Liberty Global PLC Company Profile (NASDAQ:LBTYA)

About Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA)

Liberty Global PLC logoLiberty Global PLC, formerly Liberty Global, Inc., is an international cable company with operations in 14 countries. The Company's tripleplay services are provided through networks and technology platforms that connect approximately 25 million customers subscribing to over 47 million television, broadband Internet and telephony services. The Company's consumer brands include Virgin Media, UPC, Unitymedia, Kabel BW, Telenet and VTR. The Company's operations also include Chellomedia, the Company's content division, Liberty Global Business Services, a commercial division and Liberty Global Ventures, its investment fund. In June 2013, Liberty Global Inc completed the acquisition of Virgin Media Inc (Virgin Media).

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: CATV Systems
  • Sub-Industry: Cable & Satellite
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:LBTYA
  • CUSIP: 53055510
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $28.31797 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,029,587,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $30.86
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $33.57
  • 52 Week Range: $28.17 - $37.69
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 19.80
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: -205.75
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $19.85 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.71
  • Book Value: $12.31 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.67
  • EBIDTA: $8.8 billion
  • Net Margins: 11.98%
  • Return on Equity: 14.26%
  • Return on Assets: 2.67%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 3.00%
  • Current Ratio: 0.63%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.63%
  • Average Volume: 3.17 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.66
  • Short Ratio: 2.01
Frequently Asked Questions for Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA)

What is Liberty Global PLC's stock symbol?

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

How will Liberty Global PLC's stock buyback program work?

Liberty Global PLC announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback plan on Monday, April 10th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 38% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Liberty Global PLC's earnings last quarter?

Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August, 4th. The company reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.18) by $0.41. The business had revenue of $4.47 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.07 billion. Liberty Global PLC had a net margin of 11.98% and a return on equity of 14.26%. View Liberty Global PLC's Earnings History.

Where is Liberty Global PLC's stock going? Where will Liberty Global PLC's stock price be in 2017?

13 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Liberty Global PLC's stock. Their predictions range from $36.00 to $48.00. On average, they anticipate Liberty Global PLC's share price to reach $41.36 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Liberty Global PLC.

What are analysts saying about Liberty Global PLC stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Liberty Global PLC stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Over the past three months, the share price of Liberty Global was down 4.89% compared with the Zacks Cable TV industry's loss of 0.02%. Moreover, Liberty Global’s predominant operation in Europe is a major concern because of recessionary pressure, debt crisis and low per capita income in some European countries. Further, stiff competition in the video, broadband, fixed-line telephony and mobile services business, foreign exchange rate risks and integration risks are major headwinds.  On the other hand, Liberty Global continues to grow in the Europe and Central America through several mergers and acquisitions and is looking for more takeover options to expand its footprint. The launch of DOCSIS 3.1 network services, joint venture with Vodafone in Netherlands, acquisition of UTV Ireland TV stations from ITV, takeover of Cable & Wireless bode well for the company's growth." (7/18/2017)
  • 2. Macquarie analysts commented, "We are particularly bullish on the latter once its renewed agreement with EE kicks in. Under a full MVNO, Virgin can better dictate customer terms and accelerate its quad-play penetration rates (~20% of subs). A potential deal with Telefonica highlights its numerous options. We model 1Q/’17 UK/ Ireland net adds of 96k/242k and OCF of US$669m/US$2.8bn." (4/4/2017)
  • 3. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "SFM will report Q4 results on 2/23. Taking into account recent competitive developments, a more difficult deflationary backdrop, and the adverse impact from greater fixed cost deleverage, we expect another Street reset for SFM similar to what we have seen for other grocers in recent months. Our updated forecasts suggest a FY17 EPS figure closer to $0.80, down from $0.90, and below a Street figure of $0.92. With the rally in SFM shares post WFM’s report, we see downside risk to the $17- ish level. The market has been very kind to grocery reports lately such as KR, WFM, and others." (2/14/2017)

Are investors shorting Liberty Global PLC?

Liberty Global PLC saw a increase in short interest in June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totalling 10,234,466 shares, an increase of 30.2% from the June 15th total of 7,860,570 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,265,963 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.1 days. Currently, 4.4% of the company's stock are sold short.

Who are some of Liberty Global PLC's key competitors?

Who owns Liberty Global PLC stock?

Liberty Global PLC's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Manning & Napier Advisors LLC (0.26%), Intermede Investment Partners Ltd (0.09%), APG Asset Management N.V. (0.02%), Exane Asset Management (0.01%), Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor DE Media PNO (0.01%) and Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management LLP (0.00%). Company insiders that own Liberty Global PLC stock include Andrew Cole, Bryan H Hall, Charles H R Bracken, John C Malone, John P Cole Jr, Larry E Romrell and Paul A Gould. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Liberty Global PLC.

Who sold Liberty Global PLC stock? Who is selling Liberty Global PLC stock?

Liberty Global PLC's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Manning & Napier Advisors LLC, Opera Trading Capital, US Bancorp DE, Bank of Montreal Can, Aperio Group LLC and Intermede Investment Partners Ltd. View Insider Buying and Selling for Liberty Global PLC.

Who bought Liberty Global PLC stock? Who is buying Liberty Global PLC stock?

Liberty Global PLC's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Exane Asset Management, Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor DE Media PNO, Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management LLP, Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V., Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC, Simplex Trading LLC and Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB. Company insiders that have bought Liberty Global PLC stock in the last two years include Andrew Cole, Bryan H Hall, John C Malone and Paul A Gould. View Insider Buying and Selling for Liberty Global PLC.

How do I buy Liberty Global PLC stock?

Shares of Liberty Global PLC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Liberty Global PLC's stock price today?

One share of Liberty Global PLC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $32.92.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ LBTYA)
Community Ranking:  3.4 out of 5 (  )
Outperform Votes:  364 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  165 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  529
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Liberty Global PLC and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 11 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.85)
Consensus Price Target: $41.36 (25.65% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/18/2017Pivotal ResearchLower Price TargetBuy -> Buy$42.00 -> $41.00LowView Rating Details
7/11/2017Redburn PartnersUpgradeBuyMediumView Rating Details
6/21/2017MacquarieReiterated RatingBuy$40.00 -> $36.00LowView Rating Details
6/17/2017Jefferies Group LLCSet Price TargetBuy$43.00LowView Rating Details
6/12/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaSet Price TargetBuy$40.00LowView Rating Details
5/24/2017Credit Suisse Group AGDowngradeOutperform -> NeutralMediumView Rating Details
3/6/2017Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy$38.00 -> $40.00N/AView Rating Details
1/25/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetOverweight$39.00 -> $41.00N/AView Rating Details
1/23/2017Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageEqual -> Equal Weight$39.00N/AView Rating Details
12/6/2016Societe GeneraleInitiated CoverageBuy$48.00N/AView Rating Details
11/7/2016WunderlichLower Price TargetBuy$49.00 -> $45.00N/AView Rating Details
9/16/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingBuy$41.00N/AView Rating Details
9/2/2016BNP ParibasInitiated CoverageOutperform$41.00N/AView Rating Details
6/30/2016Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageBuy$40.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 7/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA)
Earnings by Quarter for Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA)
Earnings History by Quarter for Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ LBTYA)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/16/2017Q4$2.45$4.26 billion$4.22 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q2($0.18)$0.23$5.07 billion$4.47 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/15/2016Q415$0.05($0.32)$4.51 billion$4.60 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q315$0.04$0.12$4.62 billion$4.29 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/4/2015Q2$0.05($0.53)$4.53 billion$4.57 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/7/2015Q115($0.06)($0.61)$4.58 billion$4.50 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/12/2015Q414$0.12($0.62)$4.63 billion$4.62 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q314$0.14$0.20$4.50 billion$4.50 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/5/2014Q214$0.13$0.01$4.58 billion$4.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/6/2014Q114$0.07($0.06)$4.55 billion$4.53 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/19/2014Q413$0.09($0.31)$4.60 billion$4.47 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2013Q313$0.42($2.09)$4.41 billion$4.37 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/1/2013Q213$0.35($0.04)$2.96 billion$3.16 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/13/2013Q4 2012$0.16($1.27)$2.65 billion$2.73 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2012Q312$0.23($0.08)$2.51 billion$2.52 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2012$0.13($0.81)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/10/2012$0.16($0.17)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/22/2012$0.29($1.58)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/2/2011$0.27($1.18)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2011$0.23($1.37)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$0.21$1.22ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2011$0.23$0.22ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $-0.51 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $-0.16 EPS


Dividend History for Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 3.93%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 23.57%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
7/12/2017John C MaloneDirectorBuy242,778$24.83$6,028,177.74View SEC Filing  
7/11/2017John C MaloneDirectorBuy100,719$24.54$2,471,644.26View SEC Filing  
7/10/2017John C MaloneDirectorBuy519,592$24.34$12,646,869.28View SEC Filing  
7/7/2017John C MaloneDirectorBuy384,673$21.80$8,385,871.40View SEC Filing  
7/6/2017John C MaloneDirectorBuy223,186$21.76$4,856,527.36View SEC Filing  
7/5/2017John C MaloneDirectorBuy139,052$21.74$3,022,990.48View SEC Filing  
11/9/2016Paul A GouldDirectorBuy10,000$20.21$202,100.00View SEC Filing  
11/8/2016Bryan H HallEVPBuy5,900$20.03$118,177.00View SEC Filing  
6/29/2016Andrew ColeDirectorBuy1,000$29.24$29,240.00View SEC Filing  
6/27/2016Andrew ColeDirectorBuy1,000$26.97$26,970.00View SEC Filing  
6/7/2016John P Cole JrDirectorSell21,976$38.23$840,142.48View SEC Filing  
4/27/2016Andrew ColeDirectorBuy32$38.38$1,228.16View SEC Filing  
12/14/2015Larry E RomrellDirectorSell3,870$38.48$148,917.60View SEC Filing  
12/1/2015John C MaloneDirectorSell66,000$41.40$2,732,400.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2015Charles H. R. BrackenCFOSell20,564$41.60$855,462.40View SEC Filing  
11/16/2015John C MaloneDirectorSell80,000$43.50$3,480,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/2/2015John C MaloneDirectorSell66,000$43.00$2,838,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/17/2015John C MaloneDirectorSell80,000$48.51$3,880,800.00View SEC Filing  
6/22/2015Bryan H HallEVPSell10,000$55.07$550,700.00View SEC Filing  
6/8/2015John W DickDirectorSell10,000$55.44$554,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/22/2015John C MaloneDirectorSell381,230$54.95$20,948,588.50View SEC Filing  
2/2/2015John C MaloneDirectorSell66,000$45.87$3,027,420.00View SEC Filing  
12/24/2014Bernard G DvorakCFOSell25,000$49.25$1,231,250.00View SEC Filing  
12/8/2014John C MaloneDirectorSell148,700$47.65$7,085,555.00View SEC Filing  
12/1/2014John C MaloneDirectorSell100,000$49.06$4,906,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2014Charles H R BrackenCFOSell53,221$44.54$2,370,463.34View SEC Filing  
11/10/2014Charles H R BrackenCFOSell16,732$44.41$743,068.12View SEC Filing  
9/2/2014John C MaloneDirectorSell100,000$41.30$4,130,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/28/2014Michael T FriesCEOSell295,234$42.97$12,686,204.98View SEC Filing  
8/26/2014Bryan H HallEVPSell2,989$43.00$128,527.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2014Bryan H HallEVPSell3,011$41.51$124,986.61View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA)
Latest Headlines for Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA)
DateHeadline logoLiberty Global PLC (LBTYA) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research - July 18 at 7:20 PM logoLiberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Analysts - July 17 at 10:50 PM logoLiberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) Short Interest Up 30.2% in June - July 14 at 7:18 AM logoLiberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) Director Acquires $6,028,177.74 in Stock - July 12 at 7:54 PM logoJohn C. Malone Buys 519,592 Shares of Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) Stock - July 12 at 7:54 PM logoJohn C. Malone Acquires 100,719 Shares of Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) Stock - July 12 at 7:53 PM logoLiberty Global PLC (LILAK) versus Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA) Head to Head Contrast - July 12 at 8:06 AM logoRedburn Partners Upgrades Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) to Buy - July 11 at 8:58 AM logoLiberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) Upgraded at ValuEngine - July 8 at 10:52 PM logoLiberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) Director Buys $4,856,527.36 in Stock - July 7 at 7:57 PM logoLiberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) Director Purchases $8,385,871.40 in Stock - July 7 at 7:56 PM logoLiberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) Director Purchases $3,022,990.48 in Stock - July 7 at 7:56 PM logoLiberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) Upgraded at BidaskClub - July 3 at 3:22 PM logoWarburg Pincus looking to sell Polish cable operator Inea -sources - June 30 at 11:26 PM logoLiberty Global Plc – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:LBTYA) : June 30, 2017 - June 30 at 11:26 PM logoLiberty Global Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : LBTYA-US : June 29, 2017 - June 30 at 1:00 AM logoLiberty Global PLC (LBTYA) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest - June 28 at 7:10 AM logoVanguard Extended Market ETF Experiences Big Outflow - Nasdaq - June 27 at 6:26 PM logoLiberty Global PLC (LBTYA) Rating Reiterated by Macquarie - June 21 at 8:54 AM logoLiberty Global PLC (LBTYA) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Analysts - June 20 at 10:50 PM logoLiberty Global PLC (LBTYA) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research - June 20 at 11:44 AM logoNotable ETF Inflow Detected - VXF, TSLA, LBTYA, LVS - Nasdaq - June 20 at 3:19 AM logoSky and Virgin Media join forces for targeted TV advertising - June 16 at 7:17 AM logoRoyal Bank Of Canada Analysts Give Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA) a $40.00 Price Target - June 13 at 5:18 PM logoLiberty Global PLC (LBTYA) Short Interest Up 37.7% in May - June 12 at 7:08 AM logoLiberty Global plc - Class A (LBTYA) Downgraded by BidAskClub - June 10 at 8:06 AM logoFinancial Survey: Liberty Global plc - Class A (LBTYA) vs. Discovery Communications (DISCK) - June 10 at 7:40 AM logoNoteworthy ETF Outflows: VXF, TSLA, LBTYA, LVS - Nasdaq - June 10 at 7:40 AM logoReviewing Liberty Global plc - Class A (LBTYA) and Discovery Communications (DISCK) - June 8 at 12:50 PM logoShould Value Investors Consider Liberty Global (LBTYA) Stock? - June 7 at 5:52 PM logo-$0.76 Earnings Per Share Expected for Liberty Global plc - Class A (LBTYA) This Quarter - May 31 at 9:38 AM logoRoyal Bank of Canada Reaffirms Buy Rating for Liberty Global plc - Class A (LBTYA) - May 29 at 11:38 AM logoLiberty Global plc - Class A (LBTYA) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Analysts - May 26 at 10:41 PM logoLiberty Global plc - Class A (LBTYA) Cut to "Neutral" at Credit Suisse Group AG - May 24 at 12:46 PM logoBlog Coverage: Liberty Media Prices Primary Offering and Secondary Offering of Series C Liberty Formula One's Common Stock - May 22 at 10:21 AM logoETFs with exposure to Liberty Global Plc : May 18, 2017 - May 19 at 10:48 AM logo[$$] Dividend Hunters Should Look Out for Vodafone - May 16 at 10:45 AM logoLiberty Global Plc :LBTYA-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 16, 2017 - May 16 at 10:45 AM logo[$$] Vodafone transfers stake in Kenya operator Safaricom to Vodacom - May 15 at 10:38 AM logoPivotal Research Cuts Liberty Global plc - Class A (LBTYA) Price Target to $42.00 - May 14 at 7:42 PM logoLiberty Global plc - Class A (LBTYA) Cut to "C+" at TheStreet - May 13 at 4:36 PM logoSomewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Liberty Global plc - Class A (LBTYA) Share Price - May 12 at 12:56 AM logoEdited Transcript of LBTYA earnings conference call or presentation 8-May-17 1:30pm GMT - May 10 at 12:57 PM logoRepeat showing for ITV's ad market as Crozier bows out - May 10 at 12:57 PM logoLiberty Global (LBTYA) Incurs Loss in Q1, Revenues Lag Y/Y - May 9 at 12:02 PM logoLiberty Global plc - Class A (LBTYA) Given "Buy" Rating at Macquarie - May 8 at 9:36 PM logoLiberty Global plc - Class A (LBTYA) to Post FY2017 Earnings of ($0.47) Per Share, Jefferies Group Forecasts - May 8 at 10:00 AM logoLiberty Global Group's Q1 Operating Income Down 18% - May 7 at 6:43 PM logoLiberty Global plc - Class A (LBTYA) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest - May 7 at 7:36 AM logoLiberty Global plc - Class A (LBTYA) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Royal Bank of Canada - May 6 at 9:53 AM



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