Comparing GCI Liberty (GLIBA) and Its Rivals

GCI Liberty (NASDAQ: GLIBA) is one of 98 publicly-traded companies in the “Telecom Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare GCI Liberty to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.0% of GCI Liberty shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.2% of shares of all “Telecom Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.0% of GCI Liberty shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.6% of shares of all “Telecom Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares GCI Liberty and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GCI Liberty -118.05% -4.71% -2.43%
GCI Liberty Competitors -47.68% 6.18% 1.93%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for GCI Liberty and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GCI Liberty 0 1 3 0 2.75
GCI Liberty Competitors 702 2679 3972 163 2.48

GCI Liberty presently has a consensus price target of $63.25, suggesting a potential upside of 12.54%. As a group, “Telecom Services” companies have a potential upside of 16.84%. Given GCI Liberty’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe GCI Liberty has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares GCI Liberty and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
GCI Liberty $739.76 million -$873.30 million -35.57
GCI Liberty Competitors $51.66 billion $2.31 billion 19.83

GCI Liberty’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than GCI Liberty. GCI Liberty is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

GCI Liberty peers beat GCI Liberty on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About GCI Liberty

GCI Liberty, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides various communication services in the United States. The company offers data, wireless, video, voice, and managed services to residential customers, businesses, governmental entities, and educational and medical institutions. It also operates a digital invitation platform that provides custom display advertising, native advertising content, custom video, and brand partnership services. The company is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

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