Liberty Global

Key Facts:

  • Largest international cable company active in 14 countries, including 12 in Europe
  • The leading operator in Europe (Liberty Global Group) and an established and growing player in Latin America and the Caribbean (LiLAC Group)

  • Revenue: $18.2 billion1
  • Employees: 38,000
  • 53 million homes passed
  • 27 million customers
  • 56 million RGUs (video, internet, and voice subscribers)
  • 5 million mobile subscribers and 6 million WiFi access points
as of June 30, 2015
Revenue: $18.2 billion1 (in millions)

Revenue: $18.1 billion1 (in millions)

 

Customers: 27.4 million2

Customers: 24.5 million

 

About Liberty Global

Liberty Global plc (“Liberty Global”, “Liberty”) is the largest international cable company with operations in 14 countries. We connect people to the digital world and enable them to discover and experience its endless possibilities. Our market-leading products are provided through next-generation networks and innovative technology platforms that connect 27 million customers subscribing to 56 million television, broadband internet and telephony services at June 30, 2015. In addition, we served five million mobile subscribers and offered WiFi access across over six million access points.

Liberty Global’s consumer brands include Virgin Media, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Telenet, UPC, VTR, and Liberty Cablevision. Our operations also include Liberty Global Business Services and Liberty Global Ventures.

Our Core Strategy

Liberty Global's value creation strategy emphasizes superior organic growth, opportunistic M&A and a commitment to equity returns through a combination of appropriate leverage and consistent equity repurchases. We are internationally focused and committed to technological innovation to deliver transformational products and services that help improve and simplify the digital lives of our customers

Our Products

We offer innovative and enhanced video products, including revolutionary media and entertainment platforms Horizon TV and TiVo, Video on Demand, High Definition TV, and Digital Video Recorders. Our next-generation broadband internet services deliver market-leading downstream speeds up to 500 Mbps and our feature-rich VoIP telephony is accompanied by mobile voice and data services in a growing number of markets.  We also provide a complete range of advanced broadband internet, voice, and video services to business customers.

Our Vision

Our company vision simply stated is “Connect. Discover. Be Free.” Our market-leading broadband internet, voice and video services and innovative product bundles empower millions of people to discover and experience the endless possibilities of the digital world, and we’re constantly striving to enhance and simplify their lives through meaningful innovation. At the same time, we are focused on bringing an amazing entertainment experience to even more customers—through significant investment in our networks and by driving incremental penetration of our advanced services.

Corporate Responsibility

At Liberty Global, we believe that everyone should be able to explore the amazing but often complex digital world in a safe and responsible manner. That’s why promoting a digital society is at the heart of our corporate responsibility (CR) strategy. We’re convinced that making the most of the opportunities and benefits that our products and services create is good for our business and good for society.

Liberty Global Equity

As of July 1, 2015, Liberty Global has six classes of shares, which are separated into two groups:

  • Liberty Global Group, which primarily consists of our European operations, is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbols “LBTYA”, “LBTYB”, and “LBTYK”.
  • Liberty Latin America and Caribbean Group (“LiLAC Group”), which includes our operations in that region, are traded under the symbols  ”LILA”, ”LILAB”, and “LILAK”. LILA and LILAK are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market and LILAB is traded on the OTC link.

Liberty Global is part of the Forbes Global 2000 listing, Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices (DJSI), FTSE4GOOD Index, and the NASDAQ Composite and NASDAQ Industrial indices.

Further information regarding the operations of Liberty Global plc is disclosed under Our Operations.

Customer Product Bundling3

Customer Product Bundling

Average products per customer: 2.05

1Revenue is presented as annualized results for the six months ended June 30, 2015.

2As of June 30, 2015.

3Customer product bundling for Liberty Global as of June 30, 2015.

Information above is presented as of December 31, 2014, unless otherwise stated.