GCI Liberty (NASDAQ:GLIBA) & Liberty Sirius XM Group Series B (NASDAQ:LSXMB) Critical Comparison

GCI Liberty (NASDAQ:GLIBA) and Liberty Sirius XM Group Series B (NASDAQ:LSXMB) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares GCI Liberty and Liberty Sirius XM Group Series B’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GCI Liberty 83.86% -5.83% -2.96%
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series B N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares GCI Liberty and Liberty Sirius XM Group Series B’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GCI Liberty $739.76 million 9.08 -$873.30 million ($1.58) -40.23
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series B $5.77 billion 2.24 N/A N/A N/A

Liberty Sirius XM Group Series B has higher revenue and earnings than GCI Liberty.

Volatility and Risk

GCI Liberty has a beta of 1.36, meaning that its stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Sirius XM Group Series B has a beta of 0.84, meaning that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

87.9% of GCI Liberty shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Liberty Sirius XM Group Series B shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.8% of GCI Liberty shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for GCI Liberty and Liberty Sirius XM Group Series B, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GCI Liberty 0 1 4 0 2.80
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series B 0 0 0 0 N/A

GCI Liberty presently has a consensus price target of $69.40, suggesting a potential upside of 9.17%. Given GCI Liberty’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe GCI Liberty is more favorable than Liberty Sirius XM Group Series B.

Summary

GCI Liberty beats Liberty Sirius XM Group Series B on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About GCI Liberty

GCI Liberty, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides various communication services in the United States. The company offers data, wireless, video, voice, and managed services to residential customers, businesses, governmental entities, and educational and medical institutions. It also operates a digital invitation platform that provides custom display advertising, native advertising content, custom video, and brand partnership services. The company is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

About Liberty Sirius XM Group Series B

The Liberty SiriusXM Group, through its subsidiary, Sirius XM Holdings Inc., transmits music, sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, and weather channels in the United States and Canada. The company also provides infotainment services; and streaming services through applications for mobile and home devices, and other consumer electronic equipment, as well as online. In addition, it offers connected vehicle services; and Travel Link, a suite of data services that include graphical weather, fuel prices, sports schedules and scores, and movie listings. Further, the company engages in the direct sale of satellite radios and accessories. It distributes its satellite radios through automakers, as well as through its retailers and Website; and provides satellite radio services to customers of rental car companies. As of December 31, 2018, it had approximately 34 million subscribers. The company is based in Englewood, Colorado. The Liberty SiriusXM Group is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

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