Liberty Media (NASDAQ:LSXMK) vs. The Competition Head-To-Head Survey

Liberty Media (NASDAQ: LSXMK) is one of 73 public companies in the “Telephone communication, except radio” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Liberty Media to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Risk and Volatility

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Liberty Media has a beta of 1.88, meaning that its share price is 88% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Media’s competitors have a beta of 0.59, meaning that their average share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Liberty Media and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Media 0 1 0 0 2.00
Liberty Media Competitors 603 1852 1935 97 2.34

Liberty Media currently has a consensus price target of $45.00, suggesting a potential upside of 10.19%. As a group, “Telephone communication, except radio” companies have a potential upside of 72.16%. Given Liberty Media’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Liberty Media has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Liberty Media and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Media $5.43 billion N/A 12.34
Liberty Media Competitors $17.39 billion $2.01 billion 17.98

Liberty Media’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Media. Liberty Media is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Media and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Media N/A N/A N/A
Liberty Media Competitors -12.86% -11.71% -1.52%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

79.8% of Liberty Media shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.1% of shares of all “Telephone communication, except radio” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.3% of shares of all “Telephone communication, except radio” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Liberty Media competitors beat Liberty Media on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Liberty Media

Liberty Media Corp. engages in the operation and ownership of various media, communications, and entertainment businesses. Its businesses are attributed to three tracking stock groups: the Liberty SiriusXM Group, the Braves Group, and the Formula One Group. It provides equipment and technology that deliver location-based services to wireless users. The company was founded on January 11, 2013 and is headquartered in Englewood, CO.

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