Financial Review: Videocon d2h Limited (VDTH) vs. Liberty Broadband Corporation (LBRDK)

Videocon d2h Limited (NASDAQ: VDTH) and Liberty Broadband Corporation (NASDAQ:LBRDK) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

27.3% of Videocon d2h Limited shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.5% of Liberty Broadband Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.8% of Liberty Broadband Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Videocon d2h Limited and Liberty Broadband Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Videocon d2h Limited 0.93% 3.78% 0.67%
Liberty Broadband Corporation 106.58% 0.38% 0.33%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Videocon d2h Limited and Liberty Broadband Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Videocon d2h Limited 0 0 0 0 N/A
Liberty Broadband Corporation 0 1 0 0 2.00

Liberty Broadband Corporation has a consensus price target of $95.00, indicating a potential downside of 5.35%. Given Liberty Broadband Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Liberty Broadband Corporation is more favorable than Videocon d2h Limited.

Volatility and Risk

Videocon d2h Limited has a beta of 1.91, meaning that its stock price is 91% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Broadband Corporation has a beta of 1.44, meaning that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Videocon d2h Limited and Liberty Broadband Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Videocon d2h Limited $480.95 million 2.05 $159.39 million $0.04 234.81
Liberty Broadband Corporation $30.00 million 512.16 -$10.84 million N/A N/A

Videocon d2h Limited has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Broadband Corporation.

About Videocon d2h Limited

Videocon d2h Limited is engaged in the provision of direct to home (DTH) subscription television services to subscribers in India. The Company operates under the Videocon d2h brand. The Company is engaged in the transmission of programming to subscribers through satellite broadcasting. Its subscribers have access to over 550 national and international channels and services, including approximately 45 high definition (HD) channels and services, and over 42 audio and video services through its Music Channel Services through several subscription packages, as well as the option of choosing add-ons and a la carte channels and receiving certain discounts through long-term recharge offers. Its subscription packages include Flexi Pack, Super Gold Pack, Gold Maxi pack, Gold Kids, New Gold Sports Pack, Gold Sports Kids, New Diamond Pack, Platinum Pack and Platinum HD Pack. It offers value-added services, such as movie channel services, active music channel services, tickers and smart services.

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.

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