Critical Contrast: Liberty Global plc – Class A (LILA) & Its Competitors

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

Risk and Volatility

Liberty Global plc – Class A has a beta of 1.6, indicating that its share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Global plc – Class A’s rivals have a beta of 1.00, indicating that their average share price is 0% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Liberty Global plc – Class A and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Global plc – Class A 2 3 2 0 2.00
Liberty Global plc – Class A Competitors 557 1784 1979 68 2.36

Liberty Global plc – Class A presently has a consensus price target of $27.67, suggesting a potential upside of 26.85%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 39.81%. Given Liberty Global plc – Class A’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Liberty Global plc – Class A has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

20.9% of Liberty Global plc – Class A shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.2% 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 insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Global plc – Class A N/A N/A -9.16
Liberty Global plc – Class A Competitors $26.91 billion $2.29 billion -170.96

Liberty Global plc – Class A’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Global plc – Class A. Liberty Global plc – Class A is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Global plc – Class A N/A N/A N/A
Liberty Global plc – Class A Competitors -323.98% -3.16% -9.73%

Summary

Liberty Global plc – Class A rivals beat Liberty Global plc – Class A on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

Liberty Global plc – Class A 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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