Analyzing Liberty Global plc – Class C (LILAK) & The Competition

Liberty Global plc – Class C (NASDAQ: LILAK) is one of 35 public companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Liberty Global plc – Class C to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Global plc – Class C and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Global plc – Class C N/A N/A N/A
Liberty Global plc – Class C Competitors -330.11% 1.88% -2.09%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Liberty Global plc – Class C and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Global plc – Class C N/A N/A -9.66
Liberty Global plc – Class C Competitors $26.91 billion $2.30 billion -175.52

Liberty Global plc – Class C’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Global plc – Class C. Liberty Global plc – Class C 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

51.4% of Liberty Global plc – Class C shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.1% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Liberty Global plc – Class C has a beta of 1.6, meaning that its stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Global plc – Class C’s competitors have a beta of 0.88, meaning that their average stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Liberty Global plc – Class C and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Global plc – Class C 0 2 1 0 2.33
Liberty Global plc – Class C Competitors 566 1785 1987 70 2.35

Liberty Global plc – Class C currently has a consensus target price of $26.50, suggesting a potential upside of 15.27%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 34.44%. Given Liberty Global plc – Class C’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Liberty Global plc – Class C has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Liberty Global plc – Class C competitors beat Liberty Global plc – Class C on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Liberty Global plc – Class C Company Profile

LiLAC Group provides various broadband services over cable distribution systems, and mobile services in Chile and Puerto Rico. It offers triple-play services consisting of video, broadband Internet, and fixed-line telephony services in 34 communities within Santiago; and 42 communities outside Santiago, including Iquique, Antofagasta, Concepción, Viña del Mar, Valparaiso, and Rancagua, as well as smaller cities across Chile. The company also carries domestic Chilean cable programming, which includes local events, such as football (soccer) matches and regional content; and provides a range of digital video services and video on demand services, including catch-up television. In addition, it offers digital broadband services in the San Juan metropolitan area and other municipalities in Puerto Rico; and video services, including digital programming and video on demand services. LiLAC Group is based in London, the United Kingdom. LiLAC Group is a subsidiary of Liberty Global plc.

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