therefore caused harm to the group.
  • Another weakness of this group is that the implementation of certain mergers and acquisitions in the past may have caused confusion among employees, which indirectly damaged its balance and its overall brand image.
  • Finally, we must also take into account the controversies to which the Vivendi group has been subject, particularly with regard to respect for consumer privacy, and which have also had a negative impact on the group's image with the general public.

As you can see, the Vivendi group seems to have as many strengths as weaknesses and it is therefore complicated to know its real value and its ability to face the future calmly. In order to have a more precise idea of the Vivendi group's capacity to face the uncertainties of the coming years calmly, it is essential to take into account both these strengths and weaknesses.

The information supplied here is only for indicative purposes and should not be used without the completion of a comprehensive and complete fundamental analysis of this asset notably taking into account exterior data, future publications and announcements and all fundamental events and news that could influence the strengths and weaknesses or make them more or less significant. This information does not in any way constitute recommendations relating to the completion of transactions.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the important dates to know about the Vivendi group?

There are some key dates to know about the Vivendi group to understand its evolution and history. In 1998, the group changed its name to Vivendi. In 2000, the group split from Veolia Environnement and created Vivendi Universal. In 2014, the Vivendi group sold its subsidiary SFR. The following year, it bought Dailymotion. In 2016, the group bought the company Gameloft. Finally in 2018, the company bought the Editis group.

Who are the main shareholders of the Vivendi group?

The capital of the Vivendi group is currently composed of various major shareholders that are important to know. These include the Bolloré group with 26.28% of the shares, the BlackRock group with 3.68% of the shares, the Caisse des dépôts et consignation group with 2.96% of the shares, DNCA Finance with 0.59% of the shares and 2.93% of the shares in treasury stock. The remaining 56.49% of the shares belong to other shareholders.

What were the latest results of the Vivendi group?

It is important to follow closely the financial and economic results of the group before taking a position on this value. Regarding the latest publications of this type, we know that for the 2019 financial year, the group achieved a turnover of 15,898 billion euros, which is 14.1% more than in 2018. As for the group's net profit, it was 1.526 billion euros. As for the group's market capitalization, it was €33 billion.

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