Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C (NASDAQ:LSXMK) and Rostelecom OJSC (OTCMKTS:ROSYY) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.
Volatility and Risk
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C has a beta of 1.2, meaning that its share price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rostelecom OJSC has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
80.2% of Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Rostelecom OJSC shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Rostelecom OJSC pays an annual dividend of $0.57 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.7%. Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C does not pay a dividend.
This table compares Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C and Rostelecom OJSC’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C||N/A||N/A||N/A|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C and Rostelecom OJSC, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C||0||1||1||0||2.50|
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C presently has a consensus target price of $55.50, suggesting a potential upside of 39.90%. Given Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C is more favorable than Rostelecom OJSC.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C and Rostelecom OJSC’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C||$5.43 billion||1.57||$711.59 million||$3.31||11.98|
|Rostelecom OJSC||$5.24 billion||0.54||$234.21 million||N/A||N/A|
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C has higher revenue and earnings than Rostelecom OJSC.
Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C beats Rostelecom OJSC on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C
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.
About Rostelecom OJSC
Public Joint Stock Company Long-Distance and International Telecommunications Rostelecom provides telecommunications services in Russia and Europe. The company offers communication services, such as local, intra-zone, long-distance domestic and international fixed-line telephone, and mobile services, as well as data transmission, Internet, Pay TV, VPN, data center, and radio communication services; and rents communication channels. It operates the intercity network and the international telecommunications gateways of Russia, which carry voice and data traffic that originates in owned, and other national and international operators' networks to national and international operators for termination. The company also operates government programs, including e-Government, unified communication service, and others, as well as offers solutions in the fields of cloud computing, medicine, education, security, and housing and utility services. In addition, it manufactures communication equipment; and provides repair and maintenance, engineering design, recreational, IT consulting, and data storage services. The company serves approximately 13 million broadband subscribers, approximately 10.1 million pay-TV subscribers, and 5.1 million IPTV subscribers, including households, businesses, and governments. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Moscow, Russia.
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