Liberty Global Plc

Liberty Global Plc

Liberty Global Plc

Overview
Headquarters

Griffin House,161 Hammersmith Road,London, Greater London W6 8BS

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

26.7K

Industries

Entertainment
Cable, Satellite, and Radio Telecommunications

Company Description

Liberty Global Plc is an international television and broadband company, which engages in the provision of broadband communications services, including video, broadband Internet and fixed-line telephony services; B2B services; as well as mobile services. It operates through the following geographical segments: U.K/Ireland; Belgium; Germany; Switzerland/Austria; and Central and Eastern Europe. The company was founded on June 7, 2013 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

President & Chief Operating Officer, Latin American & Caribbean Operations

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Chief Legal Officer, Secretary & Senior Vice President

Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer

President & Chief Executive Officer, Latin America & Caribbean

Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer

Chief Audit & Compliance Officer

Board of Directors

Founder at Liberty Media Corporation

Chief Executive Officer at Liberty Global Plc

Co-Chief Executive Officer at Grupo Televisa SAB

Managing Director at Allen & Company LLC

Former Executive Vice President at Tele-Communications, Inc.

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Liberty Latin America Ltd.

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Liberty Global Plc

Professor at University of Denver

Director at Liberty Global (Private Equity)

Co-Founding Member at Act II Partners LP

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Owners & Shareholders
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Harris Associates uses a value investment philosophy in selecting equity and equity-like securities of U.S. and non-U.S. issuers. This investment philosophy is based upon the belief that, over time, a company’s stock price converges with the company’s intrinsic or true business value. The firm's investment philosophy spans across large, mid and small cap companies. In addition, in connection with certain investment strategies that have direct or indirect foreign currency exposure, Harris may hedge a client’s exposure to such currencies. The firm's discretionary investment advisory services include a variety of investment strategies from which clients may select. These strategies include U.S. equity, U.S. concentrated equity, U.S. mid cap equity, balanced, equity and income, global all cap equity, global equity, global concentrated equity, international equity, international small cap equity, and Japan equity. Harris also provides variations of certain of these strategies to accommodate, among other things, currency hedging or country exclusions. The firm also provides U.S. equity and balanced portfolios to private clients. In connection with their balanced and equity and income strategies, Harris provides investment advice regarding a wide range of debt securities issued by U.S. and non-U.S. governments, government-sponsored entities, municipalities, international agencies and corporations. The debt securities portion of the balanced and equity and income strategies should, in Harris’ opinion, complement the strategies’ equity holdings. Harris aims for preservation of capital and generation of income in the debt portion of the strategies. In general, Harris selects what they believe are debt securities of high quality (typically U.S. Treasury and Agency securities, non-U.S. government securities, or highly-rated municipal and corporate securities) and short-to-intermediate maturities. Harris may also invest in medium and lower-grade debt securities.

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Dodge & Cox manages diversified equity, fixed-income and balanced separate accounts and mutual funds for individuals and institutions. Individual security selection is based on the relationship of fundamentals to valuation. The firm maintains a long-term investment horizon and an employs an investment approach that emphasizes the evaluation of risk relative to opportunity. The firm adheres to a strict price discipline. Dodge & Cox's Stock Fund seeks long-term growth of principal and income. The fund's secondary objective is the generation of reasonable current income. The fund invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of the common stocks of companies that appear to be temporarily undervalued by the stock market but have a favorable outlook for long-term growth.Dodge & Cox's Global Stock Fund seeks long-term growth of principal and income through investments primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities issued by companies from at least 3 different countries, including emerging markets. The fund invests mainly in medium-to-large sized, well-established companies. The fund is not required to allocate investments to particular companies in set percentages. Typically, 40% of the fund's total assets are invested in the securities of non-US companies.The firm's International Stock Fund seeks long-term growth of principal and income through investments primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities issued by non-US companies from at least 3 different foreign countries, including emerging markets. The fund focuses on countries whose economic and political systems appear more stable and are believed to provide some protection to foreign shareholders. The fund invests mainly in medium-to-large sized, well-established companies that appear to be temporarily undervalued by the stock market but have a favorable outlook for long-term growth.Dodge & Cox's Balanced Fund seeks regular income, conservation of principal and an opportunity for long-term growth of principal and income through investments in a diversified portfolio of common stocks, preferred stocks and fixed-income securities. The fund invests in companies that appear to be temporarily undervalued by the stock market but have a favorable outlook for long-term growth. The fund typically holds no more than 75% of its total assets in stocks. The fund's invests in investment-grade fixed-income securities including US government obligations, MBS, ABS, corporate bonds, collateralized mortgage obligations and others. To a lesser extent, the fund may also invest in below investment-grade fixed income securities.The firm's Income Fund seeks a high and stable rate of current income, consistent with long-term preservation of capital with the secondary objective of capital appreciation. The fund invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of high-quality bonds and other fixed-income securities including US government obligations, MBS, ABS, corporate bonds and collateralized mortgage obligations.

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Eagle Capital Management (ECM) seeks to achieve investment returns superior to broad equity market indices in both up and down markets. The firm a fundamental, bottom-up, research-driven approach to fnd undervalued companies that will experience long-term secular change. By identifying change early, ahead of the general market, they believe that they minimize risk and maximize the upside potential.ECM offers one strategy, the Eagle Equity portfolio, which they have managed since its inception. The Eagle Equity strategy invests in US traded public equities. From time to time, investments may include companies trading in the form of ADRs of non-US corporations that fit their investment criteria. Each Eagle Equity portfolio typically holds 25 to 35 positions. ECM generally limits portfolio holdings to 10% portfolio weights at market value. They primarily invest in the securities of larger capitalization companies. On occasion, they may also consider lower-cap companies. All portfolios are managed as separate accounts that reflect ECM's model portfolio at the time of investment. ECM is opportunistic when investing and liquidating funds. All portfolios adhere to the same investment philosophy and process. ECM will accept client restrictions to the extent that they do not significantly alter the firm's investment philosophy. One proprietary portfolio has an expanded global focus and another has an expanded general focus.

Recent Transactions
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Liberty Global Plc, UPC Schweiz GmbH purchase EW Höfe AG /Cable Network Assets from Ew Höfe AG

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Telenet NV, Liberty Global Plc purchase VOO from Publifin SCRIL

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Liberty Global Plc, CWC CALA Holdings Ltd. purchase Cable & Wireless Jamaica, Ltd.

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Transaction Advisors
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Advised onLiberty Global Plc purchases Cable & Wireless Communications Ltd.

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Advised onDiscovery, Inc., Liberty Global Plc purchase ALL3MEDIA Ltd. from Permira Advisers LLP

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Advised onLiberty Global Plc purchases Ziggo Holding BV

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Advised onLiberty Global Plc purchases Cable & Wireless Communications Ltd.

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Advised onLiberty Global Plc purchases Ziggo Holding BV

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Advised onLiberty Global Plc purchases Cable & Wireless Communications Ltd.

Advisors & Consultants
Advisor

Co-Head, Telecoms, Media & Technology Practice for EMEA at Credit Suisse Group AG

Legal Advisor

Partner at Holland & Knight LLP

Legal Advisor

Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills

Clients

2012 was a transformative year for Lionsgate as the Company acquired Summit Entertainment in January 2012 and launched the global blockbuster THE HUNGER GAMES franchise in March 2012, emerging as a content leader in the world marketplace. The successes of the past year were the result of Lionsgate’s 12-year growth strategy in which the Company used a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions to assemble the building blocks for long-term success. Lionsgate is a far different company today than it was a few short years ago, although it remains committed to the low overhead, cost discipline, entrepreneurial business models and niche focus that have been signatures of its growth over the years

Talk Talk Telecom Group Plc We are the UK's leading value for money provider of fixed line broadband, voice telephony and mobile services to consumers and business users. We serve 5 million customers across the UK under the TalkTalk, AOL Broadband and TalkTalk Business brands. Over the past five years, through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions, we have built one of the UK's largest broadband and voice customer bases. We are also the first ISP to provide a network level security product, free of charge, exclusively to our customers. Our HomeSafe ™ product protects every device in the home using your TalkTalk broadband

Qurate Retail, Inc. engages in the business of video and on-line commerce industries. The firm's principal businesses and assets include its significant consolidated subsidiaries: QVC, Inc., Backcountry.com, Inc., Bodybuilding.com LLC, CommerceHub and Evite, Inc and its equity affiliates Expedia, Inc., HSN, Inc., FTD Companies, Inc., Interval Leisure Group, Inc. and LendingTree, Inc. It operates through the following segments: Skyhook, Charter, Corporate, and Other. The Skyhook segment offers precision location solution and geospatial insights product. The Charter segment includes an equity method investment that is one of the providers of cable services in the United States, offering a variety of entertainment, information and communications solutions to residential and commercial customers. The company was founded on September 23, 2011 and is headquartered in Englewood, CO.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2017
Market Capitalization
$23.7B
Total Enterprise Value
$69.9B
Earnings Per Share
$-3.28
Revenue
$15B
Net Profit
$-2.78B
EBITDA
$6.91B
EBITDAMargin
45.93%
Total Debt
$42.2B
Total Equity
$6.39B
Enterprise Value Sales
4.65x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
10.12x
TEVNet Income
-25.18x
Debt TEV
0.6x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-6.22%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
7.86%
Investments
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Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico LLC is a telecommunications company. It is engaged providing television, broadband Internet and telephony services. The company was founded in February, 2010 and is headquartered in Sas Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Integrate.com, Inc. provides performance marketing technology and solutions. The firm enables B2B or B2C advertiser to plan, execute, track, analyze and optimize their multi-channel marketing strategy. It offers custom marketplace solutions that range from self-service SAAS options to fully managed, white-label platforms for advertisers, agencies and other providers interested in expanding reach for their clients. The company was founded by Jeremy Bloom and Hart Cunningham in April 2010 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ.

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Iflix Sdn. Bhd. provides iflix, an Internet TV service for streaming TV shows and movies over the Internet for subscribers in Malaysia. The firm provides comedies, drama, K-drama, cartoons, and movies streaming on mobile phones, laptops, tablets, and TVs. The company was founded by Mark Alan Britt and Patrick Y-Kin Grove in 2014 and is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Investors
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Founder & Director at TV3 Television Network Ltd.

Suppliers
The Walt Disney Company Entertainment | Wilmington, DE

The Walt Disney Co. is a diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise. It operates through four business segments: Media Networks, Parks & Resorts, Studio Entertainment and Consumer Products & Interactive Media. The Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, domestic television stations, radio networks and stations. The Parks and Resorts segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida; the Disneyland Resort in California; Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii; the Disney Vacation Club; the Disney Cruise Line; and Adventures by Disney. The Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures, direct-to-video content, musical recordings and live stage plays. This segment distributes films primarily under the Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Touchstone banners. The Consumer Products and Interactive Media segment licenses the company's trade names, characters and visual and literary properties to various manufacturers, game developers, publishers and retailers throughout the world. It also develops and publishes games, primarily for mobile platforms, and books, magazines and comic books. This segment also distributes branded merchandise directly through retail, online and wholesale businesses. The Walt Disney was founded by Walter Elias Disney on October 16, 1923 and is headquartered in Burbank, CA.

CBS Corp. Advertising & Marketing | Chicago, IL

CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand – “the Eye” – one of the most recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, outdoor advertising, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’s businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, TVGN (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio, CBS Outdoor, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Interactive, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films and CBS EcoMedia.

Mirada Plc Electrical Products | London, GL

Mirada Plc engages in the provision of support in field of digital television and broadcast markets. It specializes in the distribution of products and services among digital television operators and broadcasters. It also offers complete suite of end-to-end modular products across multiple devices including personal computers, smartphones, and tablets with the state-of-the-art user interface design. It operates through the Digital Television and Broadcast, and Mobile segments. The company was founded on August 4, 1998 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Competitors
Netflix, Inc. Entertainment - Los Gatos, California

Netflix, Inc. operates as an Internet subscription service company, which provides subscription service streaming movies and television episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by mail. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming, and Domestic DVD. The Domestic Streaming segment derives revenues from monthly membership fees for services consisting solely of streaming content to its members in the United States. The International Streaming segment includes fees from members outside the United States. The Domestic DVD segment covers revenues from services consisting solely of DVD-by-mail. The company was founded by Marc Randolph and Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr., on August 29, 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, CA.

Amazon.com, Inc. Retail: Other - Wilmington, DE

Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the provision of online retail shopping services. It operates through the following segments: North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The North America segment includes retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through North America-focused websites such as www.amazon.com and www.amazon.ca. The International segment offers retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through internationally-focused websites. The Amazon Web Services segment involves in the global sales of compute, storage, database, and AWS service offerings for start-ups, enterprises, government agencies, and academic institutions. The company was founded by Jeffrey P. Bezos in July 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

BT Group Plc Electrical Products - London, GL

BT Group Plc provides communication solutions and services. Its principal activities include fixed-lines services, broadband, mobile and TV products and services as well as networked IT services. The company has following customer-facing lines of business: Consumer; Business and Public Sector; Global Services; Wholesale and Ventures; Technology, Service and Operations; and Openreach. The Consumer segment provides consumer fixed-voice, broadband and mobile services. The Business and Public Sector segment offers fixed, mobile, networking and IT services. The Global Services segment provides business communications and supplies ICT services. The Wholesale and Ventures segment provides services for media companies and broadcasters. The Technology, Service and Operations segment creates and operates global networks, platforms and IT systems. The Openreach segment builds and maintains digital infrastructure and provides the foundation for Britain’s booming digital economy against a backdrop of profound changes to its business. BT Group was founded on March 30, 2001 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.