| CBS is a mass media company, which operates the following segments: Entertainment, which is consists of the CBS Television Network, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group, Network 10, CBS Interactive, CBS Sports Network, and CBS Films as well as Co.'s digital streaming services CBS All Access and CBSN; Cable Networks, which consists of Showtime Networks and its digital subscription streaming offering, and Smithsonian Networks; Publishing, which consists of Simon & Schuster's consumer book publishing business with imprints such as Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books, Scribner and Atria Books; and Local Media, which consists of CBS Television Stations and CBS Local Digital Media. We show 40 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our CBS shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute CBS market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing CBS market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing CBS's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of CBS versus a peer is one thing; comparing
CBS market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like CBS can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching CBS by allowing them to research the CBS market cap history.