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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 lower than
51% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CBS.A: 0.06 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.06

Equity to Asset 0.38
CBS.A's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. CBS.A: 0.38 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 0.7
Current: 0.38

0.32
0.7
Interest Coverage 8.67
CBS.A's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
68% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV 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: 0.90
M-Score: -2.38
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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history
Operating margin (%) 21.32
CBS.A's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 10.12 vs. CBS.A: 21.32 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -107.52   Max: 21.32
Current: 21.32

-107.52
21.32
Net-margin (%) 12.29
CBS.A's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.15 vs. CBS.A: 12.29 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -123.51   Max: 12.29
Current: 12.29

-123.51
12.29
ROE (%) 18.85
CBS.A's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.72 vs. CBS.A: 18.85 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -135.78   Max: 18.85
Current: 18.85

-135.78
18.85
ROA (%) 7.12
CBS.A's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 446 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. CBS.A: 7.12 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -43.11   Max: 7.12
Current: 7.12

-43.11
7.12
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 93.17
CBS.A's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 32.50 vs. CBS.A: 93.17 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -401.93   Max: 93.17
Current: 93.17

-401.93
93.17
Revenue Growth (%) 8.10
CBS.A's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. CBS.A: 8.10 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -23.3   Max: 8.1
Current: 8.1

-23.3
8.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 20.70
CBS.A's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. CBS.A: 20.70 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -36.8   Max: 40.2
Current: 20.7

-36.8
40.2
EPS Growth (%) 36.50
CBS.A's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. CBS.A: 36.50 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -43.1   Max: 428.3
Current: 36.5

-43.1
428.3
» CBS.A's 10-Y Financials

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CBS.A Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Steven Cohen 150,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 261,500 sh (+5.87%)
Mario Gabelli 2,404,299 sh (-0.27%)
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Q2 2013

CBS.A Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 265,600 sh (+1.57%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 2,338,784 sh (-2.72%)
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Q3 2013

CBS.A Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 270,400 sh (+1.81%)
Mario Gabelli 2,288,838 sh (-2.14%)
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Q4 2013

CBS.A Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 273,500 sh (+1.15%)
Mario Gabelli 2,258,352 sh (-1.33%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CBS.A

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 20.10
CBS.A's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 18.50 vs. CBS.A: 20.10 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.55   Max: 64.45
Current: 20.1

8.55
64.45
P/B 3.60
CBS.A's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. CBS.A: 3.60 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 4.9
Current: 3.6

0.27
4.9
P/S 2.47
CBS.A's P/S is ranked lower than
52% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. CBS.A: 2.47 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 12.89
Current: 2.47

0.17
12.89
PFCF 23.60
CBS.A's PFCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.29 vs. CBS.A: 23.60 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.74   Max: 97.25
Current: 23.6

1.74
97.25
EV-to-EBIT 13.70
CBS.A's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
72% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.13 vs. CBS.A: 13.70 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.8   Max: 62.4
Current: 13.7

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

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

0
25.56

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.79
CBS.A's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
77% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. CBS.A: 0.79 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 25.22
Current: 0.79

0.13
25.22
Dividend Payout 0.16
CBS.A's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
84% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. CBS.A: 0.16 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.61
Current: 0.16

0.15
0.61
Dividend growth (3y) 33.90
CBS.A's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
93% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 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) 2.85
CBS.A's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
62% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. CBS.A: 2.85 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 89.74
Current: 2.85

0.46
89.74
Share Buyback Rate 3.50
CBS.A's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 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) 1.70
CBS.A's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
57% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. CBS.A: 1.70 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 2.95
Current: 1.7

0.2
2.95
Price/Median PS Value 1.60
CBS.A's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CBS.A: 1.60 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 7.22
Current: 1.6

0.25
7.22
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.30
CBS.A's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
76% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. CBS.A: 7.30 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 14.7
Current: 7.3

1.6
14.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.89
CBS.A's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
73% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.08 vs. CBS.A: 2.89 )
CBS.A' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -17.2   Max: 22.2
Current: 2.89

-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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