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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 : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.04
LBTYB's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
90% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. LBTYB: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
LBTYB' 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
LBTYB's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
82% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. LBTYB: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
LBTYB' 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
LBTYB's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
92% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. LBTYB: 3.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
LBTYB' 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
Debt-to-EBITDA 5.63
LBTYB's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
82% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. LBTYB: 5.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
LBTYB' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.85  Med: 6.75 Max: 14.04
Current: 5.63
4.85
14.04
Interest Coverage 1.14
LBTYB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
91% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.42 vs. LBTYB: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LBTYB' 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: 0.51
Beneish M-Score: -2.43
WACC vs ROIC
12.71%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 14.69
LBTYB's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
69% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.07 vs. LBTYB: 14.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
LBTYB' 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
LBTYB's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
52% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. LBTYB: 4.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
LBTYB' 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
LBTYB's ROE % is ranked higher than
58% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.73 vs. LBTYB: 9.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
LBTYB' 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
LBTYB's ROA % is ranked lower than
59% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. LBTYB: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
LBTYB' 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
LBTYB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
52% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 13.19 vs. LBTYB: 12.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
LBTYB' 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
LBTYB's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
70% of the 417 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. LBTYB: 8.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
LBTYB' 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
LBTYB's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
71% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. LBTYB: 9.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
LBTYB' 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
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Pay TV    NAICS: 515210    SIC: 4841
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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.

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Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) is a European-based cable company with leading positions in the U.K. and Ireland, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. Liberty is a significant beneficiary of the long-term structural growth in data consumption. Moreover, Liberty’s competitively advantaged network, which offers a clear speed advantage over the incumbent telco operators, provides the company with a strong competitive position that should lead to attractive incremental profitability. Liberty’s management team has proven to be adept operators while chairman (and fellow shareholder) John Malone is an outstanding capital allocator. We find Liberty’s valuation to be quite compelling; its shares trade at a significant discount to both our fundamentally driven intrinsic value as well as recent private market transactions. Read more...
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 Lou Simpson (TradesPortfolio), Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)’s former chief investment officer, added to his positions in Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYK), Hexcel Corp. (NYSE:HXL) and Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE:ST) during the second quarter. The SQ Advisors LLC manager also trimmed his positions in AMETEK Inc. (NYSE:AME), Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.B) and Charles Schwab Corp. (NYSE:SCHW).
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Chris Davis Comments on Liberty Global Guru stock highlight
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.

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Wally Weitz Comments on Liberty Global Guru stock highlight
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.

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 25.81
LBTYB's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 21.54 vs. LBTYB: 25.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
LBTYB' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.93  Med: 26.76 Max: 1445.42
Current: 25.81
4.93
1445.42
Forward PE Ratio 57.14
LBTYB's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 18.38 vs. LBTYB: 57.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 25.81
LBTYB's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
62% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 21.64 vs. LBTYB: 25.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
LBTYB' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.63  Med: 26.76 Max: 104.42
Current: 25.81
13.63
104.42
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 10.23
LBTYB's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
73% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.30 vs. LBTYB: 10.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
LBTYB' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.44  Med: 12.22 Max: 53.05
Current: 10.23
1.44
53.05
PB Ratio 2.27
LBTYB's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. LBTYB: 2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
LBTYB' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 2.23 Max: 8.42
Current: 2.27
0.46
8.42
PS Ratio 1.42
LBTYB's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. LBTYB: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
LBTYB' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.94 Max: 2.53
Current: 1.42
0.16
2.53
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 8.37
LBTYB's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
81% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 18.18 vs. LBTYB: 8.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
LBTYB' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 9.77 Max: 25.7
Current: 8.37
1.6
25.7
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 4.80
LBTYB's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
66% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.07 vs. LBTYB: 4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
LBTYB' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 3.23 Max: 8.52
Current: 4.8
0.49
8.52
EV-to-EBIT 27.53
LBTYB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
72% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.64 vs. LBTYB: 27.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LBTYB' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -209.7  Med: 33.7 Max: 5557
Current: 27.53
-209.7
5557
EV-to-EBITDA 8.66
LBTYB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
51% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.63 vs. LBTYB: 8.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LBTYB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.8  Med: 9 Max: 15.6
Current: 8.66
1.8
15.6
EV-to-Revenue 3.55
LBTYB's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
76% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. LBTYB: 3.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
LBTYB' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 3.3 Max: 6
Current: 3.55
0.5
6
PEG Ratio 28.89
LBTYB's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. LBTYB: 28.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
LBTYB' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 4.08 Max: 28.89
Current: 28.89
0.91
28.89
Current Ratio 0.51
LBTYB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. LBTYB: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LBTYB' 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
LBTYB's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LBTYB: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LBTYB' 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
LBTYB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
65% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 47.76 vs. LBTYB: 33.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LBTYB' 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
LBTYB's Days Payable is ranked higher than
73% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 66.92 vs. LBTYB: 141.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LBTYB' 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
LBTYB's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. LBTYB: -12.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LBTYB' 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 0.87
LBTYB's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. LBTYB: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
LBTYB' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.88 Max: 1.83
Current: 0.87
0.23
1.83
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.51
LBTYB's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
83% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. LBTYB: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
LBTYB' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 1.02 Max: 2.56
Current: 1.51
0.24
2.56
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 3.63
LBTYB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
54% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.26 vs. LBTYB: 3.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
LBTYB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.6  Med: 2.7 Max: 7.4
Current: 3.63
-2.6
7.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 6.22
LBTYB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
54% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.02 vs. LBTYB: 6.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
LBTYB' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2  Med: 16.4 Max: 76.7
Current: 6.22
-2
76.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $20,268.00
EPS (TTM) $ 1.23
Beta1.01
Short Percentage of Float0.19%
52-Week Range $29.05 - 39.85
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 ($) -0.07 0.55 1.00 1.40
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 77
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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