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
Adequate balance sheet and fair value.
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.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
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.
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?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Liberty Global undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
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).
How is Liberty Global forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 analysts?
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%).
How has Liberty Global performed over the past 5 years?
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.
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.
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.
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.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mike Fries (57 yo)
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.
|Vice Chairman||15.58yrs||US$123.25m||0.80% |
|Executive VP & CFO||4yrs||US$16.17m||0.026% |
|Executive VP & CTO||2.5yrs||US$13.66m||0.028% |
|Executive VP||9yrs||US$12.53m||0.045% |
|Senior VP & Chief Development Officer||9yrs||US$11.13m||0.027% |
|Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer||4yrs||no data||0.015% |
|Chief Information Officer & MD||4.83yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Investor Relations & Corporate Responsibility||15.58yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & Chief People Officer||no data||no data||no data|
|Managing Director of Technology Integration||8.75yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Transformation Officer and Senior Vice President||6yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer||8.83yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: LBTY.A's management team is seasoned and experienced (8.8 years average tenure).
|Vice Chairman||15.58yrs||US$123.25m||0.80% |
|Independent Director||15.58yrs||US$324.88k||0.041% |
|Independent Director||7.58yrs||US$315.16k||0.014% |
|Independent Director||15.58yrs||US$315.13k||0.013% |
|Independent Director||15.58yrs||US$370.38k||0.22% |
|Independent Director||10.58yrs||US$347.92k||0.088% |
|Independent Presiding Director||no data||US$390.56k||0.0019% |
|Independent Director||12.08yrs||US$323.54k||0.0040% |
|Independent Director||15.58yrs||US$315.16k||0.030% |
Experienced Board: LBTY.A's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 15.6 years average tenure).
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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Liberty Global plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- 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
- Liberty Global plc
- Griffin House
- 161 Hammersmith Road
- Greater London
- W6 8BS
- United Kingdom
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|1LG||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Liberty Global Class A Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jun 2004|
|LBTY.A||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Liberty Global Class A Common Stock||US||USD||Jun 2004|
|LBTA||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Liberty Global Class A Common Stock||AT||EUR||Jun 2004|
|LBTYA N||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Liberty Global Class A Common Stock||MX||MXN||Jun 2004|
|0XHR||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Liberty Global Class A Common Stock||GB||USD||Jun 2004|
|LBTY.B||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Liberty Global Class B Common Stock||US||USD||Jun 2004|
|1LGB||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Liberty Global Class B Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jun 2004|
|LBTY.K||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Liberty Global Class C Common Stock||US||USD||Aug 2005|
|1LGC||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Liberty Global Class C Common Stock||DE||EUR||Aug 2005|
|LBTC||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Liberty Global Class C Common Stock||AT||EUR||Aug 2005|
|0XHS||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Liberty Global Class C Common Stock||GB||USD||Aug 2005|
|L1BT34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH REPR 1 COM USD0.01||BR||BRL||Dec 2019|
|L1BT35||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH 4 REPR 1 COM NPV||BR||BRL||Oct 2020|
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
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/01/19 00:33|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/01/15 00:00|
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