Qurate Retail, Inc.

Qurate Retail, Inc.

Qurate Retail, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1991

Headquarters

12300 Liberty Boulevard,Englewood, CO 80112

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

25.2K

Industries

Retail: Other
Media Conglomerates
Internet Software & Services
Computer Software
Sports
Consumer Services
Holding Companies
Cable, Satellite, and Radio Telecommunications
Entertainment

Company Description

Qurate Retail, Inc. engages in the business of video and on-line commerce industries. It operates through the following segments: QxH; QVC International; and Corporate and Others. The QxH segment include distribution of live programming, 20 hours per day, 364 days per year, to television households. The QVC International segment focuses in Germany, Austria, Japan, the U.K., the Republic of Ireland, and Italy to distribute shopping experience via broadcast networks, websites, mobile applications, and social pages. The Corporate and Other segment comprises subsidiary Cornerstone, along with various cost and equity method investments. The company was founded on March 28, 1991 and is headquartered in Englewood, CO.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President & Controller

Chief Corporate Development Officer

Chief Portfolio Officer

Chief Legal Officer & Chief Administrative Officer

President & Chief Executive Officer, QVC, Inc

Senior Vice President-Communications & Community

Vice President

Senior Advisor

Planning Controller

Senior Vice President

Board of Directors

President & Chief Executive Officer at Liberty Media Corporation

Founder at Liberty Media Corporation

President & Chief Executive Officer at QVC, Inc.

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Zillow Group, Inc.

Principal Digital Partner at Ryan Retail Consulting LLC

Member-Development Council at Yale University

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Lifetime Entertainment Services LLC

Founding Member at Jet Wine Bar LLC

Member, Board of Directors at Qurate Retail, Inc.

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FPR seeks to invest in companies that offer an opportunity for an attractive return with low risk of loss of invested capital. They focus on companies which the most important factors of success are largely measurable and then concentrate on analyzing those factors. The firm has a belief that their long-term investment horizon will allow them to invest at prices that will allow room for added growth potential with reduced risk of loss. FPR will primarily purchase securities of companies that FPR believes to be excellent companies.

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Lyrical Asset Management employs a value investment approach. They believe that a portfolio of companies with low valuations relative to their long-term normalized earnings power will outperform the overall market over time. The firm's philosophy is to invest only in businesses that they believe are of high quality. Investments are limited to publicly-traded equity securities and cash equivalents. Clients may impose restrictions on investing in certain securities or types of securities. Each portfolio candidate/stock idea goes through a fundamental research process. This process is designed to develop an understanding of the business, including drivers of growth and profitability, competitive advantages, position and leverage with customers and suppliers, historical and potential business threats/opportunities, and management style, objectives and incentives. Attractive investment ideas are considered for inclusion in the portfolio.

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Contrarius Investment Management Ltd. is an active, contrarian manager which aims to create long-term wealth for clients by buying stocks they believe are trading below their intrinsic value and which are attractive relative to other opportunities. They follow a valuation-based investment approach, performing proprietary bottom-up research which seeks to determine the intrinsic value of an investment. The firm sells stocks when they believe they have reached their underlying intrinsic value or when they are less attractive than other opportunities, aiming to avoid the permanent loss which can result from continuing to hold a stock that ultimately corrects to fair value. Contrarius takes a long-term approach to investing, with a typical investment horizon of four years, believing that the ability to outperform in the long-term is largely determined by focusing on the long-term value of a business rather than short-term news flow.

Recent Transactions
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Sony Corp., FUNimation Entertainment Ltd. purchase Manga Entertainment Ltd. from Qurate Retail, Inc.

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Scientific Games Corp. purchases Don Best Sports Corp. from Qurate Retail, Inc.

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Qurate Retail, Inc. purchases General Communication, Inc. resulting in a new company GCI Liberty, Inc.

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Transaction Advisors
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Advised onQurate Retail, Inc. purchases News Corp. /DirecTV & Regional Fox Sports Networks from Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.

Investment Advisor

Advised onThe DIRECTV Group, Inc. purchases Liberty Entertainment, Inc. from Qurate Retail, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Advised onThe DIRECTV Group, Inc. purchases Liberty Entertainment, Inc. from Qurate Retail, Inc.

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Advised onQurate Retail, Inc. purchases News Corp. /DirecTV & Regional Fox Sports Networks from Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.

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Advised onThe DIRECTV Group, Inc. purchases Liberty Entertainment, Inc. from Qurate Retail, Inc.

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Advised onQurate Retail, Inc. purchases Atlanta National League Baseball Club LLC (Georgia) from Time Warner, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants
Senior Advisor

Former Chief Financial Officer & Chief Accounting Officer at Liberty Media Corporation

Clients

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Synchrony Financial engages in the provision of consumer financial services. It operates through three sales platforms: Retail Card, Payment Solutions, and CareCredit. The Retail Card platform is a provider of private label credit cards, and also provides Dual Cards and small-and medium-sized business credit products. The Payment Solutions platform is a provider of promotional financing for major consumer purchases, offering private label credit cards and instalment loans. The CareCredit platform is a provider of promotional financing to consumers for elective healthcare procedures or services, such as dental, veterinary, cosmetic, vision and audiology. The company was founded on September 12, 2003 and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.

DISH Network Corp. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of pay-tv services. It operates through Pay-TV and Wireless segments. The Pay-TV segment operates under the DISH brand and Sling brand. The Wireless segment refers to the wireless spectrum licenses and related assets. The company was founded by Charles W. Ergen, Cantey W. Ergen and James DeFranco in 1980 and is headquartered in Englewood, CO.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$4.89B
Total Enterprise Value
$11B
Earnings Per Share
$-1.08
Revenue
$13.5B
Net Profit
$-456M
EBITDA
$1.96B
EBITDAMargin
14.55%
Total Debt
$8.01B
Total Equity
$4.97B
Enterprise Value / Sales
0.82x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
5.42x
TEVNet Income
-24.19x
Debt TEV
0.73x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
8.12%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
Political Donations
$1,000
2014
$1,000
2012
$1,250
2012
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Competitors
eBay, Inc. Consumer Services - San Jose, California

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Target Corp. Retail: Discount - Minneapolis, MINNESOTA

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Retail: Other - Hangzhou, China

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. engages in providing online and mobile marketplaces in retail and wholesale trade. It operates through the following business segments: Core Commerce; Cloud Computing; Digital Media and Entertainment; and Innovation Initiatives and Others. The Core Commerce segment comprises of platforms operating in retail and wholesale. The Cloud Computing segment consists of Alibaba Cloud, which offers elastic computing, database, storage and content delivery network, large scale computing, security, management and application, big data analytics, a machine learning platform, and other services provide for enterprises of different sizes across various industries. The Digital Media and Entertainment segment relates to the Youko Tudou and UC Browser business. The Innovation Initiatives and Others segment includes businesses such as AutoNavi, DingTalk, Tmall Genie, and others. The company was founded by Chung Tsai and Yun Ma on June 28, 1999 and is headquartered in Hangzhou, China.

Awards & Honors
Rank #284
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #284
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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