America Movil SAB de CV (NASDAQ: AMOV) and Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (NYSE:MBT) are both mid-cap telecommunications services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares America Movil SAB de CV and Mobile TeleSystems OJSC’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
America Movil SAB de CV $58.22 billion 1.03 $14.79 billion N/A N/A
Mobile TeleSystems OJSC $14.03 billion 0.71 $4.86 billion $0.87 11.71

America Movil SAB de CV has higher revenue and earnings than Mobile TeleSystems OJSC.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for America Movil SAB de CV and Mobile TeleSystems OJSC, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
America Movil SAB de CV 0 2 1 0 2.33
Mobile TeleSystems OJSC 0 2 3 0 2.60

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC has a consensus price target of $10.97, indicating a potential upside of 7.62%. Given Mobile TeleSystems OJSC’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Mobile TeleSystems OJSC is more favorable than America Movil SAB de CV.

Dividends

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.1%. America Movil SAB de CV does not pay a dividend. Mobile TeleSystems OJSC pays out 82.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

32.1% of Mobile TeleSystems OJSC shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Mobile TeleSystems OJSC shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares America Movil SAB de CV and Mobile TeleSystems OJSC’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%
Mobile TeleSystems OJSC 12.42% 40.25% 10.03%

Summary

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC beats America Movil SAB de CV on 9 of the 14 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 Mobile TeleSystems OJSC

Mobile TeleSystems Public Joint Stock Company, formerly Mobile TeleSystems Open Joint Stock Company, is a provider of telecommunications services. The Company provides mobile and fixed line voice and data telecommunications services, including data transfer, broadband, pay-television (pay-TV) and various value-added services, as well as selling equipment and accessories. The Company operates through segments, which include Russia convergent, Moscow fixed line and Ukraine. Its Russia Convergent segment includes mobile and fixed line operations, which encompasses services rendered to customers across regions of Russia, including voice and data services, transmission, broadband, pay-TV and other value-added services. Its Moscow fixed line segment includes fixed line operations carried out in Moscow by the Company’s subsidiary MGTS. Its Ukraine segment includes mobile and fixed line operations carried out across multiple regions of Ukraine.

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