America Movil SAB de CV (NASDAQ: AMOV) and Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (NYSE:MBT) are both large-cap telecommunications services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

32.1% of Mobile TeleSystems OJSC shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Mobile TeleSystems OJSC shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares America Movil SAB de CV and Mobile TeleSystems OJSC’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%
Mobile TeleSystems OJSC 12.42% 40.25% 10.03%

Dividends

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.1%. America Movil SAB de CV does not pay a dividend. Mobile TeleSystems OJSC pays out 82.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares America Movil SAB de CV and Mobile TeleSystems OJSC’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
America Movil SAB de CV $58.22 billion 1.03 $14.79 billion N/A N/A
Mobile TeleSystems OJSC $14.03 billion 0.71 $4.86 billion $0.87 11.66

America Movil SAB de CV has higher revenue and earnings than Mobile TeleSystems OJSC.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for America Movil SAB de CV and Mobile TeleSystems OJSC, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
America Movil SAB de CV 0 2 1 0 2.33
Mobile TeleSystems OJSC 0 2 3 0 2.60

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC has a consensus target price of $10.97, indicating a potential upside of 8.15%. Given Mobile TeleSystems OJSC’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Mobile TeleSystems OJSC is more favorable than America Movil SAB de CV.

Summary

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC beats America Movil SAB de CV on 9 of the 14 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.

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC Company Profile

Mobile TeleSystems Public Joint Stock Company, formerly Mobile TeleSystems Open Joint Stock Company, is a provider of telecommunications services. The Company provides mobile and fixed line voice and data telecommunications services, including data transfer, broadband, pay-television (pay-TV) and various value-added services, as well as selling equipment and accessories. The Company operates through segments, which include Russia convergent, Moscow fixed line and Ukraine. Its Russia Convergent segment includes mobile and fixed line operations, which encompasses services rendered to customers across regions of Russia, including voice and data services, transmission, broadband, pay-TV and other value-added services. Its Moscow fixed line segment includes fixed line operations carried out in Moscow by the Company’s subsidiary MGTS. Its Ukraine segment includes mobile and fixed line operations carried out across multiple regions of Ukraine.

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