Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYB) vs. Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) Head to Head Review

Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) and Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYB) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Volatility & Risk

Liberty Latin America has a beta of 1.83, indicating that its share price is 83% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Global has a beta of 1.2, indicating that its share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Liberty Latin America and Liberty Global’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Latin America $3.71 billion 0.81 -$361.05 million ($1.99) -8.30
Liberty Global $11.96 billion 1.69 $725.30 million N/A N/A

Liberty Global has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Latin America.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

18.3% of Liberty Latin America shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.8% of Liberty Latin America shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.5% of Liberty Global shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Liberty Latin America and Liberty Global, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Latin America 0 0 2 0 3.00
Liberty Global 0 0 0 0 N/A

Liberty Latin America presently has a consensus price target of $27.00, suggesting a potential upside of 63.44%. Given Liberty Latin America’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Liberty Latin America is more favorable than Liberty Global.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Latin America and Liberty Global’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Latin America N/A N/A N/A
Liberty Global 16.23% -2.41% -0.20%

Summary

Liberty Latin America beats Liberty Global on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Liberty Latin America

Liberty Latin America Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides fixed, mobile, and subsea telecommunications services. It offers communications and entertainment services, including video, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephony, and mobile services to residential and business customers; and business products and services that include enterprise-grade connectivity, data center, hosting, and managed solutions, as well as information technology solutions for small and medium enterprises, international companies, and governmental agencies. The company also operates a sub-sea and terrestrial fiber optic cable network that connects approximately 40 markets. It provides its services in 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the brands of C&W, VTR, Liberty Puerto Rico, Cabletica, BTC, Flow, and Móvil. Liberty Latin America Ltd. was founded in 2017 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

About Liberty Global

Liberty Global plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides video, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephony, mobile, and other communications services to residential customers and businesses in Europe. It offers video services, including digital video programming and audio services starting with a basic video service, video-on-demand, electronic programming guide, various premium channel packages, digital video recorders, various mobile applications, and set-top boxes. The company provides entertainment, sports, movies, documentaries, lifestyles, news, adult, children, and ethnic and foreign channels. It also offers Wi-Fi and Internet services, such as email, address book, and parental controls; security; online storage solutions and Web spaces; and Connect Box, a connectivity device that delivers in-home Wi-Fi coverage. Additionally, it offers community Wi-Fi via routers in home, which provides access to the Internet; public Wi-Fi access points in train stations, hotels, bars, restaurants, and other public places. In addition, the company provides circuit-switched telephony services; and mobile services comprising voice, short message service, and Internet access. Further, it offers voice, advanced data, video, wireless, cloud-based services, and mobile and converged fixed-mobile services to small or home offices, small businesses, and medium and large enterprises, as well as on a wholesale basis to other operators. Liberty Global plc was founded in 2004 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

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