Liberty Braves Group Series B (BATRB) and Telecom Argentina (NYSE:TEO) Financial Review

Telecom Argentina (NYSE:TEO) and Liberty Braves Group Series B (OTCMKTS:BATRB) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Telecom Argentina and Liberty Braves Group Series B, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Telecom Argentina 0 3 0 0 2.00
Liberty Braves Group Series B 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility and Risk

Telecom Argentina has a beta of 0.78, meaning that its share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Braves Group Series B has a beta of 0.53, meaning that its share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Telecom Argentina and Liberty Braves Group Series B’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Telecom Argentina -2.24% -2.12% -1.19%
Liberty Braves Group Series B N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Telecom Argentina and Liberty Braves Group Series B’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Telecom Argentina $4.53 billion 0.64 $187.94 million $0.34 44.06
Liberty Braves Group Series B $442.00 million 0.06 N/A N/A N/A

Telecom Argentina has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Braves Group Series B.

Dividends

Telecom Argentina pays an annual dividend of $0.33 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Liberty Braves Group Series B does not pay a dividend. Telecom Argentina pays out 97.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Telecom Argentina has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

6.9% of Telecom Argentina shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Telecom Argentina shares are owned by company insiders. 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.

Summary

Telecom Argentina beats Liberty Braves Group Series B on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Telecom Argentina Company Profile

Telecom Argentina S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications services in Argentina and internationally. The company offers telephone services, including local, domestic, and international long-distance telephone services, as well as public telephone services; interconnection services, such as access, termination, and long-distance transport of calls; information and communication technology services comprising datacenter services, and telecommunications consulting and value-added solutions; and call waiting, call forwarding, conference calls, caller ID, voice mail, itemized billing, and maintenance services, as well as sells equipment. It also provides mobile telecommunications services that include voice communications, high-speed mobile Internet content and applications download, mobile multimedia, short message, online streaming, corporate email, social network access, and other services; and sells mobile communication devices that include handsets, Modems mifi and wingles, smart watches under the Personal brand. In addition, the company offers data transmission and Internet services comprising broadband, Internet dedicated lines, private networks, national and international video streaming, transportation of radio and TV signals, and video conferencing services; and programming and other cable television services. The company was formerly known as Cablevisión S.A. and changed its name to Telecom Argentina S.A. in January 2018. Telecom Argentina S.A. was founded in 1979 and is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Liberty Braves Group Series B 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.

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