Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: QVCA) and Liberty Interactive Corp (NASDAQ:LINTA) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Interactive Corporation and Liberty Interactive Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Interactive Corporation 4.47% 10.65% 3.71%
Liberty Interactive Corp 4.43% 7.53% 2.91%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

88.9% of Liberty Interactive Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.7% of Liberty Interactive Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Liberty Interactive Corporation and Liberty Interactive Corp, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Interactive Corporation 0 1 7 0 2.88
Liberty Interactive Corp 0 1 0 0 2.00

Liberty Interactive Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $29.57, indicating a potential upside of 35.28%. Given Liberty Interactive Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Liberty Interactive Corporation is more favorable than Liberty Interactive Corp.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Liberty Interactive Corporation and Liberty Interactive Corp’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Interactive Corporation $10.10 billion 0.98 $1.78 billion $0.97 22.54
Liberty Interactive Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Liberty Interactive Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Interactive Corp.

Summary

Liberty Interactive Corporation beats Liberty Interactive Corp on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Liberty Interactive Corporation Company Profile

Liberty Interactive Corporation owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies, which are primarily engaged in the video and online commerce industries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company operates in North America, Europe and Asia. Its principal businesses and assets include its subsidiaries QVC, Inc. (QVC), zulily, llc (zulily) and and Evite, Inc. (Evite). The Company’s segments include QVC, zulily, and Corporate and other. Evite is an online invitation and social event planning service on the Web. As of December 31, 2016, QVC marketed and sold a range of consumer products primarily through live merchandise-focused televised shopping programs distributed to approximately 362 million households each day and through its Websites, including QVC.com, and other interactive media, such as mobile applications. Zulily’s merchandise includes women’s, children’s and men’s apparel, children’s merchandise and other products, such as kitchen accessories and home decor.

Liberty Interactive Corp Company Profile

Liberty Interactive Corporation owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies, which are primarily engaged in the video and online commerce industries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company operates in North America, Europe and Asia. Its principal businesses and assets include its subsidiaries QVC, Inc. (QVC), zulily, llc (zulily) and and Evite, Inc. (Evite). The Company’s segments include QVC, zulily, and Corporate and other. Evite is an online invitation and social event planning service on the Web. As of December 31, 2016, QVC marketed and sold a range of consumer products primarily through live merchandise-focused televised shopping programs distributed to approximately 362 million households each day and through its Websites, including QVC.com, and other interactive media, such as mobile applications. Zulily’s merchandise includes women’s, children’s and men’s apparel, children’s merchandise and other products, such as kitchen accessories and home decor.

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