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

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L 1 4 5 0 2.40
Spark New Zealand 0 0 0 0 N/A

America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L presently has a consensus target price of $19.75, indicating a potential upside of 27.75%. Given America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L is more favorable than Spark New Zealand.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L and Spark New Zealand’s gross 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 $54.17 billion 0.94 $1.48 billion $0.68 22.74
Spark New Zealand $2.61 billion 1.99 $275.15 million $0.82 17.26

America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L has higher revenue and earnings than Spark New Zealand. Spark New Zealand 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.

Volatility and Risk

America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L has a beta of 0.31, suggesting that its stock price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Spark New Zealand has a beta of 0.77, suggesting that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

7.6% of America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of Spark New Zealand shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L and Spark New Zealand’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 2.57% 12.80% 1.98%
Spark New Zealand N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L pays an annual dividend of $0.31 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Spark New Zealand pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L pays out 45.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Spark New Zealand pays out 68.3% 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. America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Summary

America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L beats Spark New Zealand on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L Company Profile

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 data center, data administration, and hosting services to residential and corporate clients, as well as residential broadband services. In addition, the company offers cable and satellite pay television (TV) services through direct-to-home technology, as well as IT solutions for small businesses and large corporations. Further, it sells equipment, accessories, and computers; and offers 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, the company 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.

Spark New Zealand Company Profile

Spark New Zealand Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications, and information and communications technology (ICT) products and services primarily in New Zealand. The company's Spark Home, Mobile & Business segment offers a range of services and content, data, and voice services across fiber, wireless, and copper broadband, mobile, online video entertainment, and nationwide Wi-Fi zones to consumer and small business customers. Its Spark Digital segment integrates IT and telecommunications services to provide converged ICT solutions for clients. The company's Spark Connect & Platforms segment engages in the Spark's network and IT operations, shared business operations, and digital and service transformation activities. Its Spark Ventures & Wholesale segment develops a portfolio of businesses; and engages in the servicing and stewardship of Spark's wholesale products and services. The company also offers IT infrastructure, business cloud, business telecommunications, outsourced telecommunications, subscription video-on-demand, big data analytics and marketing automation, IT infrastructure and data center, and international wholesale telecommunications services. In addition, it provides local, national, and international telephone and data services; and retails telecommunications products and services. The company was formerly known as Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Limited and changed its name to Spark New Zealand Limited in August 2014. Spark New Zealand Limited was founded in 1987 and is based in Auckland, New Zealand.

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