NASDAQ:LBTYA - Liberty Global Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$23.81 +0.19 (+0.80 %)
(As of 12/12/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$23.62
Today's Range$23.73 - $24.53
52-Week Range$22.21 - $39.73
Volume1.66 million shs
Average Volume1.89 million shs
Market Capitalization$17.89 billion
P/E Ratio-10.40
Dividend YieldN/A
Liberty Global plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides video, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephony, mobile, and other communications services to residential customers and businesses in Europe. It offers video services, including digital video programming and audio services starting with a basic video service, video-on-demand, electronic programming guide, various premium channel packages, digital video recorders, various mobile applications, and set-top boxes. The company provides entertainment, sports, movies, documentaries, lifestyles, news, adult, children, and ethnic and foreign channels. It also offers Wi-Fi and Internet services, such as email, address book, and parental controls; security; online storage solutions and Web spaces; and Connect Box, a connectivity device that delivers in-home Wi-Fi coverage. Additionally, it offers community Wi-Fi via routers in home, which provides access to the Internet; public Wi-Fi access points in train stations, hotels, bars, restaurants, and other public places. In addition, the company provides circuit-switched telephony services; and mobile services comprising voice, short message service, and Internet access. Further, it offers voice, advanced data, video, wireless, cloud-based services, and mobile and converged fixed-mobile services to small or home offices, small businesses, and medium and large enterprises, as well as on a wholesale basis to other operators. Liberty Global plc was founded in 2004 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Cable & other pay television services
Sub-IndustryCable & Satellite
SectorConsumer Discretionary
Current SymbolNASDAQ:LBTYA
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio5.45
Current Ratio0.36
Quick Ratio0.36


Trailing P/E Ratio-10.40
Forward P/E Ratio-74.41
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$15.05 billion
Price / Sales1.19
Cash Flow$2.6426 per share
Price / Cash Flow9.01
Book Value$7.84 per share
Price / Book3.04


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($2.29)
Net Income$-2,778,100,000.00
Net Margins-2.06%
Return on Equity-36.93%
Return on Assets-3.54%


Outstanding Shares753,820,000
Market Cap$17.89 billion

Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Liberty Global's stock symbol?

Liberty Global trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "LBTYA."

How will Liberty Global's stock buyback program work?

Liberty Global declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase program on Tuesday, December 19th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $2,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Liberty Global's earnings last quarter?

Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November, 7th. The company reported ($0.56) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.83. The firm had revenue of $2.96 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.94 billion. Liberty Global had a negative return on equity of 36.93% and a negative net margin of 2.06%. View Liberty Global's Earnings History.

When is Liberty Global's next earnings date?

Liberty Global is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 13th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Liberty Global.

What price target have analysts set for LBTYA?

14 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for Liberty Global's shares. Their forecasts range from $33.50 to $50.00. On average, they anticipate Liberty Global's stock price to reach $38.05 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 59.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Liberty Global.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Liberty Global?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Liberty Global in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 2 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Liberty Global.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Liberty Global stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Liberty Global stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Liberty’s third-quarter 2018 results were unimpressive primarily due to continuing customer loss in video. Cable revenues decreased in the quarter. Data subscriber addition was also less than encouraging. Weakness in Belgium as reflected by lower cable subscription revenues and mobile revenues doesn’t bode well for the stock. Moreover, the Belgian competition agency will now examine the company’s bid for publisher De Vijver Media, which increases uncertainty around the proposed deal. Moreover, stiff competition in Switzerland remains a major concern. Shares have underperformed the industry on a year-to-date basis. However, the company is benefiting from expanding subscriber base on its next-generation video platforms including Horizon TV, Horizon-Lite, TiVo, Virgin TV V6 and Yelo TV. Moreover, increasing internet speed and robust performance from Virgin Media is expected to drive top-line growth." (11/27/2018)
  • 2. Pivotal Research analysts commented, "We updated our forecasts in front of 1Q results and a speculated German/E. Eastern Europe asset sale announcement next week. In a nutshell we left our rebased 1Q +3.5% revenue forecast unchanged, raised our 1Q rebased EBITDA growth forecast from +3% to +4% (on lower than forecast promotional activity + already announced Belgium 1Q strength), reduced our 1Q RGU forecast from +185K to +76K and updated currencies. We also conservatively reduced our RGU forecasts in the out years of our forecasts, offset partially by higher assumed U.K. ARPU’s. The changes drove a $4 reduction in our YE’18 target to $38. The RGU reduction was driven by: 1) aforementioned less low-end promotional activity specifically in the U.K. (which should show up in continued improving U.K." (5/4/2018)

Has Liberty Global been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about LBTYA stock has been trending somewhat negative recently, according to InfoTrie. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Liberty Global earned a news sentiment score of -1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term.

Who are some of Liberty Global's key competitors?

Who are Liberty Global's key executives?

Liberty Global's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Michael Thomas Fries, Vice Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 55)
  • Mr. Charles H. R. Bracken, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 52)
  • Mr. Bryan H. Hall, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 55)
  • Mr. Diederik Karsten, Exec. VP & Chief Commercial Officer (Age 62)
  • Mr. Balan Nair, Pres & CEO of Latin American and Caribbean operation (Age 52)

Who are Liberty Global's major shareholders?

Liberty Global's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dodge & Cox (2.46%), Dodge & Cox (2.52%), Vanguard Group Inc. (1.77%), BlackRock Inc. (1.45%), Baupost Group LLC MA (0.64%) and Baupost Group LLC MA (0.64%). Company insiders that own Liberty Global stock include Charles H R Bracken, David E Rapley, J C Sparkman, J David Wargo, John C Malone, Michael T Fries, Miranda Curtis, Paul A Gould and Richard R Green. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Liberty Global.

Which institutional investors are selling Liberty Global stock?

LBTYA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Pendal Group Ltd, FMR LLC, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Beck Mack & Oliver LLC, Jackson Square Partners LLC, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Marshall Wace LLP and Morgan Stanley. Company insiders that have sold Liberty Global company stock in the last year include Charles H R Bracken, David E Rapley, J C Sparkman, Miranda Curtis, Paul A Gould and Richard R Green. View Insider Buying and Selling for Liberty Global.

Which institutional investors are buying Liberty Global stock?

LBTYA stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., Baupost Group LLC MA, Baupost Group LLC MA, Schroder Investment Management Group, Royal London Asset Management Ltd., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Panagora Asset Management Inc. and Putnam Investments LLC. Company insiders that have bought Liberty Global stock in the last two years include J David Wargo, John C Malone and Michael T Fries. View Insider Buying and Selling for Liberty Global.

How do I buy shares of Liberty Global?

Shares of LBTYA can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Liberty Global's stock price today?

One share of LBTYA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $23.81.

How big of a company is Liberty Global?

Liberty Global has a market capitalization of $17.89 billion and generates $15.05 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $-2,778,100,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($2.29) on an earnings per share basis. Liberty Global employs 26,700 workers across the globe.

What is Liberty Global's official website?

The official website for Liberty Global is

How can I contact Liberty Global?

Liberty Global's mailing address is 161 HAMMERSMITH ROAD Griffin House, HAMMERSMITH X0, 80202. The company can be reached via phone at 44-20-8483-6300 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Liberty Global (NASDAQ LBTYA)

Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  489 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  327 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  816
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Liberty Global and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe LBTYA will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe LBTYA will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/12/2018 by Staff

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