Reviewing Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A (LSXMA) & SoftBank Group (SFTBY)

Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A (NASDAQ:LSXMA) and SoftBank Group (OTCMKTS:SFTBY) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

Dividends

SoftBank Group pays an annual dividend of $0.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A does not pay a dividend. SoftBank Group pays out 3.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A and SoftBank Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A $5.77 billion 2.31 $650.14 million $2.01 20.48
SoftBank Group $82.70 billion 1.28 $9.78 billion $4.10 11.84

SoftBank Group has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A. SoftBank Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A and SoftBank Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A N/A N/A N/A
SoftBank Group 16.26% 20.72% 4.60%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

26.9% of Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.1% of SoftBank Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A has a beta of 1.21, suggesting that its share price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SoftBank Group has a beta of 1.64, suggesting that its share price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A and SoftBank Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A 0 1 6 0 2.86
SoftBank Group 0 1 2 0 2.67

Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A currently has a consensus target price of $60.14, indicating a potential upside of 46.08%. Given Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A is more favorable than SoftBank Group.

Summary

SoftBank Group beats Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A Company Profile

The Liberty SiriusXM Group, through its subsidiary Sirius XM Holdings Inc., transmits music, sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, and weather channels in the United States and Canada. The company also provides infotainment services; and Sirius XM on Demand over its Internet radio service through applications for mobile and home devices, and other consumer electronic equipment. In addition, it offers connected vehicle services; and Travel Link, a suite of data services that include graphical weather, fuel prices, sports schedules and scores, and movie listings. Further, the company engages in the direct sale of satellite radios and accessories. It distributes its satellite radios through automakers, as well as through its retailers and Website; and satellite radio services to satellite radios. As of December 31, 2017, it had approximately 32.7 million subscribers. The company is based in Englewood, Colorado. The Liberty SiriusXM Group is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

SoftBank Group Company Profile

SoftBank Group Corp. is a holding company that engages in the management of its group companies which provides information technology and telecommunication services. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Telecommunications, Sprint, Yahoo Japan, Distribution, Arm, SoftBank Vision Fund (SFV), and Others. The Domestic Telecommunications segment provides mobile communication, broadband, and telecom services in Japan. The Sprint segment provides mobile communication services in the United States. It also sells and leases mobile devices. The Yahoo Japan segment engages internet advertising, e-commerce, and membership services. The Distribution segment distributes mobile devices overseas. It also sells personal computer (PC) software, peripherals, and mobile devices accessories in Japan. The Arm segment designs microprocessors, physical intellectual property and related technology and software. The SFV segment manages investment activities through the SoftBank Vision Fund. The Others segment includes robotics and the Fukuoka SoftBank HAWKS related business. The company was founded by Masayoshi Son on September 3, 1981 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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