Head-To-Head Contrast: Liberty Media (FWONK) vs. Its Peers

Liberty Media (NASDAQ: FWONK) is one of 82 publicly-traded companies in the “MEDIA” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Liberty Media to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

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Liberty Media has a beta of 1.45, indicating that its stock price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Media’s peers have a beta of 1.12, indicating that their average stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

86.2% of Liberty Media shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.4% of shares of all “MEDIA” companies are held by institutional investors. 19.6% of shares of all “MEDIA” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Liberty Media and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Media 0 2 3 0 2.60
Liberty Media Competitors 694 2751 4666 139 2.52

Liberty Media presently has a consensus price target of $42.40, suggesting a potential upside of 37.44%. As a group, “MEDIA” companies have a potential upside of 19.63%. Given Liberty Media’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Liberty Media is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Media and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Media 14.30% N/A N/A
Liberty Media Competitors 553.03% 18.41% 4.18%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Liberty Media and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Media $1.78 billion $255.00 million 25.50
Liberty Media Competitors $7.24 billion $890.36 million 33.11

Liberty Media’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Media. Liberty Media is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Liberty Media peers beat Liberty Media on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Liberty Media Company Profile

Formula One Group, through its subsidiaries, engages in the media and entertainment businesses in North America. Formula One Group was formerly known as The Liberty Media Group. The company is based in Englewood, Colorado. Formula One Group is a former subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

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