Liberty Global Mulling Over Shares Buyback Plan of $1 Billion – LBTYA, VMED, TWX, FTE

The Englewood, Colorado based Liberty Global Inc (NASDAQ:LBTYA)(LBTYA)(LBTYK) has added $1 billion to its share-buyback program, and aims to repurchase the shares by the finish of 2013 as the company looks to lift shareholder wealth.

The broadband and cable operator has repurchased $925 million in shares since the beginning of the year as of Dec 14, offering its total buybacks to over $9 billion since 2005.

In November, Liberty Global reported that its loss in the third-quarter narrowed, assisted by foreign-currency gains and a modest boost in revenue. The corporation has been broadening its footprint in Europe, which it looks an attractive expansion market because of low pay-TV penetration in countries like Germany and Poland.

Shares of the company hiked 47% so far current year.

Shifting reader’s focus to broader market, let us consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Virgin Media Inc. (NASDAQ:VMED) rose +2.82% to settle at $36.07, Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) moved up +0.17% to end at $46.77 while France Telecom SA (ADR) (NYSE:FTE) jumped +0.45% to finish at $11.18 on Friday.

Liberty Global Inc. (NASDAQ:LBTYA) last session’s volume of 1.23 million shares was surprisingly lower than its average volume of 1.39 million shares. The stock after opening at $60.17 hit high price of $60.72 and then closed at $60.31 by scoring +0.13%.

The liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 1.23 as current ratio and on the other side the debt to equity ratio was 9.28 and long-term debt to equity ratio remained at 9.17. The Company had total cash of $3.42 billion at hand and a book value per share as $10.79 in the most recent quarter.

The stock’s price volatility was 1.32% for a week and 2.00% for a month as well as price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 1.22 and its beta remained at 1.54.

LBTYA generated revenue of $9.99 billion in the previous twelve months and earned -$758.40 million. The Company showed a positive -6.89% in the net profit margin as well as in its operating margin which remained at 19.19%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five years was 7.96%.

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