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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 0.03
LBTYK's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
91% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. LBTYK: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
LBTYK' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.07 Max: 0.51
Current: 0.03
0.01
0.51
Equity-to-Asset 0.10
LBTYK's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
90% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. LBTYK: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
LBTYK' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.17 Max: 0.93
Current: 0.1
0.04
0.93
Debt-to-Equity 5.50
LBTYK's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
95% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. LBTYK: 5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
LBTYK' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 3.82 Max: 19.2
Current: 5.5
0.02
19.2
Debt-to-EBITDA 4.04
LBTYK's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
83% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. LBTYK: 4.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
LBTYK' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.04  Med: 7.33 Max: 14.04
Current: 4.04
4.04
14.04
Interest Coverage 1.21
LBTYK's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
91% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.29 vs. LBTYK: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LBTYK' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 1.17 Max: 1.31
Current: 1.21
0.92
1.31
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 0.38
Beneish M-Score: -2.83
WACC vs ROIC
9.92%
204.99%
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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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 14.93
LBTYK's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
60% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 10.31 vs. LBTYK: 14.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
LBTYK' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.19  Med: 15.2 Max: 20.74
Current: 14.93
13.19
20.74
Net Margin % -1.73
LBTYK's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
88% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.09 vs. LBTYK: -1.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
LBTYK' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.46  Med: -6.13 Max: 9.87
Current: -1.73
-18.46
9.87
ROE % -4.75
LBTYK's ROE % is ranked lower than
91% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.37 vs. LBTYK: -4.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
LBTYK' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.02  Med: -10.91 Max: 14.09
Current: -4.75
-27.02
14.09
ROA % -0.52
LBTYK's ROA % is ranked lower than
81% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. LBTYK: -0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
LBTYK' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.4  Med: -1.42 Max: 2.56
Current: -0.52
-4.4
2.56
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 11.69
LBTYK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
69% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.16 vs. LBTYK: 11.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
LBTYK' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 7.16 Max: 15.6
Current: 11.69
0.07
15.6
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -5.90
LBTYK's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
80% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. LBTYK: -5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
LBTYK' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.7  Med: 11.8 Max: 151.1
Current: -5.9
-12.7
151.1
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -9.50
LBTYK's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
84% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. LBTYK: -9.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
LBTYK' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.6 Max: 78.5
Current: -9.5
0
78.5
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -21.10
LBTYK's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
84% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. LBTYK: -21.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
LBTYK' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -59.1 Max: 43.9
Current: -21.1
0
43.9
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Guru Trades

Q4 2017

LBTYK Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Steven Cohen 867,695 sh (New)
Jim Simons 649,515 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 176,433 sh (New)
Glenn Greenberg 6,989,361 sh (+0.27%)
Dodge & Cox 37,545,905 sh (+5.64%)
Murray Stahl 85,574 sh (+0.53%)
David Herro 23,392,000 sh (+71.38%)
Warren Buffett 7,346,968 sh (unchged)
Wallace Weitz 4,913,185 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 3,639,349 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 2,500,000 sh (unchged)
Philippe Laffont 3,043,764 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 17,918,057 sh (-0.43%)
Chris Davis 9,962,415 sh (-2.37%)
Larry Robbins 6,239,140 sh (-4.47%)
Mario Gabelli 2,178,056 sh (-0.84%)
Scott Black 44,701 sh (-4.04%)
Lou Simpson 9,612,930 sh (-2.00%)
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Q1 2018

LBTYK Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Lee Ainslie 302,820 sh (New)
Dodge & Cox 38,439,605 sh (+2.38%)
Steven Cohen 1,014,294 sh (+16.90%)
Pioneer Investments 213,533 sh (+21.03%)
David Herro 23,799,000 sh (+1.74%)
Warren Buffett 7,346,968 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 3,639,349 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 2,500,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 900,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Scott Black Sold Out
Philippe Laffont Sold Out
Wallace Weitz 4,152,537 sh (-15.48%)
Glenn Greenberg 6,420,856 sh (-8.13%)
First Eagle Investment 10,867,272 sh (-39.35%)
Chris Davis 8,735,594 sh (-12.31%)
Murray Stahl 84,027 sh (-1.81%)
Larry Robbins 5,632,898 sh (-9.72%)
Mario Gabelli 2,126,940 sh (-2.35%)
Lou Simpson 9,573,196 sh (-0.41%)
» More
Q2 2018

LBTYK Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Paul Tudor Jones 18,750 sh (New)
Jim Simons 603,415 sh (New)
Glenn Greenberg 8,727,552 sh (+35.93%)
Dodge & Cox 40,492,754 sh (+5.34%)
Murray Stahl 85,313 sh (+1.53%)
Pioneer Investments 230,361 sh (+7.88%)
David Herro 31,890,000 sh (+34.00%)
Warren Buffett 7,346,968 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 3,639,349 sh (unchged)
Wallace Weitz 4,149,207 sh (-0.08%)
First Eagle Investment 10,800,050 sh (-0.62%)
Chris Davis 1,202,864 sh (-86.23%)
Lee Ainslie 270,670 sh (-10.62%)
David Carlson 2,300,000 sh (-8.00%)
Steven Cohen 54,500 sh (-94.63%)
Larry Robbins 5,080,421 sh (-9.81%)
Mario Gabelli 2,067,870 sh (-2.78%)
Lou Simpson 9,213,994 sh (-3.75%)
» More
Q3 2018

LBTYK Guru Trades in Q3 2018

Seth Klarman 10,768,870 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 10,800,825 sh (+0.01%)
Wallace Weitz 4,338,707 sh (+4.57%)
Jim Simons 915,415 sh (+51.71%)
Murray Stahl 85,419 sh (+0.12%)
Steven Cohen 158,000 sh (+189.91%)
David Carlson 2,300,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 7,346,968 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins 5,080,421 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 3,639,349 sh (unchged)
David Herro 31,890,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 2,046,233 sh (-1.05%)
Chris Davis 1,139,864 sh (-5.24%)
Lou Simpson 6,104,893 sh (-33.74%)
Glenn Greenberg 6,903,175 sh (-20.90%)
Pioneer Investments 165,792 sh (-28.03%)
Lee Ainslie 267,540 sh (-1.16%)
Dodge & Cox 40,367,135 sh (-0.31%)
» More
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Pay TV    NAICS: 515210    SIC: 4841
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Traded in other countries:LBTC.Austria, 1LGC.Germany, LBTYAN.Mexico,
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 United Kingdom, 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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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
Forward PE Ratio 36.76
LBTYK's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
99% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 19.53 vs. LBTYK: 36.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 5.50
LBTYK's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
64% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.03 vs. LBTYK: 5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
LBTYK' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.28  Med: 13.51 Max: 53.05
Current: 5.5
1.28
53.05
PB Ratio 3.23
LBTYK's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. LBTYK: 3.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
LBTYK' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 2.76 Max: 8.42
Current: 3.23
0.46
8.42
PS Ratio 1.11
LBTYK's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. LBTYK: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
LBTYK' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 1.19 Max: 2.7
Current: 1.11
0.16
2.7
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 5.13
LBTYK's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
94% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.91 vs. LBTYK: 5.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
LBTYK' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 8.07 Max: 18.31
Current: 5.13
1.6
18.31
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 3.15
LBTYK's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
82% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LBTYK: 3.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
LBTYK' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 3.62 Max: 8.99
Current: 3.15
0.49
8.99
EV-to-EBIT 22.32
LBTYK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
89% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.66 vs. LBTYK: 22.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LBTYK' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -209.7  Med: 34.3 Max: 5557
Current: 22.32
-209.7
5557
EV-to-EBITDA 6.21
LBTYK's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
53% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.29 vs. LBTYK: 6.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LBTYK' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.8  Med: 10.1 Max: 15.6
Current: 6.21
1.8
15.6
EV-to-Revenue 2.72
LBTYK's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
73% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. LBTYK: 2.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
LBTYK' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 3.8 Max: 6
Current: 2.72
0.5
6
Current Ratio 0.36
LBTYK's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. LBTYK: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LBTYK' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.81 Max: 2.36
Current: 0.36
0.32
2.36
Quick Ratio 0.36
LBTYK's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. LBTYK: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LBTYK' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.81 Max: 2.36
Current: 0.36
0.32
2.36
Days Sales Outstanding 28.19
LBTYK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
74% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 54.05 vs. LBTYK: 28.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LBTYK' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.19  Med: 36.91 Max: 49.5
Current: 28.19
28.19
49.5
Days Payable 44.28
LBTYK's Days Payable is ranked lower than
67% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 96.88 vs. LBTYK: 44.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LBTYK' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.28  Med: 68.07 Max: 93.28
Current: 44.28
44.28
93.28

Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 6.70
LBTYK's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. LBTYK: 6.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LBTYK' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.7  Med: -11.2 Max: 9.6
Current: 6.7
-48.7
9.6

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.54
LBTYK's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. LBTYK: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
LBTYK' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.89 Max: 1.82
Current: 0.54
0.27
1.82
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.94
LBTYK's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
82% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. LBTYK: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
LBTYK' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.84 Max: 2.16
Current: 0.94
0.19
2.16
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.49
LBTYK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
69% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.81 vs. LBTYK: 4.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
LBTYK' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.6  Med: 2.7 Max: 8.4
Current: 4.49
-2.6
8.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 16.50
LBTYK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
60% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. LBTYK: 16.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
LBTYK' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.5  Med: 16.1 Max: 51.7
Current: 16.5
-2.5
51.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $16,834.50
EPS (TTM) $ -6.34
Beta1.28
Volatility26.49%
52-Week Range $21.83 - 37.86
Shares Outstanding (Mil)753.82

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 15,921 15,487 14,221
EBIT (Mil $) 2,713 2,791 2,303
EBITDA (Mil $) 7,552 7,344 6,733
EPS ($) 0.15 0.53 0.80
EPS without NRI ($) 0.15 0.53 0.80
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 55
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
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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