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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 0.06
CBS.A's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
50% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. CBS.A: 0.06 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 9999
Current: 0.06

0.02
9999
Equity to Asset 0.29
CBS.A's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
55% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. CBS.A: 0.29 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.7
Current: 0.29

0.29
0.7
Interest Coverage 7.98
CBS.A's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 24.39 vs. CBS.A: 7.98 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 9999.99
Current: 7.98

0.91
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.86
M-Score: -2.07
WACC vs ROIC
11.82%
12.09%
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 20.74
CBS.A's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.43 vs. CBS.A: 20.74 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -107.52   Max: 21.6
Current: 20.74

-107.52
21.6
Net-margin (%) 21.00
CBS.A's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. CBS.A: 21.00 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -123.51   Max: 21.43
Current: 21

-123.51
21.43
ROE (%) 35.28
CBS.A's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.15 vs. CBS.A: 35.28 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -77.64   Max: 34.94
Current: 35.28

-77.64
34.94
ROA (%) 11.71
CBS.A's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. CBS.A: 11.71 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -34.58   Max: 11.73
Current: 11.71

-34.58
11.73
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 87.64
CBS.A's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.45 vs. CBS.A: 87.64 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -423.38   Max: 99
Current: 87.64

-423.38
99
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.10
CBS.A's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. CBS.A: 7.10 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -18   Max: 7.4
Current: 7.1

-18
7.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 3.10
CBS.A's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. CBS.A: 3.10 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -36.8   Max: 40.2
Current: 3.1

-36.8
40.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 5.70
CBS.A's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. CBS.A: 5.70 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -43.1   Max: 428.3
Current: 5.7

-43.1
428.3
» CBS.A's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

CBS.A Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 277,800 sh (+1.57%)
Mario Gabelli 2,215,989 sh (-1.88%)
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Q2 2014

CBS.A Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 278,500 sh (+0.25%)
Jana Partners 200,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 2,208,317 sh (-0.35%)
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Q3 2014

CBS.A Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 278,500 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 2,174,944 sh (-1.51%)
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Q4 2014

CBS.A Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 279,400 sh (+0.32%)
John Burbank 400,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 2,132,428 sh (-1.95%)
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 12.00
CBS.A's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
94% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 63.50 vs. CBS.A: 12.00 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.55   Max: 64.45
Current: 12

8.55
64.45
Forward P/E 15.17
CBS.A's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CBS.A: 15.17 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 26.80
CBS.A's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
83% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 65.80 vs. CBS.A: 26.80 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.65   Max: 53.48
Current: 26.8

8.65
53.48
P/B 4.77
CBS.A's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. CBS.A: 4.77 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 4.9
Current: 4.77

0.27
4.9
P/S 2.61
CBS.A's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. CBS.A: 2.61 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 9.42
Current: 2.61

0.17
9.42
PFCF 33.09
CBS.A's PFCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 122.00 vs. CBS.A: 33.09 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.74   Max: 61.6
Current: 33.09

1.74
61.6
POCF 27.67
CBS.A's POCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.70 vs. CBS.A: 27.67 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 47.02
Current: 27.67

1.35
47.02
EV-to-EBIT 13.22
CBS.A's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 29.55 vs. CBS.A: 13.22 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -8.5   Max: 49.6
Current: 13.22

-8.5
49.6
PEG 1.61
CBS.A's PEG is ranked higher than
95% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CBS.A: 1.61 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 1.66
Current: 1.61

0.88
1.66
Shiller P/E 27.10
CBS.A's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CBS.A: 27.10 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 21.6   Max: 151.27
Current: 27.1

21.6
151.27
Current Ratio 1.39
CBS.A's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 645 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. CBS.A: 1.39 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 7.13
Current: 1.39

0.9
7.13
Quick Ratio 1.16
CBS.A's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. CBS.A: 1.16 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 6.6
Current: 1.16

0.58
6.6
Days Inventory 38.14
CBS.A's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
74% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 55.58 vs. CBS.A: 38.14 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 17.68   Max: 112.17
Current: 38.14

17.68
112.17
Days Sales Outstanding 89.59
CBS.A's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 93.02 vs. CBS.A: 89.59 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 48.18   Max: 91.45
Current: 89.59

48.18
91.45

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 0.89
CBS.A's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
71% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. CBS.A: 0.89 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 25.22
Current: 0.89

0.63
25.22
Dividend Payout 0.22
CBS.A's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
92% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CBS.A: 0.22 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.61
Current: 0.22

0.1
0.61
Dividend growth (3y) 15.60
CBS.A's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
90% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. CBS.A: 15.60 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 45.5
Current: 15.6

0
45.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.75
CBS.A's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
60% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. CBS.A: 2.75 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.92   Max: 76.97
Current: 2.75

1.92
76.97
Share Buyback Rate 6.30
CBS.A's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. CBS.A: 6.30 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 20.9   Max: -34.7
Current: 6.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 1.45
CBS.A's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.40 vs. CBS.A: 1.45 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 2.95
Current: 1.45

0.2
2.95
Price/Median PS Value 1.61
CBS.A's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. CBS.A: 1.61 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 7.2
Current: 1.61

0.25
7.2
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.64
CBS.A's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CBS.A: 1.64 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.44   Max: 3.5
Current: 1.64

1.44
3.5
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.60
CBS.A's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
85% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. CBS.A: 7.60 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2   Max: 14.7
Current: 7.6

2
14.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 19.80
CBS.A's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
87% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.59 vs. CBS.A: 19.80 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -7.3   Max: 70.1
Current: 19.8

-7.3
70.1

Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified
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Traded in other countries:C5S1.Germany, C5S.Germany,
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.
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