AT&T (NYSE: T) and America Movil SAB de CV (NASDAQ:AMOV) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Profitability

This table compares AT&T and America Movil SAB de CV’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AT&T 8.12% 14.53% 4.43%
America Movil SAB de CV 6.12% 29.56% 4.43%

Dividends

AT&T pays an annual dividend of $1.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.4%. America Movil SAB de CV does not pay a dividend. AT&T pays out 92.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. AT&T has raised its dividend for 32 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for AT&T and America Movil SAB de CV, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AT&T 0 16 10 0 2.38
America Movil SAB de CV 0 2 1 0 2.33

AT&T currently has a consensus target price of $43.65, indicating a potential upside of 20.38%. Given AT&T’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe AT&T is more favorable than America Movil SAB de CV.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

55.0% of AT&T shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of AT&T shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares AT&T and America Movil SAB de CV’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
AT&T $161.93 billion 1.37 $49.37 billion $2.12 17.10
America Movil SAB de CV $57.67 billion 1.05 $14.65 billion N/A N/A

AT&T has higher revenue and earnings than America Movil SAB de CV.

Summary

AT&T beats America Movil SAB de CV on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

AT&T Company Profile

AT&T Inc. is a holding company. The Company is a provider of communications and digital entertainment services in the United States and the world. The Company operates through four segments: Business Solutions, Entertainment Group, Consumer Mobility and International. The Company offers its services and products to consumers in the United States, Mexico and Latin America and to businesses and other providers of telecommunications services worldwide. It also owns and operates three regional TV sports networks, and retains non-controlling interests in another regional sports network and a network dedicated to game-related programming, as well as Internet interactive game playing. Its services and products include wireless communications, data/broadband and Internet services, digital video services, local and long-distance telephone services, telecommunications equipment, managed networking, and wholesale services. Its subsidiaries include AT&T Mobility and SKY Brasil Servicos Ltda.

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.

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