Liberty Broadband Corporation (NASDAQ: LBRDA) and Hemisphere Media Group (NASDAQ:HMTV) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.
This table compares Liberty Broadband Corporation and Hemisphere Media Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Liberty Broadband Corporation||106.58%||0.38%||0.33%|
|Hemisphere Media Group||12.92%||6.72%||3.45%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Liberty Broadband Corporation and Hemisphere Media Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Liberty Broadband Corporation||$30.00 million||87.47||-$10.84 million||N/A||N/A|
|Hemisphere Media Group||$140.86 million||3.87||$56.10 million||$0.45||28.45|
Hemisphere Media Group has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Broadband Corporation.
Risk and Volatility
Liberty Broadband Corporation has a beta of 1.48, indicating that its stock price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hemisphere Media Group has a beta of 0.46, indicating that its stock price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
82.0% of Liberty Broadband Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 27.3% of Hemisphere Media Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.1% of Liberty Broadband Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.7% of Hemisphere Media Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Liberty Broadband Corporation and Hemisphere Media Group, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Liberty Broadband Corporation||0||0||3||0||3.00|
|Hemisphere Media Group||0||0||1||0||3.00|
Liberty Broadband Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $101.67, suggesting a potential upside of 1.83%. Hemisphere Media Group has a consensus target price of $16.00, suggesting a potential upside of 25.00%. Given Hemisphere Media Group’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Hemisphere Media Group is more favorable than Liberty Broadband Corporation.
Hemisphere Media Group beats Liberty Broadband Corporation on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Liberty Broadband Corporation
Liberty Broadband Corporation holds interest in Charter Communications, Inc. (Charter) and its subsidiary Skyhook Holding, Inc. (Skyhook). The Company’s segments include Skyhook, Charter, and Corporate and other. Skyhook provides a wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi)-based location platform focused on providing positioning technology and contextual location intelligence solutions. Charter is an equity method investment that provides cable services in the United States, offering a range of entertainment, information and communications solutions to residential and commercial customers. Charter offers its customers subscription-based video services, including video on demand (VOD), high definition television, and digital video recorder service, Internet services and voice services. Skyhook’s Wi-Fi location solution can be used to help carriers and emergency personnel offer E-9-1-1 services domestically. Charter offers broadband communications solutions for businesses and carrier organizations.
About Hemisphere Media Group
Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. is a Spanish-language media company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company served the United States Hispanic and Latin American markets with five Spanish-language cable television networks distributed in the United States, two Spanish-language cable television networks distributed in Latin America, and a broadcast television network in Puerto Rico. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated the Spanish language networks and content production platform, including movie and telenovela channels, two Hispanic entertainment genres, and the cable television networks. The Company’s United States Hispanic groups include Cinelatino, WAPA, WAPA America, Pasiones, Centroamerica TV and Television Dominicana. WAPA is an independent broadcast television network. WAPA is distributed by various cable, satellite and telecommunication service providers in Puerto Rico.
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