Contrasting Liberty Media (FWONK) & Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One (FWONA)

Liberty Media (NASDAQ: FWONK) and Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One (NASDAQ:FWONA) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

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Liberty Media has a beta of 1.48, meaning that its stock price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One has a beta of 1.44, meaning that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Liberty Media and Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Media $1.78 billion 3.91 $255.00 million $1.21 24.95
Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One $1.78 billion 3.74 $1.35 billion $1.21 23.89

Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Liberty Media, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.2% of Liberty Media shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.1% of Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.3% of Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Media and Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Media 14.30% N/A N/A
Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One 14.30% 1.19% 0.61%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Liberty Media and Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Media 0 2 3 0 2.60
Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One 0 3 6 0 2.67

Liberty Media currently has a consensus price target of $42.40, indicating a potential upside of 40.44%. Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One has a consensus price target of $41.57, indicating a potential upside of 43.80%. Given Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One is more favorable than Liberty Media.

Summary

Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One beats Liberty Media on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Liberty Media

Formula One Group, through its subsidiaries, engages in the media and entertainment businesses in North America. Formula One Group was formerly known as The Liberty Media Group. The company is based in Englewood, Colorado. Formula One Group is a former subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

About Liberty Media Co. – Series A Liberty Formula One

Liberty Media Corporation (Liberty) owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies, which are engaged in the media and entertainment industries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company principally operates in North America. Its principal businesses and assets include its consolidated subsidiaries Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRIUS XM) and the Braves Holdings, LLC (Braves Holdings), and its equity affiliate Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (Live Nation). The Company operates through two segments: SIRIUS X, and corporate and other. SIRIUS XM transmits its 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 its approximately two satellite radio systems. SIRIUS XM has approximately 29.6 million subscribers. Its corporate and other segment includes its consolidated subsidiary, Braves Holdings.

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