Analyzing Grupo Televisa (TV) & Liberty Media Corporation (LSXMA)

Grupo Televisa (NYSE: TV) and Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ:LSXMA) are both large-cap broadcasting – nec companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Grupo Televisa and Liberty Media Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Grupo Televisa 0 3 1 0 2.25
Liberty Media Corporation 0 3 4 0 2.57

Grupo Televisa presently has a consensus target price of $27.00, indicating a potential upside of 44.54%. Liberty Media Corporation has a consensus target price of $50.80, indicating a potential upside of 23.24%. Given Grupo Televisa’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Grupo Televisa is more favorable than Liberty Media Corporation.

Dividends

Grupo Televisa pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Liberty Media Corporation does not pay a dividend. Grupo Televisa pays out 19.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

58.3% of Grupo Televisa shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 24.5% of Liberty Media Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Grupo Televisa and Liberty Media Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Grupo Televisa $5.17 billion 2.07 $199.46 million $0.41 45.56
Liberty Media Corporation $5.01 billion 2.76 $463.69 million $1.38 29.87

Liberty Media Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Grupo Televisa. Liberty Media Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Grupo Televisa, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Grupo Televisa and Liberty Media Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Grupo Televisa 4.85% 5.16% 1.73%
Liberty Media Corporation N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Grupo Televisa beats Liberty Media Corporation on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Grupo Televisa

Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. is a media company in the international entertainment business. The Company operates in four business segments: Content, Sky, Telecommunications, and Other Businesses. It operates four broadcast channels in Mexico City and has affiliated stations throughout the country. It produces pay-television channels with national and international feeds, throughout Latin America, the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. It exports its programs and formats to television networks around the world. It is also a Spanish-language magazine publisher. Its pay-television channels include three music, six movie, seven variety and entertainment channels and two sports channels. Its programs include telenovelas, newscasts, situation comedies, game shows, reality shows, children’s programs, comedy and variety programs, musical and cultural events, movies and educational programming. Its programming also includes broadcasts of special events and sports events in Mexico.

About Liberty Media Corporation

Liberty Media Corporation owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies, which are engaged in the media and entertainment industries. The Company’s principal businesses and assets include its consolidated subsidiaries Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRIUS XM) and Braves Holdings, LLC (Braves Holdings), and its equity affiliate Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (Live Nation). The Company’s segments are SIRIUS XM, and Corporate and other. SIRIUS XM provides a subscription-based satellite radio service. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company principally operates in North America. The Company also owns a portfolio of minority equity investments in publicly traded media companies, including Time Warner, Inc. and Viacom, Inc. SIRIUS XM transmits music, sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic and weather channels, as well as infotainment services, in the United States on a subscription fee basis through two satellite radio systems.

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