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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.04
CBS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
53% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. CBS: 0.04 )
CBS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.04

Equity to Asset 0.37
CBS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. CBS: 0.37 )
CBS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.37

0.32
0.71
Interest Coverage 7.42
CBS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
67% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. CBS: 7.42 )
CBS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 9999.99
Current: 7.42

0.91
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.91
M-Score: -2.40
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 21.17
CBS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 10.12 vs. CBS: 21.17 )
CBS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -107.52   Max: 21.17
Current: 21.17

-107.52
21.17
Net-margin (%) 11.17
CBS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.13 vs. CBS: 11.17 )
CBS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -123.51   Max: 11.6
Current: 11.17

-123.51
11.6
ROE (%) 15.41
CBS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.53 vs. CBS: 15.41 )
CBS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -135.78   Max: 15.41
Current: 15.41

-135.78
15.41
ROA (%) 5.95
CBS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.02 vs. CBS: 5.95 )
CBS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -43.11   Max: 5.95
Current: 5.95

-43.11
5.95
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 88.78
CBS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 34.84 vs. CBS: 88.78 )
CBS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -401.93   Max: 88.78
Current: 88.78

-401.93
88.78
Revenue Growth (%) 3.90
CBS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. CBS: 3.90 )
CBS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -23.3   Max: 7.4
Current: 3.9

-23.3
7.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 31.40
CBS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. CBS: 31.40 )
CBS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -36.8   Max: 40.2
Current: 31.4

-36.8
40.2
EPS Growth (%) 95.90
CBS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. CBS: 95.90 )
CBS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -43.1   Max: 428.3
Current: 95.9

-43.1
428.3
» CBS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CBS Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Chris Davis 16,150 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 9,701 sh (New)
John Griffin 3,500,000 sh (New)
George Soros 350,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 275,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 144,800 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 4,242,149 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 52,360 sh (+4848.96%)
Caxton Associates 140,000 sh (+891.57%)
Jeremy Grantham 263,721 sh (+674.69%)
John Burbank 127,000 sh (+29.59%)
John Rogers 1,340,854 sh (+2.29%)
Mario Gabelli 665,938 sh (+1.25%)
Murray Stahl 1,383,447 sh (+0.12%)
Mariko Gordon 4,475 sh (unchged)
Scott Black 249,116 sh (-12.03%)
David Einhorn 3,585,787 sh (-33.33%)
Steven Cohen 1,649,942 sh (-34.37%)
Pioneer Investments 33,426 sh (-97.26%)
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Q2 2013

CBS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Eric Mindich 1,997,000 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 4,249,706 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 2,044,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 507,200 sh (+250.28%)
Pioneer Investments 78,489 sh (+134.81%)
Louis Moore Bacon 500,000 sh (+81.82%)
Joel Greenblatt 83,030 sh (+58.58%)
Scott Black 259,559 sh (+4.19%)
Murray Stahl 1,407,740 sh (+1.76%)
Jeremy Grantham 263,921 sh (+0.08%)
John Griffin 3,500,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros 210,000 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Mariko Gordon Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
John Rogers 1,332,246 sh (-0.64%)
Mario Gabelli 652,468 sh (-2.02%)
Chris Davis 14,020 sh (-13.19%)
Steven Cohen 1,130,409 sh (-31.49%)
George Soros 50,000 sh (-85.71%)
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Q3 2013

CBS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Lee Ainslie 920,508 sh (New)
George Soros 300,000 sh (+500%)
Louis Moore Bacon 984,141 sh (+96.83%)
Eric Mindich 2,927,000 sh (+46.57%)
Pioneer Investments 94,993 sh (+21.03%)
Larry Robbins 4,449,502 sh (+4.7%)
Murray Stahl 1,421,897 sh (+1.01%)
Mario Gabelli 652,863 sh (+0.06%)
John Griffin 3,500,000 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
John Rogers 1,286,036 sh (-3.47%)
Scott Black 248,619 sh (-4.21%)
Jeremy Grantham 239,149 sh (-9.39%)
Jim Simons 129,600 sh (-74.45%)
Steven Cohen 268,109 sh (-76.28%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 481,700 sh (-76.43%)
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Q4 2013

CBS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

David Tepper 489,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 6,298 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 2,557,499 sh (+853.9%)
Pioneer Investments 664,117 sh (+599.12%)
Louis Moore Bacon 3,233,595 sh (+228.57%)
Lee Ainslie 1,569,694 sh (+70.52%)
Eric Mindich 3,752,000 sh (+28.19%)
John Rogers 1,311,176 sh (+1.95%)
Larry Robbins 4,449,502 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 150,000 sh (unchged)
Stanley Druckenmiller 481,700 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 627,963 sh (-3.81%)
Murray Stahl 1,326,878 sh (-6.68%)
Scott Black 221,785 sh (-10.79%)
Jeremy Grantham 204,832 sh (-14.35%)
John Griffin 2,940,000 sh (-16%)
George Soros 25,000 sh (-91.67%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CBS

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Lee Ainslie 2013-12-31 Add 70.52%0.54%$53.62 - $63.66 $ 59.772%1569694
John Griffin 2013-12-31 Reduce -16%0.37%$53.62 - $63.66 $ 59.772%2940000
Scott Black 2013-12-31 Reduce -10.79%0.17%$53.62 - $63.66 $ 59.772%221785
George Soros 2013-12-31 Reduce -91.67%0.17%$53.62 - $63.66 $ 59.772%25000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$53.62 - $63.66 $ 59.772%6298
Lee Ainslie 2013-09-30 New Buy0.69%$49.11 - $56.81 $ 59.7712%920508
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.17%$49.11 - $56.81 $ 59.7712%0
George Soros 2013-09-30 Add 500%0.15%$49.11 - $56.81 $ 59.7712%300000
John Burbank 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.24%$44.71 - $51.53 $ 59.7725%0
George Soros 2013-06-30 Reduce -85.71%0.16%$44.71 - $51.53 $ 59.7725%50000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 58.58%0.06%$44.71 - $51.53 $ 59.7725%83030
Mariko Gordon 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$44.71 - $51.53 $ 59.7725%0
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Sold Out $44.71 - $51.53 $ 59.7725%0
John Griffin 2013-03-31 New Buy2.1%$37.52 - $46.95 $ 59.7740%3500000
George Soros 2013-03-31 New Buy0.19%$37.52 - $46.95 $ 59.7740%350000
Scott Black 2013-03-31 Reduce -12.03%0.19%$37.52 - $46.95 $ 59.7740%249116
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 4848.96%0.12%$37.52 - $46.95 $ 59.7740%52360
John Burbank 2013-03-31 Add 29.59%0.05%$37.52 - $46.95 $ 59.7740%127000
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 New Buy$37.52 - $46.95 $ 59.7740%9701
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 20.90
CBS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
66% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 18.10 vs. CBS: 20.90 )
CBS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.55   Max: 64.45
Current: 20.9

8.55
64.45
P/B 3.70
CBS's P/B is ranked higher than
51% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. CBS: 3.70 )
CBS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 4.9
Current: 3.7

0.27
4.9
P/S 2.50
CBS's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. CBS: 2.50 )
CBS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 12.89
Current: 2.5

0.17
12.89
PFCF 26.70
CBS's PFCF is ranked lower than
51% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.29 vs. CBS: 26.70 )
CBS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.74   Max: 97.25
Current: 26.7

1.74
97.25
EV-to-EBIT 12.70
CBS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.13 vs. CBS: 12.70 )
CBS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.8   Max: 62.4
Current: 12.7

6.8
62.4
PEG 0.70
CBS's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. CBS: 0.70 )
CBS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 25.56
Current: 0.7

0
25.56

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 0.80
CBS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
78% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. CBS: 0.80 )
CBS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 25.22
Current: 0.8

0.13
25.22
Dividend Payout 0.16
CBS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
84% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. CBS: 0.16 )
CBS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 2.5
Current: 0.16

0.11
2.5
Dividend growth (3y) 30.10
CBS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
92% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. CBS: 30.10 )
CBS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 45.5
Current: 30.1

0
45.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.44
CBS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
60% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. CBS: 0.44 )
CBS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 13.85
Current: 0.44

0.07
13.85
Share Buyback Rate 1.20
CBS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. CBS: 1.20 )
CBS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 20.9   Max: -47.6
Current: 1.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 1.60
CBS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
55% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. CBS: 1.60 )
CBS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 3.29
Current: 1.6

0.1
3.29
Price/Median PS Value 1.60
CBS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CBS: 1.60 )
CBS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 7.2
Current: 1.6

0.12
7.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.90
CBS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
77% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. CBS: 7.90 )
CBS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 14.7
Current: 7.9

1.6
14.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.25
CBS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
73% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.26 vs. CBS: 3.25 )
CBS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -17.2   Max: 22.2
Current: 3.25

-17.2
22.2

Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Broadcasting - TV
Compare:TV, GTN, SKDTY, TVBCY, PBSFY » details
Traded in other countries:C5S1.Germany, C5S.Germany
CBS Corporation was organized in Delaware in 1986. It is a mass media company with operations in the following segments: Television, Radio, Outdoor and Parks/Publishing. The Television segment consists of the CBS(r) and UPN(r) television networks; the Company's 39 owned broadcast television stations; its television production and syndication business, including CBS Paramount Television and King World(r) Productions; and its cable networks Showtime(r) and CSTV(r), among other program services. The Radio segment owns and operates 179 radio stations in 40 United States markets through CBS Radio. The Outdoor segment displays advertising on media, including billboards, transit shelters, buses, rail systems, mall kiosks, masts and stadium signage principally through CBS Outdoor. The Parks/Publishing category includes Simon & Schuster, which publishes and distributes consumer books under imprints such as Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books, Scribner and Free Press; and Paramount Parks, which is principally engaged in the ownership and operation of five theme parks and a themed attraction in the U.S. and Canada. As new technologies for delivering content and services evolve, the Company's opportunities to distributes content to consumers through various platforms including the Internet, mobile devices, video-on-demand and interactive television. During the first quarter of 2006, the Company announced various arrangements to extend the reach of its news and program content across a number of products and platforms with Internet, cable and mobile wireless companies, among others. The Company competes with many different entities and media in various markets worldwide. The following logos, trade names, trademarks and related trademark families are among those strongly identified with the product lines it represents assets of the Company: CBS(r), CBS Entertainment, CBS News, CBS Sports(r), CBS Radio, UPN(r), Showtime(r), The Movie Channel, Flix(r), CBS Outdoor, King World(r), Spelling Television(r), Entertainment Tonight(r), Star Trek(r), Simon & Schuster(r) Pocket Books(r), CSTV College Sports Television(r), CBSSportsline, CBS Digital Media 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.

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