Head-To-Head Analysis: Liberty Media (FWONK) & Its Rivals

Liberty Media (NASDAQ: FWONK) is one of 21 public companies in the “Television broadcasting stations” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Liberty Media to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

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Liberty Media has a beta of 1.48, meaning that its stock price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Media’s peers have a beta of 1.34, meaning that their average stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Media $1.78 billion $255.00 million 24.60
Liberty Media Competitors $3.96 billion $355.86 million 18.00

Liberty Media’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Media. Liberty Media 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.2% of Liberty Media shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.1% of shares of all “Television broadcasting stations” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.4% of shares of all “Television broadcasting stations” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Liberty Media and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Media 0 2 3 0 2.60
Liberty Media Competitors 119 449 904 29 2.56

Liberty Media currently has a consensus target price of $42.40, suggesting a potential upside of 42.47%. As a group, “Television broadcasting stations” companies have a potential upside of 38.53%. Given Liberty Media’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Liberty Media is more favorable than its peers.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Media 14.30% N/A N/A
Liberty Media Competitors 13.95% 16.42% 4.96%


Liberty Media peers beat Liberty Media on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Liberty Media

Formula One Group, through its subsidiaries, engages in the media and entertainment businesses in North America. Formula One Group was formerly known as The Liberty Media Group. The company is based in Englewood, Colorado. Formula One Group is a former subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

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