CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company owns the television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content. Its operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, and interactive and socially responsible media.
New York, US
Size (employees)
12,700 (est)-18%
CBS was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in New York, US
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Key People/Management at CBS

Les Moonves

Les Moonves

President & CEO
Joseph Ianniello

Joseph Ianniello

Lawrence Tu

Lawrence Tu

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Larry Liding

Larry Liding

Executive Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
Gil Schwartz

Gil Schwartz

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
Jonathan Anschell

Jonathan Anschell

Executive Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Secretary
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CBS Office Locations

CBS has offices in Auburn, Fort Collins, Saint Petersburg, Riverside and in 54 other locations
New York, US (HQ)
51 W. 52nd Street
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CBS Financials and Metrics

CBS Financials

CBS's revenue was reported to be $13.69 b in FY, 2017 which is a 4% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2017)

13.7 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2016 - FY, 2017), %


Gross profit (FY, 2017)

5.3 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

357 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

2.4 b

Market capitalization (20-Apr-2018)

20.1 b

Cash (31-Dec-2017)

285 m


30 b
CBS's current market capitalization is $20.1 b.
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


12.5 b12.7 b13.2 b13.7 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

7.7 b7.9 b8 b8.4 b

Gross profit

4.8 b4.8 b5.2 b5.3 b
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


3.5 b3.2 b3.3 b3.6 b3 b3.1 b3.3 b3.3 b3.2 b

Cost of goods sold

2.1 b1.9 b1.8 b2.3 b1.8 b1.8 b2.1 b2 b1.9 b

Gross profit

1.4 b1.3 b1.4 b1.3 b1.2 b1.3 b1.3 b1.3 b1.3 b

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


428 m317 m598 m285 m

Accounts Receivable

3.5 b3.4 b3.3 b3.7 b

Prepaid Expenses

129 m133 m185 m194 m


922 m1.3 b1.4 b1.8 b
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


331 m320 m133 m411 m176 m179 m163 m170 m144 m

Accounts Receivable

3.3 b3.1 b3.4 b3.7 b3.2 b3.3 b3.5 b3.3 b3.6 b

Prepaid Expenses

136 m123 m160 m189 m174 m204 m165 m132 m182 m


764 m1.2 b1.4 b822 m1.2 b1.5 b1.2 b1.6 b1.8 b
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

3 b1.4 b1.3 b357 m

Depreciation and Amortization

250 m235 m225 m223 m


(214 m)(498 m)(804 m)(723 m)

Accounts Payable

(152 m)(220 m)23 m(35 m)
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Net Income

394 m726 m1.2 b473 m896 m1.4 b(252 m)(194 m)398 m

Depreciation and Amortization

68 m134 m199 m57 m114 m168 m55 m111 m166 m

Cash From Operating Activities

417 m863 m623 m1 b1.3 b1.3 b719 m938 m987 m

Cash From Investing Activities

2 m(42 m)(106 m)(98 m)(142 m)(181 m)(89 m)(152 m)(417 m)
USDY, 2017


12.4 x


33.8 x


42.7 x


922.8 k


5.1 x


0.5 x

Financial Leverage

10.5 x
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CBS Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Monthly Visitors

294 m254 m163 m154 m

Television Stations

30 30 30 29

Radio Stations

117 117
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CBS Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
LT Holdings Inc.
KWP Studios Inc.
Large Ticket Songs Inc.
Laurel Entertainment LLC
Los Angeles Television Station KCAL LLC
Low Key Productions Inc.
King World Studios West Inc.
KW Development Inc.
KWTS Productions Inc.
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CBS News and Updates

Philadelphia authorities are reportedly investigating 'suspicious' death of H.R. McMaster's elderly father

Homicide investigators in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, are reportedly looking into the death of former national security adviser H.R. McMaster's 84-year-old father, WPVI-TV reported Wednesday night. McMaster Sr. died after allegedly suffering a head injury in a fall, according to the local news out…

Streaming sports service fuboTV raises $75 million led by AMC

Days after Disney-owned ESPN launched its new streaming service, ESPN+, a three-year old streaming TV service for sports fans, fuboTV, is announcing the close of $75 million in Series D funding. The round was led by new investor AMC Networks, and includes existing investors 21st Century Fox, Luminar…

Want to Unleash Your Creativity? Neuroscience and Robin Williams Teach Us to Stop Doing This 1 Thing

Unlocking creativity ain't easy--but some brilliant scientific and comedic minds have figured it out.

MLB All-Star Francisco Lindor hit a home run during game in his native Puerto Rico and the stadium erupted

The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins are playing a two-game series in Puerto Rico, the first regular-season MLB games on the island in eight years. Two-time All-Star Francisco Lindor was born in Puerto Rico and hit a home run in the fifth inning. The crowd erupted as Lindor was rounding the b…

Southwest passenger says 'there is blood everywhere' after terrifying emergency landing (LUV)

On Tuesday, Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 from New York to Dallas made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport after one of its engines failed and caused an explosion that sent shrapnel into the cabin. One of the passengers on the flight, Marty Martinez, told CBS News about the…

Katherine Beiers is 85 years old. She finished the Boston Marathon.

The wind, cold, and rain couldn’t stop the former mayor from becoming the oldest woman to ever complete the 26.2-mile race.
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