Liberty Broadband Corporation (NASDAQ:LBRD.K) saw significant share price movement during recent months on the NASDAQGS, rising to highs of US$99.41 and falling to the lows of US$69.56. Some share price movements can give investors a better opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at a lower price. A question to answer is whether Liberty Broadband's current trading price of US$69.56 reflective of the actual value of the large-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Liberty Broadband’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.
What Is Liberty Broadband Worth?
Good news, investors! Liberty Broadband is still a bargain right now according to my price multiple model, which compares the company's price-to-earnings ratio to the industry average. In this instance, I’ve used the price-to-earnings (PE) ratio given that there is not enough information to reliably forecast the stock’s cash flows. I find that Liberty Broadband’s ratio of 7.04x is below its peer average of 12.1x, which indicates the stock is trading at a lower price compared to the Media industry. However, given that Liberty Broadband’s share is fairly volatile (i.e. its price movements are magnified relative to the rest of the market) this could mean the price can sink lower, giving us another chance to buy in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.
What does the future of Liberty Broadband look like?
Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. Although value investors would argue that it’s the intrinsic value relative to the price that matter the most, a more compelling investment thesis would be high growth potential at a cheap price. Though in the case of Liberty Broadband, it is expected to deliver a negative earnings growth of -13%, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. It appears that risk of future uncertainty is high, at least in the near term.
What This Means For You
Are you a shareholder? Although LBRD.K is currently trading below the industry PE ratio, the adverse prospect of negative growth brings about some degree of risk. Consider whether you want to increase your portfolio exposure to LBRD.K, or whether diversifying into another stock may be a better move for your total risk and return.
Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on LBRD.K for some time, but hesitant on making the leap, I recommend you research further into the stock. Given its current price multiple, now is a great time to make a decision. But keep in mind the risks that come with negative growth prospects in the future.
If you'd like to know more about Liberty Broadband as a business, it's important to be aware of any risks it's facing. You'd be interested to know, that we found 2 warning signs for Liberty Broadband and you'll want to know about these.
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