RR Media (NASDAQ: RRM) and Liberty Global plc – Class A (NASDAQ:LILA) are both telecommunications services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

20.9% of Liberty Global plc – Class A shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares RR Media and Liberty Global plc – Class A’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RR Media 3.49% 5.83% 3.07%
Liberty Global plc – Class A N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares RR Media and Liberty Global plc – Class A’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
RR Media N/A N/A N/A $0.46 N/A
Liberty Global plc – Class A N/A N/A N/A ($2.83) -7.84

Liberty Global plc – Class A is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than RR Media, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

RR Media pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share. Liberty Global plc – Class A does not pay a dividend. RR Media pays out 60.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for RR Media and Liberty Global plc – Class A, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RR Media 0 0 0 0 N/A
Liberty Global plc – Class A 2 3 2 0 2.00

Liberty Global plc – Class A has a consensus price target of $27.67, suggesting a potential upside of 24.74%.

Summary

RR Media beats Liberty Global plc – Class A on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

RR Media Company Profile

MX1 Ltd, formerly RR Media Ltd, is an Israel-based global media services provider. It is a media globalize company that works with media businesses to transform content into a viewer experience for a global audience. MX1 Ltd offers a range of content management, delivery and digital media services. It distributes more than 1000 television (TV) channels, manages the play out of more than 400 channels and delivers syndicated content to more than 120 subscription Video on Demand (VOD) platforms. The Company has offices worldwide and operates global media centers, enabling customers to reach people around the world. MX1 Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG.

Liberty Global plc – Class A Company Profile

LiLAC Group provides various broadband services over cable distribution systems, and mobile services in Chile and Puerto Rico. It offers triple-play services consisting of video, broadband Internet, and fixed-line telephony services in 34 communities within Santiago; and 42 communities outside Santiago, including Iquique, Antofagasta, Concepción, Viña del Mar, Valparaiso, and Rancagua, as well as smaller cities across Chile. The company also carries domestic Chilean cable programming, which includes local events, such as football (soccer) matches and regional content; and provides a range of digital video services and video on demand services, including catch-up television. In addition, it offers digital broadband services in the San Juan metropolitan area and other municipalities in Puerto Rico; and video services, including digital programming and video on demand services. LiLAC Group is based in London, the United Kingdom. LiLAC Group is a subsidiary of Liberty Global plc.

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