Reviewing Comcast (CMCSA) & Liberty Latin America Ltd Class C (LILAK)

Liberty Latin America Ltd Class C (NASDAQ:LILAK) and Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

56.3% of Liberty Latin America Ltd Class C shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.2% of Comcast shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Comcast shares 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.

Risk and Volatility

Liberty Latin America Ltd Class C has a beta of 1.65, meaning that its stock price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Comcast has a beta of 1.19, meaning that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Comcast pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Liberty Latin America Ltd Class C does not pay a dividend. Comcast pays out 36.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Comcast has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Latin America Ltd Class C and Comcast’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Latin America Ltd Class C N/A N/A N/A
Comcast 27.42% 15.92% 5.66%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Liberty Latin America Ltd Class C and Comcast, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Latin America Ltd Class C 0 3 2 0 2.40
Comcast 0 8 18 0 2.69

Liberty Latin America Ltd Class C presently has a consensus target price of $24.20, suggesting a potential upside of 12.66%. Comcast has a consensus target price of $44.96, suggesting a potential upside of 27.80%. Given Comcast’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Comcast is more favorable than Liberty Latin America Ltd Class C.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Liberty Latin America Ltd Class C and Comcast’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Latin America Ltd Class C N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Comcast $84.53 billion 1.93 $22.71 billion $2.06 17.08

Comcast has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Latin America Ltd Class C.

Summary

Comcast beats Liberty Latin America Ltd Class C on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Liberty Latin America Ltd Class C

Liberty Latin America Ltd. provides various telecommunications services. Its services primarily include video, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephony, and mobile services. The company offers communications and entertainment services to residential and business customers; and business products and services that include enterprise-grade connectivity, data center, hosting, and managed solutions, as well as information technology solutions for small and medium enterprises, international companies, and governmental agencies. It also operates a sub-sea and terrestrial fiber optic cable network that connects approximately 40 markets. The company provides its services in 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the brands of C&W, BTC, Flow, Móvil, VTR, and Liberty. Liberty Latin America Ltd. was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

About Comcast

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. The Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice, as well as security and automation services to residential and business customers under the XFINITY brand. This segment also provides business services, such as Ethernet network services; and cellular backhaul services to mobile network operators. The Cable Networks segment operates national cable networks, which provide entertainment, news and information, and sports content; regional sports and news networks; international cable networks; and cable television studio production operations, as well as owns various digital properties, which include brand-aligned Websites. The Broadcast Television segment operates NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo local broadcast television stations, broadcast television studio production operations, and various digital properties. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, acquires, markets, and distributes filmed entertainment under the Universal Pictures, Illumination, Focus Features, and DreamWorks Animation names. This segment also develops, produces, and licenses stage plays; and distributes filmed entertainment produced by third parties. The Theme Parks segment operates Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida, as well as in Hollywood, California; and Osaka, Japan. The company also owns the Philadelphia Flyers, as well as the Wells Fargo Center arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and operates arena management-related businesses, as well as provides wireless phone services. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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