LICT (OTCMKTS:LICT) and Liberty Braves Group Series B (OTCMKTS:BATRB) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for LICT and Liberty Braves Group Series B, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Liberty Braves Group Series B||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
1.4% of LICT shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Liberty Braves Group Series B shares are held by institutional investors. 26.1% of LICT shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares LICT and Liberty Braves Group Series B’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|LICT||$115.82 million||3.02||$25.59 million||N/A||N/A|
|Liberty Braves Group Series B||$442.00 million||0.07||$5.00 million||N/A||N/A|
LICT has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Liberty Braves Group Series B.
Risk & Volatility
LICT has a beta of 0.23, meaning that its stock price is 77% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Braves Group Series B has a beta of 0.76, meaning that its stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares LICT and Liberty Braves Group Series B’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Liberty Braves Group Series B||-3.16%||-0.07%||-0.03%|
LICT beats Liberty Braves Group Series B on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
LICT Company Profile
LICT Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides broadband and voice services to residential, commercial, and governmental customers. The company offers high speed broadband services, including Internet access through copper-based digital subscriber lines (DSL), fiber optic facilities, fixed wireless, and cable modems; video services through traditional cable television services and Internet protocol television services; voice over Internet protocol; wireless communications; and other related telecommunications services. It operates in California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Wisconsin. As of December 31, 2017, it had a total of 33,661 voice lines, including access and competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC); 4,358 miles of fiber optic cable; 11,702 miles of copper cable; and 605 miles of coaxial cable. The company was formerly known as Lynch Interactive Corporation and changed its name to LICT Corporation in March 2007. LICT Corporation was incorporated in 1996 and is based in Rye, New York.
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.
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