CBS Dividend yield

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
   USD per share 
 Price  43.72
 Dividend  0.72
 Earnings  2.11
 Cash-flow  2.39
 Book value  5.33
 Equity  7.62

CBS is part of Media business, which is part of Consumer Services industry. CBS is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

CBS paid a total dividend of 243 million USD last year, for a market value of 14,734 millions (Market Cap 14,174 millions). Dividend per share of CBS is 0.72 USD, and his stock market price 43.72 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, CBS has a dividend yield of 1.65%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Consumer Services industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare CBS dividend yield with other Media companies or firms from USA.

Dividend yield of CBS

CBS Dividend Payout

About the ability of CBS to maintain his current dividend of USD 0.72 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.65%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). CBS payout on ernings is currently 34.12%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Consumer Services industry, which are 40.41% and 35.56% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that CBScan maintain his current dividend.

The payout on earnings should be complemented with the payout on cash flow since it is this last amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of CBS is USD 2.39 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 0.72, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of CBS, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Consumer Services industry and Media sector companies.

CBS payout

CBS Stock performance

Finally, last moth CBS showed a return of -19.30% compared to a worldwide -5.60% average, and a -6.42% of Consumer Services firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -25.90% versus a worldwide performance of a -11.41%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and Media firms.

CBS stock and market return

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