Head-To-Head Comparison: Liberty Global plc – Class C (LILAK) & Its Rivals

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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Liberty Global plc – Class C and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Global plc – Class C N/A N/A -7.42
Liberty Global plc – Class C Competitors $27.09 billion $1.51 billion -200.41

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

Insider and Institutional 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 insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Liberty Global plc – Class C and its rivals, as provided 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 1738 1930 66 2.35

Liberty Global plc – Class C currently has a consensus target price of $26.50, suggesting a potential upside of 26.25%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 26.79%. Given Liberty Global plc – Class C’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Liberty Global plc – Class C has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Global plc – Class C and its rivals’ 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 -329.01% -5.26% -10.61%

Summary

Liberty Global plc – Class C rivals beat Liberty Global plc – Class C 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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