Contrasting Liberty Media (LSXMK) and KPN (KKPNF)

Liberty Media (NASDAQ: LSXMK) and KPN (OTCMKTS:KKPNF) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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79.8% of Liberty Media shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Liberty Media has a beta of 1.88, meaning that its stock price is 88% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, KPN has a beta of 0.84, meaning that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Liberty Media and KPN’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Media $5.43 billion 1.68 $740.18 million $3.31 12.34
KPN $7.53 billion 1.62 $877.53 million $0.08 36.25

KPN has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Media. Liberty Media is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than KPN, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Media and KPN’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Media N/A N/A N/A
KPN N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Liberty Media and KPN, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Media 0 1 0 0 2.00
KPN 0 0 0 0 N/A

Liberty Media currently has a consensus price target of $45.00, indicating a potential upside of 10.19%. Given Liberty Media’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Liberty Media is more favorable than KPN.

Summary

Liberty Media beats KPN on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Liberty Media

Liberty Media Corp. engages in the operation and ownership of various media, communications, and entertainment businesses. Its businesses are attributed to three tracking stock groups: the Liberty SiriusXM Group, the Braves Group, and the Formula One Group. It provides equipment and technology that deliver location-based services to wireless users. The company was founded on January 11, 2013 and is headquartered in Englewood, CO.

About KPN

Koninklijke KPN N.V. provides telecommunications, and information and communication technology (ICT) services in the Netherlands, the Americas, and internationally. It offers fixed and mobile telephony, broadband Internet, and television services to retail consumers; and network related ICT solutions to business customers, as well as operates an IP-based infrastructure for international wholesale customers. The company also provides services in the areas of communication, information, entertainment, and commercial sectors; and a range of end-to-end solutions in infrastructure, workspace management, cloud, security, data network, and data center services for small, medium-sized, and large enterprises. In addition, it offers connectivity solutions to fixed and mobile wholesale partners; and voice termination and data services for fixed and mobile operators, as well as voice-over-broadband. Koninklijke KPN N.V. was founded in 1852 and is based in The Hague, the Netherlands.

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