Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ: LILA) is one of 36 publicly-traded companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Liberty Latin America to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.
Volatility & Risk
Liberty Latin America has a beta of 1.6, suggesting that its stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Latin America’s peers have a beta of 0.96, suggesting that their average stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.
20.9% of Liberty Latin America 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 company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Liberty Latin America and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Liberty Latin America||2||3||1||0||1.83|
|Liberty Latin America Competitors||570||1796||1996||70||2.35|
Liberty Latin America currently has a consensus price target of $25.00, suggesting a potential upside of 20.77%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 39.18%. Given Liberty Latin America’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Liberty Latin America has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Liberty Latin America and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Liberty Latin America||$3.59 billion||N/A||-4.45|
|Liberty Latin America Competitors||$27.01 billion||$2.39 billion||-177.79|
Liberty Latin America’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Latin America. Liberty Latin America 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.
This table compares Liberty Latin America and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Liberty Latin America||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Liberty Latin America Competitors||-315.12%||-2.50%||-9.00%|
Liberty Latin America peers beat Liberty Latin America on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
Liberty Latin America Company Profile
Liberty Latin America Ltd is a telecommunications company. The Company is focused on offering communications and entertainment services that deliver to residential and business customers include video, broadband Internet, telephony and mobile services. The Company offers a triple play of bundled services of digital video, Internet and telephony in one subscription. The Company’s business products and services include enterprise-grade connectivity, data center, hosting and managed solutions, as well as information technology (IT) solutions. It also operates an extensive sub-sea and terrestrial fiber optic cable network that connects.
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