America Movil SAB de CV (NASDAQ: AMOV) and Rogers Communication (NYSE:RCI) are both telecommunications services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.

Profitability

This table compares America Movil SAB de CV and Rogers Communication’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%
Rogers Communication 9.20% 30.40% 6.09%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

47.7% of Rogers Communication shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Rogers Communication pays an annual dividend of $1.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. America Movil SAB de CV does not pay a dividend. Rogers Communication pays out 81.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for America Movil SAB de CV and Rogers Communication, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
America Movil SAB de CV 0 1 1 0 2.50
Rogers Communication 0 4 2 0 2.33

Rogers Communication has a consensus target price of $61.50, indicating a potential upside of 18.45%. Given Rogers Communication’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Rogers Communication is more favorable than America Movil SAB de CV.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares America Movil SAB de CV and Rogers Communication’s gross revenue, earnings per share 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 N/A N/A
Rogers Communication $10.35 billion 2.58 $630.59 million $1.89 27.47

Rogers Communication has higher revenue and earnings than America Movil SAB de CV.

Summary

Rogers Communication beats America Movil SAB de CV on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About America Movil SAB de CV

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.

About Rogers Communication

Rogers Communications Inc. is a communications and media company. The Company provides wireless communications services, and cable television, Internet, information technology (IT) and telephony services to consumers and businesses. Its segments include Wireless, Cable, Business Solutions and Media. The Wireless segment is engaged in wireless telecommunications operations for Canadian consumers and businesses. The Cable segment include cable telecommunications operations, including Internet, television and telephony (phone) services for Canadian consumers and businesses. The Business Solutions segment is engaged in network connectivity through its fiber network and data center assets to support a range of voice, data, networking, hosting, and cloud-based services for the enterprise, public sector and carrier wholesale markets. The Media segment has a portfolio of media properties, including sports media and entertainment, multi-platform shopping, digital media and publishing.

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