Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ: LSXMA) is one of 32 public companies in the “Broadcasting” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Liberty Media Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its risk, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and institutional ownership.

Risk & Volatility

Liberty Media Corporation has a beta of 2.77, meaning that its share price is 177% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Media Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.54, meaning that their average share price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Media Corporation N/A N/A N/A
Liberty Media Corporation Competitors -21.31% 10.47% 1.62%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

24.7% of Liberty Media Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.4% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.3% of shares of all “Broadcasting” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Media Corporation $5.22 billion $1.77 billion 30.81
Liberty Media Corporation Competitors $10.65 billion $3.19 billion 19.92

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Liberty Media Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Media Corporation 0 3 4 0 2.57
Liberty Media Corporation Competitors 224 1029 2175 49 2.59

Liberty Media Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $47.40, indicating a potential upside of 13.13%. As a group, “Broadcasting” companies have a potential upside of 24.44%. Given Liberty Media Corporation’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Liberty Media Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Liberty Media Corporation peers beat Liberty Media Corporation on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

About Liberty Media Corporation

Liberty Media Corporation owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies, which are engaged in the media and entertainment industries. The Company’s principal businesses and assets include its consolidated subsidiaries Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRIUS XM) and Braves Holdings, LLC (Braves Holdings), and its equity affiliate Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (Live Nation). The Company’s segments are SIRIUS XM, and Corporate and other. SIRIUS XM provides a subscription-based satellite radio service. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company principally operates in North America. The Company also owns a portfolio of minority equity investments in publicly traded media companies, including Time Warner, Inc. and Viacom, Inc. SIRIUS XM transmits music, sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic and weather channels, as well as infotainment services, in the United States on a subscription fee basis through two satellite radio systems.

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