Reviewing Liberty Media (FWONK) and Its Competitors

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

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Media $1.78 billion $255.00 million 25.17
Liberty Media Competitors $3.96 billion $355.86 million 17.83

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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

86.2% of Liberty Media shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.4% of shares of all “Television broadcasting stations” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.3% of shares of all “Television broadcasting stations” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

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

Profitability

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% 15.97% 4.85%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Liberty Media and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Media 0 2 3 0 2.60
Liberty Media Competitors 118 453 905 29 2.56

Liberty Media currently has a consensus target price of $41.40, suggesting a potential upside of 35.96%. As a group, “Television broadcasting stations” companies have a potential upside of 36.74%. Given Liberty Media’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Liberty Media has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Liberty Media peers beat Liberty Media on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Liberty Media Company Profile

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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