China Unicom (Hong Kong) (CHU) versus America Movil SAB de CV (AMOV) Critical Review

America Movil SAB de CV (NASDAQ: AMOV) and China Unicom (Hong Kong) (NYSE:CHU) are both large-cap wireless telecommunications services – nec companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.2% of China Unicom (Hong Kong) shares are held by institutional investors. 77.5% of China Unicom (Hong Kong) shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

America Movil SAB de CV has a beta of 0.66, meaning that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Unicom (Hong Kong) has a beta of 0.71, meaning that its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares America Movil SAB de CV and China Unicom (Hong Kong)’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
America Movil SAB de CV N/A N/A N/A $0.55 31.04
China Unicom (Hong Kong) $41.29 billion 0.87 $90.00 million N/A N/A

China Unicom (Hong Kong) has higher revenue and earnings than America Movil SAB de CV.

Profitability

This table compares America Movil SAB de CV and China Unicom (Hong Kong)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
America Movil SAB de CV 6.12% 29.56% 4.43%
China Unicom (Hong Kong) N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for America Movil SAB de CV and China Unicom (Hong Kong), as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
America Movil SAB de CV 0 1 1 0 2.50
China Unicom (Hong Kong) 3 2 4 0 2.11

Summary

China Unicom (Hong Kong) beats America Movil SAB de CV on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

America Movil SAB de CV 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.

China Unicom (Hong Kong) Company Profile

China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited is a Hong Kong-based investment holding company principally engaged in the provision of telecommunications services. The Company’s businesses include mobile businesses, fixed-line businesses and others. Its mobile businesses include the provision of call services, roaming services, mobile broadband services, traditional value-added services such as short message services, multimedia message services and wireless Internet access card, as well as new value-added services such as mobile music, mobile television and Wo portal services. Its fixed-line businesses include broadband and Internet networks businesses, among others. The Company’s subsidiaries include CUCL, China Unicom Global Limited and China Unicom (Europe) Operations Limited.

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