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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 : 3/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.04
NAS:LBTYA's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
84% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. NAS:LBTYA: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NAS:LBTYA' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.09 Max: 0.51
Current: 0.04
0.01
0.51
Equity-to-Asset 0.17
NAS:LBTYA's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
81% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. NAS:LBTYA: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NAS:LBTYA' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.18 Max: 0.93
Current: 0.17
0.04
0.93
Debt-to-Equity 3.99
NAS:LBTYA's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
91% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. NAS:LBTYA: 3.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NAS:LBTYA' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 3.72 Max: 19.2
Current: 3.99
0.02
19.2
Interest Coverage 1.14
NAS:LBTYA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
90% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.45 vs. NAS:LBTYA: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:LBTYA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.08 Max: 1.25
Current: 1.14
0.68
1.25
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 0.52
Beneish M-Score: -2.43
WACC vs ROIC
12.68%
10.68%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 14.69
NAS:LBTYA's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
70% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.22 vs. NAS:LBTYA: 14.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NAS:LBTYA' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.41  Med: 13.55 Max: 19.99
Current: 14.69
7.41
19.99
Net Margin % 4.13
NAS:LBTYA's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
72% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. NAS:LBTYA: 4.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NAS:LBTYA' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.47  Med: -5.1 Max: 8.52
Current: 4.13
-8.47
8.52
ROE % 9.19
NAS:LBTYA's ROE % is ranked higher than
79% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.43 vs. NAS:LBTYA: 9.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NAS:LBTYA' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.42  Med: -7.78 Max: 15.9
Current: 9.19
-26.42
15.9
ROA % 1.23
NAS:LBTYA's ROA % is ranked higher than
51% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. NAS:LBTYA: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NAS:LBTYA' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.37  Med: -1.29 Max: 2.5
Current: 1.23
-2.37
2.5
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 12.55
NAS:LBTYA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
56% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 14.01 vs. NAS:LBTYA: 12.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NAS:LBTYA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 8.18 Max: 14.9
Current: 12.55
0.07
14.9
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 8.40
NAS:LBTYA's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
71% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. NAS:LBTYA: 8.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NAS:LBTYA' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 4.85 Max: 53.9
Current: 8.4
0
53.9
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 9.80
NAS:LBTYA's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
71% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. NAS:LBTYA: 9.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NAS:LBTYA' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.8 Max: 46.8
Current: 9.8
0
46.8
GuruFocus has detected 4 Warning Signs with Liberty Global PLC $NAS:LBTYA.
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Guru Trades

Q3 2016

LBTYA Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Andreas Halvorsen 2,784,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 57,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,111 sh (New)
Ruane Cunniff 256,598 sh (+57.81%)
Daniel Loeb 3,000,000 sh (+50.00%)
Columbia Wanger 636,762 sh (+21.68%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,615,000 sh (+8.95%)
Warren Buffett 20,180,897 sh (+4.20%)
Larry Robbins 4,286,651 sh (+3.38%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 12,892,453 sh (+2.76%)
Dodge & Cox 15,990,987 sh (+0.01%)
David Einhorn 1,243,018 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 118,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 2,119,515 sh (unchged)
Scott Black 16,540 sh (unchged)
Leucadia National Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 773,677 sh (-1.74%)
Glenn Greenberg 1,182,895 sh (-6.82%)
Diamond Hill Capital 643,847 sh (-34.84%)
First Eagle Investment 48,978 sh (-95.48%)
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Q4 2016

LBTYA Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 960,192 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 433,800 sh (+661.05%)
Larry Robbins 7,820,359 sh (+82.44%)
Andreas Halvorsen 4,923,750 sh (+76.86%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,968 sh (+54.24%)
Columbia Wanger 649,038 sh (+1.93%)
Dodge & Cox 16,146,387 sh (+0.97%)
Scott Black 16,635 sh (+0.57%)
Warren Buffett 20,180,897 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 48,978 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 1,243,018 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 118,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 2,119,515 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 761,202 sh (-1.61%)
Glenn Greenberg 1,157,104 sh (-2.18%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 12,354,604 sh (-4.17%)
Diamond Hill Capital 585,334 sh (-9.09%)
Ruane Cunniff 226,598 sh (-11.69%)
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Q1 2017

LBTYA Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Leucadia National 83,963 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 579,978 sh (+33.70%)
Dodge & Cox 16,149,987 sh (+0.02%)
Warren Buffett 20,180,897 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 48,978 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 1,243,018 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 118,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 2,119,515 sh (unchged)
Scott Black 16,635 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins 7,783,565 sh (-0.47%)
Ruane Cunniff 222,140 sh (-1.97%)
Mario Gabelli 743,153 sh (-2.37%)
Glenn Greenberg 1,101,199 sh (-4.83%)
Columbia Wanger 595,289 sh (-8.28%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 10,464,985 sh (-15.29%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,196 sh (-16.16%)
Jim Simons 788,587 sh (-17.87%)
Diamond Hill Capital 403,438 sh (-31.08%)
Andreas Halvorsen 3,320,900 sh (-32.55%)
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Q2 2017

LBTYA Guru Trades in Q2 2017

George Soros 125,000 sh (New)
Dodge & Cox 18,980,203 sh (+17.52%)
Diamond Hill Capital 431,153 sh (+6.87%)
Larry Robbins 7,853,565 sh (+0.90%)
Tom Gayner 118,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 48,978 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 20,180,897 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 2,119,515 sh (unchged)
Leucadia National Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
David Einhorn Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 722,566 sh (-2.77%)
Columbia Wanger 488,686 sh (-17.91%)
Scott Black 13,330 sh (-19.87%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,668,975 sh (-74.50%)
Glenn Greenberg 266,868 sh (-75.77%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LBTYA

(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
Dodge & Cox 2017-06-30 Add 17.52%0.08%$28.69 - $35.94 $ 33.815%18,980,203
Mario Gabelli 2017-06-30 Reduce -2.77%$28.69 - $35.94 $ 33.815%722,566
Glenn Greenberg 2017-06-30 Reduce -75.77%1.43%$28.69 - $35.94 $ 33.815%266,868
George Soros 2017-06-30 New Buy0.09%$28.69 - $35.94 $ 33.815%125,000
Leucadia National 2017-06-30 Sold Out 0.25%$28.69 - $35.94 $ 33.815%0
Ruane Cunniff 2017-06-30 Sold Out 0.08%$28.69 - $35.94 $ 33.815%0
David Einhorn 2017-06-30 Sold Out 0.62%$28.69 - $35.94 $ 33.815%0
Dodge & Cox 2017-03-31 Add 0.02%$30.65 - $37.45 $ 33.81-5%16,149,987
Glenn Greenberg 2017-03-31 Reduce -4.83%0.08%$30.65 - $37.45 $ 33.81-5%1,101,199
Mario Gabelli 2017-03-31 Reduce -2.37%$30.65 - $37.45 $ 33.81-5%743,153
Ruane Cunniff 2017-03-31 Reduce -1.97%$30.65 - $37.45 $ 33.81-5%222,140
Leucadia National 2017-03-31 New Buy0.25%$30.65 - $37.45 $ 33.81-5%83,963
Dodge & Cox 2016-12-31 Add 0.97%$29.55 - $34.19 $ 33.817%16,146,387
Glenn Greenberg 2016-12-31 Reduce -2.18%0.04%$29.55 - $34.19 $ 33.817%1,157,104
Mario Gabelli 2016-12-31 Reduce -1.61%$29.55 - $34.19 $ 33.817%761,202
Ruane Cunniff 2016-12-31 Reduce -11.69%0.01%$29.55 - $34.19 $ 33.817%226,598
Warren Buffett 2016-09-30 Add 4.20%0.02%$27.49 - $34.43 $ 33.816%20,180,897
Dodge & Cox 2016-09-30 Add 0.01%$27.49 - $34.43 $ 33.816%15,990,987
Glenn Greenberg 2016-09-30 Reduce -6.82%0.14%$27.49 - $34.43 $ 33.816%1,182,895
Mario Gabelli 2016-09-30 Reduce -1.74%$27.49 - $34.43 $ 33.816%773,677
Ruane Cunniff 2016-09-30 Add 57.81%0.03%$27.49 - $34.43 $ 33.816%256,598
First Eagle Investment 2016-09-30 Reduce -95.48%0.08%$27.49 - $34.43 $ 33.816%48,978
Leucadia National 2016-09-30 Sold Out 0.13%$27.49 - $34.43 $ 33.816%0
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Pay TV    NAICS: 515210    SIC: 4841
Compare:LSE:SKY, NAS:LILA, LSE:MIRA » details
Traded in other countries:LBTA.Austria, 1LGC.Germany,
Headquarter Location:UK
Liberty Global PLC is a holding company engaged in making investments into international television and broadband companies. Through its subsidiaries, it offers telecommunication, broadband services and cable network.

Liberty Global is a tracking stock of Liberty Global PLC's European assets, which include cable networks and a couple of small satellite operations in the U.K., Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia. It also includes its unconsolidated 50% stake in the Netherlands and offers high-speed Internet access and fixed-line telephony in most markets. In total, it has 18.5 million television customers, 14.3 million Internet access customers, and 12 million fixed-line telephony customers.

Guru Investment Theses on Liberty Global PLC

Chris Davis Comments on Liberty Global - Aug 09, 2017

Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) is another example of a dominant, lesser-known business. The company is a leader in cable television and broadband services throughout Europe and is controlled by John Malone, a pioneer in the U.S. cable industry with an outstanding record as a capital allocator. During the past decade, Liberty Global has opportunistically acquired several European cable TV systems, most of which were inefficiently run. We expect Liberty Global to improve the efficiency of these operations substantially over time and seek expansion opportunities in a shareholder friendly manner.



From Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio)' Davis Opportunity Fund 2017 semi-annual report.

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Wally Weitz Comments on Liberty Global - Jul 17, 2017

The various Liberty entities offer a variety of subscription-based cash flow generators. Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) is a large European cable company, which we think is very undervalued at $31 vs. our estimated value of $43. Its Latin American assets will soon be spun off into a separate company, and we expect the Liberty management to use the same consolidation “playbook” to build a valuable Latin American version of Liberty Global. Investors have been disappointed by the recent pace of quarterly progress at both Global and the Latin American subsidiary, LiLAC, but we believe that putting strong, subscription-based businesses in the hands of Liberty management is a great prescription for building business value.

Liberty’s ownership in SiriusXM (Liberty SiriusXM Group) dates back to 2009 and the depths of the Great Recession. Sirius was on the brink of bankruptcy and Liberty lent them about $400 million. The loan had a very high yield (and was repaid in under a year) but also included a “kicker” in the form of a virtually free option to acquire 40% of the company. That option was exercised and is now worth over $10 billion. Management is busily working on extracting full value from the Liberty holding company that owns its Sirius stake.

Cable TV and broadband internet providers are among our favorite types of businesses, and Charter Cable is the second-largest cable company in the U.S. Charter recently purchased Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks and is integrating them into the Charter system. This process will take another two to three years, and when completed, Charter’s shares should be worth considerably more than the current $337. We do not own Charter directly, but we do own it indirectly through Liberty Broadband and Liberty Ventures.

Liberty Broadband is a pure play on Charter, holding about 0.3 shares of Charter for every Broadband share. Ventures is a holding company that owns Charter shares and Liberty Broadband shares. The shares of both Broadband and Ventures offer ways to buy Charter at a discount to its current price. If Charter’s value increases, we should be doubly rewarded as Liberty extracts full value for the Charter shares we have bought at a discount. Nothing is ever simple with Liberty and John Malone, but investors are generally very well-served.

From Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio)'s June 2017 Value Matters letter.

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Weitz Value Fund Comments on Liberty Global - Apr 27, 2017

Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) is the largest international cable company, with operations in 14 countries providing video, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephone and mobile services to its customers. Liberty Global’s shares were strong in the first calendar quarter and made up some of the ground that had been lost during the prior year. The company’s quarterly results were solid, but shares have likely been driven upward as speculation of deals in the media industry has heated up of late, including revived speculation of a potential Vodafone transaction. We view Liberty Global as a standalone provider of broadband and Pay-TV services as an attractive opportunity, and although a potential acquisition by Vodafone may create value for shareholders, our investment thesis is not dependent on such an event.



From Weitz Value Fund first quarter 2017 commentary.



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Weitz Funds Comments on Liberty Global - Jan 26, 2017

Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) is the largest international cable company, with operations across Europe providing video, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephone and mobile services to its customers. Throughout 2016, Liberty Global suffered as the translational impact of a stronger U.S. dollar muted its reported financial results. Liberty’s revenues and expenses are generally denominated in the local currencies of its European operations, but its dollar denominated stock can create mismatches from time to time. Shares weakened, particularly in the wake of this summer’s “Brexit” vote, as the UK is the company’s largest market. Shares have recouped some of these losses as the market has further digested the Brexit event. Meanwhile, the results from the company’s new build program in the UK appear to be solid, and the pace of adding newly connected homes should accelerate into 2017. We remain confident in management’s plans to drive cost efficiencies and their new build investment strategy to provide future growth.



From Weitz Investment Management's Value Fund fourth quarter 2016 commentary.



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Wally Weitz Comments on Liberty Global - Nov 08, 2016

Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) is the largest international cable company, with operations in 14 countries providing video, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephone and mobile services to its customers. As the worst of the Brexit fears began to abate (the United Kingdom represents roughly 38% of Liberty Global’s cash flow generation), shares of Liberty Global recovered some of their losses of the prior quarter. Shares also likely benefited from the EU’s approval of the previously announced formation of a 50/50 joint venture with Vodafone combining Liberty’s strong cable and broadband businesses with Vodafone’s mobile offering to create a more competitive “converged” bundle. We remain confident of continued growth for Liberty Global’s cable offerings and management’s ability to deliver operationally.

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

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First Eagle Investments Comments on Liberty Global - Jul 25, 2016

Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA), which owns the dominant cable-TV network in Europe, declined along with other companies that have leverage in their capital structure. We have been comfortable with the level of leverage and we also believe the company has opportunities for long-term earnings, but we have concerns about short-term volatility in its generation of free cash flow.



From First Eagle Global Value Fund second quarter 2016 commentary.



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Weitz Funds Comments on Liberty Global - Jul 20, 2016

Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) is the largest international cable company, with operations in 14 countries providing video, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephone and mobile services to its customers. Shares fell in the first calendar quarter after an influential Wall Street analyst downgraded his outlook for the stock, principally due to concerns over continued competitive struggles in Holland. Since that time, Liberty announced it would move its Dutch operations into a 50/50 joint venture with Vodafone, allowing Liberty Global to combine its strong cable and broadband businesses with Vodafone’s mobile offering to create a more competitive, “converged” offering. Share prices declined in the second calendar quarter due to Brexit. The pound fell roughly 10% versus the U.S. dollar on the news. Without any rebound this will depress Liberty Global’s future earnings, regardless of underlying fundamentals, as its largest operation is in the United Kingdom and represents roughly 38% of its cash flow generation. Management has already turnedits attention to reducing indirect costs, better integrating its various operations, leveraging its scale and operating more efficiently. We remain confident of continued growth for Liberty Global’s cable offerings and management’s abilities to deliver operationally.



From Weitz Value Fund's Value second quarter 2016 commentary.



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Wallace Weitz Comments on Liberty Global - Apr 22, 2016

Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) is the largest international cable company, with operations in 14 countries providing video, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephone and mobile services to its customers. Liberty Global’s portfolio of businesses produced mixed results during the fiscal year. Continued strong results in the UK and Belgium were partially offset by continued competitive pressures and merger integration missteps in Holland, and a poorly received price increase in Germany. Furthermore, the continued strengthening of the US Dollar put a damper on Liberty’s results (reported in US Dollars). We believe the company is restoring investor confidence by learning from these missteps, taking actions within the portfolio as needed (e.g., moving the Dutch business into a joint venture with Vodafone-See Quarterly Detractors) and outlining an achievable three-year growth plan.

From Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio)'s Weitz Value Fund 1st quarter 2016 commentary.

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Wallace Weitz Comments on Liberty Global - Oct 27, 2015

Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) is the largest international cable company with operations in 14 countries providing video, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephone and mobile services to its customers. In the second quarter, investors cheered as Liberty Global and Vodafone entered into formal talks over potential business combinations within their European operations. Although no formal details were released, Wall Street analysts began speculating on the potential for very large cost savings, and shares of both companies appreciated nicely. By the end of the third quarter, however, talks between the two broke down without any deals announced. Such a transaction had not been part of our investment thesis. We remain attracted to the organic growth story for Liberty Global as their leading position in broadband should continue to help them win market share across Europe, along with their shareholder-friendly capital allocation philosophy.



From Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio)'s 3Q 2015 commentary.

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Ratios

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PE Ratio 27.49
LBTYA's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 20.70 vs. LBTYA: 27.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
LBTYA' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.93  Med: 25.74 Max: 1445.42
Current: 27.49
4.93
1445.42
Forward PE Ratio 58.48
LBTYA's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 19.76 vs. LBTYA: 58.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 27.49
LBTYA's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
71% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 20.85 vs. LBTYA: 27.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
LBTYA' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.63  Med: 26.6 Max: 104.42
Current: 27.49
13.63
104.42
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 10.90
LBTYA's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
82% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.58 vs. LBTYA: 10.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
LBTYA' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.44  Med: 12.27 Max: 53.05
Current: 10.9
1.44
53.05
PB Ratio 2.43
LBTYA's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. LBTYA: 2.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
LBTYA' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 2.17 Max: 8.42
Current: 2.43
0.46
8.42
PS Ratio 1.50
LBTYA's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. LBTYA: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
LBTYA' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.95 Max: 2.53
Current: 1.5
0.16
2.53
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 8.92
LBTYA's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
80% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.65 vs. LBTYA: 8.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
LBTYA' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 9.79 Max: 25.7
Current: 8.92
1.6
25.7
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 5.13
LBTYA's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
70% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.48 vs. LBTYA: 5.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
LBTYA' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 3.27 Max: 8.52
Current: 5.13
0.49
8.52
EV-to-EBIT 28.27
LBTYA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
61% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.53 vs. LBTYA: 28.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LBTYA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -209.7  Med: 33.4 Max: 5557
Current: 28.27
-209.7
5557
EV-to-EBITDA 8.86
LBTYA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
61% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.55 vs. LBTYA: 8.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LBTYA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.8  Med: 8.9 Max: 15.6
Current: 8.86
1.8
15.6
EV-to-Revenue 3.60
LBTYA's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
73% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. LBTYA: 3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
LBTYA' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 3.2 Max: 6
Current: 3.6
0.5
6
PEG Ratio 29.78
LBTYA's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. LBTYA: 29.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
LBTYA' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 4.08 Max: 29.78
Current: 29.78
0.91
29.78
Current Ratio 0.51
LBTYA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. LBTYA: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LBTYA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.81 Max: 2.36
Current: 0.51
0.32
2.36
Quick Ratio 0.51
LBTYA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. LBTYA: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LBTYA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.81 Max: 2.36
Current: 0.51
0.32
2.36
Days Sales Outstanding 33.71
LBTYA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
69% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 45.51 vs. LBTYA: 33.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LBTYA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27.5  Med: 37.17 Max: 49.5
Current: 33.71
27.5
49.5
Days Payable 141.22
LBTYA's Days Payable is ranked higher than
69% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 65.44 vs. LBTYA: 141.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LBTYA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 66.06  Med: 82.75 Max: 141.22
Current: 141.22
66.06
141.22

Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -12.70
LBTYA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. LBTYA: -12.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LBTYA' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.4  Med: -0.2 Max: 0
Current: -12.7
-32.4
0

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.92
LBTYA's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. LBTYA: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
LBTYA' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.83
Current: 0.92
0.23
1.83
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.60
LBTYA's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
80% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. LBTYA: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
LBTYA' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 1.02 Max: 2.55
Current: 1.6
0.24
2.55
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 3.58
LBTYA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
55% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. LBTYA: 3.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
LBTYA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.6  Med: 2.7 Max: 7.4
Current: 3.58
-2.6
7.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 5.97
LBTYA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
60% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.26 vs. LBTYA: 5.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
LBTYA' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2  Med: 16.5 Max: 76.7
Current: 5.97
-2
76.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $20,268.00
EPS (TTM) $ 1.23
Beta1.60
Short Percentage of Float4.25%
52-Week Range $28.17 - 37.69
Shares Outstanding (Mil)832.19

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 14,696 15,602 16,782 17,613
EPS ($) -0.07 0.55 1.00 1.40
EPS without NRI ($) -0.07 0.55 1.00 1.40
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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