Institutional and Insider Ownership
Cable One (NYSE: CABO) and Liberty Broadband Corporation (NASDAQ:LBRDK) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitabiliy, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.
73.8% of Cable One shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.7% of Liberty Broadband Corporation shares are held by institutional investors.
1.3% of Cable One shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.8% of Liberty Broadband Corporation shares are held by 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. Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Cable One and Liberty Broadband Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. Cable One has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Broadband Corporation. Profitability This table compares Cable One and Liberty Broadband Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
Analyst Recommendations This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Cable One and Liberty Broadband Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com. Cable One presently has a consensus price target of $636.00, indicating a potential downside of 10.76%. Given Cable One’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Cable One is more favorable than Liberty Broadband Corporation. Volatility & Risk
Cable One has a beta of 0.28, meaning that its stock price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Broadband Corporation has a beta of 1.39, meaning that its stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Dividends
Cable One pays an annual dividend of $6.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%.
Liberty Broadband Corporation does not pay a dividend. Cable One pays out 32.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Summary
Cable One beats Liberty Broadband Corporation on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks. Cable One Company Profile
Cable One, Inc. is a provider of data, video and voice services. The Company offers products, including Residential Video Services, Residential Data Services, Residential Voice Services, Business Services and Advertising. As of May 1, 2017, the Company provided data, video and voice services in 21 Western, Midwestern and Southern states. As of December 31, 2016, the Company provided these broadband services to residential and business customers in more than 35 cable systems covering over 400 cities and towns. The Company provides these broadband services to residential and business customers in approximately 40 cable systems covering over 400 cities and towns.
The markets it serves are non-metropolitan, secondary markets, with its customers located in five states: Arizona, Idaho, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. The Company offers a range of residential video services, generally ranging from a basic video service to digital service with access to hundreds of channels. Liberty Broadband Corporation Company Profile
Liberty Broadband Corporation holds interest in Charter Communications, Inc. (Charter) and its subsidiary Skyhook Holding, Inc. (Skyhook). The Company’s segments include Skyhook, Charter, and Corporate and other. Skyhook provides a wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi)-based location platform focused on providing positioning technology and contextual location intelligence solutions. Charter is an equity method investment that provides cable services in the United States, offering a range of entertainment, information and communications solutions to residential and commercial customers. Charter offers its customers subscription-based video services, including video on demand (VOD), high definition television, and digital video recorder service, Internet services and voice services.
Skyhook’s Wi-Fi location solution can be used to help carriers and emergency personnel offer E-9-1-1 services domestically.
Charter offers broadband communications solutions for businesses and carrier organizations.