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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.23
CHA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
66% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. CHA: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CHA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 4999.88 Max: N/A
Current: 0.23
Interest Coverage 5.05
CHA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
67% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.93 vs. CHA: 5.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CHA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.96  Med: 7.42 Max: 38.54
Current: 5.05
0.96
38.54
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.80
M-Score: -2.17
WACC vs ROIC
6.78%
6.26%
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

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history
Operating margin (%) 8.54
CHA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.29 vs. CHA: 8.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CHA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.76  Med: 13.37 Max: 28.32
Current: 8.54
2.76
28.32
Net-margin (%) 5.32
CHA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.42 vs. CHA: 5.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CHA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 6.94 Max: 22.34
Current: 5.32
0.47
22.34
ROE (%) 5.92
CHA's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.88 vs. CHA: 5.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CHA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 6.73 Max: 19.31
Current: 5.92
0.42
19.31
ROA (%) 3.08
CHA's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. CHA: 3.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CHA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 4.02 Max: 9.54
Current: 3.08
0.21
9.54
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.10
CHA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.12 vs. CHA: 11.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CHA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.74  Med: 8.81 Max: 25.19
Current: 11.1
1.74
25.19
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.60
CHA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. CHA: 10.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CHA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 2.4  Med: 11.00 Max: 25
Current: 10.6
2.4
25
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 8.50
CHA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CHA: 8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CHA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -7.8  Med: 8.50 Max: 53.4
Current: 8.5
-7.8
53.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 4.00
CHA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. CHA: 4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CHA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -67.4  Med: 3.10 Max: 178.8
Current: 4
-67.4
178.8
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

CHA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 10,700 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 46,418 sh (+1.98%)
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Q4 2014

CHA Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 20,600 sh (+92.52%)
Jeremy Grantham 46,418 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2015

CHA Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Steven Cohen 27,621 sh (New)
Jim Simons 29,200 sh (+41.75%)
Jeremy Grantham 43,818 sh (-5.60%)
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Q2 2015

CHA Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 61,300 sh (+109.93%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 21.21
CHA's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
62% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.60 vs. CHA: 21.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CHA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.42  Med: 16.13 Max: 66.05
Current: 21.21
5.42
66.05
Forward P/E 1428.57
CHA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
58% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.72 vs. CHA: 1428.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 23.40
CHA's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
63% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.40 vs. CHA: 23.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CHA' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.42  Med: 15.90 Max: 70.01
Current: 23.4
5.42
70.01
P/B 0.86
CHA's P/B is ranked higher than
83% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. CHA: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CHA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.10 Max: 2.27
Current: 0.86
0.38
2.27
P/S 0.78
CHA's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. CHA: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CHA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.43 Max: 5.38
Current: 0.78
0.62
5.38
EV-to-EBIT 16.73
CHA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
60% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.06 vs. CHA: 16.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CHA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.1  Med: 20.00 Max: 60.7
Current: 16.73
7.1
60.7
PEG 3.08
CHA's PEG is ranked lower than
62% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. CHA: 3.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CHA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.28
Current: 3.08
0.35
1.28
Shiller P/E 24.58
CHA's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
70% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.11 vs. CHA: 24.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CHA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.47  Med: 13.03 Max: 39.87
Current: 24.58
6.47
39.87
Current Ratio 0.32
CHA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. CHA: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CHA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.32
0.22
0.55
Quick Ratio 0.31
CHA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. CHA: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CHA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.29 Max: 0.53
Current: 0.31
0.2
0.53
Days Inventory 13.78
CHA's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
53% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.66 vs. CHA: 13.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CHA' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 8.56  Med: 21.19 Max: 536.26
Current: 13.78
8.56
536.26
Days Sales Outstanding 30.80
CHA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.64 vs. CHA: 30.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CHA' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 22.73  Med: 30.74 Max: 34.8
Current: 30.8
22.73
34.8

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.52
CHA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
68% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. CHA: 2.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CHA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.55  Med: 2.08 Max: 3.3
Current: 2.52
1.55
3.3
Dividend Payout 0.32
CHA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
95% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. CHA: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CHA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.11 Max: 1.32
Current: 0.32
0.93
1.32
Dividend growth (3y) 3.10
CHA's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
51% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. CHA: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
CHA' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 4.2
Current: 3.1
0
4.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.60
CHA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
68% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.63 vs. CHA: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CHA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.66  Med: 2.23 Max: 3.54
Current: 2.6
1.66
3.54

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.01
CHA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
80% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. CHA: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CHA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.16 Max: 2.14
Current: 1.01
0.42
2.14
Price/Projected FCF 0.60
CHA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. CHA: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CHA' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.65 Max: 2.15
Current: 0.6
0.34
2.15
Price/Median PS Value 0.75
CHA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. CHA: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CHA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.00 Max: 3.61
Current: 0.75
0.49
3.61
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.00
CHA's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. CHA: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
CHA' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.31 Max: 2.39
Current: 1
0.38
2.39
Price/Graham Number 1.01
CHA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
74% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. CHA: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CHA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.90 Max: 1.38
Current: 1.01
0.48
1.38
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.96
CHA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. CHA: 5.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CHA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.6  Med: 5.00 Max: 14.1
Current: 5.96
1.6
14.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 28.19
CHA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.63 vs. CHA: 28.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CHA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 15.4  Med: 22.25 Max: 38.5
Current: 28.19
15.4
38.5

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 39,419 41,427
EPS($) 0.03 0.03
EPS without NRI($) 0.03 0.03

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
Compare:CHU, VOD, T, VZ, AMOV » details
Traded in other countries:00728.Hongkong, K3ED.Singapore, ZCHA.Germany, CHA.Argentina, ZCH.Germany, CHJHF.USA,
China Telecom Corp Ltd was incorporated under PRC laws on September 10, 2002. The Company is an integrated information service provider in the PRC. 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 large enterprise customers, including government agencies, large corporations and institutions. The Company provides other services such as sales, rental, repairs and maintenance of equipment. The Company's business is subject to extensive government regulation.
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