America Movil S.A.B. De C.V. Stock Buy Recommendation Reiterated (AMX)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- America Movil S.A.B. de C.V (NYSE: AMX) has been reiterated by TheStreet Ratings as a buy with a ratings score of B . The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

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Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 0.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 18.5%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Wireless Telecommunication Services industry and the overall market, AMERICA MOVIL SA DE CV's return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • AMERICA MOVIL SA DE CV's earnings per share improvement from the most recent quarter was slightly positive. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past year. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, AMERICA MOVIL SA DE CV increased its bottom line by earning $1.85 versus $1.51 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.02 versus $1.85).
  • The gross profit margin for AMERICA MOVIL SA DE CV is rather high; currently it is at 54.30%. Regardless of AMX's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 7.42% trails the industry average.
  • The change in net income from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the S&P 500 and greatly outperformed compared to the Wireless Telecommunication Services industry average. The net income has decreased by 1.1% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, dropping from $1,120.92 million to $1,108.15 million.

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. provides telecommunications services primarily in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The company offers mobile and fixed voice services, including airtime, local, long-distance, public telephony, and network interconnection services. America Movil S.A.B. de C.V has a market cap of $84.01 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

You can view the full America Movil S.A.B. de C.V Ratings Report or get investment ideas from our investment research center.

--Written by a member of TheStreet Ratings Staff.

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