Comparing PLDT (PHI) and America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L (AMX)

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America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L (NYSE: AMX) and PLDT (NYSE:PHI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L $54.17 billion 0.98 $1.48 billion $0.68 23.62
PLDT $3.17 billion 1.48 $264.74 million $2.53 8.59

America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L has higher revenue and earnings than PLDT. PLDT 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.

Dividends

America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L pays an annual dividend of $0.17 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. PLDT pays an annual dividend of $0.71 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L pays out 25.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. PLDT pays out 28.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Volatility and Risk

America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L has a beta of 0.47, suggesting that its share price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PLDT has a beta of 0.78, suggesting that its share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

7.6% of America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.6% of PLDT shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L and PLDT’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 1.09% 10.38% 1.78%
PLDT 9.61% 25.23% 6.35%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L and PLDT, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L 2 1 7 0 2.50
PLDT 1 5 2 0 2.13

America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L currently has a consensus price target of $20.43, indicating a potential upside of 27.20%. Given America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L is more favorable than PLDT.

About America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L

América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V. provides telecommunications services in Mexico and internationally. 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 data center, data administration, and hosting services to residential and corporate clients, as well as residential broadband services. In addition, it offers satellite pay television (TV) services through direct-to-home technology through Claro TV brand; and cable TV through Net Serviços brand. Further, the company sells equipment, accessories, and computers; and telephone directories, publishing, call center, wireless security, advertising, media, software development, mobile payment, machine-to-machine, mobile banking, virtual private network, video call, and personal communications services. Additionally, it sells video, audio, and other media content through the Internet directly from the content provider to the viewer or end user. The company 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 PLDT

PLDT Inc. operates as a telecommunications company in the Philippines. The company's Wireless segment offers cellular mobile, Internet broadband distribution, operations support, mobile applications and digital platforms development, mobile payment, solutions and systems integration, satellite communications, and satellite information and messaging services. It also operates as a content provider; develops and maintains IT-based solutions for communications and e-commerce platforms; develops financial technology solutions; provides insurance products; markets, sells, and distributes payment solutions and other related services; and sells Wi-Fi access equipment. As of December 31, 2017, this segment served 58,531,262 wireless subscribers. Its Fixed Line segment provides fixed line telecommunications services; business infrastructure and solutions; intelligent data processing and implementation, and data analytics insight generation services; and information and communications infrastructure for Internet-based services, e-commerce, customer relationship management, and information technology (IT) related services. This segment also offers managed IT outsourcing, Internet-based purchasing, IT consulting and professional, bills printing and other related value-added, and air transportation services, as well as distributes Filipino channels and content services. As of December 31, 2017, it had 2,663,210 fixed line subscribers. The company has a strategic partnership with Rocket Internet SE to develop online and mobile payment solutions. The company was formerly known as Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company and changed its name to PLDT Inc. in July 2016. PLDT Inc. was founded in 1928 and is based in Makati City, the Philippines.

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