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: $27.12101 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,003,570,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $33.19
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $32.72
  • 52 Week Range: $28.17 - $37.69
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 35.68
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 98.39
  • P/E Growth: 1.77
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $19.36 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.68
  • Book Value: $11.65 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.79
  • EBITDA: $8.61 billion
  • Net Margins: 7.24%
  • Return on Equity: 8.40%
  • Return on Assets: 1.59%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 3.38%
  • Current Ratio: 0.51%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.51%
  • Average Volume: 2.08 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.63
  • Short Ratio: 4.58

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 declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase program on Monday, April 10th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $1,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 38% 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 PLC's earnings last quarter?

Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) issued its earnings results on Thursday, August, 4th. The company reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.18) by $0.41. The business earned $4.47 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.07 billion. Liberty Global PLC had a net margin of 7.24% and a return on equity of 8.40%. View Liberty Global PLC's Earnings History.

When will Liberty Global PLC make its next earnings announcement?

Liberty Global PLC is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 2nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Liberty Global PLC.

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

14 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for Liberty Global PLC's stock. Their predictions range from $36.00 to $48.00. On average, they expect Liberty Global PLC's share price to reach $41.95 in the next year. 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, "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. Launch of Telenet Innovation Center will help the company create and test new products focused on new mobile technologies. Liberty Global launched a new customer-friendly app, Connect App. The launch of DOCSIS 3.1 network services, joint venture with Vodafone in Netherlands, buyout of UTV Ireland TV stations from ITV, takeover of Cable & Wireless bode well for the company's growth. On the other hand, Liberty Global’s predominant operation in Europe remains a major concern. Further, stiff competition in the video, broadband, fixed-line telephony and mobile services business, foreign exchange rate risks and integration risks are major risks. Over the past six months, the stock price declined 6.4% as against the industry’s growth of 2.0%." (10/10/2017)
  • 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 decrease in short interest during the month of September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 8,940,714 shares, a decrease of 12.0% from the August 31st total of 10,164,792 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,379,240 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.8 days. Approximately 4.1% of the company's stock are short sold.

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

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 $32.47.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ LBTYA)
Community Ranking:  3.3 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  402 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  205 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  607
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: 1 Sell Rating, 3 Hold Ratings, 10 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.64)
Consensus Price Target: $41.95 (29.21% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA)
Price Target History for Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA)
Analysts' Ratings History for Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/16/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetOverweight$40.00 -> $43.50N/AView Rating Details
10/2/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperform$40.00LowView Rating Details
9/29/2017Buckingham ResearchInitiated CoverageBuy -> Buy$44.00MediumView Rating Details
9/27/2017MacquarieDowngradeOutperform -> NeutralLowView Rating Details
9/11/2017Exane BNP ParibasDowngradeOutperform -> UnderperformMediumView Rating Details
9/6/2017Deutsche Bank AGInitiated CoverageBuy$43.00MediumView Rating Details
8/7/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$37.00 -> $38.00LowView Rating Details
7/18/2017Pivotal ResearchLower Price TargetBuy -> Buy$42.00 -> $41.00LowView Rating Details
7/11/2017Redburn PartnersUpgradeBuyMediumView Rating Details
6/17/2017Jefferies Group LLCSet Price TargetBuy$43.00LowView Rating Details
5/24/2017Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeOutperform -> NeutralMediumView Rating Details
3/6/2017Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy$38.00 -> $40.00N/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
6/30/2016Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageBuy$40.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/18/2015 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: $-0.54 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.33 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: 5.81%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 22.03%
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
9/25/2017John C MaloneDirectorSell90,000$33.01$2,970,900.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2017John C MaloneDirectorSell90,000$32.51$2,925,900.00View SEC Filing  
8/17/2017David E RapleyDirectorSell2,985$32.81$97,937.85View SEC Filing  
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) Price Target Raised to $43.50 - October 16 at 3:32 PM logoVXF, TSLA, LBTYA, LVS: Large Outflows Detected at ETF - October 6 at 3:23 AM logoMarket Close Report: Historical high reached as NASDAQ Composite Index closes at 6534.63. - Nasdaq - October 5 at 7:50 AM logoBuy 4 Pay-TV Service Providers Despite Weak Seasonality - October 5 at 7:50 AM logoLiberty Global PLC (LBTYA) Receives "Outperform" Rating from Royal Bank Of Canada - October 2 at 1:20 PM logoLiberty Global Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : LBTYA-US : October 2, 2017 - October 2 at 12:30 PM logoLiberty Global PLC (LBTYA) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts - September 30 at 10:38 PM logoBuckingham Research Initiates Coverage on Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA) - September 29 at 9:08 AM logoLiberty Global PLC (LBTYA) Short Interest Update - September 29 at 1:56 AM logoIs AT&T Nearing Brazil's Approval for Time Warner Merger? - September 28 at 6:32 PM logoLiberty Global PLC (LBTYA) Director Sells $2,970,900.00 in Stock - September 27 at 7:26 PM logoLiberty Global PLC (LBTYA) Lowered to "Neutral" at Macquarie - September 27 at 10:32 AM logoLiberty Global Plc – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:LBTYA) : September 22, 2017 - September 23 at 3:58 AM logoCORRECTION - C&W Announces Partial Restoration of Mobile Network in Dominica: - September 23 at 3:58 AM logoFirst Week of LBTYA November 17th Options Trading - September 21 at 9:32 AM logoGIGAWorld to unlock wave of innovation worth at least €250 billion per year in Europe by 2025 - September 21 at 9:32 AM logoLiberty Global Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : LBTYA-US : September 21, 2017 - September 21 at 9:32 AM logoIs AT&T Considering Divesting Latin American Pay-TV Assets? - Nasdaq - September 20 at 1:13 AM logoExclusive: AT&T weighs divestiture of Latin American TV assets ... - Reuters - September 18 at 12:24 AM logoExclusive: AT&T weighs divestiture of Latin American TV assets - sources - Reuters - September 16 at 5:58 AM logoExclusive: AT&T weighs divestiture of Latin American TV assets - sources - September 16 at 5:58 AM logoC&W Communications Joins Major Relief Effort for Markets Affected by Hurricane Irma - September 15 at 5:29 AM logo[$$] Vodafone to invest ?2bn building ultrafast broadband in Germany - September 11 at 10:11 PM logoExane BNP Paribas Downgrades Liberty Global plc - Class A (LBTYA) to Underperform - September 11 at 4:31 PM logoDeutsche Bank AG Begins Coverage on Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA) - September 10 at 8:16 PM logoVXF, TSLA, LBTYA, LVS: Large Outflows Detected at ETF - Nasdaq - September 10 at 5:51 AM logoLiberty Global (LBTYA) Shares Cross Below 200 DMA - September 8 at 1:07 AM logoLiberty Global PLC (LBTYA) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Analysts - September 5 at 10:40 PM logoVXF, TSLA, LBTYA, LVS: ETF Inflow Alert - Nasdaq - September 1 at 2:20 AM logoLiberty Global PLC (LBTYA) Director John C. Malone Sells 90,000 Shares - August 23 at 7:20 PM logoInsider Selling: Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA) Director Sells 2,985 Shares of Stock - August 18 at 8:32 PM logoLiberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Analysts - August 14 at 1:24 PM logo[$$] America’s ‘Cable Cowboy’ Lays the Groundwork for Internet Dominance Beyond the U.S. - August 13 at 11:49 PM logoLiberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) vs. Liberty Global PLC (LILA) Critical Analysis - August 13 at 12:10 AM logoLiberty Global PLC (LILA) versus Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA) Financial Survey - August 12 at 4:10 AM logoLiberty Global Plc :LBTYA-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 10, 2017 - August 11 at 6:03 AM logoEdited Transcript of LBTYA earnings conference call or presentation 8-Aug-17 1:30pm GMT - August 11 at 6:03 AM logoLiberty Global (LBTYA) Incurs Loss in Q2, Revenues Lag Y/Y - Nasdaq - August 10 at 1:40 AM logoLiberty Global PLC (LBTYA) Releases Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.57 EPS - August 7 at 9:36 PM logo[$$] Malaysia-based Iflix Reels In $133 Million for Streaming Service - August 7 at 7:47 PM logoLiberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) PT Raised to $38.00 at Morgan Stanley - August 7 at 3:04 PM logoLiberty Global PLC (LILAK) & Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA) Critical Survey - August 5 at 7:09 AM logoJefferies Group Brokers Raise Earnings Estimates for Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) - August 4 at 11:08 AM logoLiberty Global PLC Expected to Earn FY2019 Earnings of $1.83 Per Share (LBTYA) - August 3 at 4:40 PM logoLiberty Global PLC (NASDAQ:LBTYA) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Monday - July 31 at 8:47 AM logoLiberty Global PLC (LBTYA) Short Interest Down 14.3% in July - July 28 at 2:21 AM logoVXF, TSLA, LVS, LBTYA: ETF Inflow Alert - Nasdaq - July 28 at 1:56 AM logoGermany grants 865 mln euros of subsidies in broadband push - July 28 at 1:55 AM logoTechnical Reports on CATV Systems Equities -- Netflix, Liberty Global ... - July 27 at 2:44 AM logoCable TV Stocks' Q2 Earnings to Watch on Jul 27: CMCSA, CHTR - Nasdaq - July 26 at 9:43 PM



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