BlackBerry (BB) vs. America Movil SAB de CV (AMOV) Financial Survey

America Movil SAB de CV (NYSE: AMOV) and BlackBerry (NYSE:BB) are both mid-cap telecommunications services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares America Movil SAB de CV and BlackBerry’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
America Movil SAB de CV N/A N/A N/A $0.56 30.96
BlackBerry $1.31 billion 5.66 -$1.21 billion $0.66 20.92

America Movil SAB de CV has higher earnings, but lower revenue than BlackBerry. BlackBerry is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than America Movil SAB de CV, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

58.5% of BlackBerry shares are held by institutional investors. 22.7% of BlackBerry shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

America Movil SAB de CV has a beta of 0.65, suggesting that its share price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BlackBerry has a beta of 1.09, suggesting that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares America Movil SAB de CV and BlackBerry’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
America Movil SAB de CV -3.37% -21.11% -2.41%
BlackBerry 37.36% 3.70% 2.44%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for America Movil SAB de CV and BlackBerry, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
America Movil SAB de CV 0 1 0 0 2.00
BlackBerry 3 7 5 0 2.13

BlackBerry has a consensus price target of $10.75, indicating a potential downside of 22.16%. Given BlackBerry’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe BlackBerry is more favorable than America Movil SAB de CV.

Summary

BlackBerry beats America Movil SAB de CV on 11 of the 12 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.

BlackBerry Company Profile

BlackBerry Limited (BlackBerry) provides mobile communications solutions. The Company is engaged in the sale of smartphones and enterprise software and services. The Company’s products and services include Enterprise Solutions and Services, Devices, BlackBerry Technology Solutions and Messaging. It is engaged in providing enterprise mobility management (EMM) and mobile security, and offers a portfolio of enterprise software solutions and services that can be deployed across a range of ecosystems and devices, including BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) 12 and Good Platforms, BES12 Cloud, enterprise file-sync-and-share (EFSS), SecuSUITE for Enterprise, Enhanced subscriber identity module (SIM)-Based Licensing (ESBL), WorkLife by BlackBerry solution and Professional Cybersecurity Services. The BlackBerry Technology Solutions business unit consists of five units: QNX, Certicom, Paratek, the BlackBerry IoT Platform and Intellectual Property and Patent Licensing (IPPL).

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