GCI Liberty (NASDAQ: GLIBA) is one of 74 public companies in the “Telephone communication, except radio” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare GCI Liberty to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

86.9% of GCI Liberty shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.0% of shares of all “Telephone communication, except radio” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.0% of GCI Liberty shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.0% of shares of all “Telephone communication, except radio” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for GCI Liberty and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GCI Liberty 0 1 3 0 2.75
GCI Liberty Competitors 840 2302 2249 125 2.30

GCI Liberty currently 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 clearly believe GCI Liberty has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

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 -10.03% 11.67% 2.85%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares GCI Liberty and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
GCI Liberty $739.76 million -$873.30 million -35.54
GCI Liberty Competitors $18.02 billion $1.69 billion 21.42

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.

Summary

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

About GCI Liberty

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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