GCI Liberty (NASDAQ: GLIBA) is one of 75 publicly-traded companies in the “Telephone communication, except radio” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare GCI Liberty to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

86.9% of GCI Liberty shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.8% of shares of all “Telephone communication, except radio” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.0% of GCI Liberty shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.8% of shares of all “Telephone communication, except radio” companies are owned by company 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.

Profitability

This table compares GCI Liberty and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GCI Liberty -118.05% -4.71% -2.43%
GCI Liberty Competitors -9.45% 14.52% 2.98%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares GCI Liberty and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
GCI Liberty $739.76 million -$873.30 million -35.54
GCI Liberty Competitors $17.75 billion $1.66 billion 21.38

GCI Liberty’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than GCI Liberty. GCI Liberty is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for GCI Liberty and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GCI Liberty 0 1 3 0 2.75
GCI Liberty Competitors 842 2306 2255 126 2.30

GCI Liberty presently has a consensus price target of $63.25, indicating a potential upside of 12.62%. As a group, “Telephone communication, except radio” companies have a potential upside of 19.73%. Given GCI Liberty’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe GCI Liberty has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

GCI Liberty peers beat GCI Liberty on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

GCI Liberty Company Profile

GCI Liberty, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides various communication services in the United States. The company offers data, wireless, video, voice, and managed services to residential customers, businesses, governmental entities, and educational and medical institutions. It also operates a digital invitation platform that provides custom display advertising, native advertising content, custom video, and brand partnership services. The company is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

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