Liberty Sirius XM Group (NASDAQ: LSXMA) and Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and risk.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
26.5% of Liberty Sirius XM Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.9% of Vodafone Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Vodafone Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Liberty Sirius XM Group and Vodafone Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Liberty Sirius XM Group||N/A||N/A||N/A|
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Liberty Sirius XM Group and Vodafone Group, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Liberty Sirius XM Group||0||0||10||0||3.00|
Liberty Sirius XM Group presently has a consensus price target of $54.89, suggesting a potential upside of 34.63%. Vodafone Group has a consensus price target of $31.96, suggesting a potential upside of 16.58%. Given Liberty Sirius XM Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Liberty Sirius XM Group is more favorable than Vodafone Group.
Risk and Volatility
Liberty Sirius XM Group has a beta of 2.14, meaning that its share price is 114% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vodafone Group has a beta of 0.89, meaning that its share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Vodafone Group pays an annual dividend of $1.73 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.3%. Liberty Sirius XM Group does not pay a dividend.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Liberty Sirius XM Group and Vodafone Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Liberty Sirius XM Group||$5.43 billion||2.53||$1.11 billion||$3.31||12.32|
|Vodafone Group||$52.29 billion||1.40||-$6.91 billion||N/A||N/A|
Liberty Sirius XM Group has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Vodafone Group.
Liberty Sirius XM Group beats Vodafone Group on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Liberty Sirius XM Group
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.
About Vodafone Group
Vodafone Group Plc (Vodafone) is a telecommunications company. The Company’s business is organized into two geographic regions: Europe, and Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific (AMAP). Its segments include Europe and AMAP. Its Europe segment includes geographic regions, such as Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain and Other Europe. The Other Europe includes the Netherlands, Portugal, Greece, Hungary and Romania, among others. Its AMAP segment includes India, South Africa, Tanzania, Mozambique, Lesotho, Africa, Turkey, Australia, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, New Zealand and Qatar, among others. The Company provides a range of services, including voice, messaging and data across mobile and fixed networks. The Company acquires spectrum and licenses to use radio frequencies that deliver mobile services. Its fixed capabilities include cable, fiber and copper networks to enable television, broadband and voice services.
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