Liberty Broadband Corp Series A (NASDAQ:LBRDA) and SoOum (OTCMKTS:SOUM) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.
Volatility and Risk
Liberty Broadband Corp Series A has a beta of 1.42, indicating that its stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SoOum has a beta of 1.32, indicating that its stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Liberty Broadband Corp Series A and SoOum, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Liberty Broadband Corp Series A||0||0||5||0||3.00|
Liberty Broadband Corp Series A currently has a consensus price target of $104.00, suggesting a potential upside of 19.64%. Given Liberty Broadband Corp Series A’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Liberty Broadband Corp Series A is more favorable than SoOum.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Liberty Broadband Corp Series A and SoOum’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Liberty Broadband Corp Series A||$13.09 million||1,204.34||$2.03 billion||$11.10||7.83|
Liberty Broadband Corp Series A has higher revenue and earnings than SoOum.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
12.4% of Liberty Broadband Corp Series A shares are held by institutional investors. 5.7% of Liberty Broadband Corp Series A shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 71.4% of SoOum shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Liberty Broadband Corp Series A and SoOum’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Liberty Broadband Corp Series A||9,562.57%||20.10%||17.64%|
Liberty Broadband Corp Series A beats SoOum on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Liberty Broadband Corp Series A
Liberty Broadband Corporation, a cable operator, provides video, Internet, and voice services to residential and commercial customers in the United States. It operates through Skyhook and Charter segments. The Skyhook segment offers Precision Location Solution, a location determination service for mobile device makers, wireless carriers, and asset tracking platforms to understanding the precise geographic location and movement of mobile devices; enhancing the location determination capabilities of a hybrid location system. It also provides Geospatial Insights, a location intelligence and data insights service for enterprises, research and consulting firms, financial institutions, and advertisers to understand, measure, and optimize the performance of businesses; benchmark performance against competitors; enhance customer experience; advertise to, and target existing and prospective customers; and measure the efficacy of advertising campaigns in driving real-world actions. The Charter segment offers subscription-based video services comprising video on demand, high definition television, and digital video recorder service; and local and long distance calling, voicemail, call waiting, caller ID, call forwarding, and other voice services, as well as international calling services. It also provides Internet services, which comprises an in-home Wi-Fi product that provides customers with high performance wireless routers; out-of-home Wi-Fi service for Internet customers at designated hot spots; and a security suite that offers protection against computer viruses and spyware. In addition, this segment offers Internet access, data networking, video entertainment, and business telephone services; fiber connectivity to cellular towers and office buildings; and advertising services on cable television networks and digital outlets, as well as regional sports and news networks distribution, and security and home management services. The company is based in Englewood, Colorado.
SoOum, Corp. operates as a commodity trading arbitrage firm in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Arbitrage and Construction Services. It performs arbitrage on a defined supply and demand conditions creating price discrepancies of physical commodities in opposing markets. The company trades in soft commodities, such as rice, wheat, sugar, soybeans, meats, live cattle, seafood, live seafood, and other soft commodities; and hard commodities, including iron ore, crude oil, coal, salt, aluminum, copper, gold, silver, palladium and platinum, cement, fly ash, precious metals, and other such hard commodities. It also develops applications for mobile and TV smart devices. The company was formerly known as Swordfish Financial, Inc. and changed its name to SoOum, Corp. in October 2015. SoOum, Corp.is based in New York, New York.
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