| ViacomCBS is a mass media company, which operates those 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 coverage of CBS's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of CBS shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like CBS versus peers —
is critical for investors. 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.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching CBS by allowing them to research CBS shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.