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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.11
NYSE:CEA's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
87% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. NYSE:CEA: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:CEA' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: N/A Max: No Debt
Current: 0.11
Equity-to-Asset 0.23
NYSE:CEA's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.29 vs. NYSE:CEA: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE:CEA' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.16  Med: 0.18 Max: 0.26
Current: 0.23
-0.16
0.26
Interest Coverage 1.63
NYSE:CEA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
87% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 11.42 vs. NYSE:CEA: 1.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:CEA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 2.74 Max: 5.77
Current: 1.63
0.06
5.77
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 0.79
WACC vs ROIC
3.89%
7.28%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 13.57
NYSE:CEA's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
75% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 9.68 vs. NYSE:CEA: 13.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:CEA' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.13  Med: 4.81 Max: 13.57
Current: 13.57
-36.13
13.57
Net Margin % 7.29
NYSE:CEA's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
54% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 6.89 vs. NYSE:CEA: 7.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:CEA' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.58  Med: 3.15 Max: 7.29
Current: 7.29
-36.58
7.29
ROE % 18.93
NYSE:CEA's ROE % is ranked lower than
51% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 19.75 vs. NYSE:CEA: 18.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:CEA' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -74.37  Med: 14.05 Max: 58.98
Current: 18.93
-74.37
58.98
ROA % 3.71
NYSE:CEA's ROA % is ranked lower than
62% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. NYSE:CEA: 3.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:CEA' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.69  Med: 2.02 Max: 5.74
Current: 3.71
-21.69
5.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 8.69
NYSE:CEA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
70% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 15.86 vs. NYSE:CEA: 8.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:CEA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.87  Med: 5.7 Max: 10.48
Current: 8.69
-25.87
10.48
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -1.00
NYSE:CEA's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
69% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. NYSE:CEA: -1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NYSE:CEA' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.9  Med: 6.8 Max: 37.6
Current: -1
-8.9
37.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 9.80
NYSE:CEA's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
63% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. NYSE:CEA: 9.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NYSE:CEA' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -82.4  Med: -0.05 Max: 50.3
Current: 9.8
-82.4
50.3
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 9.00
NYSE:CEA's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
67% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 22.20 vs. NYSE:CEA: 9.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NYSE:CEA' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.9  Med: 4.6 Max: 215.5
Current: 9
-39.9
215.5
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Q1 2016

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Business Description

Industry: Airlines » Airlines  
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Traded in other countries:600115.China, CIA.Germany, 00670.Hongkong, K3CD.Singapore, CHEAF.USA,
China Eastern Airlines Corp Ltd is an air carrier operating in China. The Company and its subsidiaries are engaged in the operation of civil aviation, including the provision of domestic, regional and international passenger airline services.

China Eastern Airlines Corp Ltd was established on April 14, 1995 under the laws of China. In February 1997, the Company completed its initial public offering. The Company operates as a air carriers in China and is an important domestic airline based in and serving Shanghai, which is considered to be the international financial center and the international shipping center of China. The Company operates from its core hub in Shanghai and regional hubs in Kunming and Xi'an. The Company is engaged in provision of domestic, regional and international passenger airline services. The Company faces competition in each of the domestic, regional and international markets that it serves. In its domestic markets, it competes against all airline companies that have the same routes, including smaller domestic airline companies that operate with costs that are lower than the Company's costs. In its regional and international markets, it competes against international airline companies that have significantly longer operating histories, greater name recognition, more resources or larger sales networks than the Company does, or utilize more developed reservation systems than The Company's reservation systems.

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 13.13
CEA's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 9.58 vs. CEA: 13.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
CEA' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.32  Med: 16.6 Max: 1064.5
Current: 13.13
9.32
1064.5
Forward PE Ratio 10.57
CEA's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 10.65 vs. CEA: 10.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 13.13
CEA's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
76% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 9.58 vs. CEA: 13.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
CEA' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.4  Med: 16.64 Max: 1064.5
Current: 13.13
9.4
1064.5
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 29.71
CEA's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
86% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.91 vs. CEA: 29.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
CEA' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.78  Med: 21.54 Max: 595.83
Current: 29.71
12.78
595.83
PB Ratio 2.13
CEA's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. CEA: 2.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
CEA' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.07  Med: 2.44 Max: 48.81
Current: 2.13
1.07
48.81
PS Ratio 1.26
CEA's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. CEA: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CEA' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.92 Max: 5.44
Current: 1.26
0.29
5.44
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 5.26
CEA's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
63% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. CEA: 5.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
CEA' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.24  Med: 4.91 Max: 83.81
Current: 5.26
2.24
83.81
EV-to-EBIT 30.06
CEA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
94% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.01 vs. CEA: 30.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CEA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3703.3  Med: 17 Max: 554.3
Current: 30.06
-3703.3
554.3
EV-to-EBITDA 16.71
CEA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
88% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 6.29 vs. CEA: 16.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CEA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3703.3  Med: 16.4 Max: 554.3
Current: 16.71
-3703.3
554.3
PEG Ratio 8.22
CEA's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. CEA: 8.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
CEA' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 3.01 Max: 16.74
Current: 8.22
0.35
16.74
Current Ratio 0.35
CEA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. CEA: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CEA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.88
Current: 0.35
0.18
0.88
Quick Ratio 0.32
CEA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. CEA: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CEA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.28 Max: 0.79
Current: 0.32
0.17
0.79
Days Inventory 18.40
CEA's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
70% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 11.86 vs. CEA: 18.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CEA' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.59  Med: 12.21 Max: 18.4
Current: 18.4
7.59
18.4
Days Sales Outstanding 11.35
CEA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
66% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 17.58 vs. CEA: 11.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CEA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.42  Med: 12.52 Max: 18.34
Current: 11.35
3.42
18.34

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.37
CEA's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
77% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. CEA: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
CEA' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 0.78 Max: 1.37
Current: 1.37
0.68
1.37
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.34
CEA's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
78% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. CEA: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.37
CEA's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
92% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. CEA: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
CEA' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 0.78 Max: 1.37
Current: 1.37
0.68
1.37
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -5.20
CEA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. CEA: -5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CEA' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.3  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: -5.2
-32.3
0

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.79
CEA's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
69% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. CEA: 2.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
CEA' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 3.81 Max: 356.82
Current: 2.79
1.85
356.82
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.38
CEA's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. CEA: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
CEA' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 2.54 Max: 98.13
Current: 1.38
0.65
98.13
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.37
CEA's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
71% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. CEA: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
CEA' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.25 Max: 5.91
Current: 1.37
0.34
5.91
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 3.28
CEA's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
100% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. CEA: 3.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
CEA' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 2.77 Max: 19.94
Current: 3.28
0.33
19.94
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.28
CEA's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
75% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. CEA: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
CEA' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 2.02 Max: 35.68
Current: 1.28
1.02
35.68
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 3.32
CEA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
76% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 10.00 vs. CEA: 3.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CEA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 5.7 Max: 10.8
Current: 3.32
0.2
10.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 9.31
CEA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
56% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 10.64 vs. CEA: 9.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
CEA' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.6  Med: -1.3 Max: 31.4
Current: 9.31
-17.6
31.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $14,989
EPS (TTM) $ 4.23
Beta1.37
Short Percentage of Float0.01%
52-Week Range $21.38 - 31.59
Shares Outstanding (Mil)289.35

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 15,433 17,578
EPS ($) 4.91 4.77
EPS without NRI ($) 4.91 4.77
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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