Head-To-Head Comparison: CalAmp Corp. (CAMP) versus America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. (AMX)

CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) and America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:AMX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CalAmp Corp. and America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CalAmp Corp. $347.32 million 2.44 $35.99 million $0.12 198.77
America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. $58.22 billion 0.98 $14.79 billion $0.70 24.90

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CalAmp Corp. 1.31% 18.18% 7.47%
America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. 4.49% 18.47% 3.26%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for CalAmp Corp. and America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V., as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CalAmp Corp. 1 3 5 0 2.44
America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. 2 3 3 0 2.13

CalAmp Corp. presently has a consensus target price of $23.29, suggesting a potential downside of 2.37%. America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. has a consensus target price of $14.94, suggesting a potential downside of 14.30%. Given CalAmp Corp.’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CalAmp Corp. is more favorable than America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V..

Institutional & Insider Ownership

72.5% of CalAmp Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.6% of America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. shares are held by institutional investors. 5.3% of CalAmp Corp. shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. CalAmp Corp. does not pay a dividend. America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. pays out 42.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

CalAmp Corp. has a beta of 1.6, meaning that its stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. has a beta of 0.54, meaning that its stock price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

CalAmp Corp. beats America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About CalAmp Corp.

CalAmp Corp. (CalAmp) is a provider of wireless communications solutions for a range of applications to customers globally. The Company operates through two business segments: Wireless DataCom and Satellite. The Company’s Wireless DataCom segment offers solutions for mobile resource management (MRM) applications, the machine-to-machine (M2M) communications space and other markets that require connectivity anytime and anywhere. The Company’s MRM and M2M solutions collect, monitor and report data and intelligence from remote and mobile assets. The Company delivers products, software services and solutions for energy, government, transportation and automotive vertical markets. The Company’s Satellite segment develops, manufactures and sells direct-broadcast satellite (DBS) outdoor customer premise equipment and whole home video networking devices enabling the delivery of digital and high definition satellite television services. Its satellite products are sold primarily to EchoStar.

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.

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