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Liberty Global Debt-to-EBITDA

: 1.24 (As of Jun. 2022)
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Debt-to-EBITDA measures a company's ability to pay off its debt.

Liberty Global's Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $765 Mil. Liberty Global's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $14,128 Mil. Liberty Global's annualized EBITDA for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $11,986 Mil. Liberty Global's annualized Debt-to-EBITDA for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 1.24.

A high Debt-to-EBITDA ratio generally means that a company may spend more time to paying off its debt. According to Joel Tillinghast's BIG MONEY THINKS SMALL: Biases, Blind Spots, and Smarter Investing, a ratio of Debt-to-EBITDA exceeding four is usually considered scary unless tangible assets cover the debt.

The historical rank and industry rank for Liberty Global's Debt-to-EBITDA or its related term are showing as below:

LBTYK' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93   Med: 6.93   Max: 10.55
Current: 2.04

During the past 13 years, the highest Debt-to-EBITDA Ratio of Liberty Global was 10.55. The lowest was 0.93. And the median was 6.93.

LBTYK's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked better than
52.5% of 320 companies
in the Telecommunication Services industry
Industry Median: 2.22 vs LBTYK: 2.04

Liberty Global Debt-to-EBITDA Historical Data

The historical data trend for Liberty Global's Debt-to-EBITDA can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

Liberty Global Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Debt-to-EBITDA
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 10.55 5.42 7.64 10.05 0.93

Liberty Global Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
Debt-to-EBITDA Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.34 3.90 2.85 2.12 1.24

Competitive Comparison

For the Telecom Services subindustry, Liberty Global's Debt-to-EBITDA, along with its competitors' market caps and Debt-to-EBITDA data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Liberty Global Debt-to-EBITDA Distribution

For the Telecommunication Services industry and Communication Services sector, Liberty Global's Debt-to-EBITDA distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Liberty Global's Debt-to-EBITDA falls into.



Liberty Global Debt-to-EBITDA Calculation

Debt-to-EBITDA measures a company's ability to pay off its debt.

Liberty Global's Debt-to-EBITDA for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2021 is calculated as

Debt-to-EBITDA=Total Debt / EBITDA
=(Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) / EBITDA
=(850.3 + 15200.9) / 17236.6
=0.93

Liberty Global's annualized Debt-to-EBITDA for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as

Debt-to-EBITDA=Total Debt / EBITDA
=(Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) / EBITDA
=(764.8 + 14128) / 11985.6
=1.24

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

In the calculation of annual Debt-to-EBITDA, the EBITDA of the last fiscal year is used. In calculating the annualized quarterly data, the EBITDA data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) EBITDA data.


Liberty Global  (NAS:LBTYK) Debt-to-EBITDA Explanation

In the calculation of Debt-to-EBITDA, we use the total of Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation and Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation divided by EBITDA. In some calculations, Total Liabilities is used to for calculation.


Be Aware

A high Debt-to-EBITDA ratio generally means that a company may spend more time to paying off its debt.

According to Joel Tillinghast's BIG MONEY THINKS SMALL: Biases, Blind Spots, and Smarter Investing, a ratio of Debt-to-EBITDA exceeding four is usually considered scary unless tangible assets cover the debt.


Liberty Global Debt-to-EBITDA Related Terms

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Liberty Global Business Description

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Address
161 Hammersmith Road, Griffin House, London, GBR, W6 8BS
Liberty Global is a holding company with interests in cable and telecom companies in the U.K., Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland, and Slovakia. Liberty is the owner of the main cable network in each of these geographies and has pursued a strategy since 2016 to merge or partner with mobile-network-operators to be able to offer converged services. Liberty also owns minority stakes in other media, entertainment, and cloud companies.
Executives
Drew Marisa D director 161 HAMMERSMITH ROAD LONDON X0 XO
Sanchez Daniel E. director C/O DISCOVERY, INC. 8403 COLESVILLE ROAD SILVER SPRING MD 20910
Berkshire Hathaway Inc 10 percent owner 3555 FARNAM STREET OMAHA NE 68131
Buffett Warren E 10 percent owner 3555 FARNAM ST STE 1440 OMAHA NE 68131
Salvato Andrea officer: SVP, CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER 161 HAMMERSMITH ROAD LONDON X0 W6 8BS
Rodriguez Enrique officer: EVP, Chief Technology Officer 1221 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS 37TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10020
Malone John C director, 10 percent owner 12300 LIBERTY BLVD ENGLEWOOD CO 80112
Waldron Jason officer: SVP & CAO 1550 WEWATTA STREET SUITE 1000 DENVER CO 80202
Wargo J David director C/O WARGO & CO 712 FIFTH AVENUE 41ST FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10019
Gould Paul A director 711 FIFTH AVENUE 9TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10022
Cole John P Jr director 1919 PENNSYLVANIA AVE N.W. STE 200 WASHINGTON DC 20006
Dvorak Bernard G officer: EVP & Co-CFO C/O LIBERTY GLOBAL, INC. 12300 LIBERTY BOULEVARD ENGLEWOOD CO 80112
Karsten Diederik officer: EVP, European BB Ops C/O LIBERTY GLOBAL, INC. 12300 LIBERTY BOULEVARD ENGLEWOOD CO 80112
Sparkman J C director 201 EAST SANDPOINTE 8TH FLOOR SANTA ANA CA 92707
Curtis Miranda director C/O LIBERTY GLOBAL, INC. 12300 LIBERTY BOULEVARD ENGLEWOOD CO 80112

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