Financial Comparison: GCI Liberty (GLIBA) and LICT (LICT)

GCI Liberty (NASDAQ:GLIBA) and LICT (OTCMKTS:LICT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for GCI Liberty and LICT, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GCI Liberty 0 1 2 0 2.67
LICT 0 0 0 0 N/A

GCI Liberty currently has a consensus target price of $60.33, indicating a potential upside of 39.18%. Given GCI Liberty’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe GCI Liberty is more favorable than LICT.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares GCI Liberty and LICT’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GCI Liberty $919.20 million 5.09 -$24.24 million N/A N/A
LICT $106.53 million 2.78 $20.63 million N/A N/A

LICT has lower revenue, but higher earnings than GCI Liberty.

Profitability

This table compares GCI Liberty and LICT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GCI Liberty -67.49% -26.66% -12.99%
LICT 24.02% N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

83.6% of GCI Liberty shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.4% of LICT shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.0% of GCI Liberty shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 26.1% of LICT shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

GCI Liberty Company Profile

GCI Liberty, Inc. provides various communication services in the United States. The company offers data, wireless, video, voice, and managed services to residential customers, businesses, governmental entities, and educational and medical institutions. It also provides cable services; and online invitation and social event planning services, as well as engages in the online lending and real estate business. The company is based in Englewood, Colorado.

LICT Company Profile

LICT Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides broadband and voice services to residential, commercial, and governmental customers. It offers high speed broadband services, including Internet access through copper-based digital subscriber lines (DSL), fiber optic facilities, fixed wireless, and cable modems; video services through traditional cable television services and Internet protocol television services; voice over Internet protocol; wireless communications; and other related services. The company operates in California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Wisconsin. As of December 31, 2016, it had a total of 33,029 voice lines, including access and competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC); and 4,206 miles of fiber optic cable, 11,430 miles of copper cable, and 513 miles of coaxial cable. The company was formerly known as Lynch Interactive Corporation and changed its name to LICT Corporation in March 2007. LICT Corporation was incorporated in 1996 and is based in Rye, New York.

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