Liberty Global plc – Class A (NASDAQ: LILA) is one of 36 publicly-traded companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Liberty Global plc – Class A to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Global plc – Class A N/A N/A N/A
Liberty Global plc – Class A Competitors -323.98% -3.16% -9.73%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Liberty Global plc – Class A and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Global plc – Class A N/A N/A -7.84
Liberty Global plc – Class A Competitors $26.91 billion $2.30 billion -158.98

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Liberty Global plc – Class A and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Global plc – Class A 2 3 2 0 2.00
Liberty Global plc – Class A Competitors 566 1785 1985 70 2.35

Liberty Global plc – Class A presently has a consensus price target of $27.67, suggesting a potential upside of 24.74%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 38.98%. Given Liberty Global plc – Class A’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Liberty Global plc – Class A has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

20.9% of Liberty Global plc – Class A 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 endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Liberty Global plc – Class A peers beat Liberty Global plc – Class A on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

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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