America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L (NYSE:AMX) and GCI Liberty (NASDAQ:GLIBA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

6.9% of America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.9% of GCI Liberty shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.8% of GCI Liberty 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.

Dividends

America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. GCI Liberty does not pay a dividend. America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L pays out 47.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L and GCI Liberty, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L 0 3 3 0 2.50
GCI Liberty 0 1 4 0 2.80

America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L presently has a consensus price target of $17.67, suggesting a potential upside of 22.52%. GCI Liberty has a consensus price target of $69.40, suggesting a potential upside of 9.17%. Given America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L is more favorable than GCI Liberty.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L and GCI Liberty’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L $54.06 billion 0.88 $2.67 billion $0.80 18.03
GCI Liberty $739.76 million 9.08 -$873.30 million ($1.58) -40.23

America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L has higher revenue and earnings than GCI Liberty. GCI Liberty is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L and GCI Liberty’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L 6.15% 26.07% 4.19%
GCI Liberty 83.86% -5.83% -2.96%

Risk and Volatility

America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L has a beta of 0.45, indicating that its share price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GCI Liberty has a beta of 1.36, indicating that its share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L beats GCI Liberty on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L

América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V. provides telecommunications services in Latin America, the United States, the Caribbean, and Europe. The company offers wireless and fixed voice services, including airtime, local, domestic, and international long-distance services; and network interconnection services. It also provides data services, such as Internet access, messaging, and other wireless entertainment and corporate services; data transmission, email services, instant messaging, content streaming, and interactive applications; and wireless security services, mobile payment solutions, machine-to-machine services, mobile banking, virtual private network services, and video calls and personal communications services. In addition, the company offers data center, data administration, and hosting services to residential and corporate clients, as well as residential broadband services; IT solutions for small businesses and large corporations; and cable and satellite pay television subscriptions. Further, it sells equipment, accessories, and computers; and telephone directories, publishing, call center, advertising, media, and software development services. Additionally, the company sells video, audio, and other media content through the Internet directly from the content provider to the viewer or end user. It sells its products and services through a network of retailers and service centers to retail customers; and through sales force to corporate customers. América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V. was founded in 2000 and is based in Mexico City, Mexico.

About GCI Liberty

GCI Liberty, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides various communication services in the United States. The company offers data, wireless, video, voice, and managed services to residential customers, businesses, governmental entities, and educational and medical institutions. It also operates a digital invitation platform that provides custom display advertising, native advertising content, custom video, and brand partnership services. The company is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

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