Critical Survey: Liberty Broadband Corp Series A (LBRDA) vs. Seven Stars Cloud Group (SSC)

Liberty Broadband Corp Series A (NASDAQ:LBRDA) and Seven Stars Cloud Group (NASDAQ:SSC) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Broadband Corp Series A and Seven Stars Cloud Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Broadband Corp Series A 9,562.57% 20.10% 17.64%
Seven Stars Cloud Group -5.37% -72.38% -19.27%

Risk and Volatility

Liberty Broadband Corp Series A has a beta of 1.24, meaning that its share price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Seven Stars Cloud Group has a beta of 2.12, meaning that its share price is 112% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Liberty Broadband Corp Series A and Seven Stars Cloud Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Broadband Corp Series A $13.09 million 1,092.53 $2.03 billion $11.10 7.10
Seven Stars Cloud Group $144.34 million 0.86 -$9.83 million N/A N/A

Liberty Broadband Corp Series A has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Seven Stars Cloud Group.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

12.3% of Liberty Broadband Corp Series A shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.7% of Seven Stars Cloud Group shares are held by institutional investors. 5.7% of Liberty Broadband Corp Series A shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 40.4% of Seven Stars Cloud Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Liberty Broadband Corp Series A and Seven Stars Cloud Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Broadband Corp Series A 0 0 4 0 3.00
Seven Stars Cloud Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Liberty Broadband Corp Series A presently has a consensus target price of $103.75, indicating a potential upside of 31.56%. Given Liberty Broadband Corp Series A’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Liberty Broadband Corp Series A is more favorable than Seven Stars Cloud Group.

Summary

Liberty Broadband Corp Series A beats Seven Stars Cloud Group on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Liberty Broadband Corp Series A Company Profile

Liberty Broadband Corporation, a cable operator, provides video, Internet, and voice services to residential and commercial customers in the United States. It operates through Skyhook and Charter segments. The Skyhook segment offers Precision Location Solution, a location determination service for mobile device makers, wireless carriers, and asset tracking platforms to understanding the precise geographic location and movement of mobile devices; enhancing the location determination capabilities of a hybrid location system. It also provides Geospatial Insights, a location intelligence and data insights service for enterprises, research and consulting firms, financial institutions, and advertisers to understand, measure, and optimize the performance of businesses; benchmark performance against competitors; enhance customer experience; advertise to, and target existing and prospective customers; and measure the efficacy of advertising campaigns in driving real-world actions. The Charter segment offers subscription-based video services comprising video on demand, high definition television, and digital video recorder service; and local and long distance calling, voicemail, call waiting, caller ID, call forwarding, and other voice services, as well as international calling services. It also provides Internet services, which comprises an in-home Wi-Fi product that provides customers with high performance wireless routers; out-of-home Wi-Fi service for Internet customers at designated hot spots; and a security suite that offers protection against computer viruses and spyware. In addition, this segment offers Internet access, data networking, video entertainment, and business telephone services; fiber connectivity to cellular towers and office buildings; and advertising services on cable television networks and digital outlets, as well as regional sports and news networks distribution, and security and home management services. The company is based in Englewood, Colorado.

Seven Stars Cloud Group Company Profile

Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc. operates as an Artificial-Intelligent (AI) and Blockchain-powered Fintech company in the People's Republic of China. The company provides asset owners and holders a method and platform for digital asset securitization, tokenization, and trading through managing and providing an infrastructure and environment that facilitates the transformation of traditional financial markets, such as commodities, currency, and credit into the asset digitalization. It also offers a closed supply chain trading ecosystem for corporate buyers and sellers designed to eliminate standard transactional intermediaries and create a more direct and margin-expanding path for principals. In addition, the company engages in consumer electronics e-commerce and smart supply chain management operations, as well as in oil trading business primarily in Singapore. Further, it provides premium content and integrated value-added service solutions for the delivery of video on demand and paid video programming to digital cable providers and Internet protocol television providers. The company was formerly known as Wecast Network, Inc. and changed its name to Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc. in July 2017. Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is based in New York, New York.

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