Qurate Retail, Inc.

Qurate Retail, Inc.

Qurate Retail, Inc.

Date Founded



12300 Liberty Boulevard,Englewood, CO 80112

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

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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President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President & Controller

Chief Corporate Development Officer

Chief Legal Officer

Head, Media & Investor Relations

Senior Vice President, Communications & Community

Planning Controller

Treasurer & Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President & Treasurer

Senior Vice President

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

Principal Digital Partner at Ryan Retail Consulting LLC

Member, Board of Directors at Liberty Media Corporation

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FPR Partners focuses on investments in companies that offer an opportunity for an attractive return with low risk of loss of invested capital. The firm seeks both to enhance returns and minimize risk primarily by investing in a concentrated portfolio of high-quality public companies that are priced below their intrinsic value. FPR then constructively engages the management teams of such companies to assist them in identifying and increasing shareholder value. While the funds' focus primarily on long-term investment in publicly traded securities, they may also seek to increase overall returns by opportunistically investing in various types of securities, including, but not limited to, options, short sales, debt and special situation investments. FPR's investment horizon is typically 3 to 5 years.

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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. Lyrical Asset Management begins with a universe of the top 1,000 US stocks (market-cap around $3 billion), and then uses a proprietary screen to generate investment candidates. The screen estimates a fair price for each stock applying a normalized multiple to an estimate of 5-year forward normalized earnings, which is calculated by taking the historical earnings trend line of a company and consensus estimates for future earnings and statistically extrapolating forward 5 years. 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. These are companies where Lyrical believes the investment controversy to be temporary, where the underlying business has sufficient quality and durability, and where the discount in the stock price is large enough to compensate for the risks of the investment.

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Yacktman specializes in long-term US equity investment strategies. The firm may also invest in foreign equity securities, debt securities, and options. Equity investments may include common stocks, preferred stocks, convertible preferred stocks, warrants, options and ADRs. Some, but not all, of the equity securities will pay a dividend. Yacktman's investments in debt securities may include US Treasury notes and bonds, investment grade corporate debt securities, convertible debt securities, and debt securities below investment grade. Yacktman is research oriented, and primarily utilizes fundamental analysis for the selection of equity investments. The firm employs a disciplined strategy, and invests in securities of any size at prices that they believe offer an attractive forward rate of return. When implementing investment strategies for their clients, they use strategies including long and short-term purchases, margin transactions and options writing, including covered options or uncovered options.

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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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 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.

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


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