Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ: LSXMK) and Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ:BATRK) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, profitabiliy and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

77.9% of Liberty Media Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.4% of Liberty Media Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Liberty Media Corporation and Liberty Media Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Media Corporation 0 1 1 0 2.50
Liberty Media Corporation 1 0 0 0 1.00

Liberty Media Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $39.00, suggesting a potential downside of 10.94%. Liberty Media Corporation has a consensus target price of $22.00, suggesting a potential downside of 11.58%. Given Liberty Media Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Liberty Media Corporation is more favorable than Liberty Media Corporation.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Media Corporation N/A N/A N/A
Liberty Media Corporation N/A N/A N/A

Volatility and Risk

Liberty Media Corporation has a beta of 2.52, meaning that its share price is 152% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Media Corporation has a beta of 2.41, meaning that its share price is 141% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Liberty Media Corporation and Liberty Media Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Media Corporation $5.11 billion 2.88 $1.71 billion $1.24 35.31
Liberty Media Corporation $263.00 million 4.68 -$22.00 million ($2.16) -11.52

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

Summary

Liberty Media Corporation beats Liberty Media Corporation on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

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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