Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C (NASDAQ:LSXMK) and IDT (NYSE:IDT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C and IDT, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C 0 1 1 0 2.50
IDT 0 1 0 0 2.00

Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C currently has a consensus price target of $55.50, suggesting a potential upside of 40.97%. Given Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C is more favorable than IDT.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

73.4% of Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.6% of IDT shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.5% of IDT shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C has a beta of 1.44, meaning that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IDT has a beta of 0.11, meaning that its stock price is 89% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C and IDT’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C $5.43 billion 1.56 $711.58 million $3.31 11.89
IDT $1.55 billion 0.11 $5.19 million N/A N/A

Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C has higher revenue and earnings than IDT.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C and IDT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C N/A N/A N/A
IDT 0.27% 9.14% 1.81%

Dividends

IDT pays an annual dividend of $0.37 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C does not pay a dividend.

Summary

Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C beats IDT on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C

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.

About IDT

IDT Corporation operates primarily in the telecommunications and payment industries in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Telecom & Payment Services, and net2phone-Unified Communications as a Service. The Telecom & Payment Services Services segment offers retail telecommunication products, including international long-distance calling products primarily to foreign-born communities; wholesale international long distance traffic termination services for tier 1 fixed line and mobile network operators, as well as for other service providers; and payment offerings, such as international and domestic airtime top-up, domestic bill payment, and international money transfer services. The net2phone-Unified Communications as a Service segment provides voice over Internet protocol products and services under the net2phone brand name, including cloud-based private branch exchange (PBX) services to enterprise customers primarily through value-added resellers, service providers, telecom agents, and managed service providers; session initiation protocol trunking services, which support inbound and outbound domestic and international calling from an IP PBX; and cable telephony services. The company is also involved in the provision of offers local/long distance residential phone services under the brand name IDT America. IDT Corporation was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.

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