Financial Survey: Liberty Media Corporation (LSXMA) versus Its Peers

Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ: LSXMA) is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Broadcasting” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Liberty Media Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Liberty Media Corporation has a beta of 2.57, meaning that its share price is 157% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Media Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.51, meaning that their average share price is 51% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Media Corporation and its competitors’ 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 Competitors -22.39% 12.83% 1.99%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

24.7% of Liberty Media Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.8% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.3% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Liberty Media Corporation and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Media Corporation $5.22 billion $1.77 billion 32.24
Liberty Media Corporation Competitors $10.65 billion $3.19 billion 18.87

Liberty Media Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Media Corporation. Liberty Media Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Liberty Media Corporation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Media Corporation 0 3 5 0 2.63
Liberty Media Corporation Competitors 193 961 2155 44 2.61

Liberty Media Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $48.50, suggesting a potential upside of 10.60%. As a group, “Broadcasting” companies have a potential upside of 24.38%. Given Liberty Media Corporation’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Liberty Media Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Liberty Media Corporation competitors beat Liberty Media Corporation on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Liberty Media Corporation Company Profile

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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