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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.04
LBTYB's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
89% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. LBTYB: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
LBTYB' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.11 Max: N/A
Current: 0.04
Equity-to-Asset 0.20
LBTYB's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
79% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. LBTYB: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
LBTYB' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.2 Max: 0.97
Current: 0.2
0.06
0.97
Interest Coverage 1.06
LBTYB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
89% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.07 vs. LBTYB: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LBTYB' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.08 Max: 1.25
Current: 1.06
0.68
1.25
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 0.67
Beneish M-Score: -2.54
WACC vs ROIC
14.34%
8.59%
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 14.00
LBTYB's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
70% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.36 vs. LBTYB: 14.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
LBTYB' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.41  Med: 13.55 Max: 19.99
Current: 14
7.41
19.99
Net Margin % 8.52
LBTYB's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
71% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. LBTYB: 8.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
LBTYB' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.47  Med: -5.1 Max: 8.52
Current: 8.52
-8.47
8.52
ROE % 17.80
LBTYB's ROE % is ranked higher than
79% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.82 vs. LBTYB: 17.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
LBTYB' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.42  Med: -7.78 Max: 17.8
Current: 17.8
-26.42
17.8
ROA % 2.52
LBTYB's ROA % is ranked higher than
53% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. LBTYB: 2.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
LBTYB' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.37  Med: -1.29 Max: 2.52
Current: 2.52
-2.37
2.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 15.42
LBTYB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
53% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 13.51 vs. LBTYB: 15.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
LBTYB' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 8.18 Max: 15.42
Current: 15.42
0.07
15.42
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 8.40
LBTYB's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
72% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. LBTYB: 8.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
LBTYB' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 4.85 Max: 53.9
Current: 8.4
0
53.9
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 9.80
LBTYB's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
72% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. LBTYB: 9.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
LBTYB' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.8 Max: 46.8
Current: 9.8
0
46.8
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Pay TV    NAICS: 515210    SIC: 4841
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Traded in other countries:1LGC.Germany,
Liberty Global PLC through its subsidiaries provides video, broadband internet, fixed-line telephony and mobile services across 14 countries.

Liberty Global owns cable networks and a couple of small satellite operations in the U.K., the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Chile, and Puerto Rico. It also offers high-speed Internet access and fixed-line telephony in most of these markets. In total, it has 20.2 million television customers, 16.2 million Internet access customers, and 13.2 million fixed-line telephony customers.

Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 15.06
LBTYB's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 19.62 vs. LBTYB: 15.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
LBTYB' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.93  Med: 25.01 Max: 517.76
Current: 15.06
4.93
517.76
Forward PE Ratio 434.78
LBTYB's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
100% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.29 vs. LBTYB: 434.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 15.06
LBTYB's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
63% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. LBTYB: 15.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
LBTYB' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.55  Med: 66.55 Max: 104.42
Current: 15.06
13.55
104.42
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 9.04
LBTYB's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
77% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.53 vs. LBTYB: 9.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
LBTYB' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.44  Med: 13.25 Max: 53.05
Current: 9.04
1.44
53.05
PB Ratio 2.16
LBTYB's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. LBTYB: 2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
LBTYB' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 2 Max: 8.42
Current: 2.16
0.46
8.42
PS Ratio 1.50
LBTYB's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. LBTYB: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
LBTYB' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.93 Max: 2.53
Current: 1.5
0.17
2.53
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 9.12
LBTYB's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
76% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.85 vs. LBTYB: 9.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
LBTYB' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.61  Med: 10.07 Max: 27.95
Current: 9.12
1.61
27.95
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 5.07
LBTYB's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
63% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.87 vs. LBTYB: 5.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
LBTYB' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 3.1 Max: 8.52
Current: 5.07
0.5
8.52
EV-to-EBIT 22.68
LBTYB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
69% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.15 vs. LBTYB: 22.68 )
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: 5557
Current: 22.68
-209.7
5557
EV-to-EBITDA 8.04
LBTYB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
52% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.03 vs. LBTYB: 8.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LBTYB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.8  Med: 8.8 Max: 15.7
Current: 8.04
1.8
15.7
PEG Ratio 17.78
LBTYB's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. LBTYB: 17.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
LBTYB' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 4.38 Max: 17.78
Current: 17.78
0.91
17.78
Current Ratio 0.73
LBTYB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. LBTYB: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LBTYB' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.86 Max: 2.26
Current: 0.73
0.37
2.26
Quick Ratio 0.73
LBTYB's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. LBTYB: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LBTYB' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.86 Max: 2.26
Current: 0.73
0.37
2.26
Days Sales Outstanding 34.78
LBTYB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
64% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 47.51 vs. LBTYB: 34.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LBTYB' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27.5  Med: 37.17 Max: 49.5
Current: 34.78
27.5
49.5
Days Payable 92.57
LBTYB's Days Payable is ranked higher than
63% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 63.61 vs. LBTYB: 92.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LBTYB' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 66.06  Med: 82.75 Max: 93.39
Current: 92.57
66.06
93.39

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -12.80
LBTYB's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. LBTYB: -12.80 )
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: -12.8
-32.4
0

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.95
LBTYB's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. LBTYB: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
LBTYB' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.88 Max: 1.67
Current: 0.95
0.24
1.67
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.62
LBTYB's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
84% of the 498 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. LBTYB: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
LBTYB' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 1 Max: 2.25
Current: 1.62
0.26
2.25
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.41
LBTYB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
54% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.84 vs. LBTYB: 4.41 )
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: 4.41
0.5
7.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 3.10
LBTYB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
64% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.29 vs. LBTYB: 3.10 )
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: -1.7  Med: 17.4 Max: 75.8
Current: 3.1
-1.7
75.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $20,009
EPS (TTM) $ 2.19
Beta1.21
Short Percentage of Float0.09%
52-Week Range $27.34 - 44.39
Shares Outstanding (Mil)894.94

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 14,491 15,265 15,462
EPS ($) 0.08 0.60 0.66
EPS without NRI ($) 0.08 0.60 0.66
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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