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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 0.07
LBTYA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
59% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. LBTYA: 0.07 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.07

Equity to Asset 0.17
LBTYA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 820 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. LBTYA: 0.17 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.93
Current: 0.17

0.04
0.93
Interest Coverage 0.88
LBTYA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.37 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: 0.27
M-Score: -2.16
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 13.90
LBTYA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 12.14 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
63% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.43 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 783 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 11.91 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
65% of the 814 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.96 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
70% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 21.47 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 723 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. LBTYA: 9.20 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 52.7
Current: 9.2

0
52.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 23.90
LBTYA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. LBTYA: 23.90 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 108.5
Current: 23.9

0
108.5
EPS Growth (%) -10.90
LBTYA's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. LBTYA: -10.90 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 132.1
Current: -10.9

0
132.1
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Guru Trades

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%)
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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)
Columbia Wanger 800,000 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 1,246,918 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 4,155,000 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%)
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Q1 2014

LBTYA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Scott Black 143,761 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 6,700 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 6,627,035 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,701,363 sh (+9296.68%)
Louis Moore Bacon 32,825 sh (+455.32%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,024 sh (+378.09%)
Warren Buffett 7,346,968 sh (+149.19%)
Steve Mandel 6,982,402 sh (+56.57%)
Pioneer Investments 114,852 sh (+16.18%)
Steven Cohen 100,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 2,119,515 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 800,000 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 1,246,918 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb Sold Out
Murray Stahl Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 2,492,405 sh (-0.02%)
Mario Gabelli 678,017 sh (-7.18%)
John Griffin 2,580,000 sh (-37.91%)
Lee Ainslie 899,319 sh (-42.08%)
Ray Dalio 8,000 sh (-51.22%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 63,800 sh (-67.79%)
Jim Simons 109,187 sh (-88.78%)
George Soros 38,000 sh (-96.67%)
» More
Q2 2014

LBTYA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 6,811,342 sh (+2.78%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LBTYA

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Daniel Loeb 2014-03-31 Sold Out 2.8%$40.36 - $45.96 $ 42.2-3%0
John Griffin 2014-03-31 Reduce -37.91%1.44%$40.36 - $45.96 $ 42.2-3%2580000
George Soros 2014-03-31 Reduce -96.67%0.83%$40.36 - $45.96 $ 42.2-3%38000
Lee Ainslie 2014-03-31 Reduce -42.08%0.76%$40.36 - $45.96 $ 42.2-3%899319
Scott Black 2014-03-31 New Buy0.65%$40.36 - $89.98 $ 42.2-41%143761
Steve Mandel 2014-03-31 Add 56.57%0.47%$40.36 - $45.96 $ 42.2-3%6982402
Warren Buffett 2014-03-31 Add 149.19%0.17%$40.36 - $45.96 $ 42.2-3%7346968
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 Reduce -67.79%0.03%$40.36 - $45.96 $ 42.2-3%63800
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -51.22%0.01%$40.36 - $45.96 $ 42.2-3%8000
Lee Ainslie 2013-12-31 Reduce -53.12%1.91%$74.9 - $88.35 $ 42.2-48%1552734
Daniel Loeb 2013-12-31 Reduce -34.55%1.9%$74.9 - $88.35 $ 42.2-48%1800000
Steve Mandel 2013-12-31 Add 39.19%0.48%$74.9 - $88.35 $ 42.2-48%4459542
Warren Buffett 2013-12-31 New Buy0.25%$74.9 - $88.35 $ 42.2-48%2948285
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Add 176.84%0.03%$74.9 - $88.35 $ 42.2-48%198051
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 118.67%0.01%$74.9 - $88.35 $ 42.2-48%16400
Julian Robertson 2013-09-30 Sold Out 2.2%$74.84 - $81.41 $ 42.2-46%0
Daniel Loeb 2013-09-30 Reduce -8.33%0.42%$74.84 - $81.41 $ 42.2-46%2750000
Steve Mandel 2013-09-30 Add 59.42%0.41%$74.84 - $81.41 $ 42.2-46%3203911
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Reduce -95.29%0.33%$74.84 - $81.41 $ 42.2-46%71540
George Soros 2013-09-30 Reduce -23.79%0.26%$74.84 - $81.41 $ 42.2-46%1034058
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.22%$74.84 - $81.41 $ 42.2-46%0
John Griffin 2013-09-30 Reduce -4.04%0.15%$74.84 - $81.41 $ 42.2-46%4155000
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$74.84 - $81.41 $ 42.2-46%7500
John Burbank 2013-09-30 Sold Out $74.84 - $81.41 $ 42.2-46%0
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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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Berkshire Hathaway Buys Wal-Mart, Verizon, Liberty Global PLC, Sells Phillips 66, General Motors Co, DirecTV
Berkshire Hathaway just released its equity portfolio. Here is the summary. Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) and his CIOs buy Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Verizon Communications Inc, Liberty Global PLC, Liberty Global PLC, sells Phillips 66, General Motors Co, Directv, Starz during the 3-months ended 03/31/2014, according to the most recent filings of his investment company, Berkshire Hathaway. As of 03/31/2014, Berkshire Hathaway owns 45 stocks with a total value of $105.8 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.
New Purchases: VZ, Added Positions: WMT, LBTYA, LBTYK, Reduced Positions: PSX, GM, DTV, STRZA, For the details of Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)'s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Warren+Buffett
This is the sector weightings of his portfolio:
Financial Services
44.2%
Consumer Defensive
24.4%
Technology
13%
Energy
6.3%
Communication Services
3.6%
Healthcare
2.6%
Consumer Cyclical
2.1%
Industrials
2%
Basic Materials
1.1%

These are the top 5 holdings of Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)
Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) - 463,458,123 shares, 21.8% of the total portfolio. Coca-Cola Co (KO) - 400,000,000 shares, 14.6% of the total portfolio. American Express Co (AXP) - 151,610,700 shares, 12.9% of the total portfolio. International Business Machines Corp (IBM) - 68,355,084 shares, 12.4% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.34% Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT) - 58,052,412 shares, 4.2% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 17.32%

New Purchase: Verizon Communications Inc (VZ)

Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) initiated holdings in Verizon Communications Inc. His purchase prices were between $45.98 and $49.3, with an estimated average price of $47.35. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.5%. His holdings were 11,022,743 shares as of 03/31/2014.
Added: Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)

Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) added to his holdings in Wal-Mart Stores Inc by 17.32%. His purchase prices were between $72.66 and $78.91, with an estimated average price of $75.43. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.62%. His holdings were 58,052,412 shares as of 03/31/2014.
Added: Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA)

Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) added to his holdings in Liberty Global PLC by 149.19%. His purchase prices were between $40.36 and $45.96, with an estimated average price of $43.34. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.17%. His holdings were 7,346,968 shares as of 03/31/2014.
Added: Liberty Global PLC (LBTYK)

Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) added to his holdings in Liberty Global PLC by 149.19%. His purchase prices were between $38.905 and $43.46, with an estimated average price of $41.33. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.17%. His holdings were 7,346,968 shares as of 03/31/2014.
Reduced: Phillips 66 (PSX)

Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) reduced to his holdings in Phillips 66 by 64.14%. His sale prices were between $70.67 and $80.35, with an estimated average price of $76.12. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -1.28%. Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) still held 9,741,303 shares as of 03/31/2014.
Reduced: General Motors Co (GM)

Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) reduced to his holdings in General Motors Co by 25%. His sale prices were between $34.09 and $40.95, with an estimated average price of $36.89. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.4%. Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) still held 30,000,000 shares as of 03/31/2014.
Reduced: Directv (DTV)

Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) reduced to his holdings in Directv by 5.48%. His sale prices were between $68.11 and $79.99, with an estimated average price of $73.11. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.13%. Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) still held 34,514,700 shares as of 03/31/2014.
Reduced: Starz (STRZA)

Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) reduced to his holdings in Starz by 57.74%. His sale prices were between $26.5 and $33.18, with an estimated average price of $30.33. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was -0.08%. Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) still held 1,919,541 shares as of 03/31/2014. Read more...

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/B 2.00
LBTYA's P/B is ranked higher than
83% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. LBTYA: 2.00 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 6.32
Current: 2

0.49
6.32
P/S 1.00
LBTYA's P/S is ranked higher than
84% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. LBTYA: 1.00 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 1.49
Current: 1

0.17
1.49
PFCF 9.40
LBTYA's PFCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 38.33 vs. LBTYA: 9.40 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 50.86
Current: 9.4

1.68
50.86
EV-to-EBIT 34.15
LBTYA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.06 vs. LBTYA: 34.15 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 14.8   Max: 305.3
Current: 34.15

14.8
305.3
Current Ratio 0.55
LBTYA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. LBTYA: 0.55 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 2.36
Current: 0.55

0.53
2.36
Quick Ratio 0.55
LBTYA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. LBTYA: 0.55 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 2.36
Current: 0.55

0.53
2.36

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.40
LBTYA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. LBTYA: 1.40 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 1.42
Current: 1.4

0.28
1.42
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
LBTYA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. LBTYA: 1.40 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 1.87
Current: 1.4

0.3
1.87
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.90
LBTYA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. LBTYA: 2.90 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 6.8
Current: 2.9

0.3
6.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 30.25
LBTYA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
96% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. LBTYA: 30.25 )
LBTYA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 47.2
Current: 30.25

4.7
47.2

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Pay TV
Compare:CMCSA, TWC, NPSNY, BSYBY, DISH » details
Traded in other countries:1LG.Germany, 1LGC.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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Is Liberty Global Speeding Up Too Quickly? Mar 31 2014 
Weekly Guru Bargains Highlights: LBTYA, VOD, CEO Mar 30 2014 
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