Comparing Liberty Braves Group Series B (OTCMKTS:BATRB) & Consolidated Communications (OTCMKTS:CNSL)

Liberty Braves Group Series B (OTCMKTS:BATRB) and Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ:CNSL) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Braves Group Series B and Consolidated Communications’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Braves Group Series B 3.03% 0.06% 0.03%
Consolidated Communications -3.19% -5.29% -0.61%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of Liberty Braves Group Series B shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.0% of Consolidated Communications shares are held by institutional investors. 3.1% of Consolidated Communications shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Liberty Braves Group Series B and Consolidated Communications’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Braves Group Series B $442.00 million 0.07 $5.00 million N/A N/A
Consolidated Communications $1.40 billion 0.19 -$50.83 million ($0.42) -8.60

Liberty Braves Group Series B has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Consolidated Communications.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Liberty Braves Group Series B and Consolidated Communications, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Braves Group Series B 0 0 0 0 N/A
Consolidated Communications 1 1 1 0 2.00

Consolidated Communications has a consensus price target of $6.00, indicating a potential upside of 66.20%. Given Consolidated Communications’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Consolidated Communications is more favorable than Liberty Braves Group Series B.

Risk and Volatility

Liberty Braves Group Series B has a beta of 0.76, suggesting that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Consolidated Communications has a beta of 1.21, suggesting that its share price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Consolidated Communications beats Liberty Braves Group Series B on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Liberty Braves Group Series B Company Profile

The Liberty Braves Group, through its subsidiary, Braves Holdings, LLC, owns the Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball Club, stadium, and mixed use development project. The company is based in Englewood, Colorado. The Liberty Braves Group is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

Consolidated Communications Company Profile

Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications services to business and residential customers in the United States. It offers high-speed broadband Internet access and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) phone services to small, medium, and large business customers; commercial data connectivity services in select markets, including a portfolio of Ethernet services, software defined wide area network, multi-protocol label switching, and private line services; and wholesale services to regional and national interexchange and wireless carriers, including cellular backhaul, dark fiber, and other fiber transport solutions. The company also provides voice services that include local phone and long-distance service packages for business customers; and sells business equipment and provides related hardware and maintenance support, video, and other miscellaneous services, as well as rents customer premises equipment. In addition, it offers video services, which consist of high-definition television, digital video recorders (DVR), and/or a whole home DVR; other in-demand streaming content; and network access services, including interstate and intrastate switched access, network special access, and end user access. Further, the company engages in telephone directory publishing, video advertising, billing and support services, and other miscellaneous activities. As of December 31, 2018, it had approximately 902 thousand voice connections, 779 thousand data connections, and 93 thousand video connections. The company serves customers in consumer, commercial, and carrier channels. Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Mattoon, Illinois.

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