GCI Liberty (NASDAQ: GLIBA) is one of 97 public companies in the “Telecom Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare GCI Liberty to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for GCI Liberty and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GCI Liberty 0 1 3 0 2.75
GCI Liberty Competitors 695 2652 3952 161 2.48

GCI Liberty currently has a consensus price target of $63.25, suggesting a potential upside of 12.54%. As a group, “Telecom Services” companies have a potential upside of 20.24%. Given GCI Liberty’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe GCI Liberty has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares GCI Liberty and its rivals’ 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 -52.93% 4.83% 1.48%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares GCI Liberty and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
GCI Liberty $739.76 million -$873.30 million -35.57
GCI Liberty Competitors $54.47 billion $2.43 billion 19.52

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

85.0% of GCI Liberty shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.0% of shares of all “Telecom Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.0% of GCI Liberty shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.0% of shares of all “Telecom Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

GCI Liberty rivals 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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