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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
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history
Cash to Debt N/A
CHA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
88% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 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: 9999.00 Max: N/A
Current: N/A
Equity to Asset 0.50
CHA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. CHA: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CHA' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.52 Max: 1
Current: 0.5
0.35
1
Interest Coverage 5.94
CHA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
59% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.81 vs. CHA: 5.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CHA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 6.51 Max: 9.85
Current: 5.94
0.96
9.85
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.18
WACC vs ROIC
6.56%
6.75%
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 (%) 8.79
CHA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.58 vs. CHA: 8.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CHA' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.76  Med: 10.26 Max: 23.01
Current: 8.79
2.76
23.01
Net-margin (%) 5.45
CHA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. CHA: 5.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CHA' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 6.81 Max: 16.48
Current: 5.45
0.47
16.48
ROE (%) 6.05
CHA's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.28 vs. CHA: 6.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CHA' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 6.66 Max: 16.55
Current: 6.05
0.42
16.55
ROA (%) 3.11
CHA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. CHA: 3.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CHA' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 3.51 Max: 6.8
Current: 3.11
0.21
6.8
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.38
CHA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.10 vs. CHA: 13.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CHA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.74  Med: 8.11 Max: 11.48
Current: 13.38
1.74
11.48
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.60
CHA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. CHA: 10.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CHA' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
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 338 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 EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.8  Med: 8.50 Max: 53.4
Current: 8.5
-7.8
53.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 3.00
CHA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. CHA: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CHA' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -66.5  Med: 3.00 Max: 171.9
Current: 3
-66.5
171.9
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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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Q3 2015

CHA Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 66,200 sh (+7.99%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 13.23
CHA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 659 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.07 vs. CHA: 13.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CHA' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.42  Med: 16.07 Max: 66.05
Current: 13.23
5.42
66.05
Forward P/E 14.03
CHA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
61% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.31 vs. CHA: 14.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 13.34
CHA's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
68% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. CHA: 13.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CHA' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.45  Med: 15.90 Max: 70.01
Current: 13.34
5.45
70.01
P/B 0.81
CHA's P/B is ranked higher than
88% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. CHA: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CHA' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.06 Max: 2.27
Current: 0.81
0.38
2.27
P/S 0.74
CHA's P/S is ranked higher than
69% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. CHA: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CHA' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.39 Max: 5.38
Current: 0.74
0.62
5.38
PFCF 13.47
CHA's PFCF is ranked higher than
66% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.96 vs. CHA: 13.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CHA' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.46  Med: 14.44 Max: 36
Current: 13.47
4.46
36
POCF 4.31
CHA's POCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.44 vs. CHA: 4.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CHA' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.12  Med: 6.30 Max: 14.25
Current: 4.31
2.12
14.25
EV-to-EBIT 8.43
CHA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.71 vs. CHA: 8.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CHA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.8  Med: 16.10 Max: 59.6
Current: 8.43
6.8
59.6
EV-to-EBITDA 2.50
CHA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
95% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.08 vs. CHA: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CHA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 5.70 Max: 26.4
Current: 2.5
2.1
26.4
PEG 1.78
CHA's PEG is ranked higher than
53% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. CHA: 1.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CHA' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.62 Max: 1.22
Current: 1.78
0.33
1.22
Shiller P/E 11.44
CHA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
70% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.02 vs. CHA: 11.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CHA' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.09  Med: 11.79 Max: 18.12
Current: 11.44
9.09
18.12
Days Inventory 10.70
CHA's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
65% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.14 vs. CHA: 10.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CHA' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.67  Med: 21.62 Max: 536.26
Current: 10.7
18.67
536.26
Days Sales Outstanding 31.11
CHA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.67 vs. CHA: 31.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CHA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.73  Med: 29.59 Max: 34.8
Current: 31.11
22.73
34.8
Days Payable 458.53
CHA's Days Payable is ranked higher than
95% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 64.06 vs. CHA: 458.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CHA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 235.83  Med: 268.61 Max: 5484.07
Current: 458.53
235.83
5484.07

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.68
CHA's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
90% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. CHA: 2.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CHA' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.55  Med: 2.11 Max: 3.3
Current: 2.68
1.55
3.3
Dividend Payout 0.34
CHA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
96% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. CHA: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CHA' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.09 Max: 1.32
Current: 0.34
0.93
1.32
Dividend Growth (3y) 3.10
CHA's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
52% of the 193 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 Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 4.2
Current: 3.1
0
4.2
Forward Dividend Yield 2.72
CHA's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
67% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. CHA: 2.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.87
CHA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
83% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. CHA: 2.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CHA' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.66  Med: 2.26 Max: 3.54
Current: 2.87
1.66
3.54

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 0.90
CHA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
86% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CHA: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CHA' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.15 Max: 2.14
Current: 0.9
0.42
2.14
Price/Projected FCF 0.34
CHA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. CHA: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CHA' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.62 Max: 2.39
Current: 0.34
0.34
2.39
Price/Median PS Value 0.50
CHA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CHA: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CHA' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.02 Max: 3.72
Current: 0.5
0.5
3.72
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.54
CHA's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. CHA: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
CHA' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 1.28 Max: 2.39
Current: 0.54
0.36
2.39
Price/Graham Number 0.73
CHA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
82% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. CHA: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CHA' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.88 Max: 1.4
Current: 0.73
0.48
1.4
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 11.87
CHA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. CHA: 11.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CHA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 6.20 Max: 14.6
Current: 11.87
1.7
14.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 31.31
CHA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.22 vs. CHA: 31.31 )
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: 15.4  Med: 22.50 Max: 39.5
Current: 31.31
15.4
39.5

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $52253
EPS $ 3.55
Beta0.74
Short Percentage of Float0.01%
52-Week Range $42.23 - 78.28
Shares Outstanding(Mil)809.32

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 51,055 53,625
EPS($) 3.16 3.27
EPS without NRI($) 3.16 3.27

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
Compare:CHU, VOD, T, VZ, AMOV » details
Traded in other countries:CHA.Argentina, ZCHA.Germany, 00728.Hongkong, K3ED.Singapore, 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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