Rogers Communications (NYSE: RCI) and America Movil SAB de CV (NYSE:AMOV) are both large-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

47.2% of Rogers Communications shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rogers Communications 9.20% 30.40% 6.09%
America Movil SAB de CV -3.37% -21.11% -2.41%

Volatility and Risk

Rogers Communications has a beta of 0.92, meaning that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, America Movil SAB de CV has a beta of 0.65, meaning that its share price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Rogers Communications pays an annual dividend of $1.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. America Movil SAB de CV does not pay a dividend. Rogers Communications pays out 81.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Rogers Communications and America Movil SAB de CV, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rogers Communications 0 3 3 0 2.50
America Movil SAB de CV 0 1 0 0 2.00

Rogers Communications currently has a consensus target price of $65.00, suggesting a potential upside of 29.90%. Given Rogers Communications’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Rogers Communications is more favorable than America Movil SAB de CV.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Rogers Communications and America Movil SAB de CV’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Rogers Communications $10.35 billion 2.49 $630.59 million $1.89 26.48
America Movil SAB de CV N/A N/A N/A $0.55 31.07

Rogers Communications has higher revenue and earnings than America Movil SAB de CV. Rogers Communications 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

Rogers Communications beats America Movil SAB de CV on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Rogers Communications Company Profile

Rogers Communications Inc. is a communications and media company. The Company provides wireless communications services, and cable television, Internet, information technology (IT) and telephony services to consumers and businesses. Its segments include Wireless, Cable, Business Solutions and Media. The Wireless segment is engaged in wireless telecommunications operations for Canadian consumers and businesses. The Cable segment include cable telecommunications operations, including Internet, television and telephony (phone) services for Canadian consumers and businesses. The Business Solutions segment is engaged in network connectivity through its fiber network and data center assets to support a range of voice, data, networking, hosting, and cloud-based services for the enterprise, public sector and carrier wholesale markets. The Media segment has a portfolio of media properties, including sports media and entertainment, multi-platform shopping, digital media and publishing.

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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