Head-To-Head Comparison: Liberty Broadband (LBRDK) & Its Peers

Liberty Broadband (NASDAQ: LBRDK) is one of 32 public companies in the “Cable & other pay television services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Liberty Broadband to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Liberty Broadband and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Broadband 0 1 0 0 2.00
Liberty Broadband Competitors 295 1479 2279 75 2.52

Liberty Broadband presently has a consensus target price of $95.00, suggesting a potential upside of 13.96%. As a group, “Cable & other pay television services” companies have a potential upside of 22.10%. Given Liberty Broadband’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Liberty Broadband has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Broadband and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Broadband 15,532.30% 22.65% 20.03%
Liberty Broadband Competitors 1,300.24% 29.22% 4.79%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

54.6% of Liberty Broadband shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.2% of shares of all “Cable & other pay television services” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.8% of Liberty Broadband shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.4% of shares of all “Cable & other pay television services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Liberty Broadband has a beta of 1.39, suggesting that its share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Broadband’s peers have a beta of 1.22, suggesting that their average share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Liberty Broadband and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Broadband $13.09 million $2.03 billion 13.89
Liberty Broadband Competitors $12.86 billion $1.94 billion 57.05

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

Summary

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

About Liberty Broadband

Liberty Broadband Corp. operates as a holding company, which engages in cable services and wireless telecommunications businesses. It operates through its subsidiaries, Charter Communications, Inc and TruePosition, Inc. The company was founded on November 4, 2014 is headquartered on Englewood, CO.

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