Analyzing Liberty Global plc – Class C (LILAK) and The Competition

Liberty Global plc – Class C (NASDAQ: LILAK) 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 C to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Insider & Institutional 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 endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets 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 554 1748 1937 66 2.35

Liberty Global plc – Class C currently has a consensus target price of $26.50, suggesting a potential upside of 13.64%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 25.71%. Given Liberty Global plc – Class C’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable 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 -327.40% -3.24% -9.73%

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 -9.80
Liberty Global plc – Class C Competitors $27.11 billion $1.51 billion -185.42

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.

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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