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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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Cash to Debt 0.03
CBS.A's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. CBS.A: 0.03 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.03

Equity to Asset 0.32
CBS.A's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. CBS.A: 0.32 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.32

0.32
0.71
Interest Coverage 8.67
CBS.A's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
67% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. CBS.A: 8.67 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 9999.99
Current: 8.67

0.91
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.87
M-Score: -1.97
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 (%) 21.01
CBS.A's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.23 vs. CBS.A: 21.01 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -107.52   Max: 21.32
Current: 21.01

-107.52
21.32
Net-margin (%) 21.06
CBS.A's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.17 vs. CBS.A: 21.06 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -123.51   Max: 12.29
Current: 21.06

-123.51
12.29
ROE (%) 33.79
CBS.A's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.17 vs. CBS.A: 33.79 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -77.64   Max: 18.62
Current: 33.79

-77.64
18.62
ROA (%) 11.77
CBS.A's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. CBS.A: 11.77 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -34.58   Max: 7.11
Current: 11.77

-34.58
7.11
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 85.00
CBS.A's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 19.51 vs. CBS.A: 85.00 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -423.38   Max: 95.04
Current: 85

-423.38
95.04
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.50
CBS.A's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. CBS.A: 6.50 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -23.3   Max: 7.4
Current: 6.5

-23.3
7.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 21.50
CBS.A's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. CBS.A: 21.50 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -36.8   Max: 40.2
Current: 21.5

-36.8
40.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 36.50
CBS.A's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. CBS.A: 36.50 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -43.1   Max: 428.3
Current: 36.5

-43.1
428.3
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

CBS.A Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 273,500 sh (+1.15%)
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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%)
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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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 10.60
CBS.A's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
94% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 43.40 vs. CBS.A: 10.60 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.55   Max: 64.45
Current: 10.6

8.55
64.45
P/B 3.90
CBS.A's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. CBS.A: 3.90 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 4.9
Current: 3.9

0.27
4.9
P/S 2.30
CBS.A's P/S is ranked higher than
69% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. CBS.A: 2.30 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 9.78
Current: 2.3

0.17
9.78
PFCF 61.40
CBS.A's PFCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 44.00 vs. CBS.A: 61.40 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.74   Max: 68.4
Current: 61.4

1.74
68.4
EV-to-EBIT 12.06
CBS.A's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
87% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 23.28 vs. CBS.A: 12.06 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -8.5   Max: 57.2
Current: 12.06

-8.5
57.2
PEG 0.84
CBS.A's PEG is ranked higher than
96% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CBS.A: 0.84 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 1.07
Current: 0.84

0.74
1.07
Shiller P/E 24.50
CBS.A's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CBS.A: 24.50 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 21.79   Max: 329.33
Current: 24.5

21.79
329.33
Current Ratio 1.59
CBS.A's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. CBS.A: 1.59 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 6.75
Current: 1.59

0.9
6.75
Quick Ratio 1.26
CBS.A's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. CBS.A: 1.26 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 6.21
Current: 1.26

0.58
6.21

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.00
CBS.A's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
73% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. CBS.A: 1.00 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 25.22
Current: 1

0.27
25.22
Dividend Payout 0.20
CBS.A's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
92% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CBS.A: 0.20 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 2.5
Current: 0.2

0.05
2.5
Dividend growth (3y) 33.90
CBS.A's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
93% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.90 vs. CBS.A: 33.90 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 45.5
Current: 33.9

0
45.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.56
CBS.A's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
62% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. CBS.A: 3.56 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 89.74
Current: 3.56

0.96
89.74
Share Buyback Rate 3.50
CBS.A's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. CBS.A: 3.50 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 20.9   Max: -47.6
Current: 3.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 1.40
CBS.A's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. CBS.A: 1.40 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 3.29
Current: 1.4

0.1
3.29
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
CBS.A's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. CBS.A: 1.50 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 7.38
Current: 1.5

0.13
7.38
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.00
CBS.A's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CBS.A: 1.00 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 7.86
Current: 1

0.64
7.86
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.40
CBS.A's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
86% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. CBS.A: 8.40 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 14.7
Current: 8.4

1.7
14.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 25.44
CBS.A's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.89 vs. CBS.A: 25.44 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -8.6   Max: 70.1
Current: 25.44

-8.6
70.1

Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified
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CBS Corp was organized in Delaware in 1986. It is a mass media company. The Company operates businesses which span the media and entertainment industries, including the CBS Television Network, cable program services, television content production and distribution, motion pictures, consumer publishing, television and radio stations, interactive media, and outdoor advertising, with a focus on optimizing the performance of each and establishing synergies and efficiencies among them. The Company operates under following segments: Entertainment, Cable Networks, Publishing, Local Broadcasting, Outdoor Americas. The Entertainment segment is composed of the CBS Television Network; CBS Television Studios; CBS Global Distribution Group (composed of CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution); CBS Films; and CBS Interactive. The Cable Networks segment is composed of Showtime Networks, the Company's premium subscription program services; 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. The Publishing segment is composed of Simon & Schuster, which publishes and distributes consumer books under imprints such as Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books, Scribne and Atria Books. The Local Broadcasting segment is composed of CBS Television Stations, the Company's 30 owned broadcast television stations; and CBS Radio, through which the Company owns and operates 126 radio stations in 27 United States ("U.S.") markets. The Outdoor Americas segment provides space for advertisers on out-of-home advertising structures and sites in the U.S., Canada and Latin America, including billboards, rail, subway cars, buses, benches, trains, trams, transit shelters, urban panels, street kiosks, transit platforms and in retail stores, and operates principally through CBS Outdoor. The outdoor advertising industry competes with Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., JCDecaux S.A. and Lamar Advertising Company as well as hundreds of smaller regional and local companies. The Company also competes with other media, including broadcast and cable television, radio, print media, the Internet and direct mail marketers, within their respective markets. The Company's businesses are either subject to or affected by regulations of federal, state and local governmental authorities in the U.S. and national, regional and local authorities in foreign countries.
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