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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 0.07
LBTYK's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
59% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. LBTYK: 0.07 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.07

Equity to Asset 0.17
LBTYK's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 820 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. LBTYK: 0.17 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.93
Current: 0.17

0.04
0.93
Interest Coverage 0.88
LBTYK's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.32 vs. LBTYK: 0.88 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 9999.99
Current: 0.88

0.52
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.28
M-Score: -2.16
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 13.90
LBTYK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 12.15 vs. LBTYK: 13.90 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -87.88   Max: 19.97
Current: 13.9

-87.88
19.97
Net-margin (%) -6.66
LBTYK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. LBTYK: -6.66 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -587.92   Max: 10.89
Current: -6.66

-587.92
10.89
ROE (%) -8.02
LBTYK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 11.68 vs. LBTYK: -8.02 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -40.22   Max: 14.61
Current: -8.02

-40.22
14.61
ROA (%) -1.42
LBTYK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.93 vs. LBTYK: -1.42 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -37.82   Max: 2.76
Current: -1.42

-37.82
2.76
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.39
LBTYK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 21.47 vs. LBTYK: 8.39 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1371.34   Max: 14.76
Current: 8.39

-1371.34
14.76
Revenue Growth (%) 9.20
LBTYK's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. LBTYK: 9.20 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 52.7
Current: 9.2

0
52.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 23.90
LBTYK's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. LBTYK: 23.90 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 108.5
Current: 23.9

0
108.5
EPS Growth (%) -10.90
LBTYK's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. LBTYK: -10.90 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 132.1
Current: -10.9

0
132.1
» LBTYK's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

LBTYK Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 6,821 sh (New)
Steve Mandel 3,963,935 sh (+164.14%)
Jim Simons 743,314 sh (+49.44%)
Chris Davis 8,347,370 sh (+43.24%)
John Burbank 620,002 sh (+21.57%)
Wallace Weitz 1,507,700 sh (+2.26%)
Mario Gabelli 488,172 sh (+2%)
Eric Mindich 3,483,700 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 706,507 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 71,407 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 931,081 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 3,597,571 sh (-0.09%)
George Soros 2,002,566 sh (-4.09%)
Chase Coleman 4,000,000 sh (-6.98%)
Daniel Loeb 1,750,000 sh (-12.5%)
Murray Stahl 74,040 sh (-22.88%)
Steven Cohen 394,400 sh (-81.56%)
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Q4 2013

LBTYK Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steve Mandel 5,184,770 sh (+30.8%)
Chase Coleman 4,639,233 sh (+15.98%)
Wallace Weitz 1,722,670 sh (+14.26%)
John Burbank 648,318 sh (+4.57%)
Mario Gabelli 505,254 sh (+3.5%)
Chris Davis 8,493,729 sh (+1.75%)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,515 sh (unchged)
George Soros 1,141,696 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 71,407 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 1,246,918 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 98,858 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb 1,800,000 sh (unchged)
Steve Mandel 4,459,542 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 2,119,515 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie 1,552,734 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 973,087 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio 16,400 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 730,447 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 18,106 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 2,948,285 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 198,051 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 5,911 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 931,081 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 800,000 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 2,493,005 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 7,300 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 706,507 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 4,155,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 3,591,171 sh (-0.18%)
Murray Stahl 72,040 sh (-2.7%)
George Soros 1,737,997 sh (-13.21%)
Jim Simons 491,314 sh (-33.9%)
Daniel Loeb 900,000 sh (-48.57%)
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Q1 2014

LBTYK Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Scott Black 143,761 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 4,646,515 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 6,700 sh (New)
Paul Singer 120,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,150,443 sh (+6253.93%)
Louis Moore Bacon 84,438 sh (+1328.49%)
Lee Ainslie 7,575,749 sh (+387.9%)
Steve Mandel 21,260,739 sh (+376.75%)
Dodge & Cox 9,662,747 sh (+287.59%)
Daniel Loeb 5,400,000 sh (+200%)
Warren Buffett 7,346,968 sh (+149.19%)
Mario Gabelli 1,726,537 sh (+136.37%)
David Einhorn 3,109,080 sh (+66.96%)
Bill Gates 3,532,529 sh (+66.67%)
George Soros 4,856,402 sh (+39.71%)
Pioneer Investments 114,888 sh (+16.22%)
Murray Stahl 164,553 sh (+14.21%)
Wallace Weitz 3,918,555 sh (+13.73%)
Chris Davis 18,051,307 sh (+6.26%)
Columbia Wanger 800,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard 196,148 sh (-0.96%)
Chase Coleman 8,936,990 sh (-3.68%)
Jim Simons 932,915 sh (-5.06%)
John Griffin 2,580,000 sh (-37.91%)
Ray Dalio 8,000 sh (-51.22%)
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Q2 2014

LBTYK Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 5,778,332 sh (+24.36%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LBTYK

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Lee Ainslie 2014-03-31 Add 387.9%3.42%$38.905 - $43.46 $ 41.550%7575749
Steve Mandel 2014-03-31 Add 376.75%3%$38.905 - $43.46 $ 41.550%21260739
Daniel Loeb 2014-03-31 Add 200%2.13%$38.905 - $43.46 $ 41.550%5400000
John Burbank 2014-03-31 Sold Out 1.9%$38.905 - $43.46 $ 41.550%0
Scott Black 2014-03-31 New Buy0.63%$39.52 - $86.92 $ 41.55-40%143761
Wallace Weitz 2014-03-31 Add 13.73%0.62%$38.905 - $43.46 $ 41.550%3918555
George Soros 2014-03-31 Add 39.71%0.57%$38.905 - $43.46 $ 41.550%4856402
Dodge & Cox 2014-03-31 Add 287.59%0.3%$38.905 - $43.46 $ 41.550%9662747
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 Add 136.37%0.22%$38.905 - $43.46 $ 41.550%1726537
Warren Buffett 2014-03-31 Add 149.19%0.17%$38.905 - $43.46 $ 41.550%7346968
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -51.22%$38.905 - $43.46 $ 41.550%8000
John Griffin 2014-03-31 Reduce -37.91%$38.905 - $43.46 $ 41.550%2580000
Daniel Loeb 2013-12-31 Reduce -48.57%1.6%$35.85 - $41.71 $ 41.558%900000
Wallace Weitz 2013-12-31 Add 14.26%0.61%$35.85 - $41.71 $ 41.558%1722670
Steve Mandel 2013-12-31 Add 30.8%0.45%$35.85 - $41.71 $ 41.558%5184770
George Soros 2013-12-31 Reduce -13.21%0.22%$35.85 - $41.71 $ 41.558%1737997
Steve Mandel 2013-09-30 Add 164.14%0.81%$35.39 - $38.58 $ 41.5512%3963935
Daniel Loeb 2013-09-30 Reduce -12.5%0.39%$35.39 - $38.58 $ 41.5512%1750000
John Burbank 2013-09-30 Add 21.57%0.27%$35.39 - $38.58 $ 41.5512%620002
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.15%$35.39 - $38.58 $ 41.5512%0
Daniel Loeb 2013-06-30 Add 344.44%2.4%$32.29 - $36.89 $ 41.5520%1999998
George Soros 2013-06-30 Add 220.12%1.03%$32.29 - $36.89 $ 41.5520%2087972
John Burbank 2013-06-30 Add 376.63%0.87%$32.29 - $36.89 $ 41.5520%509991
Steve Mandel 2013-06-30 New Buy0.5%$32.29 - $36.89 $ 41.5520%1500678
John Hussman 2013-06-30 New Buy0.15%$32.29 - $36.89 $ 41.5520%48200
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Guru Investment Theses on Liberty Global PLC

Wallace Weitz Comments on Liberty Global - Jul 15, 2013

Liberty Global (LBTYK--$68)(LBTYK) Liberty Global’s chairman, John Malone, also needs no introduction. LGI has been an aggressive acquirer of European cable assets, having just closed a merger with Virgin Media (UK cable), taken a position in Dutch cable company Ziggo, and expressing interest in making another German acquisition. LGI’s subscription business generates huge amounts of cash flow and management is not shy about using borrowed money to acquire cable systems and buy back its own stock.

From Wallace Weitz’s second quarter 2013 letter to shareholders.


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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/B 2.10
LBTYK's P/B is ranked higher than
82% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. LBTYK: 2.10 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 6.32
Current: 2.1

0.49
6.32
P/S 1.00
LBTYK's P/S is ranked higher than
84% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. LBTYK: 1.00 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 1.49
Current: 1

0.17
1.49
PFCF 9.70
LBTYK's PFCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 37.25 vs. LBTYK: 9.70 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 50.86
Current: 9.7

1.68
50.86
EV-to-EBIT 34.68
LBTYK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.32 vs. LBTYK: 34.68 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 14.8   Max: 305.3
Current: 34.68

14.8
305.3
Current Ratio 0.55
LBTYK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. LBTYK: 0.55 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 2.36
Current: 0.55

0.53
2.36
Quick Ratio 0.55
LBTYK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. LBTYK: 0.55 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 2.36
Current: 0.55

0.53
2.36

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.40
LBTYK's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. LBTYK: 1.40 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 1.79
Current: 1.4

0.28
1.79
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
LBTYK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. LBTYK: 1.40 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 1.72
Current: 1.4

0.29
1.72
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.90
LBTYK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
64% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. LBTYK: 2.90 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 6.8
Current: 2.9

0.3
6.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 30.03
LBTYK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
95% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.82 vs. LBTYK: 30.03 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 14.3   Max: 75.5
Current: 30.03

14.3
75.5

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., a Delaware corporation is an international cable company with operations in 14 countries. It provides television, broadband internet and telephony services through next-generation networks and technology platforms that connect approximately 25 million customers who subscibe to nearly 48 million services. Its brands include Virgin Media, UPC, Telenet, Unitymedia, Kabel BW, and VTR.
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