pdvWireless (NASDAQ: PDVW) and America Movil SAB de CV (NASDAQ:AMOV) are both large-cap wireless telecommunications services – nec companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

93.0% of pdvWireless shares are held by institutional investors. 10.9% of pdvWireless shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares pdvWireless and America Movil SAB de CV’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
pdvWireless -711.56% -15.52% -14.61%
America Movil SAB de CV 6.12% 29.56% 4.43%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for pdvWireless and America Movil SAB de CV, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
pdvWireless 0 0 2 0 3.00
America Movil SAB de CV 0 1 1 0 2.50

pdvWireless presently has a consensus price target of $51.00, suggesting a potential upside of 74.06%. Given pdvWireless’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe pdvWireless is more favorable than America Movil SAB de CV.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares pdvWireless and America Movil SAB de CV’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
pdvWireless $4.79 million 88.21 -$39.18 million ($2.57) -11.40
America Movil SAB de CV N/A N/A N/A $0.55 31.04

America Movil SAB de CV has higher revenue, but lower earnings than pdvWireless. pdvWireless 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

pdvWireless beats America Movil SAB de CV on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

pdvWireless Company Profile

pdvWireless, Inc., formerly Pacific DataVision, Inc., is a wireless communications carrier and a provider of mobile workforce communication and location-based solutions. The Company’s solutions focus on enhancing the productivity of its customers’ field-based workers, and the efficiency of their dispatch and call center operations. The Company is deploying and operating the two-way radio networks that offer push-to-talk (PTT) communications services to primarily dispatch-centric, small and medium-sized businesses. The Company has launched its PTT networks in markets throughout the United States. The Company offers its DispatchPlus service, which combines pdvConnect, its suite of mobile communication and workforce management applications with digital network architecture and mobile devices. Developed for dispatch-centric businesses, pdvConnect enables businesses to locate and communicate with their field workers.

America Movil SAB de CV Company Profile

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.

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