Head to Head Review: Liberty Global plc – Class C (LILAK) versus Its Peers

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

52.7% of Liberty Global plc – Class C shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.2% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

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 -328.26% -3.88% -10.12%

Risk & Volatility

Liberty Global plc – Class C has a beta of 1.44, suggesting that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Global plc – Class C’s peers have a beta of 0.86, suggesting that their average stock price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

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

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 1739 1930 66 2.35

Liberty Global plc – Class C presently has a consensus target price of $26.50, indicating a potential upside of 26.25%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 26.77%. Given Liberty Global plc – Class C’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Liberty Global plc – Class C has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Global plc – Class C N/A N/A -8.82
Liberty Global plc – Class C Competitors $27.09 billion $1.51 billion -200.51

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.

Liberty Global plc – Class C 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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