ITV PLC/ADR (ITVPY) and Liberty Latin America Ltd Class A (LILA) Critical Analysis

Liberty Latin America Ltd Class A (NASDAQ: LILA) and ITV PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:ITVPY) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Dividends

ITV PLC/ADR pays an annual dividend of $1.31 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.1%. Liberty Latin America Ltd Class A does not pay a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Liberty Latin America Ltd Class A has a beta of 1.63, suggesting that its stock price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ITV PLC/ADR has a beta of 1.15, suggesting that its stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Liberty Latin America Ltd Class A and ITV PLC/ADR, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Latin America Ltd Class A 1 4 1 0 2.00
ITV PLC/ADR 1 1 0 0 1.50

Liberty Latin America Ltd Class A currently has a consensus price target of $24.75, suggesting a potential upside of 33.50%. Given Liberty Latin America Ltd Class A’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Liberty Latin America Ltd Class A is more favorable than ITV PLC/ADR.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Liberty Latin America Ltd Class A and ITV PLC/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Latin America Ltd Class A $3.59 billion 0.88 -$70.21 million ($0.41) -45.22
ITV PLC/ADR $4.04 billion 2.15 $527.11 million N/A N/A

ITV PLC/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Latin America Ltd Class A.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

21.5% of Liberty Latin America Ltd Class A shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of ITV PLC/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. 8.4% of Liberty Latin America Ltd Class A shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Latin America Ltd Class A and ITV PLC/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Latin America Ltd Class A N/A N/A N/A
ITV PLC/ADR N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Liberty Latin America Ltd Class A beats ITV PLC/ADR on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Liberty Latin America Ltd Class A Company Profile

Liberty Latin America Ltd. provides various telecommunications services. Its services primarily include video, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephony, and mobile services. The company offers communications and entertainment services to residential and business customers; and business products and services that include enterprise-grade connectivity, data center, hosting, and managed solutions, as well as information technology solutions for small and medium enterprises, international companies, and governmental agencies. It also operates a sub-sea and terrestrial fiber optic cable network that connects approximately 40 markets. The company provides its services in 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the brands of C&W, BTC, Flow, Móvil, VTR, and Liberty. Liberty Latin America Ltd. was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

ITV PLC/ADR Company Profile

ITV plc, an integrated producer broadcaster, creates, owns, and distributes content on various platforms worldwide. It operates through Broadcast & Online, and ITV Studios segments. The Broadcast & Online segment broadcasts various contents on its family of free-to-air channels, including ITV, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, ITVBe, ITV Encore, CITV, ITV Breakfast, CITV Breakfast, and various related +1 and HD equivalents; and offers television advertising services. It also delivers content through linear television broadcasting; ITV Hub, an over-the-top service on 29 platforms, including itv.com Website; and pay providers, such as Virgin and Sky, as well as through direct content deals with services comprising Amazon, Apple, and Netflix. In addition, this segment offers online advertising, HD digital channel on pay platform, and ITV Choice subscription services, as well as licenses DTT Multiplex A. The ITV Studios segment creates and produces programs and formats that include drama, entertainment, and factual entertainment for its own channels and other broadcasters, such as the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, and Sky. It also operates as an unscripted independent producer of content in the United States; and produces content for local broadcasters in Australia, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and the Nordics. In addition, this segment's distribution business licenses finished programs and formats, and third-party content internationally, as well as finances productions. The company also engages in the development of platform, broadband, transactional, and mobile services; operation of Freeview Multiplex A; rights ownership and distribution of television programs and films; and scheduling and commissioning of television programs. ITV plc was founded in 1955 is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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