Telekom Austria (OTCMKTS:TKAGY) and Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C (NASDAQ:LSXMK) are both mid-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Dividends

Telekom Austria pays an annual dividend of $0.45 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C does not pay a dividend. Telekom Austria pays out 52.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Telekom Austria $5.24 billion 0.95 $287.33 million $0.85 17.68
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C $5.77 billion 1.32 $423.75 million $2.01 17.98

Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C 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 C, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Telekom Austria has a beta of 0.51, meaning that its share price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C has a beta of 1.18, meaning that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Telekom Austria 6.76% 12.37% 4.01%
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

80.5% of Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Telekom Austria and Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Telekom Austria 0 1 0 0 2.00
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C 0 0 2 0 3.00

Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C has a consensus target price of $55.50, suggesting a potential upside of 53.57%. Given Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C is more favorable than Telekom Austria.

Summary

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

About Telekom Austria

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.

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 streaming services through applications for mobile and home devices, and other consumer electronic equipment, as well as online. 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 provides satellite radio services to customers of rental car companies. As of December 31, 2018, it had approximately 34 million subscribers. The company is based in Englewood, Colorado. The Liberty SiriusXM Group is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

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