Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) and Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Latin America and Walt Disney’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Liberty Latin America N/A N/A N/A
Walt Disney 20.76% 21.37% 10.45%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Liberty Latin America and Walt Disney, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Liberty Latin America 1 4 1 0 2.00
Walt Disney 1 8 12 0 2.52

Liberty Latin America currently has a consensus price target of $24.25, suggesting a potential upside of 12.69%. Walt Disney has a consensus price target of $119.70, suggesting a potential upside of 4.29%. Given Liberty Latin America’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Liberty Latin America is more favorable than Walt Disney.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Liberty Latin America and Walt Disney’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Liberty Latin America $3.59 billion 1.03 -$70.26 million ($0.41) -52.49
Walt Disney $55.14 billion 3.10 $8.98 billion $5.70 20.14

Walt Disney has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Latin America. Liberty Latin America is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Walt Disney, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Liberty Latin America has a beta of 1.62, indicating that its share price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Walt Disney has a beta of 1.29, indicating that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

22.2% of Liberty Latin America shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.0% of Walt Disney shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.4% of Liberty Latin America shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Walt Disney shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Walt Disney pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Liberty Latin America does not pay a dividend. Walt Disney pays out 29.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Walt Disney beats Liberty Latin America on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Liberty Latin America Company Profile

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.

Walt Disney Company Profile

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company's Media Networks segment operates cable programming services under the brand ESPN, Disney, and Freeform; broadcast businesses, which include the ABC TV Network and eight owned television stations; radio businesses consisting of the ESPN Radio network; and the Radio Disney network. It also produces and sells original live-action and animated television programming to first-run syndication and other television markets, as well as subscription video on demand services and in home entertainment formats, such as DVD, Blu-Ray, and electric home video license. Its Parks and Resorts segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and the Disneyland Resort in California. This segment also operates Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii, Disney Vacation Club, Disney Cruise Line, and Adventures by Disney; and manages Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and Shanghai Disney Resort, as well as licenses its intellectual property to a third party for the operations of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan. The company's Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution in the theatrical, home entertainment, and television markets primarily under the Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Touchstone banners. This segment also produces stage plays and musical recordings; licenses and produces live entertainment events; and provides visual and audio effects, and other post-production services. Its Consumer Products & Interactive Media segment licenses its trade names, characters, and visual and literary properties; develops and publishes mobile games; and sells its products through The Disney Store, shopDisney.com, and shop.Marvel.com, as well as directly to retailers. The company was founded in 1923 and is based in Burbank, California.

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