Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A (NASDAQ:LSXMA) and Telekom Austria (OTCMKTS:TKAGY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A and Telekom Austria, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A 0 1 6 0 2.86
Telekom Austria 0 2 0 0 2.00

Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A currently has a consensus target price of $60.14, indicating a potential upside of 54.93%. Given Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A is more favorable than Telekom Austria.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A and Telekom Austria’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 A $5.77 billion 2.18 $650.13 million $2.01 19.31
Telekom Austria $5.24 billion 0.99 $287.33 million $0.85 18.40

Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A has higher revenue and earnings than Telekom Austria. Telekom Austria is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Telekom Austria pays an annual dividend of $0.45 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A does not pay a dividend. Telekom Austria pays out 52.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

27.1% of Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A has a beta of 1.21, suggesting that its share price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Telekom Austria has a beta of 0.52, suggesting that its share price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A and Telekom Austria’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A N/A N/A N/A
Telekom Austria 5.40% 9.97% 3.22%

Summary

Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A beats Telekom Austria on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A 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.

Telekom Austria Company Profile

Telekom Austria Aktiengesellschaft, together with its subsidiaries, provides fixed-line and mobile communications services to individuals, commercial and non-commercial organizations, and other national and foreign carriers. Its fixed-line services include access, Internet, fixed-to-mobile calls, international traffic, voice value-added services, interconnection, call center services, data and ICT solutions, television services, and public payphone services; and mobile communications services comprise digital mobile communications services, including value-added services, text and multimedia messaging, m-commerce, and information services. The company also provides voice telephony, convergent products, Internet access, data and IT solutions, value added services, wholesale services, and IP television and payment solutions, as well as mobile telephone and satellite television services. In addition, it sells end-user terminal equipment; and sets up customer lines that include installation work. As of December 31, 2017, the company provided mobile communication services to approximately 20.7 million customers; and had approximately 6.0 million fixed-line revenue generating units. It has operations in Austria, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Belarus, Croatia, the Republic of Serbia, and the Republic of Macedonia. The company is headquartered in Vienna, Austria. Telekom Austria Aktiengesellschaft is a subsidiary of América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V.

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