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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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt N/A
CHA's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
88% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. CHA: N/A )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
CHA' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 4999.88 Max: N/A
Current: N/A
Equity-to-Asset 0.49
CHA's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. CHA: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
CHA' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.51 Max: 1
Current: 0.49
0.35
1
Interest Coverage 6.59
CHA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
51% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.66 vs. CHA: 6.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CHA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 5.98 Max: 9.85
Current: 6.59
0.96
9.85
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 1.19
WACC vs ROIC
3.31%
5.80%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 7.55
CHA's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
51% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.39 vs. CHA: 7.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
CHA' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.76  Med: 9.32 Max: 22.05
Current: 7.55
2.76
22.05
Net Margin % 6.08
CHA's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
61% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. CHA: 6.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
CHA' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 6.37 Max: 15.5
Current: 6.08
0.47
15.5
ROE % 6.85
CHA's ROE % is ranked higher than
54% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. CHA: 6.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
CHA' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 6.45 Max: 14.21
Current: 6.85
0.42
14.21
ROA % 3.35
CHA's ROA % is ranked higher than
57% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. CHA: 3.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
CHA' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 3.29 Max: 6.6
Current: 3.35
0.21
6.6
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 11.97
CHA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
53% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.10 vs. CHA: 11.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
CHA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.74  Med: 7.42 Max: 11.36
Current: 11.97
1.74
11.36
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 4.20
CHA's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
59% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. CHA: 4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
CHA' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.4  Med: 10.8 Max: 24.5
Current: 4.2
2.4
24.5
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 10.10
CHA's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
72% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. CHA: 10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
CHA' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.5  Med: 9.4 Max: 53.2
Current: 10.1
-7.5
53.2
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 10.30
CHA's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
72% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. CHA: 10.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
CHA' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -67.4  Med: 4.55 Max: 178.8
Current: 10.3
-67.4
178.8
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-03-23)


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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

CHA Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 80,400 sh (+61.77%)
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Q2 2016

CHA Guru Trades in Q2 2016

David Dreman 846 sh (New)
Jim Simons 59,700 sh (-25.75%)
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Q3 2016

CHA Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 76,900 sh (+28.81%)
David Dreman 846 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2016

CHA Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 181,600 sh (+136.15%)
David Dreman 115 sh (-86.41%)
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517110    SIC: 4813
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Traded in other countries:CHA.Argentina, ZCHA.Germany, 00728.Hongkong, K3ED.Singapore, CHJHF.USA,
China Telecom Corp Ltd along with its subsidiaries is an integrated information service company. It offers telecommunications services, including wireline voice services, mobile voice services, Internet access services, value-added services.

China Telecom Corp Ltd was incorporated under PRC laws on September 10, 2002. The Company is an integrated information service provider in the PRC. Its operating segment includes integrated telecommunications business. It offers a range of telecommunications services, including wireline voice services, mobile voice services, Internet access services, value-added services, integrated information application services, managed data and leased line services and other related services. The Company's wireline voice services include local wireline services, domestic long distance wireline services and international, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan long distance wireline services. The mobile voice services include local calls, domestic long distance calls, international long distance calls, intra-provincial roaming, inter-provincial roaming and international roaming. The Internet Access Services consist of wireline Internet access services, including dial-up and broadband services, and wireless Internet access services. The value-added services comprise mainly wireline and mobile value-added services. The wireline value-added services include wireline voice related services, such as caller ID services, Color Ring Tone services and short messaging services, or SMS. Color Ring Tone refers to a service where subscribers could customize the answer ring tone heard by the caller from a selection of songs, melodies, sound effects or voice recordings to replace the monotonous ring connecting tone. The wireline value-added services also include wireline Internet related services, such as Internet data center, or IDC, services, IP-virtual private dial-up network, or IP-VPDN, services, and Internet protocol TV, or IPTV, services. The integrated information application services consist of Best Tone services and IT services and IT application services as well as 'V-Net' services. Best Tone service provides its customers with phone number storage, enquiry and call transfer services, as well as various information needed in daily life. The managed data services mainly include services relating to optic fiber and circuits, such as optic fiber and circuit leasing; virtual private network or VPN, and bandwidth leasing. It offers managed data services as part of its total telecommunications solutions to enterprise customers, including government agencies, corporations and institutions. The Company provides other services such as sales, rental, repairs and maintenance of equipment. Its business is subject to government regulation.

Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 12.10
CHA's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. CHA: 12.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
CHA' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.55  Med: 14.12 Max: 22.46
Current: 12.1
7.55
22.46
Forward PE Ratio 11.93
CHA's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.46 vs. CHA: 11.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 11.72
CHA's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
84% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.28 vs. CHA: 11.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
CHA' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.64  Med: 14.12 Max: 22.78
Current: 11.72
7.64
22.78
PB Ratio 0.83
CHA's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. CHA: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
CHA' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 1 Max: 2.27
Current: 0.83
0.38
2.27
PS Ratio 0.74
CHA's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. CHA: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CHA' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.27 Max: 6.95
Current: 0.74
0.62
6.95
EV-to-EBIT 7.94
CHA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
89% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.57 vs. CHA: 7.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CHA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.8  Med: 13.9 Max: 59.6
Current: 7.94
6.8
59.6
EV-to-EBITDA 2.58
CHA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
95% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.64 vs. CHA: 2.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CHA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 4.3 Max: 26.4
Current: 2.58
2.1
26.4
PEG Ratio 1.57
CHA's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. CHA: 1.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
CHA' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.56 Max: 2.93
Current: 1.57
0.15
2.93
Shiller PE Ratio 12.92
CHA's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.72 vs. CHA: 12.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
CHA' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.94  Med: 12.94 Max: 19.29
Current: 12.92
9.94
19.29
Days Inventory 12.07
CHA's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
62% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.36 vs. CHA: 12.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CHA' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.31  Med: 23.75 Max: 536.27
Current: 12.07
20.31
536.27
Days Sales Outstanding 30.29
CHA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.91 vs. CHA: 30.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CHA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.72  Med: 28.13 Max: 34.26
Current: 30.29
22.72
34.26
Days Payable 495.36
CHA's Days Payable is ranked higher than
96% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 64.92 vs. CHA: 495.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CHA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 235.78  Med: 350.87 Max: 5484.07
Current: 495.36
235.78
5484.07

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 2.53
CHA's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
70% of the 738 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.14 vs. CHA: 2.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
CHA' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.26  Med: 2.29 Max: 6.27
Current: 2.53
1.26
6.27
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.30
CHA's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. CHA: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
CHA' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.35 Max: 7.6
Current: 0.3
0.23
7.6
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 1.60
CHA's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
56% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. CHA: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
CHA' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.55 Max: 11.1
Current: 1.6
0
11.1
Forward Dividend Yield % 2.53
CHA's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
73% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. CHA: 2.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 2.70
CHA's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
73% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.43 vs. CHA: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
CHA' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 2.44 Max: 6.69
Current: 2.7
1.34
6.69

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.83
CHA's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
89% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. CHA: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
CHA' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.12 Max: 2.14
Current: 0.83
0.42
2.14
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.92
CHA's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. CHA: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
CHA' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.12 Max: 2.64
Current: 0.92
0.53
2.64
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.58
CHA's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. CHA: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
CHA' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.07 Max: 4.07
Current: 0.58
0.54
4.07
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.33
CHA's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. CHA: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
CHA' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 0.8 Max: 2.56
Current: 1.33
0.52
2.56
Price-to-Graham-Number 0.65
CHA's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
93% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. CHA: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
CHA' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.78 Max: 1.4
Current: 0.65
0.48
1.4
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 12.60
CHA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
91% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. CHA: 12.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CHA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 7.2 Max: 14.6
Current: 12.6
1.7
14.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 8.82
CHA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
51% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.46 vs. CHA: 8.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
CHA' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.6  Med: 22.7 Max: 83.6
Current: 8.82
-8.6
83.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $53,214
EPS (TTM) $ 4.03
Beta0.84
Short Percentage of Float0.01%
52-Week Range $42.29 - 55.85
Shares Outstanding (Mil)809.32

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 51,482 53,874
EPS ($) 3.41 3.98
EPS without NRI ($) 3.41 3.98
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
17.58%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.60 1.91
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