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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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.01
NAS:LBTYB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
98% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. NAS:LBTYB: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NAS:LBTYB' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.1 Max: N/A
Current: 0.01
Equity to Asset 0.12
NAS:LBTYB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
88% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. NAS:LBTYB: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NAS:LBTYB' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.18 Max: 0.93
Current: 0.12
0.04
0.93
Interest Coverage 1.03
NAS:LBTYB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
90% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.66 vs. NAS:LBTYB: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:LBTYB' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.25
Current: 1.03
0.52
1.25
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.43
M-Score: -2.77
WACC vs ROIC
9.75%
-0.76%
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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Operating margin (%) 13.58
NAS:LBTYB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. NAS:LBTYB: 13.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NAS:LBTYB' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.43  Med: 12.96 Max: 19.99
Current: 13.58
5.43
19.99
Net-margin (%) -3.25
NAS:LBTYB's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. NAS:LBTYB: -3.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NAS:LBTYB' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.47  Med: -5.1 Max: 10.89
Current: -3.25
-8.47
10.89
ROE (%) -5.38
NAS:LBTYB's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. NAS:LBTYB: -5.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NAS:LBTYB' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.42  Med: -7.99 Max: 12.87
Current: -5.38
-26.42
12.87
ROA (%) -0.85
NAS:LBTYB's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. NAS:LBTYB: -0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NAS:LBTYB' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.37  Med: -1.29 Max: 2.89
Current: -0.85
-2.37
2.89
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.41
NAS:LBTYB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 14.14 vs. NAS:LBTYB: 10.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NAS:LBTYB' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 7.16 Max: 11.01
Current: 10.41
0.07
11.01
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.80
NAS:LBTYB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. NAS:LBTYB: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:LBTYB' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -2.8 Max: 53.9
Current: 0.8
0
53.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 3.50
NAS:LBTYB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. NAS:LBTYB: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:LBTYB' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -2.7 Max: 46.8
Current: 3.5
0
46.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 5.20
NAS:LBTYB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. NAS:LBTYB: 5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:LBTYB' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 5.2 Max: 163.4
Current: 5.2
0
163.4
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Pay TV
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Liberty Global PLC through its subsidiaries provides video, broadband internet, fixed-line telephony and mobile services across 14 countries.

Liberty Global Group was incorporated as Lynx Europe Limited on January 29, 2013. The Company has changed its name from Liberty Global PLC to Liberty Global Group. The Company provides video, broadband internet, fixed-line telephony and mobile services serving approximately 29 million customers approximately across 12 countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. The Company operates in European region in areas including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland, and United Kingdom. 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. 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). In terms of video subscribers, it operates cable networks in each of Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland and the U.K. and it also has its network in Germany, the Netherlands and Romania. 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.

Ratios

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Forward P/E 41.67
LBTYB's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
85% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.98 vs. LBTYB: 41.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 11.25
LBTYB's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.41 vs. LBTYB: 11.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
LBTYB' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.44  Med: 13.78 Max: 51.42
Current: 11.25
1.44
51.42
P/B 3.52
LBTYB's P/B is ranked lower than
69% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. LBTYB: 3.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LBTYB' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.92 Max: 8.42
Current: 3.52
0.46
8.42
P/S 1.62
LBTYB's P/S is ranked lower than
55% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. LBTYB: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LBTYB' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.96 Max: 2.59
Current: 1.62
0.17
2.59
PFCF 9.16
LBTYB's PFCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.12 vs. LBTYB: 9.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LBTYB' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 10.6 Max: 27.95
Current: 9.16
1.6
27.95
POCF 5.35
LBTYB's POCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.79 vs. LBTYB: 5.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LBTYB' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 3.29 Max: 8.52
Current: 5.35
0.5
8.52
EV-to-EBIT 29.90
LBTYB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
76% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.25 vs. LBTYB: 29.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LBTYB' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -209.7  Med: 35.1 Max: 24670.1
Current: 29.9
-209.7
24670.1
EV-to-EBITDA 8.47
LBTYB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
52% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.29 vs. LBTYB: 8.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LBTYB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.1  Med: 9.4 Max: 15.7
Current: 8.47
5.1
15.7
Current Ratio 0.35
LBTYB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. LBTYB: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LBTYB' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.83 Max: 2.36
Current: 0.35
0.32
2.36
Quick Ratio 0.35
LBTYB's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. LBTYB: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LBTYB' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.83 Max: 2.36
Current: 0.35
0.32
2.36
Days Sales Outstanding 25.66
LBTYB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 46.39 vs. LBTYB: 25.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LBTYB' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.66  Med: 39.07 Max: 49.5
Current: 25.66
25.66
49.5
Days Payable 48.55
LBTYB's Days Payable is ranked lower than
60% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 61.03 vs. LBTYB: 48.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LBTYB' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 48.55  Med: 77.54 Max: 93.28
Current: 48.55
48.55
93.28

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -32.40
LBTYB's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. LBTYB: -32.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LBTYB' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.4  Med: -0.2 Max: 0
Current: -32.4
-32.4
0

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 1.10
LBTYB's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. LBTYB: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LBTYB' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.83 Max: 1.86
Current: 1.1
0.23
1.86
Price/Median PS Value 1.69
LBTYB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
85% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. LBTYB: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LBTYB' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.99 Max: 3.01
Current: 1.69
0.24
3.01
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.30
LBTYB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. LBTYB: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LBTYB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 2.8 Max: 7.4
Current: 3.3
0.5
7.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 0.83
LBTYB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.24 vs. LBTYB: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LBTYB' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.7  Med: 17.7 Max: 74.9
Current: 0.83
-2.7
74.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $17,358
EPS (TTM) $ -0.60
Beta1.28
Short Percentage of Float0.19%
52-Week Range $27.34 - 44.39
Shares Outstanding (Mil)906.33

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 19,152 19,121 18,802 19,796
EPS ($) 0.02 0.62 0.20 0.63
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.02 0.62 0.20 0.63
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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