America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: AMX) and BlackBerry Limited (NYSE:BB) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

7.6% of America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.4% of BlackBerry Limited shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.7% of BlackBerry Limited shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. and BlackBerry Limited’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. $52.35 billion 1.07 $417.00 million $0.70 24.19
BlackBerry Limited $1.31 billion 4.13 -$1.21 billion $0.96 10.61

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. has higher revenue and earnings than BlackBerry Limited. BlackBerry Limited is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. and BlackBerry Limited’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. 4.49% 18.47% 3.26%
BlackBerry Limited 49.62% 2.70% 1.78%

Risk & Volatility

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. has a beta of 0.53, meaning that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BlackBerry Limited has a beta of 1.04, meaning that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. and BlackBerry Limited, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. 2 0 5 0 2.43
BlackBerry Limited 3 10 4 0 2.06

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. presently has a consensus price target of $16.93, indicating a potential downside of 0.01%. BlackBerry Limited has a consensus price target of $9.54, indicating a potential downside of 6.34%. Given America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V.’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. is more favorable than BlackBerry Limited.

Dividends

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. pays an annual dividend of $0.17 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. BlackBerry Limited does not pay a dividend. America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. pays out 24.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

About America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V.

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 BlackBerry Limited

BlackBerry Limited (BlackBerry) provides mobile communications solutions. The Company is engaged in the sale of smartphones and enterprise software and services. The Company’s products and services include Enterprise Solutions and Services, Devices, BlackBerry Technology Solutions and Messaging. It is engaged in providing enterprise mobility management (EMM) and mobile security, and offers a portfolio of enterprise software solutions and services that can be deployed across a range of ecosystems and devices, including BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) 12 and Good Platforms, BES12 Cloud, enterprise file-sync-and-share (EFSS), SecuSUITE for Enterprise, Enhanced subscriber identity module (SIM)-Based Licensing (ESBL), WorkLife by BlackBerry solution and Professional Cybersecurity Services. The BlackBerry Technology Solutions business unit consists of five units: QNX, Certicom, Paratek, the BlackBerry IoT Platform and Intellectual Property and Patent Licensing (IPPL).

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