Critical Survey: Liberty Sirius XM Group Series B (LSXMB) vs. Orange (ORAN)
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series B (NASDAQ:LSXMB) and Orange (NYSE:ORAN) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Liberty Sirius XM Group Series B and Orange’s 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 B||$5.77 billion||2.26||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Orange||$48.87 billion||0.89||$2.31 billion||$0.73||22.41|
Volatility and Risk
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series B has a beta of 1.1, indicating that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Orange has a beta of 0.42, indicating that its stock price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
0.0% of Liberty Sirius XM Group Series B shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.5% of Orange shares are held 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.
Orange pays an annual dividend of $0.53 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Liberty Sirius XM Group Series B does not pay a dividend. Orange pays out 72.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Orange has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
This table compares Liberty Sirius XM Group Series B and Orange’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Liberty Sirius XM Group Series B||N/A||N/A||N/A|
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Liberty Sirius XM Group Series B and Orange, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Liberty Sirius XM Group Series B||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Orange has a consensus target price of $19.00, suggesting a potential upside of 16.14%. Given Orange’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Orange is more favorable than Liberty Sirius XM Group Series B.
Orange beats Liberty Sirius XM Group Series B on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series B 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.
Orange Company Profile
Orange S.A. provides a range of fixed telephony and mobile telecommunications, data transmission, and other value-added services to consumers, businesses, and other telecommunications operators in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. It offers mobile, fixed-line telephony, fixed broadband, business solutions and networks, and carrier services; sells mobile devices, equipment, and accessories; and sells and rents fixed-line equipment. The company also provides voice services, voice over Internet protocol products, and audio conferencing services, as well as incoming traffic for call centers; and data services, including IP-VPN, as well as broadband infrastructure products, such as satellites or fiber optic access. In addition, it offers information technology and integration services comprising communication and collaboration, hosting and infrastructure, applications, security, and video conferencing services, as well as sells related equipment. Further, the company offers installation and maintenance of submarine cables, and sales and services to international carriers; and shared services. It markets its products and services under the Orange brand. The company was formerly known as France Telecom and changed its name to Orange S.A. in July 2013. Orange S.A. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Paris, France.
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