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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.06
LBTYA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
59% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. LBTYA: 0.06 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.06

Equity to Asset 0.18
LBTYA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. LBTYA: 0.18 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.97
Current: 0.18

0.06
0.97
Interest Coverage 0.88
LBTYA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.26 vs. LBTYA: 0.88 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 9999.99
Current: 0.88

0.52
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.20
M-Score: -2.25
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 13.90
LBTYA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 12.85 vs. LBTYA: 13.90 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -87.88   Max: 19.97
Current: 13.9

-87.88
19.97
Net-margin (%) -6.66
LBTYA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. LBTYA: -6.66 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -587.92   Max: 10.89
Current: -6.66

-587.92
10.89
ROE (%) -8.02
LBTYA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 12.18 vs. LBTYA: -8.02 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -40.22   Max: 14.61
Current: -8.02

-40.22
14.61
ROA (%) -1.42
LBTYA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. LBTYA: -1.42 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -37.82   Max: 2.76
Current: -1.42

-37.82
2.76
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.39
LBTYA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 22.49 vs. LBTYA: 8.39 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1371.34   Max: 14.76
Current: 8.39

-1371.34
14.76
Revenue Growth (%) 9.20
LBTYA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. LBTYA: 9.20 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 53.9
Current: 9.2

0
53.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 23.90
LBTYA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. LBTYA: 23.90 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 172.1
Current: 23.9

0
172.1
EPS Growth (%) -14.40
LBTYA's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. LBTYA: -14.40 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 163.1
Current: -14.4

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

Q1 2013

LBTYA Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 1,000,000 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 40,000 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 430,900 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,100 sh (New)
George Soros 1,296,261 sh (+3073.38%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 947,079 sh (+1223.85%)
Jim Simons 1,123,479 sh (+133%)
Larry Robbins 1,103,614 sh (+27.72%)
Lee Ainslie 2,932,042 sh (+22.94%)
Mario Gabelli 763,919 sh (+5.77%)
Steven Cohen 323,800 sh (+5.07%)
John Griffin 3,900,000 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 800,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 2,119,515 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich 3,750,000 sh (unchged)
Meryl Witmer 756,320 sh (-7.94%)
Caxton Associates 3,100 sh (-18.85%)
Julian Robertson 259,295 sh (-27.35%)
Eric Mindich 1,793,300 sh (-27.43%)
Dodge & Cox 2,501,605 sh (-33.44%)
Daniel Loeb 800,000 sh (-51.52%)
Chase Coleman 920,000 sh (-60%)
» More
Q2 2013

LBTYA Guru Trades in Q2 2013

John Burbank 1,054 sh (New)
David Einhorn 1,246,918 sh (New)
John Hussman 64,550 sh (New)
Steve Mandel 2,009,726 sh (New)
Daniel Loeb 3,000,000 sh (+275%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,518,340 sh (+60.32%)
Pioneer Investments 62,200 sh (+55.5%)
Lee Ainslie 3,367,493 sh (+14.85%)
Steven Cohen 363,753 sh (+12.34%)
John Griffin 4,330,000 sh (+11.03%)
George Soros 1,356,805 sh (+4.67%)
Mario Gabelli 770,774 sh (+0.9%)
Bill Gates 2,119,515 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich 3,750,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chase Coleman Sold Out
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 2,497,905 sh (-0.15%)
Meryl Witmer 684,521 sh (-9.49%)
Julian Robertson 232,395 sh (-10.37%)
Larry Robbins 873,669 sh (-20.84%)
Eric Mindich 1,293,300 sh (-27.88%)
Jim Simons 673,087 sh (-40.09%)
» More
Q3 2013

LBTYA Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Murray Stahl 5,672 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 800,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 7,500 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 71,463 sh (New)
Steve Mandel 3,203,911 sh (+59.42%)
Jim Simons 723,587 sh (+7.5%)
Bill Gates 2,119,515 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich 3,000,000 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 1,246,918 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 2,497,905 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Larry Robbins Sold Out
Julian Robertson Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 61,519 sh (-1.09%)
Lee Ainslie 3,311,993 sh (-1.65%)
Mario Gabelli 747,459 sh (-3.02%)
John Griffin 4,155,000 sh (-4.04%)
Daniel Loeb 2,750,000 sh (-8.33%)
Eric Mindich 1,120,000 sh (-13.4%)
George Soros 1,034,058 sh (-23.79%)
Steven Cohen 193,571 sh (-46.79%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 71,540 sh (-95.29%)
» More
Q4 2013

LBTYA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 2,515 sh (New)
Warren Buffett 2,948,285 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 198,051 sh (+176.84%)
Ray Dalio 16,400 sh (+118.67%)
Pioneer Investments 98,858 sh (+60.7%)
Steve Mandel 4,459,542 sh (+39.19%)
Jim Simons 973,087 sh (+34.48%)
Murray Stahl 7,300 sh (+28.7%)
George Soros 1,141,696 sh (+10.41%)
Bill Gates 2,119,515 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 4,155,000 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 1,246,918 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 800,000 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 2,493,005 sh (-0.2%)
Mario Gabelli 730,447 sh (-2.28%)
Daniel Loeb 1,800,000 sh (-34.55%)
Lee Ainslie 1,552,734 sh (-53.12%)
Steven Cohen 18,106 sh (-90.65%)
Louis Moore Bacon 5,911 sh (-91.73%)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LBTYA

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Lee Ainslie 2013-12-31 Reduce -53.12%1.91%$74.9 - $88.35 $ 39.4-52%1552734
Daniel Loeb 2013-12-31 Reduce -34.55%1.9%$74.9 - $88.35 $ 39.4-52%1800000
Steve Mandel 2013-12-31 Add 39.19%0.48%$74.9 - $88.35 $ 39.4-52%4459542
Warren Buffett 2013-12-31 New Buy0.25%$74.9 - $88.35 $ 39.4-52%2948285
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Add 176.84%0.03%$74.9 - $88.35 $ 39.4-52%198051
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 118.67%0.01%$74.9 - $88.35 $ 39.4-52%16400
Julian Robertson 2013-09-30 Sold Out 2.2%$74.84 - $81.41 $ 39.4-50%0
Daniel Loeb 2013-09-30 Reduce -8.33%0.42%$74.84 - $81.41 $ 39.4-50%2750000
Steve Mandel 2013-09-30 Add 59.42%0.41%$74.84 - $81.41 $ 39.4-50%3203911
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Reduce -95.29%0.33%$74.84 - $81.41 $ 39.4-50%71540
George Soros 2013-09-30 Reduce -23.79%0.26%$74.84 - $81.41 $ 39.4-50%1034058
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.22%$74.84 - $81.41 $ 39.4-50%0
John Griffin 2013-09-30 Reduce -4.04%0.15%$74.84 - $81.41 $ 39.4-50%4155000
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$74.84 - $81.41 $ 39.4-50%7500
John Burbank 2013-09-30 Sold Out $74.84 - $81.41 $ 39.4-50%0
Daniel Loeb 2013-06-30 Add 275%3.67%$69.03 - $79.05 $ 39.4-47%3000000
Steve Mandel 2013-06-30 New Buy0.72%$69.03 - $79.05 $ 39.4-47%2009726
Lee Ainslie 2013-06-30 Add 14.85%0.43%$69.03 - $79.05 $ 39.4-47%3367493
John Griffin 2013-06-30 Add 11.03%0.38%$69.03 - $79.05 $ 39.4-47%4330000
Julian Robertson 2013-06-30 Reduce -10.37%0.27%$69.03 - $79.05 $ 39.4-47%232395
John Hussman 2013-06-30 New Buy0.22%$69.03 - $79.05 $ 39.4-47%64550
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 Add 60.32%0.13%$69.03 - $79.05 $ 39.4-47%1518340
John Burbank 2013-06-30 New Buy$69.03 - $79.05 $ 39.4-47%1054
Julian Robertson 2013-03-31 Reduce -27.35%1.09%$62.96 - $73.38 $ 39.4-42%259295
George Soros 2013-03-31 Add 3073.38%1.07%$62.96 - $73.38 $ 39.4-42%1296261
Daniel Loeb 2013-03-31 Reduce -51.52%0.98%$62.96 - $73.38 $ 39.4-42%800000
Lee Ainslie 2013-03-31 Add 22.94%0.52%$62.96 - $73.38 $ 39.4-42%2932042
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-03-31 Add 1223.85%0.21%$62.96 - $73.38 $ 39.4-42%947079
Dodge & Cox 2013-03-31 Reduce -33.44%0.11%$62.96 - $73.38 $ 39.4-42%2501605
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Guru Investment Theses on Liberty Global PLC

Baron Funds Comments on Liberty Media Corp. - Dec 07, 2012

Liberty Media Corp. (LBTYA), a holding company for interests in media and communications companies, rose 18.4% in the quarter. Liberty moved to gain operational control of its primary holding, Sirius XM Radio. This pushed up that stock on the prospect that Liberty would pursue a shareholderfriendly agenda of significant share repurchases, much like it has done with its own capital structure. Liberty stock rose in sympathy to the rise in Sirius.

From Baron Funds third quarter letter.


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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 1.30
LBTYA's P/B is ranked higher than
84% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. LBTYA: 1.30 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 12.37
Current: 1.3

0.96
12.37
P/S 0.90
LBTYA's P/S is ranked higher than
75% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. LBTYA: 0.90 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 2.77
Current: 0.9

0.34
2.77
PFCF 10.10
LBTYA's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.86 vs. LBTYA: 10.10 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 60.06
Current: 10.1

3.3
60.06
EV-to-EBIT 32.30
LBTYA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
59% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 14.25 vs. LBTYA: 32.30 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 16   Max: 396.6
Current: 32.3

16
396.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.70
LBTYA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
90% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. LBTYA: 0.70 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 1.47
Current: 0.7

0.55
1.47
Price/Median PS Value 0.60
LBTYA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 736 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LBTYA: 0.60 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 1.7
Current: 0.6

0.34
1.7
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.10
LBTYA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
52% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. LBTYA: 3.10 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 6.2
Current: 3.1

0.3
6.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 29.58
LBTYA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
95% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.96 vs. LBTYA: 29.58 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 42.5
Current: 29.58

2.6
42.5

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Pay TV
Compare:CMCSA, TWC, NPSNY, BSYBY, DISH » details
Traded in other countries:1LG.Germany
Liberty Global PLC, formerly Liberty Global, Inc., a Delaware corporation is an international cable company with operations in 14 countries. It provides television, broadband internet and telephony services through next-generation networks and technology platforms that connect approximately 25 million customers who subscibe to nearly 48 million services. Its brands include Virgin Media, UPC, Telenet, Unitymedia, Kabel BW, and VTR.

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