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									Vivendi

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Vivendi                                                                 Financial Snapshot

                                                                        Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                  42, Avenue de Friedland, PARIS,       The company reported revenue of US$40,018 million
Headquarters Address
                                  75380,France                          during the fiscal year 2011 (2011). The company's
                                                                        revenue grew at a CAGR of 7.77% during 2007–
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                                                                        2011, with an annual growth of 3.93% over 2010. In
                                                                        2011, the company recorded an operating margin of
Fax                               + 33171711001                         19.72%, as against 17.37% in 2010.

Website                           www.vivendi.com
                                                                        Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange     VIV, Euronext Paris

Number of Employees               58,400

Fiscal Year End                   December

Revenue (in US$ million)          40,018




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                         Weaknesses                            Return on Equity

Diversified business segments     Geographic concentration of revenue   The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of
                                                                        13.79% for 2011, as compared to its peers, Microsoft
                                                                        Corporation (Ticker: MSFT), Vodafone Group PLC
Market leading position           Limited liquidity position            (Ticker: VOD) and Sony Corporation (Ticker: 6758),
                                                                        which recorded ROEs of 40.55%, 9.10% and -10.19%
Strong research and development
                                                                        respectively. The company reported an operating
activities
                                                                        margin of 19.72% in 2011.
Opportunities                     Threats
                                                                        Return on Equity
Growing mobile broadband
                                  Foreign exchange risks
subscriptions

Growing video gaming industry     Piracy

Strategic acquisitions            Shorter product lifecycles




                                                                        Liquidity Position

                                                                        The company reported a current ratio of 0.71 in 2011,
                                                                        as compared to its peers, Microsoft Corporation,
                                                                        Vodafone Group PLC and Sony Corporation, which
                                                                        recorded current ratios of 2.60, 0.63 and 0.93
                                                                        respectively. As of December 2011, the company
                                                                        recorded cash and short-term investments of worth
                                                                        US$5,253 million, against US$4,358 million current
                                                                        debt. The company reported a debt to equity ratio of
                                                                        0.81 in 2011 as compared to its peers, Microsoft
                                                                        Corporation, Vodafone Group PLC and Sony
                                                                        Corporation, which recorded debt to equity ratios of
                                                                        0.21, 0.44 and 0.38 respectively.




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.1       Company Overview ......................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.2       Business Description ....................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.3       Major Products and Services ........................................................................................................................... 6
2     Analysis of Key Performance Indicators ............................................................................................... 7
    2.1       Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ....................................... 7
    2.2       Key Financial Performance Indicators ............................................................................................................ 10
      2.2.1       Revenue and Operating Profit.................................................................................................................... 10
      2.2.2       Asset and Liabilities ................................................................................................................................... 11
      2.2.3       Net Debt vs. Gearing Ratio ........................................................................................................................ 12
      2.2.4       Solvency ................................................................................................................................................... 13
      2.2.5       Valuation ................................................................................................................................................... 14
    2.3       Competitive Benchmarking ............................................................................................................................ 15
      2.3.1       Market Capitalization ................................................................................................................................. 16
      2.3.2       Efficiency................................................................................................................................................... 17
      2.3.3       Valuation ................................................................................................................................................... 18
      2.3.4       Turnover – Inventory and Asset ................................................................................................................. 19
      2.3.5       Liquidity..................................................................................................................................................... 20
3     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 21
    3.1       SWOT Analysis - Overview ............................................................................................................................ 21
    3.2       Strengths ....................................................................................................................................................... 21
    3.3       Weaknesses .................................................................................................................................................. 21
    3.4       Opportunities ................................................................................................................................................. 22
    3.5       Threats .......................................................................................................................................................... 22
4     Company Statement .............................................................................................................................. 23
5     History .................................................................................................................................................... 25
6     Key Employees ...................................................................................................................................... 27
7     Key Employee Biographies ................................................................................................................... 28
8     Locations and Subsidiaries .................................................................................................................. 29
    8.1       Head Office ................................................................................................................................................... 29
    8.2       Other Locations and Subsidiaries .................................................................................................................. 29
9     Appendix ..........................................................................................................
								
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