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Liberty Global Ltd Ordinary Shares - Class A LBTYA

Morningstar Rating
$18.35 +0.64 (3.61%)
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Liberty Global: Management Heads in Right Direction With Sunrise Spinoff, but More Needed

Narrow-moat Liberty Global is taking the right steps to address its undervaluation and crystallize the value of its businesses and assets. Management announced many changes in a long strategic update, with the most important being the tax-free spinoff of Sunrise, its Switzerland telecommunications business, to shareholders. Sunrise will be listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in the second half of 2024. Also, management will inject $1.7 billion in Sunrise to reduce its financial leverage and make it more attractive as a publicly listed entity. Once spun off, Sunrise will distribute a dividend to shareholders, which is a surprise, considering that Liberty Global has never distributed one.

Price vs Fair Value

LBTYA is trading within a range we consider fairly valued.
Price
$17.70
Fair Value
$15.00
Uncertainty
High
1-Star Price
$76.40
5-Star Price
$33.60
Economic Moat
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Capital Allocation
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Bulls Say, Bears Say

Bulls

All of Liberty’s markets are stable and show rational behavior, something to like in a highly competitive and commoditized industry.

Bears

Liberty's debt leverage ratios are above European peer averages, with a non-investment-grade credit rating (BB). A worsening of competitive market dynamics in any geography could be problematic.

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Trading Information

Previous Close Price
$17.71
Day Range
$17.5118.46
52-Week Range
$15.0121.52
Bid/Ask
$18.34 / $18.35
Market Cap
$6.93 Bil
Volume/Avg
826,259 / 1.7 Mil

Key Statistics

Price/Earnings (Normalized)
Price/Sales
1.12
Dividend Yield (Trailing)
Dividend Yield (Forward)
Total Yield
36.09%

Company Profile

Liberty Global is a holding company with interests in several 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.
Sector
Communication Services
Industry
Telecom Services
Stock Style Box
Mid Value
Total Number of Employees
9,860

Competitors

Valuation

Metric
LBTYA
KKPNY
SCMN
Price/Earnings (Normalized)
15.8315.27
Price/Book Value
0.365.252.24
Price/Sales
1.122.432.35
Price/Cash Flow
4.045.866.22
Price/Earnings
LBTYA
KKPNY
SCMN

Financial Strength

Metric
LBTYA
KKPNY
SCMN
Quick Ratio
0.990.620.62
Current Ratio
1.300.650.86
Interest Coverage
−3.345.2916.74
Quick Ratio
LBTYA
KKPNY
SCMN

Profitability

Metric
LBTYA
KKPNY
SCMN
Return on Assets (Normalized)
−7.37%6.71%7.07%
Return on Equity (Normalized)
−14.90%31.28%15.50%
Return on Invested Capital (Normalized)
−6.53%9.77%14.01%
Return on Assets
LBTYA
KKPNY
SCMN
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