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Head-To-Head Review: Liberty Interactive QVC Group (QRTEA) and Amazon.com (AMZN) |

Head-To-Head Review: Liberty Interactive QVC Group (QRTEA) and Amazon.com (AMZN)

Liberty Interactive QVC Group (NASDAQ: QRTEA) and Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.


Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Liberty Interactive QVC Group and Amazon.com’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Amazon.com has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Interactive QVC Group. Liberty Interactive QVC Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Amazon.com, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Interactive QVC Group and Amazon.com’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Volatility and Risk

Liberty Interactive QVC Group has a beta of 1.3, indicating that its share price is 30% more volatile than the SP 500. Comparatively, Amazon.com has a beta of 1.54, indicating that its share price is 54% more volatile than the SP 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Liberty Interactive QVC Group and Amazon.com, as provided by MarketBeat.

Liberty Interactive QVC Group currently has a consensus target price of $32.13, suggesting a potential upside of 19.11%. Amazon.com has a consensus target price of $1,472.13, suggesting a potential downside of 7.21%. Given Liberty Interactive QVC Group’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Liberty Interactive QVC Group is more favorable than Amazon.com.

Institutional Insider Ownership

87.4% of Liberty Interactive QVC Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.2% of Amazon.com shares are held by institutional investors. 10.7% of Liberty Interactive QVC Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.0% of Amazon.com shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Amazon.com beats Liberty Interactive QVC Group on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Liberty Interactive QVC Group

Liberty Interactive Corporation owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies, which are primarily engaged in the video and online commerce industries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company operates in North America, Europe and Asia. Its principal businesses and assets include its subsidiaries QVC, Inc. (QVC), zulily, llc (zulily) and and Evite, Inc. (Evite). The Company’s segments include QVC, zulily, and Corporate and other. Evite is an online invitation and social event planning service on the Web. As of December 31, 2016, QVC marketed and sold a range of consumer products primarily through live merchandise-focused televised shopping programs distributed to approximately 362 million households each day and through its Websites, including QVC.com, and other interactive media, such as mobile applications. Zulily’s merchandise includes women’s, children’s and men’s apparel, children’s merchandise and other products, such as kitchen accessories and home decor.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. offers a range of products and services through its Websites. The Company operates through three segments: North America, International and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Company’s products include merchandise and content that it purchases for resale from vendors and those offered by third-party sellers. It also manufactures and sells electronic devices. The Company, through its subsidiary, Whole Foods Market, Inc., offers healthy and organic food and staples across its stores. The Company also offers a range of products like whole trade bananas, organic avocados, organic large brown eggs, organic responsibly-farmed salmon and tilapia, organic baby kale and baby lettuce, animal-welfare-rated 85% lean ground beef, creamy and crunchy almond butter, organic gala and fuji apples, organic rotisserie chicken.

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