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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
LBTYB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
60% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. LBTYB: 0.02 )
LBTYB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.02

Equity to Asset 0.18
LBTYB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. LBTYB: 0.18 )
LBTYB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.41
Current: 0.18

0.04
0.41
Interest Coverage 0.88
LBTYB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
63% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. LBTYB: 0.88 )
LBTYB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 9999.99
Current: 0.88

0.52
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.66
M-Score: -2.82
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 13.66
LBTYB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 11.89 vs. LBTYB: 13.66 )
LBTYB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -87.88   Max: 19.97
Current: 13.66

-87.88
19.97
Net-margin (%) -1.62
LBTYB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.41 vs. LBTYB: -1.62 )
LBTYB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -587.92   Max: 10.89
Current: -1.62

-587.92
10.89
ROE (%) -2.53
LBTYB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 13.21 vs. LBTYB: -2.53 )
LBTYB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -41.57   Max: 12.87
Current: -2.53

-41.57
12.87
ROA (%) -0.45
LBTYB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 vs. LBTYB: -0.45 )
LBTYB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -36.7   Max: 2.89
Current: -0.45

-36.7
2.89
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.52
LBTYB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 21.42 vs. LBTYB: 10.52 )
LBTYB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -305.39   Max: 15.17
Current: 10.52

-305.39
15.17
Revenue Growth (%) 9.20
LBTYB's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 842 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. LBTYB: 9.20 )
LBTYB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 42.8
Current: 9.2

0
42.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 23.90
LBTYB's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 757 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. LBTYB: 23.90 )
LBTYB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 42.4
Current: 23.9

0
42.4
EPS Growth (%) -14.40
LBTYB's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. LBTYB: -14.40 )
LBTYB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 163.1
Current: -14.4

0
163.1
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 3.45
LBTYB's P/B is ranked higher than
78% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. LBTYB: 3.45 )
LBTYB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 8.91
Current: 3.45

0.49
8.91
P/S 1.23
LBTYB's P/S is ranked higher than
79% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. LBTYB: 1.23 )
LBTYB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 1.69
Current: 1.23

0.17
1.69
PFCF 10.73
LBTYB's PFCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 70.44 vs. LBTYB: 10.73 )
LBTYB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 28.77
Current: 10.73

1.68
28.77
EV-to-EBIT 30.60
LBTYB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 18.10 vs. LBTYB: 30.60 )
LBTYB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -666.2   Max: 68.5
Current: 30.6

-666.2
68.5
Current Ratio 0.43
LBTYB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. LBTYB: 0.43 )
LBTYB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 2.36
Current: 0.43

0.43
2.36
Quick Ratio 0.43
LBTYB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. LBTYB: 0.43 )
LBTYB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 2.36
Current: 0.43

0.43
2.36

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.80
LBTYB's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. LBTYB: 1.80 )
LBTYB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 1.82
Current: 1.8

0.28
1.82
Price/Median PS Value 2.07
LBTYB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. LBTYB: 2.07 )
LBTYB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 1.82
Current: 2.07

0.29
1.82
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.30
LBTYB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. LBTYB: 3.30 )
LBTYB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 6.8
Current: 3.3

1.5
6.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 18.49
LBTYB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.09 vs. LBTYB: 18.49 )
LBTYB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 15.3   Max: 44.7
Current: 18.49

15.3
44.7

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Pay TV
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Traded in other countries:1LG.Germany, 1LGC.Germany
Liberty Global PLC, formerly Liberty Global, Inc. was incorporated as Lynx Europe Limited on 29 January 2013. The Company provides video, broadband internet, fixed-line telephony and mobile services across 14 countries. 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, primarily 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 the second largest cable network in each of 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 highly competitive and rapidly evolving. Depending upon the country and market, these may include: traditional FTA broadcast television service providers, DTH satellite service providers, digital terrestrial television (DTT) broadcasters, other cable operators in the same communities and other fixed-line telecommunications carriers and broadband providers.
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