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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.11
LMCA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. LMCA: 0.11 )
LMCA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.08   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.11

Equity to Asset 0.41
LMCA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
68% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. LMCA: 0.41 )
LMCA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 0.77
Current: 0.41

0.41
0.77
Interest Coverage 6.17
LMCA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
64% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. LMCA: 6.17 )
LMCA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3   Max: 45.57
Current: 6.17

3
45.57
Z-Score: 1.05
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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history
Operating margin (%) 18.81
LMCA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.60 vs. LMCA: 18.81 )
LMCA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -21.74   Max: 31.65
Current: 18.81

-21.74
31.65
Net-margin (%) 15.00
LMCA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.17 vs. LMCA: 15.00 )
LMCA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 27.65   Max: 384.24
Current: 15

27.65
384.24
ROE (%) 4.65
LMCA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.17 vs. LMCA: 4.65 )
LMCA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 24.17   Max: 85.57
Current: 4.65

24.17
85.57
ROA (%) 1.93
LMCA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. LMCA: 1.93 )
LMCA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 17.63   Max: 40.96
Current: 1.93

17.63
40.96
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 45.76
LMCA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 19.39 vs. LMCA: 45.76 )
LMCA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -6.13   Max: 155.61
Current: 45.76

-6.13
155.61
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

LMCA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Burbank 40,555 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 1,900 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,600 sh (New)
Jim Simons 402,356 sh (+4715.17%)
Tom Gayner 134,000 sh (+21.82%)
Wallace Weitz 579,730 sh (+10.53%)
Jeff Auxier 1,474 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 156,391 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 3,391 sh (-1.48%)
Murray Stahl 4,638,815 sh (-2.82%)
Steve Mandel 1,521,783 sh (-5.58%)
Warren Buffett 5,300,000 sh (-5.73%)
Mario Gabelli 741,479 sh (-6.54%)
Ron Baron 1,121,067 sh (-13.59%)
Steven Cohen 205,217 sh (-15.44%)
Third Avenue Management 302,959 sh (-15.5%)
Chase Coleman 914,410 sh (-30.73%)
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Q1 2014

LMCA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Wallace Weitz 1,095,026 sh (+88.89%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,481 sh (+80.03%)
Tom Gayner 175,000 sh (+30.6%)
Jim Simons 425,758 sh (+5.82%)
Murray Stahl 4,656,039 sh (+0.37%)
Warren Buffett 5,300,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio 1,900 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 3,391 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 156,391 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier Sold Out
Steve Mandel Sold Out
Chase Coleman 905,000 sh (-1.03%)
Mario Gabelli 732,024 sh (-1.28%)
Third Avenue Management 207,489 sh (-31.51%)
Ron Baron 733,452 sh (-34.58%)
Steven Cohen 109,322 sh (-46.73%)
John Burbank 4,490 sh (-88.93%)
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Q2 2014

LMCA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jeff Auxier 1,474 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 261,274 sh (New)
John Burbank 56,000 sh (+1147.22%)
Louis Moore Bacon 16,091 sh (+374.52%)
Chase Coleman 1,750,000 sh (+93.37%)
Tom Gayner 246,000 sh (+40.57%)
Wallace Weitz 1,454,939 sh (+32.87%)
Mario Gabelli 752,156 sh (+2.75%)
Steven Cohen 398,100 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio 1,900 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 156,391 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 4,531,261 sh (-2.68%)
Ron Baron 694,344 sh (-5.33%)
Third Avenue Management 187,085 sh (-9.83%)
Jim Simons 360,656 sh (-15.29%)
Warren Buffett 4,000,000 sh (-24.53%)
Paul Tudor Jones 1,984 sh (-69.39%)
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Q3 2014

LMCA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Tom Gayner 293,000 sh (+19.11%)
Wallace Weitz 1,473,581 sh (+1.28%)
Ron Baron 697,744 sh (+0.49%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 156,391 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,000,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Chase Coleman Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Third Avenue Management Sold Out
Jeff Auxier Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Murray Stahl 4,486,355 sh (-0.99%)
Mario Gabelli 737,448 sh (-1.96%)
RS Investment Management 248,099 sh (-5.04%)
Steven Cohen 121,500 sh (-69.48%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LMCA

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Third Avenue Management 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.14%$34.902 - $37.467 $ 33.82-7%0
John Burbank 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.04%$34.902 - $37.467 $ 33.82-7%0
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Sold Out $34.902 - $37.467 $ 33.82-7%0
Wallace Weitz 2014-06-30 Add 32.87%0.45%$32.64 - $35.63 $ 33.82-1%1454939
Warren Buffett 2014-06-30 Reduce -24.53%0.16%$32.64 - $35.63 $ 33.82-1%4000000
Tom Gayner 2014-06-30 Add 40.57%0.09%$32.64 - $35.63 $ 33.82-1%246000
John Burbank 2014-06-30 Add 1147.22%0.04%$32.64 - $35.63 $ 33.82-1%56000
Wallace Weitz 2014-03-31 Add 88.89%2.16%$33.32 - $38.64 $ 33.82-5%1095026
Steve Mandel 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.96%$33.32 - $38.64 $ 33.82-5%0
Third Avenue Management 2014-03-31 Reduce -31.51%0.26%$33.32 - $38.64 $ 33.82-5%207489
Ron Baron 2014-03-31 Reduce -34.58%0.24%$33.32 - $38.64 $ 33.82-5%733452
John Burbank 2014-03-31 Reduce -88.93%0.18%$33.32 - $38.64 $ 33.82-5%4490
Tom Gayner 2014-03-31 Add 30.6%0.16%$33.32 - $38.64 $ 33.82-5%175000
Wallace Weitz 2013-12-31 Add 10.53%0.27%$37.84 - $41.67 $ 33.82-14%579730
John Burbank 2013-12-31 New Buy0.2%$37.84 - $41.67 $ 33.82-14%40555
Third Avenue Management 2013-12-31 Reduce -15.5%0.16%$37.84 - $41.67 $ 33.82-14%302959
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 Reduce -13.59%0.12%$37.84 - $41.67 $ 33.82-14%1121067
Tom Gayner 2013-12-31 Add 21.82%0.11%$37.84 - $41.67 $ 33.82-14%134000
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 New Buy$37.84 - $41.67 $ 33.82-14%1900
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Guru Investment Theses on Liberty Media Corporation

Baron Funds Comments on Liberty Media Corp - May 29, 2014

Liberty Media Corp. (LMCA) shares declined 11% in the first quarter due to uncertainty regarding the company's potential acquisition of Sirius XM and Charter's potential bid for Time Warner Cable. Liberty has since rescinded its offer to buy out Sirius XM. We expect Liberty stock performance to improve going forward, based on expected appreciation in 50% owned Sirius shares, which should benefit from a material stock repurchase program along with strong fundamentals.





From Baron Funds' first quarter 2014 commentary.



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Gabelli Asset Management Comments on Liberty Media Corp - May 13, 2014

Liberty Media Corp. (1.5%) (LMCA)(LMCA - $130.73 - NASDAQ) is a diversified investment vehicle guided by cable television pioneer John Malone (Chairman) and former Microsoft Corp. (0.2%) CFO Greg Maffei (CEO). The company owns 52% of satellite radio provider Sirius XM, 27% of cable operator Charter Communications, the Atlanta Braves baseball club, and stakes in several other public and private entities. Malone and Maffei have created significant value for shareholders over the past several years as they tax-efficiently distributed, traded, or sold interests in Discovery Communications (1.2%), News Corp (0.4%), Time Warner Inc. (1.1%), DIRECTV, Starz (0.3%), and QVC, among others. Over the last year, Liberty has been focused on new investments and was a key player in Charter's bid for Time Warner Cable (0.3%). To sharpen the focus on these efforts, Liberty announced it would create a tracking stock for its cable investments to be called Liberty Broadband to be issued later in 2014.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s Value 25 Fund first quarter 2014 shareholder commentary.

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Baron Funds Comments on Liberty Media Corp. - Aug 07, 2013

Liberty Media Corp. (LMCA), the holding company for media investments made by John Malone and his team, rose 13.6% in the quarter due primarily to the continued appreciation of Sirius XM Radio shares, of which Liberty controls and now owns over 50%. Sirius continues to grow its cash flow by over 25% and is levering up by aggressively repurchasing its stock under Liberty's guidance. Liberty also made a new meaningful investment in cable operator Charter Communications, Malone's heritage industry. Can you say "Back to the Future?"

From Ron Baron’s second quarter 2013 commentary.


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Baron Funds Comments on Liberty Media Corp - Feb 06, 2013

Liberty Media Corp. (LMCA), the holding company of media investments, rose 11.5% in the quarter and 48.6% for the year. Liberty has taken de jure control of Sirius/XM Radio and plans to aggressively repurchase its shares, which will be good for both Sirius and Liberty. It also announced that it is going to spin out Starz as a separate company in early 2013. The future of Starz is confusing, since it will no longer own Disney content in four years and shifting its focus to original programming, which has more risk.

From Baron Funds' fourth quarter letter.


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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 0.70
LMCA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
100% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 43.20 vs. LMCA: 0.70 )
LMCA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.73
Current: 0.7

0.29
0.73
P/B 0.82
LMCA's P/B is ranked higher than
91% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. LMCA: 0.82 )
LMCA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.82

0.24
0.91
P/S 0.93
LMCA's P/S is ranked higher than
76% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. LMCA: 0.93 )
LMCA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.36   Max: 3.61
Current: 0.93

1.36
3.61
PFCF 6.11
LMCA's PFCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 44.00 vs. LMCA: 6.11 )
LMCA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.52   Max: 24.32
Current: 6.11

5.52
24.32
EV-to-EBIT 30.98
LMCA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 25.32 vs. LMCA: 30.98 )
LMCA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 21.8   Max: 145.9
Current: 30.98

21.8
145.9
Current Ratio 0.67
LMCA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. LMCA: 0.67 )
LMCA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 5.74
Current: 0.67

0.55
5.74
Quick Ratio 0.67
LMCA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. LMCA: 0.67 )
LMCA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 5.74
Current: 0.67

0.55
5.74

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.82
LMCA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. LMCA: 0.82 )
LMCA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 1.9
Current: 0.82

0.86
1.9
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.20
LMCA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. LMCA: 3.20 )
LMCA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 4.6
Current: 3.2

0.7
4.6

Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Broadcasting - TV
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Traded in other countries:LM0.Germany, LM02.Germany,
Liberty Media Corporation through its subsidiaries owns interest in media, communication and entertainment businesses. Sirius XM Holdings Inc., broadcasts music, sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic and weather channels, as well as infotainment services in the United States on a subscription fee bases through its proprietary satellite radio systems. Its satellite radios are distributed through automakers, retail locations nationwide, and through the website. It also provides next-generation connected vehicle applications and services. It also offers internet-based products, SiriusXM On Demand and MySXM. Atlanta National League Baseball Club, Inc., owns and operates the Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball franchise and approximate five minor league baseball clubs. ANLBC also operates a baseball academy in the Dominican Republic and leases a baseball facility from a third party in connection with its academy. TruePosition develops and markets technology for locating wireless phones and other wireless devices enabling wireless carriers, governments and other enterprises to provide E-9-1-1 services domestically and other location-based services both domestically and worldwide. Charter Communications, Inc., provides cable services in the United States, offering entertainment, information and communications solutions to residential and commercial customers.
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