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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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Cash-to-Debt 0.09
LILA's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
81% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. LILA: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
LILA' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.11 Max: N/A
Current: 0.09
Equity-to-Asset 0.30
LILA's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
65% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. LILA: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
LILA' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.3
Current: 0.3
0.01
0.3
Interest Coverage 1.01
LILA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
91% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.07 vs. LILA: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LILA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 1.29 Max: 1.63
Current: 1.01
0.28
1.63
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 0.49
Beneish M-Score: 0.04
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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Operating Margin % 11.72
LILA's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
63% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.36 vs. LILA: 11.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
LILA' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.78  Med: 15.34 Max: 20.38
Current: 11.72
1.78
20.38
Net Margin % -8.66
LILA's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
79% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. LILA: -8.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
LILA' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.66  Med: -1.02 Max: 3.61
Current: -8.66
-8.66
3.61
ROE % -8.80
LILA's ROE % is ranked lower than
77% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.82 vs. LILA: -8.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
LILA' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.58  Med: 38.75 Max: 118.81
Current: -8.8
-10.58
118.81
ROA % -2.40
LILA's ROA % is ranked lower than
74% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. LILA: -2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
LILA' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.71  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.46
Current: -2.4
-2.71
1.46
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 8.17
LILA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
60% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 13.51 vs. LILA: 8.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
LILA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.17  Med: 30 Max: 39.9
Current: 8.17
8.17
39.9
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-05-15 Est.)


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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

LILA Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 67,300 sh (+1040.68%)
Paul Tudor Jones 89,491 sh (+28.78%)
Bill Gates 105,975 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 581,570 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 517,139 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
David Einhorn Sold Out
Tom Gayner Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
First Eagle Investment 54,221 sh (-0.21%)
Mario Gabelli 26,082 sh (-6.61%)
George Soros 47,000 sh (-54.46%)
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Q2 2016

LILA Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Tom Gayner 14,724 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,310,219 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 65,291 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 691,341 sh (New)
Glenn Greenberg 36,070 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 68,462 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 517,336 sh (New)
David Einhorn 155,084 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 26,200 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 148,555 sh (+469.57%)
First Eagle Investment 296,062 sh (+446.03%)
Warren Buffett 2,714,854 sh (+424.98%)
Dodge & Cox 2,527,589 sh (+334.61%)
Jim Simons 273,561 sh (+306.48%)
Bill Gates 370,424 sh (+249.54%)
George Soros 138,400 sh (+194.47%)
Paul Tudor Jones 133,940 sh (+49.67%)
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Q3 2016

LILA Guru Trades in Q3 2016

John Paulson 4,990 sh (New)
Glenn Greenberg 151,955 sh (+321.28%)
Jeremy Grantham 875,000 sh (+26.57%)
Paul Tudor Jones 168,940 sh (+26.13%)
Dodge & Cox 2,527,589 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 370,424 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 2,714,854 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Larry Robbins Sold Out
David Einhorn Sold Out
Tom Gayner 14,720 sh (-0.03%)
George Soros 133,200 sh (-3.76%)
Mario Gabelli 136,482 sh (-8.13%)
Jim Simons 201,800 sh (-26.23%)
First Eagle Investment 8,555 sh (-97.11%)
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Q4 2016

LILA Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Wintergreen Fund 9,052 sh (New)
Dodge & Cox 4,980,987 sh (+97.06%)
Jeremy Grantham 975,000 sh (+11.43%)
Tom Gayner 14,720 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 2,714,854 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 8,555 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 370,424 sh (unchged)
John Paulson 4,990 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Glenn Greenberg 151,869 sh (-0.06%)
Mario Gabelli 129,958 sh (-4.78%)
Jim Simons 43,261 sh (-78.56%)
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Pay TV    NAICS: 515210    SIC: 4841
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Guru Investment Theses on LiLAC Group

Wally Weitz Comments on Berkshire Hathaway - Nov 09, 2016

LiLAC Group (NASDAQ:LILA) is a tracking stock distributed by Liberty Global during the third calendar quarter of 2015 designed to provide an avenue to tap growth opporutnities available in Latin America and the Caribbean. In May of 2016, Liberty Global closed its acquisition of Cable & Wireless Communications and attributed the operations to LiLAC Group. The consideration paid included new shares of both the Latin American and European tracking stocks. To compensate the European tracker stockholders, Liberty Global received a 67% intergroup stake in LiLAC. In an effort to remove this complexity and restore the Latin America tracker to full public ownership, Liberty Global announced on June 2 the intergroup stake would be distributed directly to shareholders. Shares were subsequently pressured, as many shareholders either sold short the new LiLAC shares before they were received or sold outright after the distribution. As the selling pressure abated, shares fell again after LiLAC missed earnings expectations in the most recent quarter.

LiLAC Group’s shares declined after LiLAC reported third quarter results that were below Wall Street’s expectations. This was the first quarter since LiLAC closed the acquisition of Cable & Wireless Communications. Outside investors largely overestimated the newly acquired asset’s near-term contributions to the combined entity due to different accounting treatments between the two companies and a lack of general information. Missing expectations has created near-term price pressure, but we anticipate that in the coming quarters LiLAC will demonstrate the benefits they saw in this acquisition, beginning with identifying operating synergies for investors.

From Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio)'s third quarter 2016 Partners III Opportunity Fund.

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Ratios

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PB Ratio 0.88
LILA's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. LILA: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
LILA' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 6.95 Max: 13.31
Current: 0.88
0.34
13.31
PS Ratio 0.72
LILA's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. LILA: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
LILA' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.24 Max: 7
Current: 0.72
0.61
7
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 4.95
LILA's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
68% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.87 vs. LILA: 4.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
LILA' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.54  Med: 5.32 Max: 19.17
Current: 4.95
3.54
19.17
EV-to-EBIT 49.46
LILA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
86% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.15 vs. LILA: 49.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LILA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.4  Med: 22.7 Max: 107
Current: 49.46
13.4
107
EV-to-EBITDA 13.35
LILA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
79% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.03 vs. LILA: 13.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LILA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.4  Med: 9.8 Max: 22.8
Current: 13.35
7.4
22.8
Current Ratio 1.12
LILA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. LILA: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LILA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.1 Max: 1.12
Current: 1.12
0.78
1.12
Quick Ratio 1.12
LILA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. LILA: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LILA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.1 Max: 1.12
Current: 1.12
0.78
1.12
Days Sales Outstanding 71.24
LILA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
70% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 47.51 vs. LILA: 71.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LILA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27.44  Med: 37.75 Max: 71.24
Current: 71.24
27.44
71.24
Days Payable 118.25
LILA's Days Payable is ranked higher than
71% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 63.61 vs. LILA: 118.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LILA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 58.58  Med: 89.25 Max: 118.25
Current: 118.25
58.58
118.25

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Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.59
LILA's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 498 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. LILA: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
LILA' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.09 Max: 1.58
Current: 0.59
0.58
1.58
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 2.03
LILA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
67% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.84 vs. LILA: 2.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
LILA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 4.4 Max: 7.4
Current: 2.03
0.9
7.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,724
EPS (TTM) $ -2.26
Short Percentage of Float14.06%
52-Week Range $19.10 - 42.63
Shares Outstanding (Mil)172.74

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 19,492 19,426
EPS ($) 0.34 0.38
EPS without NRI ($) 0.34 0.38
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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