Reviewing Liberty Braves Group Series C (BATRK) & Zayo Group (ZAYO)
Liberty Braves Group Series C (NASDAQ:BATRK) and Zayo Group (NYSE:ZAYO) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.
Volatility & Risk
Liberty Braves Group Series C has a beta of 0.78, indicating that its stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Zayo Group has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Liberty Braves Group Series C and Zayo Group, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Liberty Braves Group Series C||0||1||0||0||2.00|
Liberty Braves Group Series C presently has a consensus price target of $26.00, suggesting a potential downside of 8.58%. Zayo Group has a consensus price target of $35.95, suggesting a potential upside of 28.89%. Given Zayo Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Zayo Group is more favorable than Liberty Braves Group Series C.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Liberty Braves Group Series C and Zayo Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Liberty Braves Group Series C||$442.00 million||2.56||$3.97 million||$0.10||284.40|
|Zayo Group||$2.60 billion||2.52||$101.90 million||$0.61||45.72|
Zayo Group has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Braves Group Series C. Zayo Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Liberty Braves Group Series C, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Liberty Braves Group Series C and Zayo Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Liberty Braves Group Series C||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
75.0% of Liberty Braves Group Series C shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.8% of Zayo Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.5% of Zayo Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Zayo Group beats Liberty Braves Group Series C on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Liberty Braves Group Series C Company Profile
The Liberty Braves Group, through its subsidiary, Braves Holdings, LLC, owns the Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball Club, stadium, and mixed use development project. The company is based in Englewood, Colorado. The Liberty Braves Group is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.
Zayo Group Company Profile
Zayo Group Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides bandwidth infrastructure solutions for the communications industry in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company operates in six segments: Fiber Solutions, Transport, Enterprise Networks, Zayo Colocation (zColo), Allstream, and Other. The Fiber Solutions segment provides dark fiber, and fiber-to-the-tower and small cell mobile infrastructure services for carriers and other communication service providers, Internet service providers, wireless service providers, media and content companies, large enterprises, and other companies. The Transport segment offers lit bandwidth infrastructure solutions comprising wavelength, Ethernet, wholesale IP services, and SONET services through its metro, regional, and long-haul fiber networks for carriers, content providers, financial services companies, healthcare, government entities, education institutions, and other medium and large enterprises. The Enterprise Networks segment provides connectivity and telecommunications solutions comprising Internet, wide area networking products, managed products, and cloud based computing and storage offerings to medium and large enterprises. The Zayo Colocation (zColo) segment offers data center infrastructure solutions consisting of colocation space, and power and interconnection services to a range of enterprise, carrier, cloud, and content customers. The Allstream segment provides cloud VoIP and data solutions, such as voice offerings; and unified communications, as well as telecommunications services, including Ethernet, and IP/MPLS VPN solutions. The Other segment provides network and technical resources to customers in designing, acquiring, and maintaining their networks. Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.
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