Liberty Global plc – Class C (NASDAQ: LILAK) is one of 35 publicly-traded companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Liberty Global plc – Class C to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Liberty Global plc – Class C and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Global plc – Class C 0 2 1 0 2.33
Liberty Global plc – Class C Competitors 566 1785 1987 70 2.35

Liberty Global plc – Class C presently has a consensus target price of $26.50, indicating a potential upside of 15.27%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 34.44%. Given Liberty Global plc – Class C’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Liberty Global plc – Class C has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

51.4% of Liberty Global plc – Class C shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.1% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Liberty Global plc – Class C and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Global plc – Class C N/A N/A -9.66
Liberty Global plc – Class C Competitors $26.91 billion $2.30 billion -176.35

Liberty Global plc – Class C’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Global plc – Class C. Liberty Global plc – Class C is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Liberty Global plc – Class C has a beta of 1.6, meaning that its share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Global plc – Class C’s rivals have a beta of 0.88, meaning that their average share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Global plc – Class C and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Global plc – Class C N/A N/A N/A
Liberty Global plc – Class C Competitors -330.11% 1.88% -2.09%

Summary

Liberty Global plc – Class C rivals beat Liberty Global plc – Class C on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Liberty Global plc – Class C

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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