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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

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Cash to Debt 0.05
CBS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
92% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. CBS: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CBS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.10 Max: N/A
Current: 0.05
Equity to Asset 0.23
CBS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
84% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. CBS: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CBS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.46 Max: 0.71
Current: 0.23
0.23
0.71
Interest Coverage 6.36
CBS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
65% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.09 vs. CBS: 6.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CBS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.87  Med: 5.80 Max: 8.67
Current: 6.36
1.87
8.67
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.72
M-Score: -2.51
WACC vs ROIC
12.47%
13.23%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) 17.82
CBS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.49 vs. CBS: 17.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CBS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -87.16  Med: 17.98 Max: 21.32
Current: 17.82
-87.16
21.32
Net-margin (%) 10.48
CBS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. CBS: 10.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CBS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -83.68  Med: 9.67 Max: 21.43
Current: 10.48
-83.68
21.43
ROE (%) 25.47
CBS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 vs. CBS: 25.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CBS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -77.64  Med: 10.46 Max: 34.94
Current: 25.47
-77.64
34.94
ROA (%) 6.27
CBS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. CBS: 6.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CBS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.58  Med: 4.41 Max: 11.76
Current: 6.27
-34.58
11.76
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 75.67
CBS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.22 vs. CBS: 75.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CBS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -385.21  Med: 76.69 Max: 107.12
Current: 75.67
-385.21
107.12
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.90
CBS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. CBS: 9.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CBS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24  Med: -0.70 Max: 9.9
Current: 9.9
-24
9.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 1.60
CBS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. CBS: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CBS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.1  Med: 1.10 Max: 31.5
Current: 1.6
-29.1
31.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 5.00
CBS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. CBS: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CBS' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43  Med: 13.70 Max: 307.2
Current: 5
-43
307.2
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-07-28)


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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

CBS Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Joel Greenblatt 1,215,480 sh (+795.07%)
First Pacific Advisors 368,580 sh (+501.27%)
Jim Simons 1,753,200 sh (+386.73%)
Larry Robbins 10,833,651 sh (+24.07%)
John Rogers 1,855,920 sh (+21.04%)
Third Avenue Management 1,559,106 sh (+19.95%)
Richard Perry 2,298,000 sh (+14.90%)
Paul Tudor Jones 72,508 sh (+4.94%)
Martin Whitman 972,000 sh (+5.27%)
George Soros Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Scott Black 180,898 sh (-1.03%)
Ray Dalio 62,373 sh (-15.66%)
Murray Stahl 381,416 sh (-30.62%)
Mario Gabelli 454,953 sh (-31.42%)
Pioneer Investments 2,448,701 sh (-37.91%)
Louis Moore Bacon 80,000 sh (-55.56%)
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Q4 2015

CBS Guru Trades in Q4 2015

George Soros 6,300 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 3,274,607 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 232,700 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 180,473 sh (+189.34%)
Louis Moore Bacon 150,000 sh (+87.50%)
John Rogers 1,870,445 sh (+0.78%)
Mario Gabelli 457,338 sh (+0.52%)
Martin Whitman 1,164,700 sh (+19.83%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Richard Perry Sold Out
Third Avenue Management 1,498,442 sh (-3.89%)
Murray Stahl 327,532 sh (-14.13%)
Larry Robbins 8,657,912 sh (-20.08%)
First Pacific Advisors 239,400 sh (-35.05%)
Pioneer Investments 721,685 sh (-70.53%)
Paul Tudor Jones 20,770 sh (-71.35%)
Scott Black 40,662 sh (-77.52%)
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Q1 2016

CBS Guru Trades in Q1 2016

RS Investment Management 49,566 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 332,479 sh (New)
David Dreman 17,250 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 526,613 sh (+15.15%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 3,190,307 sh (-2.57%)
Scott Black 39,033 sh (-4.01%)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,220 sh (-7.46%)
Pioneer Investments 661,742 sh (-8.31%)
Murray Stahl 298,241 sh (-8.94%)
Larry Robbins 7,823,056 sh (-9.64%)
First Pacific Advisors 207,900 sh (-13.16%)
John Rogers 1,343,110 sh (-28.19%)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (-33.33%)
Third Avenue Management 922,021 sh (-38.47%)
Martin Whitman 1,120,500 sh (-3.79%)
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2016

CBS Guru Trades in 2016

Martin Whitman 788,800 sh (-29.60%)
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Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified
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CBS Corp operates businesses within the media and entertainment industries, including the CBS Television Network, cable networks, content production and distribution, television and radio stations, Internet-based businesses, and consumer publishing.

CBS Corp was originally incorporated in Delaware on November 10, 1986 under the name Arsenal Holdings, Inc. It is a mass media company. The Company operates businesses within the media and entertainment industries, including the CBS Television Network, cable networks, content production and distribution, television and radio stations, Internet-based businesses, and consumer publishing. The Company operates in four segments that include Entertainment, Cable Networks, Publishing and Local Broadcasting. Entertainment is composed of the CBS Television Network; CBS Television Studios; CBS Global Distribution Group (composed of CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution); CBS Interactive; and CBS Films; Cable Networks is composed of Showtime Networks, which operates the Company's premium subscription program services, Showtime, The Movie Channel, and Flix; CBS Sports Network, the Company's cable network focused on college athletics and other sports; and Smithsonian Networks, a venture between Showtime Networks and Smithsonian Institution, which operates Smithsonian Channel, a basic cable program service. Publishing is composed of Simon & Schuster, which publishes and distributes consumer books under imprints such as Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books, Scribner and Atria Books. Local Broadcasting is composed of CBS Television Stations, the Company's 30 owned broadcast television stations; and CBS Radio, through which the Company owns and operates 117 radio stations in 26 United States markets. It operates in United Kingdom, Other Europe, Canada, Asia and Other. The Company's businesses operate and have customers worldwide. The Company competes with many different entities and media in various markets worldwide. In addition to competition in each of its businesses, the Company competes for opportunities in the entertainment business with other diversified entertainment companies such as The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., Time Warner Inc., Cumulus Media Inc. and iHeartMedia, Inc. The Company creates, owns, distributes and exploits under licenses intellectual property worldwide. The following logos, trade names, trademarks and related trademark families are among those strongly identified with the product lines the Company represent and are assets of the Company: CBS, CBS Entertainment, CBS News, CBS Sports, CBSSports.com, CBS All AccessTM CNET, CBS Radio, Showtime, Showtime Anytime, The Movie Channel, Flix, CBS Films, CBS Audience Network, TV.com, Last.fm, MetroLyrics, CSI:, NCIS, Entertainment Tonight, Star Trek, Simon & Schuster, CBS Sports Network, CBS Interactive and all the call letters for the Company's television and radio stations. The Company's businesses are either subject to or affected by regulations of federal, state and local governmental authorities in the U.S. and of national, regional and local authorities in foreign countries.

Guru Investment Theses on CBS Corp

Mario Gabelli Comments on CBS Corp - May 12, 2016

CBS Corp. (NYSE:CBS) (6.5% of net asset as of March 31, 2015) (CBS – $58.41 – NYSE) operates the CBS television network and the premium cable network Showtime. It also owns twenty-nine local television stations and 130 radio stations. We believe that CBS has a number of opportunities to generate incremental non-advertising revenue from the sale of existing content to online video distributors and the retransmission of content agreements with traditional distributors. In addition, we expect a continued recovery in advertising to contribute to earnings growth. Finally, we believe that financial engineering, including the announced $3 billion share buyback, could act as a catalyst for shares.



From the Gabelli 25 Value Fund first quarter 2016 shareholder commentary.



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Third Avenue Management Comments on CBS - Dec 10, 2015

CBS (NYSE:CBS) is a media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the US and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content. Under the leadership of CEO Les Moonves, our “internal activist”, CBS has succeeded in its goal of being a true content company and monetizing this content value across any distribution channels.

CBS has reduced its cyclical advertising revenue through the spin-off of its outdoor billboard division and the growth of retransmission and reverse compensation fees, and is ahead of its targets to grow fee based retransmission and reverse compensation revenues to $1 billion by 2016 and $2 billion by 2020. With a more stable fee income revenue stream, a strong cash flow and the ability to potentially monetize more non-core assets, CBS is aggressively returning capital to shareholders, and is over half-way through its $6 billion share repurchase program. In fact, there is only $2.5 billion, or just over 10% of the equity market value for the company, left in the share repurchase program. We believe this powerful combination of content monetization, fee revenues growth and capital return should drive share value to our NAV target of $67.

Despite our view of the strong outlook for CBS, shares sold off in 3Q15 as the broader investment community became concerned about the short term strength of the cyclical advertising market. These short term headwinds impacted earnings per share by two pennies, as CBS reported $0.88 cents for 3Q15 vs. original expectations of $0.90, but again the share price impact was grossly magnified, down 30% from June to September. We took advantage of this weakness to increase our position, a move that has, to date, paid off nicely as CBS delivered on its long term strategy mileposts in its 3Q15 report, while also confirming its short term outlook for advertising strength into 4Q15.

CBS’ share price movement in 3Q15 is a good example of how our long term orientation can benefit from short-termism, as in reality all that changed was the discount to our NAV, which gave us the ability to increase our position weighting in the shares.

The price of the common stock for each of Weyerhaeuser, Comerica, Brookdale Senior Living and CBS Corp has declined over the last 12 months in spite of these companies having grown shareholder value. We strongly believe that these are all great businesses. We expect them to be outsized contributors going forward.

From Third Avenue Management (Trades, Portfolio)'s Value Fund fourth quarter 2015 portfolio manager commentary.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on CBS Corp - Oct 21, 2015

CBS Corp. (NYSE:CBS)(4.6%) (CBS – $44.90 – NYSE) operates the CBS television network and the premium cable network Showtime. It also owns twenty-nine local television stations and 130 radio stations. We believe that CBS has a number of opportunities to generate incremental non-advertising revenue from the sale of existing content to online video distributors and the retransmission of content agreements with traditional distributors. In addition, we expect a continued recovery in advertising to contribute to earnings growth. Finally, we believe that financial engineering, including the announced $3 billion share buyback, could act as a catalyst for shares.



From GAMCO's third quarter 2015 Value 25 Fund shareholder commentary.



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Third Avenue Value Fund Comments on CBS Corp - Dec 12, 2014

Content Trumps Distribution at CBS (CBS)



During the quarter the Fund initiated a position in CBS Corporation. CBS derives revenues from i) advertising on its owned and operated TV and radio networks, ii) content licensing and distribution and iii) affiliate and subscription fees (retransmission fees). The investment opportunity presented itself when shares sold off in the quarter, likely due to the unwinding of short-term event driven positions in the stock following the spin-off of its outdoor advertising unit, CBS Outdoors, and short-term concerns over a softer ad market.



However, we believe the long-term investment case is compelling, as the company is well positioned to capitalize on a new phase of industry transformation where boundaries between distribution and content are being blurred. The new paradigm is likely to benefit the content owners over distributors as the digital revolution has opened multiple new avenues of distribution that will compete for quality content. This change in relative leverage in the media value chain is likely to translate into earnings growth via i) retransmission fees and ii) content monetization. We believe CBS will benefit significantly from this secular change as it is one of the best curators of content in the industry. Over the last decade, the mix of the 20 highest rated shows in the US has changed meaningfully, but the one constant factor has been CBS’s ability to get eight to ten of the top 20 shows consistently, something which no other network has come even close to matching. At its core, this ability to consistently create top notch programming is what differentiates CBS management from all the other networks, in our view. CBS should benefit from incremental demand from content distributors, including TV networks, Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD), and virtual MVPDs (multichannel video programming distributors).



CBS is also leading the way in pushing for broadcast station retransmission fees and has grown EBITDA contribution from its retransmission by 18 times to approximately $500 million since 2008 and is targeting $1 billion in retransmission revenue by 2017 and $2 billion by 2020. As of now the company is pacing ahead of its $2 billion target. As these high margin fees are a “new” source of revenues for existing content, they almost entirely flow down to earnings. Furthermore, CBS has a strong balance sheet with net debt to EBITDA of 1.6x, and is able to generate $1.5 billion to $2 billion of free cash flow per year. CBS is embarking on a $6 billion share buy-back program, allowing it to retire close to 20% of its outstanding shares in the coming six quarters.



We believe CBS presents a compelling investment opportunity, with our cost basis at a meaningful 20% discount to our conservative estimate of NAV, and is likely to continue to grow NAV at 10%+ a year via i) retransmission fees, ii) content monetization and iii) share buyback. While short-term volatility around advertising spot market prices should be expected over our initial three to five year horizon, more material risks that would lead us to reconsider our investment would include an inability to continue to produce high quality content or a failure to achieve a higher normalized compensation level for this content.



From Third Avenue Value Fund’s 4Q 2014 Portfolio Manager Commentary.



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Top Ranked Articles about CBS Corp

Mario Gabelli Comments on CBS Corp Guru stock highlight
CBS Corp. (NYSE:CBS) (6.5% of net asset as of March 31, 2015) (CBS – $58.41 – NYSE) operates the CBS television network and the premium cable network Showtime. It also owns twenty-nine local television stations and 130 radio stations. We believe that CBS has a number of opportunities to generate incremental non-advertising revenue from the sale of existing content to online video distributors and the retransmission of content agreements with traditional distributors. In addition, we expect a continued recovery in advertising to contribute to earnings growth. Finally, we believe that financial engineering, including the announced $3 billion share buyback, could act as a catalyst for shares. Read more...
Third Avenue Management Comments on CBS Guru stock highlight
CBS (NYSE:CBS) is a media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the US and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content. Under the leadership of CEO Les Moonves, our “internal activist”, CBS has succeeded in its goal of being a true content company and monetizing this content value across any distribution channels. Read more...
Mario Gabelli Comments on CBS Corp Guru stock highlight
CBS Corp. (NYSE:CBS)(4.6%) (CBS – $44.90 – NYSE) operates the CBS television network and the premium cable network Showtime. It also owns twenty-nine local television stations and 130 radio stations. We believe that CBS has a number of opportunities to generate incremental non-advertising revenue from the sale of existing content to online video distributors and the retransmission of content agreements with traditional distributors. In addition, we expect a continued recovery in advertising to contribute to earnings growth. Finally, we believe that financial engineering, including the announced $3 billion share buyback, could act as a catalyst for shares. Read more...

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P/E(ttm) 17.64
CBS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
60% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.23 vs. CBS: 17.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CBS' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.49  Med: 16.36 Max: 45.78
Current: 17.64
8.49
45.78
Forward P/E 13.81
CBS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
65% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.72 vs. CBS: 13.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.76
CBS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
58% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.99 vs. CBS: 17.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CBS' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.64  Med: 18.08 Max: 44.54
Current: 17.76
8.64
44.54
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 23.59
CBS's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
64% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.85 vs. CBS: 23.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
CBS' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.37  Med: 21.44 Max: 70.54
Current: 23.59
7.37
70.54
P/B 4.58
CBS's P/B is ranked lower than
81% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. CBS: 4.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CBS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.41 Max: 4.98
Current: 4.58
0.27
4.98
P/S 1.91
CBS's P/S is ranked higher than
50% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. CBS: 1.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CBS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 1.55 Max: 3.01
Current: 1.91
0.17
3.01
PFCF 14.69
CBS's PFCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.66 vs. CBS: 14.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CBS' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.72  Med: 13.73 Max: 62.26
Current: 14.69
1.72
62.26
POCF 13.13
CBS's POCF is ranked lower than
62% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.84 vs. CBS: 13.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CBS' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 10.64 Max: 45.27
Current: 13.13
1.34
45.27
EV-to-EBIT 12.96
CBS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
64% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.95 vs. CBS: 12.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CBS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4  Med: 10.30 Max: 16.7
Current: 12.96
-4
16.7
EV-to-EBITDA 11.72
CBS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
57% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.79 vs. CBS: 11.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CBS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.3  Med: 8.60 Max: 14.9
Current: 11.72
-4.3
14.9
PEG 2.05
CBS's PEG is ranked higher than
53% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. CBS: 2.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CBS' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.93 Max: 3.73
Current: 2.05
0.89
3.73
Shiller P/E 147.83
CBS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
96% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.69 vs. CBS: 147.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CBS' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 138.92  Med: 150.30 Max: 166.7
Current: 147.83
138.92
166.7
Current Ratio 1.64
CBS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. CBS: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CBS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 1.25 Max: 6.75
Current: 1.64
0.9
6.75
Quick Ratio 1.39
CBS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. CBS: 1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CBS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.08 Max: 6.21
Current: 1.39
0.58
6.21
Days Inventory 46.45
CBS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
72% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.06 vs. CBS: 46.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CBS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.85  Med: 40.20 Max: 48.08
Current: 46.45
31.85
48.08
Days Sales Outstanding 94.31
CBS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
67% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 67.96 vs. CBS: 94.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CBS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 69.46  Med: 80.17 Max: 95.36
Current: 94.31
69.46
95.36
Days Payable 8.38
CBS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
88% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 50.44 vs. CBS: 8.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CBS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.42  Med: 16.56 Max: 21.76
Current: 8.38
8.42
21.76

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.09
CBS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
70% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. CBS: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CBS' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.30 Max: 25.6
Current: 1.09
0.71
25.6
Dividend Payout 0.19
CBS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
86% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. CBS: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CBS' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.28 Max: 2.5
Current: 0.19
0.09
2.5
Dividend Growth (3y) 10.90
CBS's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
63% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. CBS: 10.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
CBS' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -35.30 Max: 33.9
Current: 10.9
0
33.9
Forward Dividend Yield 1.09
CBS's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
73% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. CBS: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.96
CBS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
51% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. CBS: 2.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CBS' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 3.47 Max: 68.34
Current: 2.96
1.9
68.34
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 9.80
CBS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -3.80 vs. CBS: 9.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CBS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -62.2  Med: 2.30 Max: 9.8
Current: 9.8
-62.2
9.8

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.16
CBS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. CBS: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CBS' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.50 Max: 1.88
Current: 1.16
0.09
1.88
Price/Median PS Value 1.21
CBS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
60% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. CBS: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CBS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.90 Max: 1.8
Current: 1.21
0.12
1.8
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.75
CBS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. CBS: 7.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CBS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6  Med: 8.30 Max: 15.7
Current: 7.75
6
15.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 9.62
CBS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.78 vs. CBS: 9.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CBS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3  Med: 9.10 Max: 71.2
Current: 9.62
3
71.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $14,235
EPS (TTM) $ 3.13
Beta1.83
Short Percentage of Float3.80%
52-Week Range $38.51 - 58.22
Shares Outstanding (Mil)453.04

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 14,554 14,695 15,176
EPS ($) 3.99 4.36 5.01
EPS w/o NRI ($) 3.99 4.36 5.01
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
16.29%
Dividends Per Share ($) 0.66 0.69 0.94
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