NasdaqGS:LBTY.A

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Executive Summary

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. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet and fair value.


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Share Price & News

How has Liberty Global's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: LBTY.A is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: LBTY.A's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-3.2%

LBTY.A

0.7%

US Telecom

-0.4%

US Market


1 Year Return

17.1%

LBTY.A

-12.2%

US Telecom

19.5%

US Market

Return vs Industry: LBTY.A exceeded the US Telecom industry which returned -12.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LBTY.A underperformed the US Market which returned 19.5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

LBTY.AIndustryMarket
7 Day-3.2%0.7%-0.4%
30 Day-1.3%-1.8%2.3%
90 Day16.3%5.8%12.7%
1 Year17.1%17.1%-7.3%-12.2%22.3%19.5%
3 Year-34.1%-34.1%5.2%-9.8%44.4%34.8%
5 Year-16.1%-26.8%26.5%-2.2%128.7%103.3%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Liberty Global's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Liberty Global undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: LBTY.A ($24.77) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($57.64)

Significantly Below Fair Value: LBTY.A is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: LBTY.A is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Telecom industry average.

PE vs Market: LBTY.A is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate LBTY.A's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: LBTY.A is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.1x) compared to the US Telecom industry average (1.8x).


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Future Growth

How is Liberty Global forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 analysts?

48.9%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: LBTY.A is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: LBTY.A is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: LBTY.A's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: LBTY.A's revenue (0.06% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: LBTY.A's revenue (0.06% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: LBTY.A's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (4.5%).


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Past Performance

How has Liberty Global performed over the past 5 years?

-14.1%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: LBTY.A is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: LBTY.A is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LBTY.A is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 14.1% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare LBTY.A's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: LBTY.A is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Telecom industry (27.1%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: LBTY.A has a negative Return on Equity (-14.17%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Liberty Global's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: LBTY.A's short term assets ($7.8B) exceed its short term liabilities ($4.2B).

Long Term Liabilities: LBTY.A's short term assets ($7.8B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($34.2B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LBTY.A's debt to equity ratio (98.8%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: LBTY.A's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 407.9% to 98.8% over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable LBTY.A has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: LBTY.A is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 2.4% per year.


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Dividend

What is Liberty Global current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate LBTY.A's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate LBTY.A's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LBTY.A's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LBTY.A's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of LBTY.A's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

8.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Mike Fries (57 yo)

15.58yrs

Tenure

US$123,254,093

Compensation

Mr. Michael Thomas Fries, also known as Mike, serves as the President of the Board at Sunrise Communications AG since November 2020. He serves as Chairman of the Board at Virgin Media Inc. He has been the ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Mike's total compensation ($USD123.25M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.55M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Mike's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Michael Fries
Vice Chairman15.58yrsUS$123.25m0.80%
$ 115.1m
Charles H. Bracken
Executive VP & CFO4yrsUS$16.17m0.026%
$ 3.7m
Enrique Rodriguez
Executive VP & CTO2.5yrsUS$13.66m0.028%
$ 4.0m
Bryan Hall
Executive VP9yrsUS$12.53m0.045%
$ 6.5m
Andrea Salvato
Senior VP & Chief Development Officer9yrsUS$11.13m0.027%
$ 3.9m
Jason Waldron
Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer4yrsno data0.015%
$ 2.1m
Veenod Kurup
Chief Information Officer & MD4.83yrsno datano data
Frederick Westerman
Senior Vice President of Investor Relations & Corporate Responsibility15.58yrsno datano data
Amy Blair
Senior VP & Chief People Officerno datano datano data
Eric Lennon
Managing Director of Technology Integration8.75yrsno datano data
Dana Strong
Chief Transformation Officer and Senior Vice President6yrsno datano data
Manuel Kohnstamm
Senior VP & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer8.83yrsno datano data

8.8yrs

Average Tenure

54yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: LBTY.A's management team is seasoned and experienced (8.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Michael Fries
Vice Chairman15.58yrsUS$123.25m0.80%
$ 115.1m
J. Wargo
Independent Director15.58yrsUS$324.88k0.041%
$ 5.9m
Andrew Cole
Independent Director7.58yrsUS$315.16k0.014%
$ 2.0m
John Malone
Chairman7.58yrsUS$2.75m5.21%
$ 745.2m
Larry Romrell
Independent Director15.58yrsUS$315.13k0.013%
$ 1.9m
Paul Gould
Independent Director15.58yrsUS$370.38k0.22%
$ 31.1m
Miranda T. Curtis
Independent Director10.58yrsUS$347.92k0.088%
$ 12.7m
David Rapley
Independent Presiding Directorno dataUS$390.56k0.0019%
$ 279.2k
Richard Green
Independent Director12.08yrsUS$323.54k0.0040%
$ 568.4k
John Dick
Independent Director15.58yrsUS$315.16k0.030%
$ 4.3m

15.6yrs

Average Tenure

77yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: LBTY.A's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 15.6 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: LBTY.A insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Liberty Global plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Liberty Global plc
  • Ticker: LBTY.A
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 2004
  • Industry: Alternative Carriers
  • Sector: Telecom
  • Market Cap: US$14.317b
  • Shares outstanding: 583.11m
  • Website: https://www.libertyglobal.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Liberty Global plc
  • Griffin House
  • 161 Hammersmith Road
  • London
  • Greater London
  • W6 8BS
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
1LGDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesLiberty Global Class A Common StockDEEURJun 2004
LBTY.ANasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesLiberty Global Class A Common StockUSUSDJun 2004
LBTAWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesLiberty Global Class A Common StockATEURJun 2004
LBTYA NBMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesLiberty Global Class A Common StockMXMXNJun 2004
0XHRLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesLiberty Global Class A Common StockGBUSDJun 2004
LBTY.BNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)Liberty Global Class B Common StockUSUSDJun 2004
1LGBDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)Liberty Global Class B Common StockDEEURJun 2004
LBTY.KNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)Liberty Global Class C Common StockUSUSDAug 2005
1LGCDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)Liberty Global Class C Common StockDEEURAug 2005
LBTCWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)Liberty Global Class C Common StockATEURAug 2005
0XHSLSE (London Stock Exchange)Liberty Global Class C Common StockGBUSDAug 2005
L1BT34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH REPR 1 COM USD0.01BRBRLDec 2019
L1BT35BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH 4 REPR 1 COM NPVBRBRLOct 2020

Biography

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...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/01/19 00:33
End of Day Share Price2021/01/15 00:00
Earnings2020/09/30
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.