Critical Analysis: Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A (NASDAQ:LSXMA) & CHORUS LTD/S (CHRYY)

CHORUS LTD/S (OTCMKTS:CHRYY) and Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A (NASDAQ:LSXMA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Dividends

CHORUS LTD/S pays an annual dividend of $0.51 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A does not pay a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CHORUS LTD/S and Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CHORUS LTD/S $707.55 million 2.12 $60.74 million N/A N/A
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A $5.77 billion 2.03 $650.13 million $2.01 18.03

Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A has higher revenue and earnings than CHORUS LTD/S.

Profitability

This table compares CHORUS LTD/S and Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CHORUS LTD/S N/A N/A N/A
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for CHORUS LTD/S and Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CHORUS LTD/S 0 1 0 0 2.00
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A 0 1 5 0 2.83

Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A has a consensus price target of $60.00, suggesting a potential upside of 65.52%. Given Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A is more favorable than CHORUS LTD/S.

Risk & Volatility

CHORUS LTD/S has a beta of 0.88, suggesting that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A has a beta of 1.19, suggesting that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

27.5% of Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A beats CHORUS LTD/S on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CHORUS LTD/S

Chorus Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides fixed line communications infrastructure services in New Zealand. It offers phone and broadband services over copper and fiber networks for residential and business customers; and very high speed digital subscriber line broadband services. The company also provides colocation services. Chorus Limited was founded in 2008 and is based in Wellington, New Zealand.

About Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A

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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