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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

2.0% of China Mobile (Hong Kong) shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares America Movil SAB de CV and China Mobile (Hong Kong)’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%
China Mobile (Hong Kong) N/A N/A N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares America Movil SAB de CV and China Mobile (Hong Kong)’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
America Movil SAB de CV N/A N/A N/A $0.56 30.75
China Mobile (Hong Kong) $106.68 billion 1.96 $16.37 billion N/A N/A

China Mobile (Hong Kong) has higher revenue and earnings than America Movil SAB de CV.

Dividends

China Mobile (Hong Kong) pays an annual dividend of $1.65 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. America Movil SAB de CV does not pay a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

America Movil SAB de CV has a beta of 0.66, suggesting that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Mobile (Hong Kong) has a beta of 0.3, suggesting that its share price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for America Movil SAB de CV and China Mobile (Hong Kong), as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
America Movil SAB de CV 0 1 1 0 2.50
China Mobile (Hong Kong) 1 1 2 0 2.25

Summary

America Movil SAB de CV beats China Mobile (Hong Kong) on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About America Movil SAB de CV

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 China Mobile (Hong Kong)

China Mobile Limited is an investment holding company principally engaged in telecommunication and related businesses. Its main businesses include Mobile businesses, Wireline Broadband businesses and Internet of Things (IoT) businesses. Mobile businesses include two categories of services. Voice services include local calls, domestic and international long distance calls, roaming services and voice value-added services. Data services include short message services and multimedia message services, wireless data traffic services and application and information services, such as Mobile Music, Mobile Reading and Mobile Video, among others. Wireline Broadband businesses include the provision of wireline broadband and related services. The Company also provides customer services, including phone bill enquiry, among others. The Company mainly operates businesses in Mainland China.

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