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Liberty Global PE Ratio

: 2.50 (As of Today)
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The PE Ratio, or Price-to-Earnings ratio, or P/E Ratio, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Earnings per Share (Diluted). As of today (2022-08-11), Liberty Global's share price is $23.03. Liberty Global's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 was $9.23. Therefore, Liberty Global's PE Ratio for today is 2.50.


The historical rank and industry rank for Liberty Global's PE Ratio or its related term are showing as below:

LBTYK' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89   Med: 1.58   Max: 125
Current: 2.36


During the past 13 years, the highest PE Ratio of Liberty Global was 125.00. The lowest was 0.89. And the median was 1.58.


LBTYK's PE Ratio is ranked better than
95.45% of 286 companies
in the Telecommunication Services industry
Industry Median: 17.45 vs LBTYK: 2.36

Liberty Global's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $5.47. Its Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 was $9.23.

As of today (2022-08-11), Liberty Global's share price is $23.03. Liberty Global's EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 was $7.42. Therefore, Liberty Global's PE Ratio without NRI for today is 3.10.

During the past 13 years, Liberty Global's highest PE Ratio without NRI was 125.00. The lowest was 0.98. And the median was 2.91.

Liberty Global's EPS without NRI for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $3.80. Its EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 was $7.42.

During the past 12 months, Liberty Global's average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was -59.60% per year.

During the past 13 years, Liberty Global's highest 3-Year average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 43.30% per year. The lowest was -163.40% per year. And the median was -7.70% per year.

Liberty Global's EPS (Basic) for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $5.56. Its EPS (Basic) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 was $9.43.


Liberty Global PE Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for Liberty Global's PE Ratio 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.

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Liberty Global Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
PE Ratio
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only At Loss At Loss 1.39 At Loss 1.18

Liberty Global Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
PE Ratio 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 1.47 1.44 1.18 1.09 2.28

Competitive Comparison

For the Telecom Services subindustry, Liberty Global's PE Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and PE Ratio 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 PE Ratio Distribution

For the Telecommunication Services industry and Communication Services sector, Liberty Global's PE Ratio distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Liberty Global's PE Ratio falls into.



Liberty Global PE Ratio Calculation

The PE Ratio, or Price-to-Earnings ratio, or P/E Ratio, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Earnings per Share (Diluted). It is the most widely used ratio in the valuation of stocks.

Liberty Global's PE Ratio for today is calculated as

PE Ratio=Share Price/Earnings per Share (Diluted) (TTM)
=23.03/9.230
=2.50

Liberty Global's Share Price of today is $23.03.
Liberty Global's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2022 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $9.23.

* 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.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:


There are at least three kinds of PE Ratios used by different investors. They are Trailing Twelve Month PE Ratio or PE Ratio (TTM), Forward PE Ratio, or PE Ratio without NRI. A new PE Ratio based on inflation-adjusted normalized PE Ratio is called Shiller PE Ratio, after Yale professor Robert Shiller.

In the calculation of PE Ratio, the earnings per share used are the earnings per share over the past 12 months. For Forward PE Ratio, the earnings are the expected earnings for the next twelve months. In the case of PE Ratio without NRI, the reported earnings less the non-recurring items are used.

For Shiller PE Ratio, the earnings of the past 10 years are inflation-adjusted and averaged. Since it looks at the average over the last 10 years, Shiller PE Ratio is also called PE10.


Liberty Global  (NAS:LBTYK) PE Ratio Explanation

The PE Ratio can be viewed as the number of years it takes for the company to earn back the price you pay for the stock. For example, if a company earns $2 a share per year, and the stock is traded at $30, the PE Ratio is 15. Therefore it takes 15 years for the company to earn back the $30 you paid for its stock, assuming the earnings stays constant over the next 15 years.

In real business, earnings never stay constant. If a company can grow its earnings, it takes fewer years for the company to earn back the price you pay for the stock. If a company's earnings decline it takes more years. As a shareholder, you want the company to earn back the price you pay as soon as possible. Therefore, lower P/E stocks are more attractive than higher P/E stocks so long as the PE Ratio is positive. Also for stocks with the same PE Ratio, the one with faster growth business is more attractive.

If a company loses money, the PE Ratio becomes meaningless.

To compare stocks with different growth rates, Peter Lynch invented a ratio called PEG Ratio. PEG Ratio is defined as the PE Ratio divided by the growth ratio. He thinks a company with a PE Ratio equal to its growth rate is fairly valued. Still he said he would rather buy a company growing 20% a year with a PE Ratio of 20, instead of a company growing 10% a year with a PE Ratio of 10.

Because the PE Ratio measures how long it takes to earn back the price you pay, the PE Ratio can be applied to the stocks across different industries. That is why it is the one of the most important and widely used indicators for the valuation of stocks.

Similar to the PE Ratio without NRI or PS Ratio or Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow or Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow , the PE Ratio measures the valuation based on the earning power of the company. This is where it is different from the PB Ratio , which measures the valuation based on the company's balance sheet.


Be Aware

Investors need to be aware that the PE Ratio can be misleading a lot of times, especially when the underlying business is cyclical and unpredictable. As Peter Lynch pointed out, cyclical businesses have higher profit margins at the peaks of the business cycles. Their earnings are high and PE Ratios are artificially low. It is usually a bad idea to buy a cyclical business when the PE Ratio is low. A better ratio to identify the time to buy a cyclical businesses is the PS Ratio .

PE Ratio can also be affected by non-recurring-items such as the sale of part of businesses. This may increase for the current year or quarter dramatically. But it cannot be repeated over and over. Therefore PE Ratio without NRI is a more accurate indication of valuation than PE Ratio.


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Liberty Global Business Description

Liberty Global logo
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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