Head-To-Head Survey: Koninklijke KPN (OTCMKTS:KKPNY) and GCI Liberty (OTCMKTS:GLIBA)

GCI Liberty (NASDAQ:GLIBA) and Koninklijke KPN (OTCMKTS:KKPNY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

87.9% of GCI Liberty shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of Koninklijke KPN shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.8% of GCI Liberty shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Koninklijke KPN pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. GCI Liberty does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for GCI Liberty and Koninklijke KPN, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GCI Liberty 0 1 4 0 2.80
Koninklijke KPN 0 0 2 0 3.00

GCI Liberty presently has a consensus price target of $69.40, indicating a potential upside of 9.17%. Given GCI Liberty’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe GCI Liberty is more favorable than Koninklijke KPN.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares GCI Liberty and Koninklijke KPN’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GCI Liberty $739.76 million 9.08 -$873.30 million ($1.58) -40.23
Koninklijke KPN $6.65 billion 1.93 $320.05 million N/A N/A

Koninklijke KPN has higher revenue and earnings than GCI Liberty.


This table compares GCI Liberty and Koninklijke KPN’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GCI Liberty 83.86% -5.83% -2.96%
Koninklijke KPN N/A N/A N/A

Risk and Volatility

GCI Liberty has a beta of 1.36, indicating that its share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Koninklijke KPN has a beta of 0.29, indicating that its share price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500.


GCI Liberty beats Koninklijke KPN on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About GCI Liberty

GCI Liberty, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides various communication services in the United States. The company offers data, wireless, video, voice, and managed services to residential customers, businesses, governmental entities, and educational and medical institutions. It also operates a digital invitation platform that provides custom display advertising, native advertising content, custom video, and brand partnership services. The company is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

About Koninklijke KPN

Koninklijke KPN N.V. provides telecommunications and information technology (IT) services in the Netherlands. It offers fixed and mobile telephony, broadband Internet, and television services to retail consumers; network related IT solutions to business customers; and wholesale network services to third parties. The company provides services in the areas of communication, information, entertainment, and commercial services; a range of end-to-end solutions in infrastructure, workspace management, and security cloud services for small, medium-sized, and large corporate enterprises; and connectivity solutions to fixed and mobile wholesale partners. It also offers cyber security services; specialized VPN and network solutions; and various IT services to the healthcare and public sector. In addition, the company provides Internet hosting services, such as domain registration, shared hosting, VPS, email hosting, Office 365, and online storage services; wide area network and local area network services; colocation services through its data centers; and cloud, security, alert systems, and monitoring services, as well as delivers managed voice, video, and chat services to its business clients based on Microsoft's Skype for Business software. Koninklijke KPN N.V. was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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