Head-To-Head Review: GCI Liberty (GLIBA) versus The Competition

GCI Liberty (NASDAQ: GLIBA) is one of 85 publicly-traded companies in the “Telecom Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare GCI Liberty to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares GCI Liberty and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
GCI Liberty $739.76 million -$873.30 million -35.51
GCI Liberty Competitors $2.57 billion -$13.96 million 25.76

GCI Liberty’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than GCI Liberty. GCI Liberty is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

85.0% of GCI Liberty shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.8% of shares of all “Telecom Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.0% of GCI Liberty shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.2% of shares of all “Telecom Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares GCI Liberty and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GCI Liberty -118.05% -4.71% -2.43%
GCI Liberty Competitors -39.00% -1.54% -0.23%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for GCI Liberty and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GCI Liberty 0 1 3 0 2.75
GCI Liberty Competitors 517 1889 3086 99 2.49

GCI Liberty presently has a consensus price target of $63.25, suggesting a potential upside of 12.75%. As a group, “Telecom Services” companies have a potential upside of 21.07%. Given GCI Liberty’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe GCI Liberty has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.


GCI Liberty competitors beat GCI Liberty on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

GCI Liberty Company Profile

GCI Liberty, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides various communication services in the United States. The company offers data, wireless, video, voice, and managed services to residential customers, businesses, governmental entities, and educational and medical institutions. It also operates a digital invitation platform that provides custom display advertising, native advertising content, custom video, and brand partnership services. The company is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

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