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

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

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Media $1.78 billion $1.35 billion 24.12
Liberty Media Competitors $3.96 billion $355.86 million 17.56

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Liberty Media and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Media 0 3 6 0 2.67
Liberty Media Competitors 119 453 905 29 2.56

Liberty Media presently has a consensus target price of $41.57, suggesting a potential upside of 42.47%. As a group, “Television broadcasting stations” companies have a potential upside of 41.12%. Given Liberty Media’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Liberty Media is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

Liberty Media has a beta of 1.44, indicating that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Media’s competitors have a beta of 1.34, indicating that their average stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

10.1% of Liberty Media shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.7% of shares of all “Television broadcasting stations” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.7% of Liberty Media shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.9% of shares of all “Television broadcasting stations” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


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 14.30% 1.19% 0.61%
Liberty Media Competitors 13.95% 15.97% 4.85%


Liberty Media beats its competitors on 7 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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