Liberty Global plc – Class C (LILAK) versus Its Competitors Critical Review

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Liberty Global plc – Class C and its peers, as reported 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 549 1734 1927 65 2.35

Liberty Global plc – Class C currently has a consensus price target of $26.50, suggesting a potential upside of 27.04%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 26.33%. Given Liberty Global plc – Class C’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Liberty Global plc – Class C is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Global plc – Class C N/A N/A -7.37
Liberty Global plc – Class C Competitors $27.09 billion $1.51 billion -184.34

Liberty Global plc – Class C’s peers 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 peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Global plc – Class C and its peers’ 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 -327.83% -3.30% -9.79%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

52.7% 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, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Liberty Global plc – Class C beats its peers on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About Liberty Global plc – Class C

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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