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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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history
Cash to Debt 0.04
CBS.A's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
92% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. CBS.A: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.10 Max: N/A
Current: 0.04
Equity to Asset 0.25
CBS.A's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
82% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. CBS.A: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.71
Current: 0.25
0.25
0.71
Interest Coverage 7.98
CBS.A's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
69% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 122.33 vs. CBS.A: 7.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.91  Med: 4.61 Max: 9999.99
Current: 7.98
0.91
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.55
M-Score: -2.21
WACC vs ROIC
14.17%
11.71%
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 (%) 19.34
CBS.A's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. CBS.A: 19.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -107.52  Med: 11.68 Max: 21.6
Current: 19.34
-107.52
21.6
Net-margin (%) 20.18
CBS.A's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. CBS.A: 20.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -123.51  Med: 5.53 Max: 21.43
Current: 20.18
-123.51
21.43
ROE (%) 38.74
CBS.A's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.62 vs. CBS.A: 38.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -77.64  Med: 2.77 Max: 34.94
Current: 38.74
-77.64
34.94
ROA (%) 11.45
CBS.A's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. CBS.A: 11.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -34.58  Med: 1.57 Max: 11.73
Current: 11.45
-34.58
11.73
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 67.51
CBS.A's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.09 vs. CBS.A: 67.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -421.8  Med: 55.10 Max: 99.49
Current: 67.51
-421.8
99.49
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.10
CBS.A's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. CBS.A: 7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -18  Med: 3.90 Max: 7.4
Current: 7.1
-18
7.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 3.10
CBS.A's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. CBS.A: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -36.8  Med: 3.10 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
56% of the 210 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 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -43.1  Med: 18.10 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

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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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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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 9.54
CBS.A's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
84% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.80 vs. CBS.A: 9.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.55  Med: 16.89 Max: 64.45
Current: 9.54
8.55
64.45
Forward P/E 12.17
CBS.A's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
65% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.39 vs. CBS.A: 12.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.30
CBS.A's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
51% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.30 vs. CBS.A: 21.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.65  Med: 19.30 Max: 50.08
Current: 21.3
8.65
50.08
P/B 4.06
CBS.A's P/B is ranked lower than
75% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. CBS.A: 4.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.73 Max: 5.46
Current: 4.06
0.27
5.46
P/S 1.87
CBS.A's P/S is ranked lower than
51% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. CBS.A: 1.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 1.60 Max: 10.79
Current: 1.87
0.17
10.79
PFCF 18.96
CBS.A's PFCF is ranked lower than
54% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.67 vs. CBS.A: 18.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.74  Med: 14.69 Max: 61.6
Current: 18.96
1.74
61.6
POCF 16.74
CBS.A's POCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.09 vs. CBS.A: 16.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.35  Med: 11.57 Max: 47.02
Current: 16.74
1.35
47.02
EV-to-EBIT 13.93
CBS.A's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
58% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.66 vs. CBS.A: 13.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -8.5  Med: 9.90 Max: 46.7
Current: 13.93
-8.5
46.7
PEG 1.28
CBS.A's PEG is ranked higher than
65% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. CBS.A: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.50 Max: 3.31
Current: 1.28
0.89
3.31
Shiller P/E 18.73
CBS.A's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
56% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.39 vs. CBS.A: 18.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.08  Med: 24.37 Max: 151.27
Current: 18.73
18.08
151.27
Current Ratio 1.51
CBS.A's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. CBS.A: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.9  Med: 1.24 Max: 6.75
Current: 1.51
0.9
6.75
Quick Ratio 1.18
CBS.A's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. CBS.A: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.06 Max: 6.21
Current: 1.18
0.58
6.21
Days Inventory 43.68
CBS.A's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
72% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.89 vs. CBS.A: 43.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 17.68  Med: 42.18 Max: 112.17
Current: 43.68
17.68
112.17
Days Sales Outstanding 82.83
CBS.A's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
58% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 70.40 vs. CBS.A: 82.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 48.18  Med: 71.97 Max: 91.45
Current: 82.83
48.18
91.45

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.20
CBS.A's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
69% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. CBS.A: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.21 Max: 25.22
Current: 1.2
0.65
25.22
Dividend Payout 0.26
CBS.A's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
67% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. CBS.A: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.20 Max: 2.5
Current: 0.26
0.05
2.5
Dividend growth (3y) 15.60
CBS.A's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
77% of the 104 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 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: -40.30 Max: 45.5
Current: 15.6
0
45.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.69
CBS.A's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
66% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. CBS.A: 3.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.98  Med: 3.69 Max: 76.97
Current: 3.69
1.98
76.97
Share Buyback Rate 6.30
CBS.A's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. CBS.A: 6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 20.9  Med: 3.50 Max: -34.7
Current: 6.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 1.13
CBS.A's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. CBS.A: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 1.09 Max: 3.31
Current: 1.13
0.1
3.31
Price/Median PS Value 1.17
CBS.A's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
53% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CBS.A: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 1.43 Max: 11.76
Current: 1.17
0.12
11.76
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.45
CBS.A's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. CBS.A: 2.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 2.27 Max: 6.66
Current: 2.45
0.64
6.66
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.18
CBS.A's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. CBS.A: 7.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.1  Med: 8.80 Max: 14.7
Current: 7.18
2.1
14.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 13.15
CBS.A's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.13 vs. CBS.A: 13.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CBS.A' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -13.8  Med: 8.30 Max: 70.1
Current: 13.15
-13.8
70.1

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 14,000 14,763 15,203
EPS($) 3.43 4.10 4.55
EPS without NRI($) 3.43 4.10 4.55

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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