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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 0.02
LBTYK's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
95% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. LBTYK: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LBTYK' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.12 Max: N/A
Current: 0.02
Equity to Asset 0.16
LBTYK's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
85% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. LBTYK: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LBTYK' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.19 Max: 0.97
Current: 0.16
0.06
0.97
Interest Coverage 0.96
LBTYK's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
91% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.71 vs. LBTYK: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LBTYK' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.25
Current: 0.96
0.52
1.25
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.48
M-Score: -2.96
WACC vs ROIC
10.12%
-1.51%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 12.85
LBTYK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.98 vs. LBTYK: 12.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LBTYK' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.43  Med: 13.01 Max: 19.99
Current: 12.85
5.43
19.99
Net-margin (%) -6.30
LBTYK's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. LBTYK: -6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LBTYK' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.47  Med: -5.10 Max: 10.89
Current: -6.3
-8.47
10.89
ROE (%) -9.08
LBTYK's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.88 vs. LBTYK: -9.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LBTYK' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.42  Med: -7.78 Max: 12.87
Current: -9.08
-26.42
12.87
ROA (%) -1.66
LBTYK's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 490 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. LBTYK: -1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LBTYK' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.37  Med: -1.29 Max: 2.89
Current: -1.66
-2.37
2.89
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.82
LBTYK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 14.61 vs. LBTYK: 7.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LBTYK' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 7.59 Max: 11.01
Current: 7.82
0.07
11.01
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.20
LBTYK's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. LBTYK: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LBTYK' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.10 Max: 53.9
Current: 3.2
0
53.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 5.70
LBTYK's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. LBTYK: 5.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LBTYK' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.60 Max: 46.8
Current: 5.7
0
46.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 1.80
LBTYK's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. LBTYK: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LBTYK' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.80 Max: 163.1
Current: 1.8
0
163.1
» LBTYK's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-05-10)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

LBTYK Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Steven Cohen 486,000 sh (New)
John Burbank 4,974,941 sh (+101.08%)
Lee Ainslie 5,327,386 sh (+85.53%)
Jim Simons 621,415 sh (+81.22%)
Dodge & Cox 19,515,347 sh (+9.78%)
Wallace Weitz 5,143,263 sh (+1.02%)
First Eagle Investment 9,162,818 sh (+0.09%)
Jeremy Grantham 5,630 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 5,060,000 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 3,109,080 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 3,639,349 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 7,346,968 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Lou Simpson 4,932,270 sh (-0.14%)
Pioneer Investments 130,787 sh (-0.37%)
Mario Gabelli 1,672,224 sh (-0.53%)
Scott Black 118,228 sh (-0.86%)
Murray Stahl 153,231 sh (-3.01%)
Larry Robbins 2,710,577 sh (-4.05%)
Daniel Loeb 5,000,000 sh (-13.79%)
Chris Davis 20,298,466 sh (-23.61%)
Columbia Wanger 235,822 sh (-35.57%)
» More
Q3 2015

LBTYK Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 12,536 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 12,139,586 sh (+127.87%)
Lou Simpson 7,963,336 sh (+61.45%)
First Eagle Investment 12,179,309 sh (+32.92%)
Dodge & Cox 21,143,247 sh (+8.34%)
Scott Black 123,948 sh (+4.84%)
Wallace Weitz 5,279,304 sh (+2.65%)
Bill Gates 3,639,349 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 5,630 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb 5,000,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 7,346,968 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 1,850,000 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins 2,710,577 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 3,109,080 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 5,060,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 230,253 sh (-2.36%)
Mario Gabelli 1,607,001 sh (-3.90%)
Chris Davis 17,213,200 sh (-15.20%)
Murray Stahl 116,624 sh (-23.89%)
John Burbank 1,866,487 sh (-62.48%)
» More
Q4 2015

LBTYK Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 55,528 sh (New)
Jim Simons 235,515 sh (New)
Jana Partners 5,941,456 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 4,315,088 sh (+76544.55%)
David Carlson 1,950,000 sh (+5.41%)
Lou Simpson 8,307,414 sh (+4.32%)
Dodge & Cox 21,822,547 sh (+3.21%)
Wallace Weitz 5,408,393 sh (+2.45%)
Murray Stahl 116,662 sh (+0.03%)
Bill Gates 3,639,349 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb 5,000,000 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 5,060,000 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 3,109,080 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 7,346,968 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
First Eagle Investment 12,166,040 sh (-0.11%)
Mario Gabelli 1,565,949 sh (-2.55%)
Lee Ainslie 11,636,410 sh (-4.14%)
Chris Davis 14,724,572 sh (-14.46%)
Larry Robbins 2,093,921 sh (-22.75%)
Columbia Wanger 172,695 sh (-25.00%)
John Burbank 1,077,777 sh (-42.26%)
Scott Black 31,817 sh (-74.33%)
» More
Q1 2016

LBTYK Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Murray Stahl 102,567 sh (-12.08%)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
Forward P/E 416.67
LBTYK's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
99% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.39 vs. LBTYK: 416.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 12.34
LBTYK's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.69 vs. LBTYK: 12.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
LBTYK' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 11.76 Max: 255
Current: 12.34
1.3
255
P/B 3.08
LBTYK's P/B is ranked lower than
65% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. LBTYK: 3.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LBTYK' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.78 Max: 8.42
Current: 3.08
0.46
8.42
P/S 1.89
LBTYK's P/S is ranked lower than
59% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. LBTYK: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LBTYK' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.89 Max: 2.47
Current: 1.89
0.17
2.47
PFCF 10.82
LBTYK's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.91 vs. LBTYK: 10.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LBTYK' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 11.39 Max: 34.43
Current: 10.82
1.6
34.43
POCF 6.07
LBTYK's POCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.32 vs. LBTYK: 6.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LBTYK' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 2.86 Max: 8.34
Current: 6.07
0.5
8.34
EV-to-EBIT 42.98
LBTYK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
85% of the 357 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.07 vs. LBTYK: 42.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LBTYK' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -209  Med: 36.10 Max: 24074.6
Current: 42.98
-209
24074.6
EV-to-EBITDA 9.95
LBTYK's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
61% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.36 vs. LBTYK: 9.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LBTYK' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.1  Med: 9.60 Max: 15.4
Current: 9.95
5.1
15.4
Current Ratio 0.37
LBTYK's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. LBTYK: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LBTYK' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.91 Max: 2.26
Current: 0.37
0.37
2.26
Quick Ratio 0.37
LBTYK's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. LBTYK: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LBTYK' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.91 Max: 2.26
Current: 0.37
0.37
2.26
Days Sales Outstanding 29.31
LBTYK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 47.76 vs. LBTYK: 29.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LBTYK' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.31  Med: 38.98 Max: 49.5
Current: 29.31
29.31
49.5
Days Payable 56.67
LBTYK's Days Payable is ranked lower than
56% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 67.10 vs. LBTYK: 56.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LBTYK' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 55.4  Med: 74.06 Max: 93.59
Current: 56.67
55.4
93.59

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.41
LBTYK's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. LBTYK: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LBTYK' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.98 Max: 1.55
Current: 1.41
0.29
1.55
Price/Median PS Value 2.13
LBTYK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
91% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. LBTYK: 2.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LBTYK' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.03 Max: 2.34
Current: 2.13
0.27
2.34
Price/Graham Number 1.35
LBTYK's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
55% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. LBTYK: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
LBTYK' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.99 Max: 7.06
Current: 1.35
0.17
7.06
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.29
LBTYK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. LBTYK: 2.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LBTYK' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 2.70 Max: 7.4
Current: 2.29
0.5
7.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 0.19
LBTYK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.84 vs. LBTYK: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LBTYK' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.7  Med: 19.80 Max: 74.4
Current: 0.19
-0.7
74.4

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $18280
EPS $ -1.31
Beta1.75
Short Percentage of Float2.19%
52-Week Range $29.95 - 50.99
Shares Outstanding(Mil)843.41

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 19,584 18,437 19,475
EPS($) 0.01 0.09 0.58
EPS without NRI($) 0.01 0.09 0.58

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Pay TV
Compare:NAS:CMCSA, NYSE:TWC, NAS:NFLX » details
Traded in other countries:1LGC.Germany, LILAB.USA,
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 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 communities and other fixed-line telecommunications carriers and broadband providers.

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