Comparing America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. (AMX) & Vodafone Group PLC (VOD)

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: AMX) and Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. and Vodafone Group PLC, as reported by MarketBeat.

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
Vodafone Group PLC 1 4 4 1 2.50

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. currently has a consensus target price of $16.93, suggesting a potential downside of 1.98%. Vodafone Group PLC has a consensus target price of $31.52, suggesting a potential upside of 7.39%. Given Vodafone Group PLC’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Vodafone Group PLC is more favorable than America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V..

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. and Vodafone Group PLC’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. $52.35 billion 1.09 $417.00 million $0.70 24.67
Vodafone Group PLC $52.29 billion 1.54 -$6.91 billion N/A N/A

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. has higher revenue and earnings than Vodafone Group PLC.

Profitability

This table compares America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. and Vodafone Group PLC’s 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%
Vodafone Group PLC N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

7.7% of America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.0% of Vodafone Group PLC shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Vodafone Group PLC shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. has a beta of 0.53, indicating that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vodafone Group PLC has a beta of 0.51, indicating that its stock price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500.

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%. Vodafone Group PLC pays an annual dividend of $1.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.6%. America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. pays out 24.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

About America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V.

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 Vodafone Group PLC

Vodafone Group Plc (Vodafone) is a telecommunications company. The Company’s business is organized into two geographic regions: Europe, and Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific (AMAP). Its segments include Europe and AMAP. Its Europe segment includes geographic regions, such as Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain and Other Europe. The Other Europe includes the Netherlands, Portugal, Greece, Hungary and Romania, among others. Its AMAP segment includes India, South Africa, Tanzania, Mozambique, Lesotho, Africa, Turkey, Australia, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, New Zealand and Qatar, among others. The Company provides a range of services, including voice, messaging and data across mobile and fixed networks. The Company acquires spectrum and licenses to use radio frequencies that deliver mobile services. Its fixed capabilities include cable, fiber and copper networks to enable television, broadband and voice services.

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