Contrasting Rogers Communication (RCI) and America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. (AMX)

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: AMX) and Rogers Communication (NYSE:RCI) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitabiliy, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. and Rogers Communication, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. 2 4 2 0 2.00
Rogers Communication 0 5 3 0 2.38

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. presently has a consensus target price of $13.36, indicating a potential downside of 16.26%. Rogers Communication has a consensus target price of $55.50, indicating a potential upside of 17.98%. Given Rogers Communication’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Rogers Communication 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 Rogers Communication’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. $54.95 billion 0.95 $13.61 billion $0.60 26.58
Rogers Communication $10.24 billion 2.36 $3.77 billion $1.31 35.91

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. has higher revenue and earnings than Rogers Communication. America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Rogers Communication, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

8.3% of America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.7% of Rogers Communication shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. shares are held 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.

Dividends

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. pays an annual dividend of $0.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Rogers Communication pays an annual dividend of $1.42 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. pays out 48.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Rogers Communication pays out 108.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Risk & Volatility

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. has a beta of 0.59, meaning that its stock price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rogers Communication has a beta of 0.87, meaning that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. and Rogers Communication’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. 3.88% 16.01% 2.73%
Rogers Communication 6.56% 26.98% 5.29%

Summary

Rogers Communication beats America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

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 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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