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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.03
LBTYK's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 967 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.29 vs. LBTYK: 0.03 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.03

Equity to Asset 0.20
LBTYK's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 935 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. LBTYK: 0.20 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.97
Current: 0.2

0.06
0.97
Interest Coverage 0.88
LBTYK's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
64% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.71 vs. LBTYK: 0.88 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 9999.99
Current: 0.88

0.52
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.63
M-Score: -2.80
WACC vs ROIC
11.41%
3.20%
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 12.21
LBTYK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 11.72 vs. LBTYK: 12.21 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -87.88   Max: 19.97
Current: 12.21

-87.88
19.97
Net-margin (%) -3.81
LBTYK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.14 vs. LBTYK: -3.81 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -587.92   Max: 10.89
Current: -3.81

-587.92
10.89
ROE (%) -5.72
LBTYK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 11.29 vs. LBTYK: -5.72 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -41.57   Max: 12.87
Current: -5.72

-41.57
12.87
ROA (%) -1.04
LBTYK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. LBTYK: -1.04 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -36.7   Max: 2.89
Current: -1.04

-36.7
2.89
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.48
LBTYK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 20.09 vs. LBTYK: 9.48 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1432.85   Max: 15.17
Current: 9.48

-1432.85
15.17
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -14.10
LBTYK's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. LBTYK: -14.10 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 53.9
Current: -14.1

0
53.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -11.60
LBTYK's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. LBTYK: -11.60 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 46.8
Current: -11.6

0
46.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -28.00
LBTYK's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. LBTYK: -28.00 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 163.1
Current: -28

0
163.1
» LBTYK's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

LBTYK Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Singer 120,000 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 4,646,515 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 6,700 sh (New)
Scott Black 143,761 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,150,443 sh (+6253.93%)
Louis Moore Bacon 84,438 sh (+1328.49%)
Lee Ainslie 7,575,749 sh (+387.90%)
Steve Mandel 21,260,739 sh (+376.75%)
Dodge & Cox 9,662,747 sh (+287.59%)
Daniel Loeb 5,400,000 sh (+200.00%)
Warren Buffett 7,346,968 sh (+149.19%)
Mario Gabelli 1,726,537 sh (+136.37%)
David Einhorn 3,109,080 sh (+66.96%)
Bill Gates 3,532,529 sh (+66.67%)
George Soros 4,856,402 sh (+39.71%)
Pioneer Investments 114,888 sh (+16.22%)
Murray Stahl 164,553 sh (+14.21%)
Wallace Weitz 3,918,555 sh (+13.73%)
Chris Davis 18,051,307 sh (+6.26%)
Columbia Wanger 800,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard 196,148 sh (-0.96%)
Chase Coleman 8,936,990 sh (-3.68%)
Jim Simons 932,915 sh (-5.06%)
John Griffin 2,580,000 sh (-37.91%)
Ray Dalio 8,000 sh (-51.22%)
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Q2 2014

LBTYK Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Larry Robbins 1,199,596 sh (New)
John Griffin 5,670,000 sh (+119.77%)
Jim Simons 1,955,777 sh (+109.64%)
Louis Moore Bacon 165,761 sh (+96.31%)
Dodge & Cox 12,190,894 sh (+26.16%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 5,778,332 sh (+24.36%)
Pioneer Investments 137,250 sh (+19.46%)
Chris Davis 21,054,947 sh (+16.64%)
Wallace Weitz 4,223,230 sh (+7.78%)
Murray Stahl 164,562 sh (+0.01%)
Warren Buffett 7,346,968 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 3,109,080 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 54,800 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman 8,936,990 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 196,148 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 3,532,529 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 800,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Paul Singer Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,723,770 sh (-0.16%)
Daniel Loeb 5,300,000 sh (-1.85%)
Lee Ainslie 6,571,049 sh (-13.26%)
Scott Black 111,076 sh (-22.74%)
Steve Mandel 15,806,512 sh (-25.65%)
George Soros 1,712,129 sh (-64.74%)
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Q3 2014

LBTYK Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Lou Simpson 4,220,678 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 2,210,300 sh (New)
John Burbank 2,887,612 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 3,695,577 sh (+208.07%)
Dodge & Cox 15,632,447 sh (+28.23%)
Wallace Weitz 4,958,258 sh (+17.40%)
Chris Davis 22,775,535 sh (+8.17%)
Lee Ainslie 6,809,609 sh (+3.63%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 5,935,111 sh (+2.71%)
Louis Moore Bacon 168,443 sh (+1.62%)
Mario Gabelli 1,733,935 sh (+0.59%)
Chase Coleman 8,953,698 sh (+0.19%)
Murray Stahl 164,870 sh (+0.19%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 196,148 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 3,532,529 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 800,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 133,293 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb 5,300,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 7,346,968 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 3,109,080 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Scott Black 110,831 sh (-0.22%)
John Griffin 5,060,000 sh (-10.76%)
Steve Mandel 4,460,630 sh (-71.78%)
Jim Simons 414,215 sh (-78.82%)
George Soros 162,000 sh (-90.54%)
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Q4 2014

LBTYK Guru Trades in Q4 2014

John Hussman 5,630 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 5,630 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,250 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 8,598,290 sh (+4283.57%)
George Soros 292,562 sh (+80.59%)
Chris Davis 26,180,809 sh (+14.95%)
Lou Simpson 4,670,392 sh (+10.66%)
Daniel Loeb 5,800,000 sh (+9.43%)
Dodge & Cox 16,502,047 sh (+5.56%)
Scott Black 112,506 sh (+1.51%)
Wallace Weitz 5,030,900 sh (+1.47%)
Warren Buffett 7,346,968 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 3,109,080 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman 8,953,698 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 5,060,000 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins 3,695,577 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 3,532,529 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 800,000 sh (unchged)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Steve Mandel Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 132,018 sh (-0.96%)
Murray Stahl 162,562 sh (-1.40%)
Mario Gabelli 1,708,355 sh (-1.48%)
Lee Ainslie 6,574,225 sh (-3.46%)
John Burbank 2,620,656 sh (-9.24%)
Louis Moore Bacon 92,781 sh (-44.92%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 489,181 sh (-91.76%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Liberty Global PLC

Wallace Weitz Comments on Liberty Global - Jul 15, 2013

Liberty Global (LBTYK--$68)(LBTYK) Liberty Global’s chairman, John Malone, also needs no introduction. LGI has been an aggressive acquirer of European cable assets, having just closed a merger with Virgin Media (UK cable), taken a position in Dutch cable company Ziggo, and expressing interest in making another German acquisition. LGI’s subscription business generates huge amounts of cash flow and management is not shy about using borrowed money to acquire cable systems and buy back its own stock.

From Wallace Weitz’s second quarter 2013 letter to shareholders.


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Top Ranked Articles about Liberty Global PLC

Mario Gabelli Comments on Liberty Global plc
Liberty Global plc (0.2%, 0.8%) (LBTYK – $48.31 – NASDAQ, LBTYA – $50.21 – NASDAQ) is the leading international cable operator, offering advanced video, telephone, and broadband internet services. The company operates broadband communications networks in 14 countries, principally located in Europe under the brands UPC, Unitymedia (Germany), Virgin (UK), Telenet (Belgium), and VTR (Chile). As part of its June 2013 acquisition of Virgin Media, Liberty Global redomiciled in the UK, increasing its strategic flexibility in the future. The company is internationally focused and well positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for digital television, broadband internet, and digital telephony services in markets across its diverse geographic footprint. The company closed its acquisition of Netherlands cable operator Ziggo, among its largest to date, in November 2014. In an effort to surface additional value, in early 2015 Liberty Global is expected to issue a stock tracking its Latin American operations. Read more...
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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 29.59
LBTYK's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
78% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 26.25 vs. LBTYK: 29.59 )
N/A
P/B 3.20
LBTYK's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. LBTYK: 3.20 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 8.91
Current: 3.2

0.49
8.91
P/S 2.20
LBTYK's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. LBTYK: 2.20 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 2.38
Current: 2.2

0.17
2.38
PFCF 14.40
LBTYK's PFCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 33.29 vs. LBTYK: 14.40 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 26.84
Current: 14.4

1.68
26.84
POCF 7.38
LBTYK's POCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.65 vs. LBTYK: 7.38 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 8.03
Current: 7.38

0.51
8.03
EV-to-EBIT 39.74
LBTYK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 18.13 vs. LBTYK: 39.74 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -378.8   Max: 298.3
Current: 39.74

-378.8
298.3
Current Ratio 0.43
LBTYK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 961 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. LBTYK: 0.43 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 2.26
Current: 0.43

0.43
2.26
Quick Ratio 0.43
LBTYK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 961 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. LBTYK: 0.43 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 2.26
Current: 0.43

0.43
2.26
Days Sales Outstanding 29.99
LBTYK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
92% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 54.84 vs. LBTYK: 29.99 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 2.34   Max: 49.5
Current: 29.99

2.34
49.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/DCF (Projected) 1.70
LBTYK's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. LBTYK: 1.70 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 1.82
Current: 1.7

0.28
1.82
Price/Median PS Value 2.70
LBTYK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. LBTYK: 2.70 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 2.62
Current: 2.7

0.3
2.62
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.50
LBTYK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
73% of the 967 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. LBTYK: 2.50 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 6.8
Current: 2.5

0.3
6.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.72
LBTYK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
82% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.92 vs. LBTYK: 6.72 )
LBTYK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 6.4   Max: 47.1
Current: 6.72

6.4
47.1

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Pay TV
Compare:CMCSA, TWC, NPSNY, BSYBY, DISH » details
Traded in other countries:1LG.Germany, 1LGC.Germany,
Liberty Global PLC, formerly Liberty Global, Inc. was incorporated as Lynx Europe Limited on 29 January 2013. The Company provides video, broadband internet, fixed-line telephony and mobile services across 14 countries. Through Virgin Media Inc. and Unitymedia KabelBW GmbH each a wholly-owned subsidiary, and Telenet Group Holding NV, it provides video, broadband internet, fixed-line telephony and mobile services in the United Kingdom, Germany and Belgium, respectively. Through UPC Holding BV, also a wholly-owned subsidiary, it provides video, broadband internet and fixed-line telephony services in nine European countries and mobile services in three European countries. The operations of Virgin Media, Unitymedia KabelBW, Telenet and the broadband communications and direct-to-home satellite (DTH) operations of UPC Holding. The Company's broadband communications operations in Chile are provided through its owned subsidiary, VTR GlobalCom SpA. Through its owned subsidiary, VTR Wireless SpA it also offers mobile services in Chile. The Company's operations also include: consolidated broadband communications operations in Puerto Rico that it conducts through an owned subsidiary, Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico and investments in various other businesses, primarily in Europe. It offers a variety of broadband services over its cable distribution systems, including video, broadband internet and fixed-line telephony, and in certain of its operations it offers mobile services. The Company designs, these services to enable its customers to access the digital world on their own terms and at their own pace. In select markets, it also offers video services through DTH or through multichannel multipoint (microwave) distribution systems (MMDS). Its consumer brands include Virgin Media, UPC, Unitymedia, Kabel BW, Telenet, VTR GlobalCom and in Puerto Rico, Liberty. In terms of video subscribers, it operates cable networks in each of Austria, Belgium, Chile, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Puerto Rico, Slovakia, Switzerland and the U.K. and the second largest cable network in each of Germany, the Netherlands and Romania. It operates through the following segments: European Operations Division which includes U.K. (Virgin Media), Germany (Unitymedia KabelBW), Belgium (Telenet), The Netherlands, Switzerland, Other Western Europe and Central and Eastern Europe. The markets for video, broadband internet, fixed-line telephony and mobile services are highly competitive and rapidly evolving. Depending upon the country and market, these may include: traditional FTA broadcast television service providers, DTH satellite service providers, digital terrestrial television (DTT) broadcasters, other cable operators in the same communities and other fixed-line telecommunications carriers and broadband providers.
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