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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
LBTYA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
98% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. LBTYA: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LBTYA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.11 Max: N/A
Current: 0.01
Equity to Asset 0.19
LBTYA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
81% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. LBTYA: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LBTYA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.18 Max: 0.93
Current: 0.19
0.04
0.93
Interest Coverage 0.88
LBTYA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
97% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 13.03 vs. LBTYA: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LBTYA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.15 Max: 9999.99
Current: 0.88
0.52
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.67
M-Score: -2.96
WACC vs ROIC
12.55%
3.23%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 12.09
LBTYA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.26 vs. LBTYA: 12.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LBTYA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -87.88  Med: 7.41 Max: 19.97
Current: 12.09
-87.88
19.97
Net-margin (%) -6.33
LBTYA's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. LBTYA: -6.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LBTYA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -587.92  Med: -5.10 Max: 10.89
Current: -6.33
-587.92
10.89
ROE (%) -9.35
LBTYA's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.78 vs. LBTYA: -9.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LBTYA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -41.57  Med: -6.46 Max: 12.87
Current: -9.35
-41.57
12.87
ROA (%) -1.72
LBTYA's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. LBTYA: -1.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LBTYA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -36.7  Med: -1.12 Max: 2.89
Current: -1.72
-36.7
2.89
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.02
LBTYA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 14.51 vs. LBTYA: 6.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LBTYA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -305.39  Med: 6.79 Max: 93.25
Current: 6.02
-305.39
93.25
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -14.10
LBTYA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. LBTYA: -14.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LBTYA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 6.35 Max: 53.9
Current: -14.1
0
53.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -11.60
LBTYA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. LBTYA: -11.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LBTYA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.90 Max: 46.8
Current: -11.6
0
46.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -28.00
LBTYA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. LBTYA: -28.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LBTYA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -10.15 Max: 163.1
Current: -28
0
163.1
» LBTYA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

LBTYA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Andreas Halvorsen 3,811,150 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 73,000 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 1,103,510 sh (+1629.64%)
Dodge & Cox 11,051,305 sh (+343.40%)
Larry Robbins 4,211,474 sh (+184.69%)
Lee Ainslie 1,933,330 sh (+29.14%)
Paul Tudor Jones 279,144 sh (+19.29%)
David Einhorn 1,246,918 sh (unchged)
Scott Black 106,676 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 2,119,515 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 800,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 106,440 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 10,401,007 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Steve Mandel Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 672,626 sh (-0.14%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 6,794,582 sh (-0.25%)
Steven Cohen 189,400 sh (-79.60%)
Jim Simons 328,387 sh (-82.01%)
George Soros 38,000 sh (-94.71%)
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Q4 2014

LBTYA Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Caxton Associates 24,700 sh (New)
John Hussman 2,282 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 33,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 36,786 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 17,067 sh (New)
George Soros 233,974 sh (+515.72%)
Jim Simons 434,787 sh (+32.40%)
Larry Robbins 4,511,474 sh (+7.12%)
Warren Buffett 10,816,324 sh (+3.99%)
Mario Gabelli 677,564 sh (+0.73%)
Dodge & Cox 11,053,605 sh (+0.02%)
Columbia Wanger 800,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 1,103,510 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 2,119,515 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 105,424 sh (-0.95%)
Scott Black 105,176 sh (-1.41%)
David Einhorn 1,168,418 sh (-6.30%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 5,864,648 sh (-13.69%)
Lee Ainslie 961,668 sh (-50.26%)
Paul Tudor Jones 29,869 sh (-89.30%)
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Q1 2015

LBTYA Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 20,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 51,700 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 78,405 sh (+359.40%)
Caxton Associates 83,700 sh (+238.87%)
Tom Gayner 72,000 sh (+118.18%)
Jim Simons 535,187 sh (+23.09%)
Dodge & Cox 11,630,605 sh (+5.22%)
Lee Ainslie 1,006,059 sh (+4.62%)
Columbia Wanger 800,000 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 1,168,418 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 2,119,515 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
First Eagle Investment 1,100,681 sh (-0.26%)
Pioneer Investments 104,826 sh (-0.57%)
Mario Gabelli 663,186 sh (-2.12%)
Larry Robbins 4,382,186 sh (-2.87%)
Warren Buffett 10,342,793 sh (-4.38%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 5,329,739 sh (-9.12%)
Scott Black 84,949 sh (-19.23%)
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Q2 2015

LBTYA Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 7,467,310 sh (+40.11%)
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Top Ranked Articles about Liberty Global PLC

Mario Gabelli Comments on Liberty Global plc
Liberty Global plc (0.2%, 0.8%) (LBTYK – $48.31 – NASDAQ, LBTYA – $50.21 – NASDAQ) is the leading international cable operator, offering advanced video, telephone, and broadband internet services. The company operates broadband communications networks in 14 countries, principally located in Europe under the brands UPC, Unitymedia (Germany), Virgin (UK), Telenet (Belgium), and VTR (Chile). As part of its June 2013 acquisition of Virgin Media, Liberty Global redomiciled in the UK, increasing its strategic flexibility in the future. The company is internationally focused and well positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for digital television, broadband internet, and digital telephony services in markets across its diverse geographic footprint. The company closed its acquisition of Netherlands cable operator Ziggo, among its largest to date, in November 2014. In an effort to surface additional value, in early 2015 Liberty Global is expected to issue a stock tracking its Latin American operations. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 111.11
LBTYA's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
96% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.04 vs. LBTYA: 111.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 3.64
LBTYA's P/B is ranked lower than
68% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. LBTYA: 3.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LBTYA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.50 Max: 8.42
Current: 3.64
0.46
8.42
P/S 2.40
LBTYA's P/S is ranked lower than
67% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. LBTYA: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LBTYA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.84 Max: 2.46
Current: 2.4
0.16
2.46
PFCF 14.41
LBTYA's PFCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 18.82 vs. LBTYA: 14.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LBTYA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.59  Med: 9.86 Max: 25.37
Current: 14.41
1.59
25.37
POCF 7.74
LBTYA's POCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.14 vs. LBTYA: 7.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LBTYA' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 2.73 Max: 7.91
Current: 7.74
0.49
7.91
EV-to-EBIT 63.74
LBTYA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
90% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. LBTYA: 63.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LBTYA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -370.1  Med: 27.35 Max: 290.3
Current: 63.74
-370.1
290.3
Current Ratio 0.38
LBTYA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. LBTYA: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LBTYA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.92 Max: 2.36
Current: 0.38
0.38
2.36
Quick Ratio 0.38
LBTYA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. LBTYA: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LBTYA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.92 Max: 2.36
Current: 0.38
0.38
2.36
Days Sales Outstanding 26.18
LBTYA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
80% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 47.77 vs. LBTYA: 26.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LBTYA' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 2.34  Med: 38.98 Max: 49.5
Current: 26.18
2.34
49.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Projected FCF 1.92
LBTYA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
63% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. LBTYA: 1.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LBTYA' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.47 Max: 1.76
Current: 1.92
0.26
1.76
Price/Median PS Value 2.88
LBTYA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
95% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. LBTYA: 2.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LBTYA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.97 Max: 2.63
Current: 2.88
0.27
2.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 1.60
LBTYA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. LBTYA: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LBTYA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 3.40 Max: 6.8
Current: 1.6
0.3
6.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 3.38
LBTYA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9.72 vs. LBTYA: 3.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LBTYA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 3.3  Med: 20.40 Max: 47.2
Current: 3.38
3.3
47.2

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Pay TV
Compare:CMCSA, TWC, NPSNY, BSYBY, DISH » details
Traded in other countries:1LGC.Germany, 1LG.Germany, LILAB.USA,
Liberty Global PLC, formerly Liberty Global, Inc. was incorporated as Lynx Europe Limited on 29 January 2013. The Company provides video, broadband internet, fixed-line telephony and mobile services across 14 countries. Through Virgin Media Inc. and Unitymedia KabelBW GmbH each a wholly-owned subsidiary, and Telenet Group Holding NV, it provides video, broadband internet, fixed-line telephony and mobile services in the United Kingdom, Germany and Belgium, respectively. Through UPC Holding BV, also a wholly-owned subsidiary, it provides video, broadband internet and fixed-line telephony services in nine European countries and mobile services in three European countries. The operations of Virgin Media, Unitymedia KabelBW, Telenet and the broadband communications and direct-to-home satellite (DTH) operations of UPC Holding. The Company's broadband communications operations in Chile are provided through its owned subsidiary, VTR GlobalCom SpA. Through its owned subsidiary, VTR Wireless SpA it also offers mobile services in Chile. The Company's operations also include: consolidated broadband communications operations in Puerto Rico that it conducts through an owned subsidiary, Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico and investments in various other businesses, primarily in Europe. It offers a variety of broadband services over its cable distribution systems, including video, broadband internet and fixed-line telephony, and in certain of its operations it offers mobile services. The Company designs, these services to enable its customers to access the digital world on their own terms and at their own pace. In select markets, it also offers video services through DTH or through multichannel multipoint (microwave) distribution systems (MMDS). Its consumer brands include Virgin Media, UPC, Unitymedia Kabel BW, Telenet, VTR GlobalCom and in Puerto Rico, Liberty. In terms of video subscribers, it operates cable networks in each of Austria, Belgium, Chile, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Puerto Rico, Slovakia, Switzerland and the U.K. and it also has its network in Germany, the Netherlands and Romania. It operates through the following segments: European Operations Division which includes U.K. (Virgin Media), Germany (Unitymedia KabelBW), Belgium (Telenet), The Netherlands, Switzerland, Other Western Europe and Central and Eastern Europe. The markets for video, broadband internet, fixed-line telephony and mobile services are very competitive and rapidly evolving. Depending upon the country and market, these may include: traditional FTA broadcast television service providers, DTH satellite service providers, and digital terrestrial television (DTT) broadcasters, other cable operators in the same communities and other fixed-line telecommunications carriers and broadband providers.
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