Reviewing America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. (AMX) and Its Rivals

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: AMX) is one of 36 publicly-traded companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. 4.49% 18.47% 3.26%
America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. Competitors -1,005.19% 0.47% -7.84%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. 2 0 5 0 2.43
America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. Competitors 518 1603 1763 58 2.35

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. presently has a consensus target price of $16.93, suggesting a potential downside of 1.12%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 23.25%. Given America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V.’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

7.7% of America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.3% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. pays an annual dividend of $0.17 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. pays out 24.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.9% and pay out 56.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. $53.79 billion $13.66 billion 24.46
America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. Competitors $27.91 billion $8.32 billion 6.75

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. has a beta of 0.54, meaning that its stock price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V.’s rivals have a beta of 0.78, meaning that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. Company Profile

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. is a holding company. The Company provides telecommunications services. Its services include mobile and fixed-line voice services, wireless and fixed data services, Internet access and pay television, sales of equipment, accessories and computers, as well as other related services. Its segments are Mexico Wireless, Mexico Fixed, Brazil, Colombia, Southern Cone, Andean Region, Central America, the Caribbean, the United States and Europe. The Southern Cone segment includes Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. The Andean Region segment includes Ecuador and Peru. The Central America segment includes Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. The Caribbean segment includes the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. The Europe segment includes Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia. It operates in all of its geographic segments under the Claro brand, except in Mexico, the United States and Europe.

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