Viacom misses Q2 revenue mark thanks in large part to lackluster box office carryover


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By Tony Maglio, TheWrap

Viacom released its second quarter 2015 financials on Thursday before the U.S. stock markets opened, reporting adjusted diluted earnings per share of $1.16 on $3.078 billion in revenue.

Not adjusting for a hefty, previously announced restructuring charge, the company lost 13 cents per share, as profit fell 111%.

Wall Street had forecast Class B (non-voting) EPS of $1.07 on $3.26 billion in revenue, according to numbers compiled by Yahoo Finance. Zacks concurred with the per-share earnings estimate, which the media company clearly topped despite whiffing on sales.

Viacom’s revenue slipped 3% from the comparable quarter last year. Filmed Entertainment sales fell overall by 21%, driven by declines in television license fees and home entertainment revenues that were impacted by the number and mix of available titles. Weaker box office carryover…

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