Liberty Braves Group Series C (NASDAQ:BATRK) and Spark New Zealand (OTCMKTS:SPKKY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.
Spark New Zealand pays an annual dividend of $0.59 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. Liberty Braves Group Series C does not pay a dividend. Spark New Zealand pays out 79.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
76.7% of Liberty Braves Group Series C shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.4% of Spark New Zealand shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk and Volatility
Liberty Braves Group Series C has a beta of 0.76, indicating that its stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Spark New Zealand has a beta of 0.57, indicating that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Liberty Braves Group Series C and Spark New Zealand’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Liberty Braves Group Series C||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Spark New Zealand||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Liberty Braves Group Series C and Spark New Zealand’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Liberty Braves Group Series C||$442.00 million||2.47||$3.98 million||$0.10||274.60|
|Spark New Zealand||$2.34 billion||2.16||$271.01 million||$0.74||18.64|
Spark New Zealand has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Braves Group Series C. Spark New Zealand is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Liberty Braves Group Series C, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Liberty Braves Group Series C and Spark New Zealand, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Liberty Braves Group Series C||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Spark New Zealand||1||0||0||0||1.00|
Liberty Braves Group Series C beats Spark New Zealand on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Liberty Braves Group Series C Company Profile
The Liberty Braves Group, through its subsidiary, Braves Holdings, LLC, owns the Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball Club, stadium, and mixed use development project. The company is based in Englewood, Colorado. The Liberty Braves Group is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.
Spark New Zealand Company Profile
Spark New Zealand Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications, and information and communications technology (ICT) products and services primarily in New Zealand. The company’s Spark Home, Mobile & Business segment offers a range of services and content, data, and voice services across fiber, wireless, and copper broadband, mobile, online video entertainment, and nationwide Wi-Fi zones to consumer and small business customers. Its Spark Digital segment integrates IT and telecommunications services to provide converged ICT solutions for clients. The company’s Spark Connect & Platforms segment engages in the Spark’s network and IT operations, shared business operations, and digital and service transformation activities. Its Spark Ventures & Wholesale segment develops a portfolio of businesses; and engages in the servicing and stewardship of Spark’s wholesale products and services. The company also offers IT infrastructure, business cloud, business telecommunications, outsourced telecommunications, subscription video-on-demand, big data analytics and marketing automation, IT infrastructure and data center, and international wholesale telecommunications services. In addition, it provides local, national, and international telephone and data services; and retails telecommunications products and services. The company was formerly known as Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Limited and changed its name to Spark New Zealand Limited in August 2014. Spark New Zealand Limited was founded in 1987 and is based in Auckland, New Zealand.
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