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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.20
LMCA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. LMCA: 0.20 )
LMCA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.2   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.2

Equity to Asset 0.41
LMCA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: 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 lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

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

3
45.57
Z-Score: 1.83
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 20.34
LMCA's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. LMCA: 20.34 )
LMCA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -21.74   Max: 31.65
Current: 20.34

-21.74
31.65
Net-margin (%) 219.39
LMCA's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. LMCA: 219.39 )
LMCA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 27.65   Max: 384.24
Current: 219.39

27.65
384.24
ROE (%) 62.35
LMCA's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. LMCA: 62.35 )
LMCA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 15.9   Max: 62.35
Current: 62.35

15.9
62.35
ROA (%) 25.42
LMCA's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. LMCA: 25.42 )
LMCA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 10.83   Max: 25.42
Current: 25.42

10.83
25.42
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 45.02
LMCA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. LMCA: 45.02 )
LMCA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -5.8   Max: 77.8
Current: 45.02

-5.8
77.8
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

LMCA Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Tom Gayner 42,000 sh (New)
Ron Baron 1,239,515 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 644,572 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 852,636 sh (New)
Steve Mandel 1,918,415 sh (New)
Jim Simons 483,256 sh (+634.92%)
Chase Coleman 5,475,000 sh (+64.66%)
Wallace Weitz 494,530 sh (+8.8%)
Warren Buffett 5,622,340 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 160,962 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Jim Chanos Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Murray Stahl 4,789,923 sh (-0.42%)
Third Avenue Management 408,799 sh (-7.25%)
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Q2 2013

LMCA Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Tom Gayner 85,000 sh (+102.38%)
Wallace Weitz 524,300 sh (+6.02%)
Ron Baron 1,302,042 sh (+5.04%)
Murray Stahl 4,813,479 sh (+0.49%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 160,962 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 5,622,340 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steve Mandel 1,862,924 sh (-2.89%)
Mario Gabelli 822,477 sh (-3.54%)
Third Avenue Management 373,544 sh (-8.62%)
Steven Cohen 551,555 sh (-14.43%)
Chase Coleman 3,845,000 sh (-29.77%)
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Q3 2013

LMCA Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jeff Auxier 1,474 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 3,442 sh (New)
Jim Simons 8,356 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 110,000 sh (+29.41%)
Wallace Weitz 524,485 sh (+0.04%)
Warren Buffett 5,622,340 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 1,297,360 sh (-0.36%)
Murray Stahl 4,773,437 sh (-0.83%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 156,391 sh (-2.84%)
Mario Gabelli 793,362 sh (-3.54%)
Third Avenue Management 358,544 sh (-4.02%)
Steve Mandel 1,611,640 sh (-13.49%)
Steven Cohen 242,701 sh (-56%)
Chase Coleman 1,320,000 sh (-65.67%)
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Q4 2013

LMCA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 3,600 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 1,900 sh (New)
John Burbank 40,555 sh (New)
Jim Simons 402,356 sh (+4715.17%)
Tom Gayner 134,000 sh (+21.82%)
Wallace Weitz 579,730 sh (+10.53%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 156,391 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 1,474 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LMCA

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Wallace Weitz 2013-12-31 Add 10.53%0.27%$143.27 - $157.734 $ 126.71-15%579730
John Burbank 2013-12-31 New Buy0.2%$143.27 - $157.734 $ 126.71-15%40555
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 Reduce -13.59%0.12%$143.27 - $157.734 $ 126.71-15%1121067
Tom Gayner 2013-12-31 Add 21.82%0.11%$143.27 - $157.734 $ 126.71-15%134000
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 New Buy$143.27 - $157.734 $ 126.71-15%1900
Steve Mandel 2013-09-30 Reduce -13.49%0.16%$129.21 - $149.15 $ 126.71-10%1611640
Tom Gayner 2013-09-30 Add 29.41%0.12%$129.21 - $149.15 $ 126.71-10%110000
Tom Gayner 2013-06-30 Add 102.38%0.2%$108.75 - $130.01 $ 126.716%85000
Wallace Weitz 2013-06-30 Add 6.02%0.15%$108.75 - $130.01 $ 126.716%524300
Steve Mandel 2013-03-31 New Buy1.1%$106.99 - $113.06 $ 126.7115%1918415
Lee Ainslie 2013-03-31 Sold Out 1.1%$106.99 - $113.06 $ 126.7115%0
Ron Baron 2013-03-31 New Buy0.76%$106.99 - $113.06 $ 126.7115%1239515
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 New Buy0.61%$106.99 - $113.06 $ 126.7115%852636
Wallace Weitz 2013-03-31 Add 8.8%0.18%$106.99 - $113.06 $ 126.7115%494530
Tom Gayner 2013-03-31 New Buy0.17%$106.99 - $113.06 $ 126.7115%42000
John Burbank 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.1%$106.99 - $113.06 $ 126.7115%0
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Guru Investment Theses on Liberty Media Corporation

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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Baron Funds Comments on Liberty Media Corp.
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?" Read more...
Liberty Media Buys Chunk of Charter, Oaktree Sheds
Guru Howard Marks, Chairman of Oaktree Capital, reduced his Charter Communications (CHTR) position as Liberty Media Corporation (LMCA) bought a 23.7% stake of the company at $95.50 per share. With investment funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, Apollo Management and Crestview Partners, Liberty Media acquired 26.9 million shares and 1.1 million warrants in Charter Communications Inc. for $2.6 billion, representing a 27.3% ownership in Charter, according to the Denver Business Journal. Liberty Media used $1.2 billion cash and $1.4 billion in margin loans for the purchase, the company said. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 1.70
LMCA's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. LMCA: 1.70 )
LMCA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 2.27
Current: 1.7

1.4
2.27
P/B 1.00
LMCA's P/B is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. LMCA: 1.00 )
LMCA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 1.31
Current: 1

0.91
1.31
P/S 3.80
LMCA's P/S is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. LMCA: 3.80 )
LMCA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.7   Max: 13.69
Current: 3.8

3.7
13.69
PFCF 14.60
LMCA's PFCF is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. LMCA: 14.60 )
LMCA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 14.4   Max: 92.12
Current: 14.6

14.4
92.12
EV-to-EBIT 22.20
LMCA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. LMCA: 22.20 )
LMCA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 22.8   Max: 141
Current: 22.2

22.8
141

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Median PS Value 0.60
LMCA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. LMCA: 0.60 )
LMCA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.6

Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.50
LMCA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. LMCA: 4.50 )
LMCA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 4.5
Current: 4.5

0.7
4.5

Business Description

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Old Liberty refers to Liberty Media Corporation which changed its name to Liberty Interactive Corporation on September 22, 2011. New Liberty refers to Liberty CapStarz, Inc. which changed its name to Liberty Media Corporation on September 22, 2011. The Company owns interests in a broad range of media, communications and entertainment businesses. Those interests include subsidiaries Atlanta National League Baseball Club, Inc., and TruePosition, Inc., interest in SiriusXM, Live Nation and Barnes & Noble, and minority equity investments in Time Warner Inc. and Viacom. The Company identifies following consolidated subsidiaries and equity method affiliates as its reportable segments: Starz, LLC—consolidated subsidiary that provides premium subscription video programming to United States multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers and telecommunications companies. Starz also develops, produces and acquires entertainment content and distributes this content to consumers in a wide variety of formats in the United States and throughout the world. ANLBC—consolidated subsidiary that owns and operates the Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball franchise. SIRIUS XM—a 49% owned equity method affiliate that provides a subscription based satellite radio service. SIRIUS XM broadcasts to subscribers over approximately 130 digital-quality channels, including more than 60 channels of 100% commercial-free music, plus exclusive channels of sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather and data through its two proprietary satellite radio systems -- the Sirius system and the XM system. ANLBC faces competition from many alternative forms of leisure entertainment. ANLBC competes with other sporting and live events for game day attendance, which is integral to ANLBC's ticket, concession and souvenir sales revenue. TruePosition faces competition from Commscope and smaller providers, which provide similar location-based product and services to TrueProsition. SIRIUS XM faces significant competition for both listeners and advertisers. In addition to pre-recorded entertainment purchased or playing in cars, homes and using portable players, SIRIUS XM competes with numerous other providers of radio or other audio services. Providers of internet, telephony and satellite service are subject to varying degrees of regulation in the United States by the Federal Communications Commission and other entities and in foreign countries by similar regulators.

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