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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 0.02
CBS.A's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
96% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. CBS.A: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CBS.A' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.10 Max: N/A
Current: 0.02
Equity to Asset 0.24
CBS.A's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
83% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. CBS.A: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CBS.A' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.71
Current: 0.24
0.24
0.71
Interest Coverage 7.31
CBS.A's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
70% of the 254 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 34.14 vs. CBS.A: 7.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CBS.A' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.87  Med: 5.32 Max: 8.07
Current: 7.31
1.87
8.07
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.57
M-Score: -2.51
WACC vs ROIC
12.67%
13.15%
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 : 8/10

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Operating margin (%) 20.12
CBS.A's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.52 vs. CBS.A: 20.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CBS.A' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -87.16  Med: 18.42 Max: 21.6
Current: 20.12
-87.16
21.6
Net-margin (%) 11.46
CBS.A's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.73 vs. CBS.A: 11.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CBS.A' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -83.68  Med: 9.22 Max: 21.43
Current: 11.46
-83.68
21.43
ROE (%) 23.90
CBS.A's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.97 vs. CBS.A: 23.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CBS.A' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -77.64  Med: 7.52 Max: 34.94
Current: 23.9
-77.64
34.94
ROA (%) 6.56
CBS.A's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. CBS.A: 6.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CBS.A' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.58  Med: 3.41 Max: 11.73
Current: 6.56
-34.58
11.73
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 80.71
CBS.A's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.67 vs. CBS.A: 80.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CBS.A' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -421.8  Med: 77.90 Max: 99.49
Current: 80.71
-421.8
99.49
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.10
CBS.A's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CBS.A: 7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CBS.A' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18  Med: 4.45 Max: 7.4
Current: 7.1
-18
7.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 3.10
CBS.A's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. CBS.A: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CBS.A' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.8  Med: 5.90 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
55% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. CBS.A: 5.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CBS.A' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43  Med: 18.10 Max: 428.3
Current: 5.7
-43
428.3
» CBS.A's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-02-11)


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

CBS.A Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 280,700 sh (+0.47%)
John Burbank 1,250,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 2,106,210 sh (-1.23%)
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Q2 2015

CBS.A Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 287,300 sh (+2.35%)
Mario Gabelli 2,077,811 sh (-1.35%)
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Q3 2015

CBS.A Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 287,200 sh (-0.03%)
Mario Gabelli 2,067,423 sh (-0.50%)
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Q4 2015

CBS.A Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Mario Gabelli 2,070,035 sh (+0.13%)
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 14.80
CBS.A's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 19.85 vs. CBS.A: 14.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CBS.A' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.54  Med: 15.88 Max: 45.15
Current: 14.8
8.54
45.15
Forward P/E 10.67
CBS.A's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.60 vs. CBS.A: 10.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 14.90
CBS.A's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
65% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.90 vs. CBS.A: 14.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CBS.A' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.64  Med: 18.15 Max: 44.54
Current: 14.9
8.64
44.54
P/B 3.73
CBS.A's P/B is ranked lower than
73% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. CBS.A: 3.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CBS.A' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.21 Max: 4.98
Current: 3.73
0.27
4.98
P/S 1.70
CBS.A's P/S is ranked lower than
52% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. CBS.A: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CBS.A' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 1.48 Max: 3
Current: 1.7
0.17
3
PFCF 17.00
CBS.A's PFCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.03 vs. CBS.A: 17.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CBS.A' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.72  Med: 12.79 Max: 61.24
Current: 17
1.72
61.24
POCF 14.87
CBS.A's POCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.88 vs. CBS.A: 14.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CBS.A' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 9.71 Max: 44.66
Current: 14.87
1.34
44.66
EV-to-EBIT 11.10
CBS.A's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 492 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.85 vs. CBS.A: 11.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CBS.A' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4  Med: 10.00 Max: 16.7
Current: 11.1
-4
16.7
EV-to-EBITDA 10.11
CBS.A's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
51% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.22 vs. CBS.A: 10.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CBS.A' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.3  Med: 8.40 Max: 14.9
Current: 10.11
-4.3
14.9
PEG 0.90
CBS.A's PEG is ranked higher than
79% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. CBS.A: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CBS.A' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.59 Max: 2.41
Current: 0.9
0.89
2.41
Current Ratio 1.62
CBS.A's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. CBS.A: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CBS.A' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 1.24 Max: 6.75
Current: 1.62
0.9
6.75
Quick Ratio 1.20
CBS.A's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CBS.A: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CBS.A' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.07 Max: 6.21
Current: 1.2
0.58
6.21
Days Inventory 48.50
CBS.A's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
74% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.84 vs. CBS.A: 48.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CBS.A' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.13  Med: 38.52 Max: 44.31
Current: 48.5
21.13
44.31
Days Sales Outstanding 90.79
CBS.A's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
63% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 71.59 vs. CBS.A: 90.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CBS.A' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 69.46  Med: 81.31 Max: 91.45
Current: 90.79
69.46
91.45
Days Payable 7.59
CBS.A's Days Payable is ranked lower than
88% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 51.93 vs. CBS.A: 7.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CBS.A' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.85  Med: 18.00 Max: 25.64
Current: 7.59
12.85
25.64

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.18
CBS.A's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
69% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. CBS.A: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CBS.A' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.37 Max: 25.6
Current: 1.18
0.71
25.6
Dividend Payout 0.19
CBS.A's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
79% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. CBS.A: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CBS.A' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.19 Max: 2.5
Current: 0.19
0.05
2.5
Dividend Growth (3y) 15.60
CBS.A's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
76% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. CBS.A: 15.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
CBS.A' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -37.80 Max: 45.5
Current: 15.6
0
45.5
Forward Dividend Yield 1.18
CBS.A's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
73% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. CBS.A: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.57
CBS.A's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
61% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. CBS.A: 3.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CBS.A' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.17  Med: 4.21 Max: 78.12
Current: 3.57
2.17
78.12
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 6.30
CBS.A's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. CBS.A: 6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CBS.A' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.7  Med: 3.60 Max: 20.9
Current: 6.3
-34.7
20.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 1.04
CBS.A's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CBS.A: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CBS.A' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.45 Max: 2.95
Current: 1.04
0.09
2.95
Price/Median PS Value 1.15
CBS.A's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
60% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. CBS.A: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CBS.A' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.89 Max: 2.34
Current: 1.15
0.13
2.34
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.70
CBS.A's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. CBS.A: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
CBS.A' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.46 Max: 3.5
Current: 1.7
0.43
3.5
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 9.00
CBS.A's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. CBS.A: 9.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CBS.A' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6  Med: 8.90 Max: 15.7
Current: 9
6
15.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 13.11
CBS.A's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.95 vs. CBS.A: 13.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CBS.A' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3  Med: 9.90 Max: 71.2
Current: 13.11
3
71.2

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $13657
EPS $ 3.12
Beta1.67
Short Percentage of Float0.73%
52-Week Range $42.54 - 72.50
Shares Outstanding(Mil)471.53

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 13,807 14,560 14,946 15,770
EPS($) 3.31 3.93 4.33 4.80
EPS without NRI($) 3.31 3.93 4.33 4.80

Business Description

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