Liberty Media (LSXMK) versus The Competition Critical Analysis

Liberty Media (NASDAQ: LSXMK) is one of 73 public companies in the “Telephone communication, except radio” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Liberty Media to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability and valuation.

Profitability

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This table compares Liberty Media and its competitors’ 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
Liberty Media Competitors -12.39% -11.08% -0.96%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

79.8% of Liberty Media shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.9% of shares of all “Telephone communication, except radio” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.3% of shares of all “Telephone communication, except radio” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Liberty Media has a beta of 1.86, suggesting that its share price is 86% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Media’s competitors have a beta of 0.59, suggesting that their average share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Liberty Media and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Media $5.43 billion N/A 12.35
Liberty Media Competitors $17.39 billion $2.01 billion 18.00

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Liberty Media and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Media 0 1 0 0 2.00
Liberty Media Competitors 603 1852 1935 97 2.34

Liberty Media presently has a consensus price target of $45.00, suggesting a potential upside of 10.11%. As a group, “Telephone communication, except radio” companies have a potential upside of 71.89%. Given Liberty Media’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Liberty Media has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Liberty Media competitors beat Liberty Media on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

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.

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