Liberty Broadband Corporation (NASDAQ: LBRDA) and Liberty Broadband Corporation (NASDAQ:LBRDK) are both large-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

11.9% of Liberty Broadband Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.2% of Liberty Broadband Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 6.1% of Liberty Broadband Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.8% of Liberty Broadband Corporation shares are held 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.

Risk & Volatility

Liberty Broadband Corporation has a beta of 1.43, suggesting that its share price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Broadband Corporation has a beta of 1.4, suggesting that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Broadband Corporation 106.55% 0.38% 0.33%
Liberty Broadband Corporation 106.55% 0.38% 0.33%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Liberty Broadband Corporation and Liberty Broadband Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Broadband Corporation 0 0 3 0 3.00
Liberty Broadband Corporation 0 1 0 0 2.00

Liberty Broadband Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $111.67, indicating a potential upside of 15.73%. Liberty Broadband Corporation has a consensus target price of $95.00, indicating a potential downside of 2.58%. Given Liberty Broadband Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Liberty Broadband Corporation is more favorable than Liberty Broadband Corporation.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Broadband Corporation $30.00 million 584.83 -$10.84 million $0.17 567.59
Liberty Broadband Corporation $30.00 million 591.07 -$10.84 million $0.17 573.65

Liberty Broadband Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Liberty Broadband Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Liberty Broadband Corporation Company Profile

Liberty Broadband Corporation holds interest in Charter Communications, Inc. (Charter) and its subsidiary Skyhook Holding, Inc. (Skyhook). The Company’s segments include Skyhook, Charter, and Corporate and other. Skyhook provides a wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi)-based location platform focused on providing positioning technology and contextual location intelligence solutions. Charter is an equity method investment that provides cable services in the United States, offering a range of entertainment, information and communications solutions to residential and commercial customers. Charter offers its customers subscription-based video services, including video on demand (VOD), high definition television, and digital video recorder service, Internet services and voice services. Skyhook’s Wi-Fi location solution can be used to help carriers and emergency personnel offer E-9-1-1 services domestically. Charter offers broadband communications solutions for businesses and carrier organizations.

Liberty Broadband Corporation Company Profile

Liberty Broadband Corporation holds interest in Charter Communications, Inc. (Charter) and its subsidiary Skyhook Holding, Inc. (Skyhook). The Company’s segments include Skyhook, Charter, and Corporate and other. Skyhook provides a wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi)-based location platform focused on providing positioning technology and contextual location intelligence solutions. Charter is an equity method investment that provides cable services in the United States, offering a range of entertainment, information and communications solutions to residential and commercial customers. Charter offers its customers subscription-based video services, including video on demand (VOD), high definition television, and digital video recorder service, Internet services and voice services. Skyhook’s Wi-Fi location solution can be used to help carriers and emergency personnel offer E-9-1-1 services domestically. Charter offers broadband communications solutions for businesses and carrier organizations.

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