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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 0.02
LBTYB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
95% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. LBTYB: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LBTYB' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.11 Max: N/A
Current: 0.02
Equity to Asset 0.14
LBTYB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
85% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. LBTYB: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LBTYB' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.18 Max: 0.93
Current: 0.14
0.04
0.93
Interest Coverage 0.97
LBTYB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
91% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.21 vs. LBTYB: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LBTYB' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.04 Max: 1.73
Current: 0.97
0.52
1.73
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.43
M-Score: -2.78
WACC vs ROIC
9.77%
-1.46%
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 (%) 12.96
LBTYB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.47 vs. LBTYB: 12.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LBTYB' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.43  Med: 13.41 Max: 19.23
Current: 12.96
5.43
19.23
Net-margin (%) -5.36
LBTYB's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.66 vs. LBTYB: -5.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LBTYB' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.12  Med: -4.25 Max: 10.89
Current: -5.36
-8.12
10.89
ROE (%) -8.37
LBTYB's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 446 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.62 vs. LBTYB: -8.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LBTYB' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.42  Med: -7.78 Max: 12.87
Current: -8.37
-26.42
12.87
ROA (%) -1.43
LBTYB's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. LBTYB: -1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LBTYB' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.37  Med: -1.29 Max: 2.89
Current: -1.43
-2.37
2.89
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.71
LBTYB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 13.34 vs. LBTYB: 8.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LBTYB' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 7.53 Max: 11.01
Current: 8.71
2.1
11.01
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -19.10
LBTYB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. LBTYB: -19.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LBTYB' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 2.50 Max: 39.3
Current: -19.1
0
39.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -16.50
LBTYB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. LBTYB: -16.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LBTYB' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.40 Max: 35.3
Current: -16.5
0
35.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -18.70
LBTYB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. LBTYB: -18.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LBTYB' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -10.90 Max: 132
Current: -18.7
0
132
» LBTYB's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-08-05)


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Business Description

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

Liberty Global PLC was incorporated as Lynx Europe Limited on January 29, 2013. The Company provides video, broadband internet, fixed-line telephony and mobile services serving approximately 27.5 million customers across 14 countries. The Company operates through geographical segment including U.K./Ireland, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland/Austria, and Central and Eastern Europe in its European division; and Chile and Puerto Rico in its LiLAC Division. 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, 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 c

Ratios

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Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 13.73
LBTYB's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
59% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.17 vs. LBTYB: 13.73 )
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: 12.67 Max: 51.42
Current: 13.73
1.44
51.42
P/B 2.92
LBTYB's P/B is ranked lower than
64% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. LBTYB: 2.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LBTYB' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.82 Max: 8.42
Current: 2.92
0.46
8.42
P/S 1.72
LBTYB's P/S is ranked lower than
55% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. LBTYB: 1.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LBTYB' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.87 Max: 2.47
Current: 1.72
0.17
2.47
PFCF 10.69
LBTYB's PFCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.76 vs. LBTYB: 10.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LBTYB' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 9.57 Max: 74.74
Current: 10.69
1.6
74.74
POCF 5.80
LBTYB's POCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.72 vs. LBTYB: 5.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LBTYB' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 2.96 Max: 8.34
Current: 5.8
0.5
8.34
EV-to-EBIT 39.73
LBTYB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
82% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.73 vs. LBTYB: 39.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LBTYB' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -209.7  Med: 33.60 Max: 24670.1
Current: 39.73
-209.7
24670.1
EV-to-EBITDA 9.94
LBTYB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
58% of the 446 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.79 vs. LBTYB: 9.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LBTYB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.1  Med: 9.30 Max: 145.7
Current: 9.94
5.1
145.7
Current Ratio 0.35
LBTYB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. LBTYB: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LBTYB' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.88 Max: 2.36
Current: 0.35
0.35
2.36
Quick Ratio 0.35
LBTYB's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. LBTYB: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LBTYB' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.88 Max: 2.36
Current: 0.35
0.35
2.36
Days Sales Outstanding 29.71
LBTYB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 46.51 vs. LBTYB: 29.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LBTYB' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.31  Med: 35.72 Max: 40.87
Current: 29.71
29.31
40.87
Days Payable 52.10
LBTYB's Days Payable is ranked lower than
58% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 60.90 vs. LBTYB: 52.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LBTYB' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 55.68  Med: 67.49 Max: 85.6
Current: 52.1
55.68
85.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 1.31
LBTYB's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
53% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. LBTYB: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LBTYB' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.65 Max: 1.8
Current: 1.31
0.29
1.8
Price/Median PS Value 2.00
LBTYB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
89% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LBTYB: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LBTYB' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.98 Max: 2.75
Current: 2
0.27
2.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.52
LBTYB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. LBTYB: 2.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LBTYB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 3.00 Max: 7.4
Current: 2.52
0.5
7.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 0.80
LBTYB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.99 vs. LBTYB: 0.80 )
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: -0.1  Med: 20.70 Max: 74.9
Current: 0.8
-0.1
74.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $18,351
EPS (TTM) $ -0.52
Beta1.29
Short Percentage of Float0.03%
52-Week Range $27.34 - 50.41
Shares Outstanding (Mil)946.34

Analyst Estimate


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Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 19,438 19,759 19,823
EPS ($) -0.25 0.34 0.38
EPS w/o NRI ($) -0.25 0.34 0.38
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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