Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C (NASDAQ:LSXMK) and Advanced Info Service PCL (OTCMKTS:AVIFY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C and Advanced Info Service PCL, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C 0 1 1 0 2.50
Advanced Info Service PCL 0 0 0 0 N/A

Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C presently has a consensus target price of $55.50, suggesting a potential upside of 34.16%. Given Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C is more favorable than Advanced Info Service PCL.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

79.0% of Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C has a beta of 1.2, indicating that its share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Advanced Info Service PCL has a beta of 0.33, indicating that its share price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C and Advanced Info Service PCL’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C $5.77 billion 1.51 $423.75 million $2.01 20.58
Advanced Info Service PCL $4.65 billion 3.64 $887.28 million N/A N/A

Advanced Info Service PCL has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C and Advanced Info Service PCL’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C N/A N/A N/A
Advanced Info Service PCL 18.37% 59.95% 10.75%

Dividends

Advanced Info Service PCL pays an annual dividend of $0.17 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C does not pay a dividend.

Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C Company Profile

The Liberty SiriusXM Group, through its subsidiary Sirius XM Holdings Inc., transmits music, sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, and weather channels in the United States and Canada. The company also provides infotainment services; and Sirius XM on Demand over its Internet radio service through applications for mobile and home devices, and other consumer electronic equipment. In addition, it offers connected vehicle services; and Travel Link, a suite of data services that include graphical weather, fuel prices, sports schedules and scores, and movie listings. Further, the company engages in the direct sale of satellite radios and accessories. It distributes its satellite radios through automakers, as well as through its retailers and Website; and satellite radio services to satellite radios. As of December 31, 2017, it had approximately 32.7 million subscribers. The company is based in Englewood, Colorado. The Liberty SiriusXM Group is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

Advanced Info Service PCL Company Profile

Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited operates as a mobile phone network company primarily in Thailand. The company operates through three segments: Mobile Phone Services, Mobile Phone and Equipment Sales, and Datanet and Broadband Services. It is involved in the operation of cellular telephone networks in the frequency of 900 MHz; and in 2.1 GHz and 1800 MHz frequencies. The company also imports and distributes handsets and accessories, as well as distributes cash cards; and provides online data communications services through telephone landlines and optical fiber, as well as electronic payment services. In addition, it provides international telephone service, broadcasting network, and television broadcasting services for various channels, as well as insurance brokerage services. Further, the company offers IT, content aggregator, and billing and collection outsourcing services; call center services; and land and building rental services, as well as related facilities. Additionally, it provides Internet data center, and Internet and satellite uplink-downlink services for communications; and distributes Internet equipment; publishes business telephone directories and advertising; offers mobile contents; and provides online advertising services. Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited was founded in 1989 and is based in Bangkok, Thailand.

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