Financial Analysis: Liberty Interactive Corporation (QVCA) versus Liberty Interactive Corp (LINTA)

Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: QVCA) and Liberty Interactive Corp (NASDAQ:LINTA) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitabiliy, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Liberty Interactive Corporation and Liberty Interactive Corp’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Interactive Corporation $10.10 billion 1.00 $1.79 billion $0.97 23.07
Liberty Interactive Corp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Liberty Interactive Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Interactive Corp.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Interactive Corporation and Liberty Interactive Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Interactive Corporation 4.47% 10.65% 3.71%
Liberty Interactive Corp 4.43% 7.53% 2.91%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Liberty Interactive Corporation and Liberty Interactive Corp, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Interactive Corporation 0 1 7 0 2.88
Liberty Interactive Corp 0 1 1 0 2.50

Liberty Interactive Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $29.71, indicating a potential upside of 32.77%. Liberty Interactive Corp has a consensus price target of $25.00, indicating a potential downside of 16.44%. Given Liberty Interactive Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Liberty Interactive Corporation is more favorable than Liberty Interactive Corp.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

90.0% of Liberty Interactive Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 10.7% of Liberty Interactive Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Liberty Interactive Corporation beats Liberty Interactive Corp on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Liberty Interactive Corporation Company Profile

Liberty Interactive Corporation owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies, which are primarily engaged in the video and online commerce industries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company operates in North America, Europe and Asia. Its principal businesses and assets include its subsidiaries QVC, Inc. (QVC), zulily, llc (zulily) and and Evite, Inc. (Evite). The Company’s segments include QVC, zulily, and Corporate and other. Evite is an online invitation and social event planning service on the Web. As of December 31, 2016, QVC marketed and sold a range of consumer products primarily through live merchandise-focused televised shopping programs distributed to approximately 362 million households each day and through its Websites, including QVC.com, and other interactive media, such as mobile applications. Zulily’s merchandise includes women’s, children’s and men’s apparel, children’s merchandise and other products, such as kitchen accessories and home decor.

Liberty Interactive Corp Company Profile

Liberty Interactive Corporation owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies, which are primarily engaged in the video and online commerce industries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company operates in North America, Europe and Asia. Its principal businesses and assets include its subsidiaries QVC, Inc. (QVC), zulily, llc (zulily) and and Evite, Inc. (Evite). The Company’s segments include QVC, zulily, and Corporate and other. Evite is an online invitation and social event planning service on the Web. As of December 31, 2016, QVC marketed and sold a range of consumer products primarily through live merchandise-focused televised shopping programs distributed to approximately 362 million households each day and through its Websites, including QVC.com, and other interactive media, such as mobile applications. Zulily’s merchandise includes women’s, children’s and men’s apparel, children’s merchandise and other products, such as kitchen accessories and home decor.

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