CBS Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of CBS Corp (CBS) from 2012 to 2016. CBS generated a total of $13.2 billion revenues during 2016. CBS reported a revenue growth of 3.9% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

CBS Revenues From 2012 To 2016

Here are the revenues and the revenue growth details of CBS during the last five years:

  • CBS generated a total of $12.8 billion revenues during 2012. CBS reported a revenue growth of -6% year-over-year during 2012.
  • CBS generated a total of $14 billion revenues during 2013. CBS reported a revenue growth of 9.2% year-over-year during 2013.
  • CBS generated a total of $12.5 billion revenues during 2014. CBS reported a revenue growth of -10.6% year-over-year during 2014.
  • CBS generated a total of $12.7 billion revenues during 2015. CBS reported a revenue growth of 1.2% year-over-year during 2015.
  • CBS generated a total of $13.2 billion revenues during 2016. CBS reported a revenue growth of 3.9% year-over-year during 2016.

Why Analyze Revenue Growth?

Revenue growth is the most commonly analyzed financial metric. Revenue Growth is the percent increase (or decrease) of a company's revenue between two time periods. It is computed by using the following formula: ((revenues during the time period two - revenues during the time period one) / revenues during the time period one)*100. If the time periods are two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as the annual revenue growth year-over-year. If the time periods are two consecutive quarters, then the revenue growth is referred to as the quarterly revenue growth quarter-over-quarter. If the time periods refer to the same quarter in the two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as quarterly revenue growth year-over-year. In case the time periods are two non-consecutive years, then the revenue CAGR (Commutative Annual Growth Rate) is computed.

Revenue growth analysis is important for a number of reasons. First, it helps in understanding how a business is performing. If the revenue growth rates are positive, it means the business is performing well and the revenues are increasing. If the revenue growth rates are negative, it means the revenues are declining and the company needs to take measures to increase them. If they don't, the company will continue to shrink. Second, a company's historical revenue growth analysis along with the market size and market share analysis helps in forecasting the future revenues of a company. Third, a comparison of a company's growth rates with its competitors helps in determining who is winning more business. A revenue growth higher than the industry average translates into increasing market share. Companies with very high revenue growth rates have the potential to be the industry disrupters.

CBS Ranking

With $13.2 billion revenues, CBS ranked number 214 in the R&P Research list of top-3000 public companies in the US by revenues during 2016. Each one of the top-3000 companies generated more than $50 million of annual revenues during 2016.

The top-20 companies in the US by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Walmart ($482.1 billion)
  2. ExxonMobil ($226.1 billion)
  3. Berkshire Hathaway ($223.6 billion)
  4. Apple ($215.6 billion)
  5. McKesson ($190.9 billion)
  6. UnitedHealth Group ($184.8 billion)
  7. CVS Health ($177.5 billion)
  8. General Motors ($166.4 billion)
  9. AT&T ($163.8 billion)
  10. Ford Motor ($151.8 billion)
  11. AmerisourceBergen ($146.8 billion)
  12. Amazon ($136 billion)
  13. Verizon ($126 billion)
  14. General Electric ($123.7 billion)
  15. Cardinal Health ($121.5 billion)
  16. Costco ($118.7 billion)
  17. Walgreens Boots Alliance ($117.4 billion)
  18. Chevron ($114.5 billion)
  19. Kroger ($109.8 billion)
  20. Express Scripts Holding ($100.3 billion)

For the purpose of performance benchmarking of a company with a sector or industry average, R&P Research associates every company with one sector and one industry. An industry consists of companies with related/similar business models. A sector comprises of a group of related/similar industries. For example, Life Sciences sector is comprised of following industries: Pharmaceuticals; Medical Devices; Biotechnology; Diagnostics & Scientific Instruments.

CBS is associated with Media & Entertainment Sector and Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment Industry.

With $13.2 billion revenues, CBS ranked number 6 of all the companies in the US Media & Entertainment sector. There were a total of 64 public companies in the US Media & Entertainment sector that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Media & Entertainment sector by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Comcast ($80.4 billion)
  2. Walt Disney ($55.6 billion)
  3. Time Warner ($29.3 billion)
  4. Twenty-First Century Fox ($27.3 billion)
  5. Omnicom Group ($15.4 billion)
  6. CBS ($13.2 billion)
  7. Viacom ($12.5 billion)
  8. Liberty Interactive ($10.6 billion)
  9. News Corp ($8.3 billion)
  10. Interpublic Group Of Companies ($7.8 billion)

Media & Entertainment sector is comprised of the following industries: Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment; Media Agency Services; Publishing. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:

  • Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry includes companies that provide radio and television programming. It also includes companies that provide music and filmed entertainment.
  • Media Agency Services industry includes companies that provide advertising, public relations and marketing services. It also includes billboard providers and telemarketers.
  • Publishing industry includes newspapers, magazine, and book publishers.

With $13.2 billion revenues, CBS ranked number 5 of all the companies in the US Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry. There were a total of 38 public companies in the US Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Comcast ($80.4 billion)
  2. Walt Disney ($55.6 billion)
  3. Time Warner ($29.3 billion)
  4. Twenty-First Century Fox ($27.3 billion)
  5. CBS ($13.2 billion)
  6. Viacom ($12.5 billion)
  7. Liberty Interactive ($10.6 billion)
  8. News Corp ($8.3 billion)
  9. Discovery Communications ($6.5 billion)
  10. Liberty Media ($5.3 billion)

Companies Segmentation

To identify and analyze high/low growth or most/least profitable similar-size companies in different sectors or industries, R&P research classifies all companies into different segments based upon their revenues, revenue growth, and net profit margins.

Based upon their annual revenues, the companies are classified into one of the following four segments:

  1. Mega companies, having revenues greater than $50 billion.
  2. Very Large companies, having revenues between $10 billion and $50 billion.
  3. Large companies, having revenues between $1 billion and $10 billion.
  4. Mid-size companies, having revenues between $50 million and $1 billion.

With $13.2 billion revenues, CBS was in the Very Large companies revenue segment during 2016. There were a total of 239 companies in the Very Large companies revenue segment during 2016.

Based upon their annual revenue growth, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth greater than 50%.
  2. High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth less than -50%.

With 3.9% revenue growth year-over-year, CBS was in the Low positive revenue growth segment during 2016. There were a total of 593 companies in the Low positive revenue growth segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 1985 (nearly two-third of the total) had positive revenue growth and 1015 (nearly one-third of the total) had negative revenue growth during 2016.

Based upon their annual net profit margin, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive margin companies, having net profit margin greater than 50%.
  2. High positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative margin companies, having net profit margin less than -50%.

With a net margin of 9.6%, CBS was in the Medium positive net profit margin segment during 2016. There were a total of 1086 companies in the Medium positive net profit margin segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 2244 (nearly three-fourth of the total) had positive net profit margin and 756 (nearly one-fourth of the total) had negative net profit margin during 2016.

Company Business Summary

CBS Corporation operates as a mass media company worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Entertainment, Cable Networks, Publishing, and Local Media. The Entertainment segment distributes a schedule of news and public affairs broadcasts, and sports and entertainment programming; produces, acquires, and/or distributes programming, including series, specials, news, and public affairs; operates online content networks for information and entertainment; produces, acquires, and distributes theatrical motion pictures; and digital streaming services. The Cable Networks segment offers subscription program services, such as original series, theatrical feature films, documentaries, boxing and other sports-related programming, and special events. This segment also operates CBS Sports Network, a 24-hour cable program service that provides college sports and related content; and Smithsonian Networks, which operates a channel featuring cultural, historical, scientific, and educational programs. The Publishing segment publishes and distributes adult and children's consumer books in printed, digital, and audio formats; develops special imprints and publishes titles based on the products of the company, as well as that of third parties; and distributes products for other publishers. This segment also delivers content; and promotes its products on its Websites, social media, and general Internet sites, as well as those related to individual titles. The Local Media segment owns 30 broadcast television stations; and operates local Websites, including content from the company's television stations, and news and sports radio stations. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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Revenues Analysis

CBS (CBS) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of CBS Corp (CBS) from 2012 to 2016. CBS generated a total of $13.2 billion revenues during 2016. CBS reported a revenue growth of 3.9% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

CBS (CBS) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2002 To 2016

This report provides the last fifteen years revenues and revenue growth of CBS Corp (CBS) from 2002 to 2016. CBS generated a total of $13.2 billion revenues during 2016. CBS reported a revenue growth of 3.9% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

CBS (CBS) Revenue Growth Comparison With Industry Growth From 2012 To...

This report provides a comparison of CBS Corp (CBS) revenue growth with Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry growth during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. CBS reported a revenue growth of 3.9% year-over-year during 2016. The Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry growth was 4.6% year-over-year during 2016. CBS growth was slower than the industry during 2016.

Profit Analysis

CBS (CBS) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years net profit and net margin of CBS Corp (CBS) from 2012 to 2016. CBS reported a total net income of $1.3 billion during 2016. CBS generated a total of $13.2 billion revenues during 2016. CBS net profit margin was 9.6% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

CBS (CBS) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2002 To 2016

This report provides the last fifteen years net profit and net margin of CBS Corp (CBS) from 2002 to 2016. CBS reported a total net income of $1.3 billion during 2016. CBS generated a total of $13.2 billion revenues during 2016. CBS net profit margin was 9.6% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

CBS (CBS) Net Profit Margin Comparison With Industry From 2012 To...

This report provides a comparison of CBS Corp (CBS) net profit margin with Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry net profit margin during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. CBS reported a net profit margin of 9.6% during 2016. The Broadcasting, Cable, and Filmed Entertainment industry net profit margin was 11.6% during 2016. CBS was less profitable than the industry during 2016.

Cost & Expenses Analysis

CBS (CBS) Cost of Sales (COGS) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years cost of sales (COGS) analysis of CBS Corp (CBS) from 2012 to 2016. CBS spent a total of $8 billion on COGS during 2016. CBS generated a total of $13.2 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, CBS spent 60.4% of its total revenues on COGS during 2016. The cost of sales (COGS) numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

CBS (CBS) Research & Development (R&D) Spending Analysis 2016

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CBS (CBS) Sales, Marketing, General & Administrative (SG&A) Spending Analysis From...

This report provides the last five years sales, marketing, general & administrative (SG&A) expenses of CBS Corp (CBS) from 2012 to 2016. CBS spent a total of $2.1 billion on sales, marketing, general, and administrative (SG&A) activities during 2016. CBS generated a total of $13.2 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, CBS spent 16.1% of its total revenues on SG&A activities during 2016. The SG&A spending numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Working Capital Analysis

CBS (CBS) Inventory Spending Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years inventory spending analysis of CBS Corp (CBS) from 2012 to 2016. CBS invested a total of $3.9 billion on inventories during 2016. CBS generated a total of $13.2 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, CBS invested 29.4% of its total revenues on inventories during 2016. The inventory numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

CBS (CBS) Accounts Receivable (A/R) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Accounts Receivable (A/R) analysis of CBS Corp (CBS) from 2012 to 2016. CBS invested a total of $3.3 billion on accounts receivable during 2016. CBS generated a total of $13.2 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, CBS invested 25.2% of its total revenues on accounts receivable during 2016. The accounts receivable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

CBS (CBS) Accounts Payable (A/P) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Accounts Payable (A/P) analysis of CBS Corp (CBS) from 2012 to 2016. CBS invested a total of $148 million on accounts payable during 2016. CBS generated a total of $13.2 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, CBS invested 1.1% of its total revenues on accounts payable activities during 2016. The accounts payable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Asset Management Analysis

CBS (CBS) Property, Plant & Equipment (PP&E) Investment Analysis From 2012...

This report provides the last five years property, plant & equipment (PP&E) investment analysis of CBS Corp (CBS) from 2012 to 2016. CBS invested a total of $1.2 billion on property, plant & equipment (PP&E) activities during 2016. CBS generated a total of $13.2 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, CBS invested 9.4% of its total revenues on PP&E activities during 2016. The PP&E investment numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

CBS (CBS) Intangible Assets Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Intangible assets analysis of CBS Corp (CBS) from 2012 to 2016. CBS invested a total of $7.5 billion on Intangible assets during 2016. CBS generated a total of $13.2 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, CBS invested 56.9% of its total revenues on intangible assets during 2016. The Intangible asset numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

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