CBS Company Profile (NYSE:CBS.A)


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: Cyclical Consumer Goods & Services
  • Industry: Broadcasting - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:CBS.A
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • P/E Growth: N/A
  • Annual Dividend: $0.72
  • Dividend Yield: 1.1%
  • Net Margins: 14.09%
  • Return on Equity: 55.40%
  • Return on Assets: 7.99%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 3.08%
  • Current Ratio: 1.64%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.29%
  • Beta: 1.56
Frequently Asked Questions for CBS (NYSE:CBS.A)

What is CBS's stock symbol?

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

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

CBS declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, May 19th. Investors of record on Friday, June 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share on Saturday, July 1st. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a yield of Infinity. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 7th. View CBS's Dividend History.

Who are some of CBS's key competitors?

Who are CBS's key executives?

CBS's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Leslie Moonves, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • Shari E. Redstone, Vice Chair of the Board
  • Joseph R. Ianniello, Chief Operating Officer
  • Anthony G. Ambrosio, Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Lawrence Liding, Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller
  • Jonathan Howard Anschell, Executive Vice President, Deputy General Director, Secretary
  • Gil Schwartz, Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Communications Officer
  • Lawrence P. Tu, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
  • Richard M. Jones, Senior Vice President, General Tax Counsel
  • David R. Andelman, Director

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.

MarketBeat Community Rating for CBS (NYSE CBS.A)
Community Ranking:  1.0 out of 5 ()
Outperform Votes:  4 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  17 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  21
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Analyst Ratings

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Current Dividend Information for CBS (NYSE:CBS.A)
Most Recent Dividend:7/1/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.72
Dividend Yield:Infinity
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:63.72% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for CBS (NYSE:CBS.A)

Dividend History by Quarter for CBS (NYSE CBS.A)
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(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

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This page was last updated on 7/24/2017 by Staff