Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ: LSXMA) and Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE:FENG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and profitabiliy.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Liberty Media Corporation and Phoenix New Media Limited’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Media Corporation $5.11 billion 2.80 $1.71 billion $1.24 34.43
Phoenix New Media Limited $208.66 million 1.02 $4.80 million $0.07 39.43

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

24.4% of Liberty Media Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 13.8% of Phoenix New Media Limited shares are held by institutional investors. 10.9% of Phoenix New Media Limited shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Liberty Media Corporation and Phoenix New Media Limited, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Media Corporation 0 3 4 0 2.57
Phoenix New Media Limited 0 0 1 0 3.00

Liberty Media Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $45.40, suggesting a potential upside of 6.35%. Phoenix New Media Limited has a consensus target price of $4.30, suggesting a potential upside of 55.80%. Given Phoenix New Media Limited’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Phoenix New Media Limited is more favorable than Liberty Media Corporation.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Media Corporation and Phoenix New Media Limited’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Media Corporation N/A N/A N/A
Phoenix New Media Limited 2.56% 1.89% 1.29%

Volatility & Risk

Liberty Media Corporation has a beta of 2.58, meaning that its stock price is 158% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Phoenix New Media Limited has a beta of 1.12, meaning that its stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Liberty Media Corporation Company Profile

Liberty Media Corporation owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies, which are engaged in the media and entertainment industries. The Company’s principal businesses and assets include its consolidated subsidiaries Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRIUS XM) and Braves Holdings, LLC (Braves Holdings), and its equity affiliate Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (Live Nation). The Company’s segments are SIRIUS XM, and Corporate and other. SIRIUS XM provides a subscription-based satellite radio service. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company principally operates in North America. The Company also owns a portfolio of minority equity investments in publicly traded media companies, including Time Warner, Inc. and Viacom, Inc. SIRIUS XM transmits 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 two satellite radio systems.

Phoenix New Media Limited Company Profile

Phoenix New Media Limited is a media company providing content on an integrated platform across Internet, mobile and television channels in China. The Company enables consumers to access professional news and other information, and upload text and images (UGC) on the Internet and through their mobile devices. It also transmits its UGC and in-house produced content to television viewers primarily through Phoenix TV. In addition to professionally produced content, content from Phoenix TV and its in-house produced content, the Company allows its users to UGC to its Websites and mobile applications. It operates in two segments: net advertising services and paid services. It provides its content and services through channels, including ifeng.com channel, video channel and mobile channel, and also transmits its content to television viewers, primarily through Phoenix TV. Together, these channels form a single converged platform providing integrated text, image and video content.

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