Financial Analysis: America Movil SAB de CV (AMOV) versus Liberty Global plc – Class C (LILAK)

America Movil SAB de CV (NYSE: AMOV) and Liberty Global plc – Class C (NASDAQ:LILAK) are both telecommunications services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for America Movil SAB de CV and Liberty Global plc – Class C, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
America Movil SAB de CV 0 1 0 0 2.00
Liberty Global plc – Class C 0 2 1 0 2.33

Liberty Global plc – Class C has a consensus price target of $26.50, indicating a potential upside of 18.99%. Given Liberty Global plc – Class C’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Liberty Global plc – Class C is more favorable than America Movil SAB de CV.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

51.4% of Liberty Global plc – Class C shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares America Movil SAB de CV and Liberty Global plc – Class C’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
America Movil SAB de CV -3.37% -21.11% -2.41%
Liberty Global plc – Class C N/A N/A N/A

Volatility and Risk

America Movil SAB de CV has a beta of 0.66, indicating that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Global plc – Class C has a beta of 1.6, indicating that its stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares America Movil SAB de CV and Liberty Global plc – Class C’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 N/A N/A N/A $0.57 31.18
Liberty Global plc – Class C N/A N/A N/A ($2.38) -9.36

Liberty Global plc – Class C is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than America Movil SAB de CV, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Liberty Global plc – Class C beats America Movil SAB de CV on 8 of the 10 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 Liberty Global plc – Class C

LiLAC Group provides various broadband services over cable distribution systems, and mobile services in Chile and Puerto Rico. It offers triple-play services consisting of video, broadband Internet, and fixed-line telephony services in 34 communities within Santiago; and 42 communities outside Santiago, including Iquique, Antofagasta, Concepción, Viña del Mar, Valparaiso, and Rancagua, as well as smaller cities across Chile. The company also carries domestic Chilean cable programming, which includes local events, such as football (soccer) matches and regional content; and provides a range of digital video services and video on demand services, including catch-up television. In addition, it offers digital broadband services in the San Juan metropolitan area and other municipalities in Puerto Rico; and video services, including digital programming and video on demand services. LiLAC Group is based in London, the United Kingdom. LiLAC Group is a subsidiary of Liberty Global plc.

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