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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 0.22
CHA's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
88% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. CHA: 0.22 )
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: 0.22
Equity-to-Asset 0.48
CHA's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. CHA: 0.48 )
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: 0.48
0.35
1
Interest Coverage 7.44
CHA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.87 vs. CHA: 7.44 )
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: 7.44
0.96
9.85
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 1.19
WACC vs ROIC
3.35%
5.67%
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
vs
history
Operating Margin % 7.79
CHA's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
50% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.55 vs. CHA: 7.79 )
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: 7.79
2.76
22.05
Net Margin % 5.16
CHA's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
61% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. CHA: 5.16 )
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: 5.16
0.47
15.5
ROE % 5.82
CHA's ROE % is ranked higher than
54% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.72 vs. CHA: 5.82 )
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: 5.82
0.42
14.21
ROA % 2.83
CHA's ROA % is ranked higher than
59% of the 422 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. CHA: 2.83 )
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: 2.83
0.21
6.6
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 10.26
CHA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
52% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.31 vs. CHA: 10.26 )
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: 10.26
1.74
11.36
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 4.20
CHA's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
60% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 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
73% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 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 277 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -3.00 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: 2017-04-28)


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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 is the largest fixed-line operator in China, covering 21 southern provinces. It has 129 million fixed-line subscribers, 121 million broadband customers, and 212 million wireless subscribers. The firm is increasing its cross-selling of products and adding additional services, such as cloud computing.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 14.41
CHA's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.64 vs. CHA: 14.41 )
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: 14.41
7.55
22.46
Forward PE Ratio 14.12
CHA's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.48 vs. CHA: 14.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 14.41
CHA's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
83% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. CHA: 14.41 )
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: 14.41
7.64
22.78
PB Ratio 0.85
CHA's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. CHA: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
CHA' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.99 Max: 2.27
Current: 0.85
0.38
2.27
PS Ratio 0.73
CHA's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. CHA: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CHA' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.25 Max: 6.95
Current: 0.73
0.62
6.95
EV-to-EBIT 9.30
CHA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
89% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.51 vs. CHA: 9.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CHA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.8  Med: 13.7 Max: 59.6
Current: 9.3
6.8
59.6
EV-to-EBITDA 2.71
CHA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
97% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.31 vs. CHA: 2.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CHA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 4.2 Max: 26.4
Current: 2.71
2.1
26.4
PEG Ratio 1.56
CHA's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. CHA: 1.56 )
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: 1.56
0.15
2.93
Shiller PE Ratio 12.91
CHA's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.57 vs. CHA: 12.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
CHA' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.94  Med: 12.93 Max: 19.29
Current: 12.91
9.94
19.29
Days Inventory 12.88
CHA's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
63% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.35 vs. CHA: 12.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CHA' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.88  Med: 23.75 Max: 536.27
Current: 12.88
12.88
536.27
Days Sales Outstanding 20.43
CHA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
71% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.58 vs. CHA: 20.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CHA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.43  Med: 28.13 Max: 34.26
Current: 20.43
20.43
34.26
Days Payable 363.81
CHA's Days Payable is ranked higher than
96% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 64.11 vs. CHA: 363.81 )
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: 363.81
235.78
5484.07

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 2.52
CHA's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
67% of the 754 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. CHA: 2.52 )
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: 2.52
1.26
6.27
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.30
CHA's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 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
60% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 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
71% of the 741 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. CHA: 2.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 2.71
CHA's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
70% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. CHA: 2.71 )
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: 2.71
1.34
6.69

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.99
CHA's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
88% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. CHA: 0.99 )
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: 0.99
0.42
2.14
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.03
CHA's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. CHA: 1.03 )
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: 1.17 Max: 3.73
Current: 1.03
0.53
3.73
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.59
CHA's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. CHA: 0.59 )
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: 0.55  Med: 1.09 Max: 4.12
Current: 0.59
0.55
4.12
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.33
CHA's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 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 0.79
CHA's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
90% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. CHA: 0.79 )
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: 0.79
0.48
1.4
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 10.76
CHA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
91% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.64 vs. CHA: 10.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CHA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 7.3 Max: 14.6
Current: 10.76
1.7
14.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 8.82
CHA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
52% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.16 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: 22.4 Max: 83.6
Current: 8.82
-8.6
83.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $52,837
EPS (TTM) $ 3.34
Beta0.84
Short Percentage of Float0.01%
52-Week Range $42.29 - 55.85
Shares Outstanding (Mil)809.32

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 53,506 56,083
EPS ($) 3.41 4.06
EPS without NRI ($) 3.41 4.06
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
14.27%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.48 1.70
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