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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 0.15
LMCA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
55% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. LMCA: 0.15 )
LMCA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.15   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.15

Equity to Asset 0.37
LMCA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. LMCA: 0.37 )
LMCA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 0.77
Current: 0.37

0.37
0.77
Interest Coverage 3.30
LMCA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
53% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 24.39 vs. LMCA: 3.30 )
LMCA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 45.57
Current: 3.3

3.3
45.57
Z-Score: 1.13
WACC vs ROIC
11.27%
0.67%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 18.90
LMCA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.43 vs. LMCA: 18.90 )
LMCA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -21.74   Max: 31.65
Current: 18.9

-21.74
31.65
Net-margin (%) 4.00
LMCA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. LMCA: 4.00 )
LMCA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4   Max: 384.24
Current: 4

4
384.24
ROE (%) 1.32
LMCA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.15 vs. LMCA: 1.32 )
LMCA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 85.57
Current: 1.32

1.4
85.57
ROA (%) 0.53
LMCA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. LMCA: 0.53 )
LMCA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 40.96
Current: 0.53

0.54
40.96
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 46.89
LMCA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 18.45 vs. LMCA: 46.89 )
LMCA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -11.59   Max: 51.07
Current: 46.89

-11.59
51.07
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

LMCA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jana Partners 2,245,695 sh (+322.94%)
Wallace Weitz 1,095,026 sh (+88.89%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,481 sh (+80.03%)
Tom Gayner 175,000 sh (+30.60%)
Jim Simons 425,758 sh (+5.82%)
Murray Stahl 4,656,039 sh (+0.37%)
Ray Dalio 1,900 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 5,300,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 3,391 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 156,391 sh (unchged)
Steve Mandel Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 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

RS Investment Management 261,274 sh (New)
Jeff Auxier 1,474 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%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 156,391 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio 1,900 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 398,100 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%)
Jana Partners 325,000 sh (-85.53%)
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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)
Jana Partners 325,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Third Avenue Management Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jeff Auxier Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chase Coleman 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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Q4 2014

LMCA Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 41,477 sh (New)
Jim Simons 80,100 sh (New)
John Burbank 395,000 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 341,000 sh (+16.38%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 156,391 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,000,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,000,000 sh (unchged)
Jana Partners Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 703,329 sh (-4.63%)
Ron Baron 639,844 sh (-8.30%)
Murray Stahl 4,053,049 sh (-9.66%)
Wallace Weitz 1,107,317 sh (-24.86%)
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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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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 58.10
LMCA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 63.50 vs. LMCA: 58.10 )
LMCA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 59.3
Current: 58.1

0.47
59.3
Forward P/E 59.88
LMCA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
67% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LMCA: 59.88 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 57.90
LMCA's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
76% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 65.80 vs. LMCA: 57.90 )
LMCA' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 58.96
Current: 57.9

0.47
58.96
P/B 1.20
LMCA's P/B is ranked higher than
84% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. LMCA: 1.20 )
LMCA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.21
Current: 1.2

0.27
1.21
P/S 3.01
LMCA's P/S is ranked higher than
50% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. LMCA: 3.01 )
LMCA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 2.08
Current: 3.01

0.92
2.08
PFCF 9.50
LMCA's PFCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 122.00 vs. LMCA: 9.50 )
LMCA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.99   Max: 9.68
Current: 9.5

3.99
9.68
POCF 7.71
LMCA's POCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 18.70 vs. LMCA: 7.71 )
LMCA' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.26   Max: 7.85
Current: 7.71

3.26
7.85
EV-to-EBIT 32.40
LMCA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 29.55 vs. LMCA: 32.40 )
LMCA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 21.8   Max: 32.7
Current: 32.4

21.8
32.7
Current Ratio 0.88
LMCA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 645 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. LMCA: 0.88 )
LMCA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 5.74
Current: 0.88

0.79
5.74
Quick Ratio 0.88
LMCA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. LMCA: 0.88 )
LMCA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 5.74
Current: 0.88

0.79
5.74
Days Sales Outstanding 19.28
LMCA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
93% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 93.02 vs. LMCA: 19.28 )
LMCA' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 18.79   Max: 34.76
Current: 19.28

18.79
34.76

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 1.40
LMCA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. LMCA: 1.40 )
LMCA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 1.25
Current: 1.4

0.79
1.25
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.10
LMCA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
67% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. LMCA: 3.10 )
LMCA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 4.6
Current: 3.1

3.1
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.
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