CBS Company Profile (NYSE:CBS)


CBS logoCBS Corporation is a mass media company. The Company operates through four segment: Entertainment, Cable Networks, Publishing, Local Media. The Entertainment segment comprises the CBS TV Network; CBS TV Studios; CBS Studios International and CBS TV Distribution; CBS Interactive; CBS Films; and the Company's digital streaming services, CBS All Access and CBSN. The Cable Networks segment comprises Showtime Networks, which operates its subscription program services, Showtime, The Movie Channel, and Flix. The Publishing segment comprises Simon & Schuster, which publishes and distributes consumer books under imprints such as Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books, Scribner and Gallery Books. The Local Media segment comprises CBS TV Stations, it owns 30 broadcast TV stations; and CBS Local Digital Media. Its businesses span the media and entertainment industries, including the CBS TV Network, cable networks and content production and distribution.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: Entertainment - Diversified
  • Sub-Industry: Broadcasting
  • Symbol: NYSE:CBS
  • CUSIP: 12485720
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $25.01 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 405,956,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $65.11
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $64.42
  • 52 Week Range: $48.88 - $70.10
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 50.24
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.96
  • P/E Growth: 0.84
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $12.92 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.94
  • Book Value: $7.09 per share
  • Price / Book: 8.69
  • Annual Dividend: $0.72
  • Dividend Yield: 1.2%
  • EBIDTA: $3.03 billion
  • Net Margins: 11.32%
  • Return on Equity: 33.06%
  • Return on Assets: 7.64%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.66%
  • Current Ratio: 1.76%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.29%
  • Average Volume: 3.09 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.66
  • Short Ratio: 2.88

Frequently Asked Questions for CBS (NYSE:CBS)

What is CBS's stock symbol?

CBS trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CBS."

How often does CBS pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for CBS?

CBS announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, May 22nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 9th will be given a dividend of $0.18 per share on Saturday, July 1st. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 7th. View CBS's Dividend History.

How were CBS's earnings last quarter?

CBS Co. (NYSE:CBS) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May, 4th. The company reported $1.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.95 by $0.09. The firm earned $3.34 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.29 billion. CBS had a return on equity of 33.06% and a net margin of 11.32%. The business's quarterly revenue was down 6.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.02 EPS. View CBS's Earnings History.

When will CBS make its next earnings announcement?

CBS is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July, 26th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for CBS.

Where is CBS's stock going? Where will CBS's stock price be in 2017?

28 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for CBS's stock. Their predictions range from $40.00 to $86.00. On average, they expect CBS's stock price to reach $71.90 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for CBS.

What are analysts saying about CBS stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about CBS stock:

  • 1. BMO Capital Markets analysts commented, "Our Outperform rating is underpinned by leadership positions in the most stable areas of the linear pay TV ecosystem: a broadcast network benefiting from retransmission fee growth, a strong live sports franchise, and most importantly, a domestic cable network portfolio that includes newer networks with growing subscriber bases and/or per sub fees." (5/12/2017)
  • 2. FBR & Co analysts commented, "We update CBS estimates ahead of the 1Q17 earnings report, making very muted changes." (4/7/2017)
  • 3. Guggenheim analysts commented, "Core to our bull thesis on CBS is our confidence in the company's ability to drive continued broadcast subscription revenue growth (retransmission consent and reverse compensation fees) that far exceeds media industry average revenue growth. In 2016, we estimate these revenue sources accounted for nearly $1.1bn or 8% of total company revenue. We forecast 25% revenue growth in 2017'consistent with management guidance'and a 25% CAGR through 2020, slightly ahead of management's multi-year plan introduced in March 2016 ($2.6bn versus a $2.5bn outlook)... We maintain a BUY rating and are raising our price target to $78 from our prior $74. We expect investor confidence in the company's subscription and content revenue streams will drive continued multiple expansion." (2/27/2017)
  • 4. Instinet analysts commented, "We modestly lower our adj. 4Q16 EPS estimate to $1.09 from $1.11 to better reflect tough content licensing comparisons at Cable and lower Thursday Night Football (TNF) ratings the Entertainment segment." (2/13/2017)
  • 5. Credit Suisse Group AG analysts commented, " We reinstate coverage of CBS after a period of restriction with an Outperform rating and an unchanged $75 target price. We trim 2017/18 EPS by 4%, to $4.49/$5.31, driven by slightly more conservative assumptions on advertising, but remain bullish on the company's long term growth trajectory and believe the valuation looks compelling after the recent pull-back." (1/20/2017)

Who are some of CBS's key competitors?

Who owns CBS stock?

CBS's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (4.04%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (1.55%), Glenview Capital Management LLC (1.35%), Alliancebernstein L.P. (1.33%), TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC (1.26%) and Investec Asset Management LTD (1.14%). Company insiders that own CBS stock include Gil D Schwartz, Joseph R Ianniello and Lawrence Tu. View Institutional Ownership Trends for CBS.

Who sold CBS stock? Who is selling CBS stock?

CBS's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wellington Management Group LLP, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Prudential Financial Inc., State Street Corp, Ariel Investments LLC, Korea Investment CORP, Nicholas Company Inc. and APG Asset Management N.V.. Company insiders that have sold CBS stock in the last year include Gil D Schwartz, Joseph R Ianniello and Lawrence Tu. View Insider Buying and Selling for CBS.

Who bought CBS stock? Who is buying CBS stock?

CBS's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Scopus Asset Management L.P., FMR LLC, Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC, BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd, MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd, Marshall Wace North America L.P., Point72 Asset Management L.P. and Alliancebernstein L.P.. View Insider Buying and Selling for CBS.

How do I buy CBS stock?

Shares of CBS can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of CBS stock cost?

One share of CBS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $61.60.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for CBS (NYSE:CBS) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Hold Ratings, 22 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.79)
Consensus Price Target: $71.90 (16.72% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for CBS (NYSE:CBS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/15/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingOutperform$70.00N/AView Rating Details
5/12/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperformLowView Rating Details
5/5/2017Benchmark Co.Boost Price TargetBuy$74.00 -> $76.00LowView Rating Details
5/5/2017Telsey Advisory GroupBoost Price TargetHold -> Market Perform$66.00 -> $69.00LowView Rating Details
4/28/2017Needham & Company LLCBoost Price TargetBuy -> Buy$72.00 -> $80.00LowView Rating Details
4/23/2017Pivotal ResearchReiterated RatingHold$67.00MediumView Rating Details
4/17/2017Rosenblatt SecuritiesBoost Price TargetNeutral$40.00LowView Rating Details
4/14/2017GuggenheimReiterated RatingBuy$80.00N/AView Rating Details
4/7/2017FBR & CoReiterated RatingBuy$86.00LowView Rating Details
4/7/2017Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingOutperform$74.00 -> $77.50HighView Rating Details
3/30/2017InstinetBoost Price TargetBuy$72.00 -> $74.00LowView Rating Details
3/30/2017NomuraBoost Price TargetBuy$72.00 -> $74.00LowView Rating Details
3/15/2017Loop CapitalReiterated RatingBuy$76.00LowView Rating Details
2/18/2017Barclays PLCSet Price TargetHold$56.00N/AView Rating Details
2/16/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$70.00 -> $78.00N/AView Rating Details
2/6/2017WedbushReiterated RatingOutperform$77.00N/AView Rating Details
2/6/2017Atlantic SecuritiesUpgradeNeutral -> Overweight$78.00N/AView Rating Details
2/3/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$65.00 -> $71.00N/AView Rating Details
1/20/2017Credit Suisse Group AGInitiated CoverageOutperform$75.00N/AView Rating Details
1/6/2017Brean CapitalReiterated RatingBuy$75.00N/AView Rating Details
12/19/2016WunderlichReiterated RatingBuy -> Positive$72.00N/AView Rating Details
12/8/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingOverweight$69.00N/AView Rating Details
11/4/2016Pacific CrestReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
10/4/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$71.00N/AView Rating Details
9/6/2016Drexel HamiltonInitiated CoverageBuy$65.00N/AView Rating Details
7/29/2016Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetBuy$65.00 -> $68.00N/AView Rating Details
6/29/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweightN/AView Rating Details
6/17/2016Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingMarket PerformN/AView Rating Details
5/5/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingBuy$65.00N/AView Rating Details
5/4/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingBuy$60.00 -> $65.00N/AView Rating Details
5/4/2016Topeka Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetBuy$64.00 -> $66.00N/AView Rating Details
4/12/2016Moffett NathansonBoost Price Target$56.00N/AView Rating Details
3/31/2016Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingOutperform$61.00 -> $65.00N/AView Rating Details
3/16/2016Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetBuy$54.00 -> $60.00N/AView Rating Details
9/26/2015MacquarieReiterated RatingBuy$55.00N/AView Rating Details
7/10/2015Northland SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy$83.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for CBS (NYSE:CBS)
Earnings by Quarter for CBS (NYSE:CBS)
Earnings History by Quarter for CBS (NYSE:CBS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/4/2017Q1 2017$0.95$1.04$3.29 billion$3.34 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/15/2017Q416$1.10$1.11$4.03 billion$3.52 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q316$0.98$1.05$3.26 million$3.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2016Q216$0.86$0.93$3.21 billion$3.29 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/3/2016Q116$0.94$1.02$3.50 billion$3.85 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/11/2016Q415$0.92$0.92$15.77 billion$3.91 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2015Q315$0.81$0.88$15.77 million$3.26 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$0.72$0.74$15.77 billion$3.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/7/2015Q115$0.75$0.78$3.57 billion$3.50 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/12/2015Q414$0.77$0.77$3.65 billion$3.68 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q314$0.73$0.74$3.32 billion$3.37 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/7/2014Q214$0.72$0.78$3.24 billion$3.19 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/8/2014Q114$0.75$0.78$4.04 million$3.86 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/12/2014Q413$0.76$0.78$3.52 billion$3.91 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/6/2013Q313$0.77$0.76$3.47 billion$3.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/31/2013Q2 2013$0.72$0.76$3.52 billion$3.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2013Q1 2013$0.67$0.73$4.01 billion$4.04 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/14/2013Q4 2012$0.69$0.64$3.85 billion$3.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/7/2012Q312$0.61$0.65$3.49 billion$3.42 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2012$0.59$0.65ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2012$0.43$0.54ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/15/2012$0.53$0.57ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2011$0.46$0.50ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2011$0.45$0.58ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2011$0.19$0.29ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/16/2011$0.44$0.46ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for CBS (NYSE:CBS)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.43
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.21
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20174$0.95$0.99$0.96
Q2 20174$0.95$1.00$0.98
Q3 20174$1.15$1.22$1.19
Q4 20174$1.26$1.39$1.30
Q1 20182$1.23$1.23$1.23
Q2 20182$1.13$1.21$1.17
Q3 20182$1.31$1.36$1.34
Q4 20182$1.41$1.53$1.47
Q1 20191$1.42$1.42$1.42
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for CBS (NYSE:CBS)
Next Dividend:7/1/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.72
Dividend Yield:1.17%
Dividend Growth:9.50% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:20.17% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
16.14% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
13.98% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:5 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for CBS (NYSE:CBS)

Dividend History by Quarter for CBS (NYSE:CBS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for CBS (NYSE:CBS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.67%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 78.18%
Insider Trades by Quarter for CBS (NYSE:CBS)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for CBS (NYSE:CBS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for CBS (NYSE:CBS)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/21/2017Joseph R IannielloCOOSell68,869$67.40$4,641,770.60View SEC Filing  
2/21/2017Lawrence TuEVPSell28,641$67.68$1,938,422.88View SEC Filing  
2/17/2017Gil D SchwartzEVPSell33,131$65.23$2,161,135.13View SEC Filing  
3/1/2016Joseph R IannielloCOOSell33,975$50.00$1,698,750.00View SEC Filing  
5/22/2015Joseph A CalifanoDirectorSell5,093$61.64$313,932.52View SEC Filing  
5/11/2015Angeline C StrakaEVPSell296$60.62$17,943.52View SEC Filing  
4/6/2015Leslie MoonvesCEOSell255,000$61.23$15,613,650.00View SEC Filing  
3/9/2015Joseph R IannielloCOOSell28,000$60.22$1,686,160.00View SEC Filing  
2/23/2015Joseph R IannielloCOOSell28,000$59.53$1,666,840.00View SEC Filing  
2/17/2015Anthony G AmbrosioEVPSell26,450$60.01$1,587,264.50View SEC Filing  
12/23/2014Bruce S GordonDirectorSell28,013$55.97$1,567,887.61View SEC Filing  
10/8/2014Leslie MoonvesCEOSell281,250$52.17$14,672,812.50View SEC Filing  
9/8/2014Leslie MoonvesCEOSell281,250$59.05$16,607,812.50View SEC Filing  
9/5/2014Leslie MoonvesCEOSell281,250$59.05$16,607,812.50View SEC Filing  
8/14/2014Leslie MoonvesCEOSell93,750$59.36$5,565,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/13/2014Leslie MoonvesCEOSell93,750$59.12$5,542,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/11/2014Anthony G AmbrosioEVPSell14,000$60.13$841,820.00View SEC Filing  
7/15/2014Gil D SchwartzEVPSell7,188$59.88$430,417.44View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for CBS (NYSE:CBS)
Latest Headlines for CBS (NYSE:CBS)
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