Contrasting Liberty Global plc – Class C (LILAK) & Its Peers

Liberty Global plc – Class C (NASDAQ: LILAK) is one of 33 public companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Liberty Global plc – Class C to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

51.4% of Liberty Global plc – Class C shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.9% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.3% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Liberty Global plc – Class C has a beta of 1.6, indicating that its share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Global plc – Class C’s peers have a beta of 0.86, indicating that their average share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Liberty Global plc – Class C and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Global plc – Class C 0 2 1 0 2.33
Liberty Global plc – Class C Competitors 485 1580 1838 60 2.37

Liberty Global plc – Class C currently has a consensus price target of $26.50, suggesting a potential upside of 19.42%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 36.16%. Given Liberty Global plc – Class C’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Liberty Global plc – Class C has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Global plc – Class C and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Global plc – Class C N/A N/A N/A
Liberty Global plc – Class C Competitors -345.39% 2.00% -2.17%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Liberty Global plc – Class C and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Global plc – Class C N/A N/A -9.32
Liberty Global plc – Class C Competitors $26.60 billion $2.47 billion -197.24

Liberty Global plc – Class C’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Global plc – Class C. Liberty Global plc – Class C is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Liberty Global plc – Class C peers beat Liberty Global plc – Class C on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Liberty Global plc – Class C

LiLAC Group provides various broadband services over cable distribution systems, and mobile services in Chile and Puerto Rico. It offers triple-play services consisting of video, broadband Internet, and fixed-line telephony services in 34 communities within Santiago; and 42 communities outside Santiago, including Iquique, Antofagasta, Concepción, Viña del Mar, Valparaiso, and Rancagua, as well as smaller cities across Chile. The company also carries domestic Chilean cable programming, which includes local events, such as football (soccer) matches and regional content; and provides a range of digital video services and video on demand services, including catch-up television. In addition, it offers digital broadband services in the San Juan metropolitan area and other municipalities in Puerto Rico; and video services, including digital programming and video on demand services. LiLAC Group is based in London, the United Kingdom. LiLAC Group is a subsidiary of Liberty Global plc.

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