GCI Liberty (NASDAQ:GLIBA) vs. Its Rivals Financial Review

GCI Liberty (NASDAQ: GLIBA) is one of 74 public companies in the “Telephone communication, except radio” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare GCI Liberty to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations 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 862 2355 2279 127 2.30

GCI Liberty currently has a consensus price target of $67.25, suggesting a potential upside of 12.76%. As a group, “Telephone communication, except radio” companies have a potential upside of 18.27%. Given GCI Liberty’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe GCI Liberty has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

88.5% of GCI Liberty shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.5% of shares of all “Telephone communication, except radio” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.0% of GCI Liberty shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.2% of shares of all “Telephone communication, except radio” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


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 -10.12% 13.53% 2.67%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
GCI Liberty $739.76 million -$873.30 million -37.75
GCI Liberty Competitors $18.04 billion $1.71 billion 20.65

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.


GCI Liberty rivals beat GCI Liberty on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About GCI Liberty

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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