Liberty Broadband Corporation (NASDAQ: LBRDA) and Videocon d2h Limited (NASDAQ:VDTH) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Broadband Corporation and Videocon d2h Limited’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%
Videocon d2h Limited 0.93% 3.78% 0.67%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

11.9% of Liberty Broadband Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 27.8% of Videocon d2h Limited shares are held by institutional investors. 6.1% of Liberty Broadband Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Liberty Broadband Corporation has a beta of 1.48, meaning that its share price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Videocon d2h Limited has a beta of 1.9, meaning that its share price is 90% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Liberty Broadband Corporation and Videocon d2h Limited’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Broadband Corporation $30.00 million 83.76 -$10.84 million $0.17 562.41
Videocon d2h Limited $482.80 million 1.97 $160.00 million $0.04 225.56

Videocon d2h Limited has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Broadband Corporation. Videocon d2h Limited 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Liberty Broadband Corporation and Videocon d2h Limited, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Broadband Corporation 0 0 3 0 3.00
Videocon d2h Limited 0 0 0 0 N/A

Liberty Broadband Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $111.67, indicating a potential upside of 16.79%. Given Liberty Broadband Corporation’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Liberty Broadband Corporation is more favorable than Videocon d2h Limited.

Summary

Liberty Broadband Corporation beats Videocon d2h Limited on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Liberty Broadband Corporation

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.

About Videocon d2h Limited

Videocon d2h Limited is engaged in the provision of direct to home (DTH) subscription television services to subscribers in India. The Company operates under the Videocon d2h brand. The Company is engaged in the transmission of programming to subscribers through satellite broadcasting. Its subscribers have access to over 550 national and international channels and services, including approximately 45 high definition (HD) channels and services, and over 42 audio and video services through its Music Channel Services through several subscription packages, as well as the option of choosing add-ons and a la carte channels and receiving certain discounts through long-term recharge offers. Its subscription packages include Flexi Pack, Super Gold Pack, Gold Maxi pack, Gold Kids, New Gold Sports Pack, Gold Sports Kids, New Diamond Pack, Platinum Pack and Platinum HD Pack. It offers value-added services, such as movie channel services, active music channel services, tickers and smart services.

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