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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.09
LMCA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
84% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. LMCA: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LMCA' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.22 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.09
Equity to Asset 0.36
LMCA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
69% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. LMCA: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LMCA' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.41 Max: 0.77
Current: 0.36
0.36
0.77
Interest Coverage 3.00
LMCA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
87% of the 254 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 34.14 vs. LMCA: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LMCA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3  Med: 4.74 Max: 45.57
Current: 3
3
45.57
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.09
M-Score: -2.53
WACC vs ROIC
10.11%
3.02%
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 : 7/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 20.14
LMCA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.52 vs. LMCA: 20.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LMCA' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.74  Med: 18.90 Max: 31.65
Current: 20.14
-21.74
31.65
Net-margin (%) 1.99
LMCA's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.73 vs. LMCA: 1.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LMCA' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4  Med: 48.78 Max: 384.24
Current: 1.99
4
384.24
ROE (%) 0.79
LMCA's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.97 vs. LMCA: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LMCA' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 27.98 Max: 85.57
Current: 0.79
1.4
85.57
ROA (%) 0.29
LMCA's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. LMCA: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LMCA' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 19.65 Max: 40.96
Current: 0.29
0.54
40.96
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 44.70
LMCA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.67 vs. LMCA: 44.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LMCA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 40.18  Med: 159.11 Max: 563.86
Current: 44.7
40.18
563.86
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Guru Trades

Q4 2014

LMCA Guru Trades in Q4 2014

John Burbank 395,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 80,100 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 41,477 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 341,000 sh (+16.38%)
First Eagle Investment 156,391 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,000,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,000,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jana Partners 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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Q1 2015

LMCA Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Steven Cohen 36,200 sh (New)
Steve Mandel 2,761,506 sh (New)
Jim Simons 141,300 sh (+76.40%)
Tom Gayner 380,000 sh (+11.44%)
Mario Gabelli 704,433 sh (+0.16%)
Warren Buffett 4,000,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 156,391 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Wallace Weitz 1,103,472 sh (-0.35%)
Murray Stahl 3,610,859 sh (-10.91%)
Ron Baron 400,000 sh (-37.48%)
John Burbank 10,566 sh (-97.33%)
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Q2 2015

LMCA Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 468,500 sh (+231.56%)
Steve Mandel 3,013,061 sh (+9.11%)
Tom Gayner 408,000 sh (+7.37%)
Mario Gabelli 712,912 sh (+1.20%)
Warren Buffett 4,000,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Wallace Weitz 1,103,272 sh (-0.02%)
Murray Stahl 3,544,333 sh (-1.84%)
First Eagle Investment 136,104 sh (-12.97%)
Ron Baron 300,000 sh (-25.00%)
Steven Cohen 8,200 sh (-77.35%)
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Q3 2015

LMCA Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Warren Buffett 7,800,000 sh (+95.00%)
Tom Gayner 426,000 sh (+4.41%)
Ron Baron 300,000 sh (unchged)
Steve Mandel Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Wallace Weitz 1,101,533 sh (-0.16%)
First Eagle Investment 135,223 sh (-0.65%)
Mario Gabelli 684,320 sh (-4.01%)
Murray Stahl 3,024,601 sh (-14.66%)
Jim Simons 158,100 sh (-66.25%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Liberty Media Corporation

Wallace Weitz Comments on Liberty Media - Jan 22, 2016

Liberty Media (NASDAQ:LMCA) owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies that are engaged in the media, communications and entertainment industries. Liberty Media’s principal asset, SiriusXM, posted terrific results this year, as the combination of strong new car sales and solid traction with its used car sales channels led to consistently better-than-expected results. In mid-November, Liberty Media announced a plan to recapitalize the company into three tracking stocks: Liberty Sirius Group (tracking LMCK’s 61% ownership of SIRI), Liberty Braves Group (tracking the Atlanta Braves baseball club including the associated real estate developments surrounding the new stadium) and “new” Liberty Media Group (principally Live Nation and assorted smaller investments). We view the creation of these new tracking stocks positively, as it will afford investors greater clarity into Liberty’s collection of assets and, hopefully, help narrow the gap between Liberty Media’s current stock price and our estimate of business value.

From Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio)'s fourth quarter 2015 Partners Value Fund commentary.

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

Liberty Media Corp. (NASDAQ: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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Wallace Weitz Comments on Liberty Media Guru stock highlight
Liberty Media (NASDAQ:LMCA) owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies that are engaged in the media, communications and entertainment industries. Liberty Media’s principal asset, SiriusXM, posted terrific results this year, as the combination of strong new car sales and solid traction with its used car sales channels led to consistently better-than-expected results. In mid-November, Liberty Media announced a plan to recapitalize the company into three tracking stocks: Liberty Sirius Group (tracking LMCK’s 61% ownership of SIRI), Liberty Braves Group (tracking the Atlanta Braves baseball club including the associated real estate developments surrounding the new stadium) and “new” Liberty Media Group (principally Live Nation and assorted smaller investments). We view the creation of these new tracking stocks positively, as it will afford investors greater clarity into Liberty’s collection of assets and, hopefully, help narrow the gap between Liberty Media’s current stock price and our estimate of business value. Read more...

Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 127.43
LMCA's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
96% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 19.85 vs. LMCA: 127.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
LMCA' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 18.46 Max: 157.25
Current: 127.43
0.37
157.25
Forward P/E 92.59
LMCA's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
97% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 14.22 vs. LMCA: 92.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 128.41
LMCA's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
95% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 19.10 vs. LMCA: 128.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
LMCA' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 18.29 Max: 158.46
Current: 128.41
0.38
158.46
P/B 1.03
LMCA's P/B is ranked higher than
73% of the 597 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. LMCA: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LMCA' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.26
Current: 1.03
0.24
1.26
P/S 2.46
LMCA's P/S is ranked lower than
65% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. LMCA: 2.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LMCA' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.17  Med: 2.88 Max: 3.61
Current: 2.46
2.17
3.61
PFCF 11.69
LMCA's PFCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.82 vs. LMCA: 11.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LMCA' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.34  Med: 13.21 Max: 24.33
Current: 11.69
7.34
24.33
POCF 9.62
LMCA's POCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 12.09 vs. LMCA: 9.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LMCA' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.35  Med: 10.69 Max: 19.72
Current: 9.62
6.35
19.72
EV-to-EBIT 31.49
LMCA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
80% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.15 vs. LMCA: 31.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LMCA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 21.90 Max: 37.8
Current: 31.49
1.6
37.8
EV-to-EBITDA 21.67
LMCA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
81% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 10.38 vs. LMCA: 21.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LMCA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.5  Med: 17.00 Max: 25.2
Current: 21.67
1.5
25.2
Current Ratio 0.76
LMCA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
85% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. LMCA: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LMCA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.86 Max: 5.74
Current: 0.76
0.55
5.74
Quick Ratio 0.76
LMCA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. LMCA: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LMCA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.86 Max: 5.74
Current: 0.76
0.55
5.74
Days Sales Outstanding 21.67
LMCA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
80% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 71.59 vs. LMCA: 21.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LMCA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.79  Med: 22.04 Max: 34.76
Current: 21.67
18.79
34.76

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Median PS Value 0.87
LMCA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 546 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. LMCA: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LMCA' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.85  Med: 0.98 Max: 1.11
Current: 0.87
0.85
1.11
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.11
LMCA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Broadcasting - TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. LMCA: 3.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LMCA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.6  Med: 4.60 Max: 64.2
Current: 3.11
2.6
64.2

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $4682
EPS $ 0.26
Beta1.45
Short Percentage of Float1.33%
52-Week Range $32.67 - 42.22
Shares Outstanding(Mil)334.21

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Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Broadcasting - TV
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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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