America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: AMX) and Meru Networks (NASDAQ:MERU) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends and institutional ownership.

Dividends

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Meru Networks does not pay a dividend. America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. pays out 42.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. and Meru Networks, 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 3 3 0 2.13
Meru Networks 0 0 0 0 N/A

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. currently has a consensus target price of $14.94, indicating a potential downside of 14.30%. Given America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V.’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. is more favorable than Meru Networks.

Profitability

This table compares America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. and Meru Networks’ 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. 4.49% 18.47% 3.26%
Meru Networks -46.15% N/A -86.56%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

7.6% of America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. and Meru Networks’ 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. $58.22 billion 0.98 $14.79 billion $0.70 24.90
Meru Networks N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. has higher revenue and earnings than Meru Networks.

Summary

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. beats Meru Networks on 9 of the 10 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 Meru Networks

Meru Networks, Inc. (Meru) develops and markets a virtualized Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) solution. The Company’s solution is built around its System Director Operating System, which runs on its controllers and access points. The Company offers additional products designed to deliver network management, diagnostics and security. The Company also offers support services related to its products, professional services, and training. Its products and services are sold through value added resellers, and distributors, as well as its sales force. Its System Director Operating System forms the core of its virtualized WLAN solution. It provides a family of controllers that run its System Director Operating System and work in conjunction with its access points. Its Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) certified access points provide network connectivity for wireless devices. Its bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and policy management solutions are designed to automate secure guest access.

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