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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 : 7/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt No Debt
CHA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. CHA: No Debt )
CHA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.09   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.51
CHA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
81% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. CHA: 0.51 )
CHA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 1
Current: 0.51

0.35
1
Interest Coverage 9.84
CHA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
77% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.26 vs. CHA: 9.84 )
CHA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 38.54
Current: 9.84

0.96
38.54
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.20
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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Operating margin (%) 7.48
CHA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.85 vs. CHA: 7.48 )
CHA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.76   Max: 28.32
Current: 7.48

2.76
28.32
Net-margin (%) 5.27
CHA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. CHA: 5.27 )
CHA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 22.34
Current: 5.27

0.47
22.34
ROE (%) 5.63
CHA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.18 vs. CHA: 5.63 )
CHA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 18.8
Current: 5.63

0.41
18.8
ROA (%) 2.74
CHA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. CHA: 2.74 )
CHA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 8.08
Current: 2.74

0.2
8.08
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.22
CHA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.49 vs. CHA: 5.22 )
CHA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.64   Max: 12.61
Current: 5.22

1.64
12.61
Revenue Growth (%) 14.00
CHA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. CHA: 14.00 )
CHA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 25
Current: 14

2.6
25
EBITDA Growth (%) 0.90
CHA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. CHA: 0.90 )
CHA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -7.8   Max: 53.4
Current: 0.9

-7.8
53.4
EPS Growth (%) 3.10
CHA's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. CHA: 3.10 )
CHA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -67.4   Max: 178.8
Current: 3.1

-67.4
178.8
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CHA Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 24,500 sh (+116.81%)
Jeremy Grantham 49,889 sh (+28.25%)
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Q2 2013

CHA Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 41,100 sh (+67.76%)
Jeremy Grantham 47,889 sh (-4.01%)
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Q3 2013

CHA Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jeremy Grantham 46,218 sh (-3.49%)
Jim Simons 13,700 sh (-66.67%)
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Q4 2013

CHA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 45,518 sh (-1.51%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CHA

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Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Sold Out $52.28 - $60.91 $ 46.08-20%0
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 13.70
CHA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
81% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. CHA: 13.70 )
CHA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.09   Max: 38.23
Current: 13.7

5.09
38.23
P/S 0.80
CHA's P/S is ranked higher than
83% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. CHA: 0.80 )
CHA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 5.38
Current: 0.8

0.65
5.38
EV-to-EBIT 8.70
CHA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
87% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.25 vs. CHA: 8.70 )
CHA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.8   Max: 60.2
Current: 8.7

7.8
60.2
PEG 1.90
CHA's PEG is ranked higher than
74% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. CHA: 1.90 )
CHA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 22.46
Current: 1.9

0.4
22.46
Shiller P/E 11.30
CHA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.99 vs. CHA: 11.30 )
CHA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.47   Max: 14.88
Current: 11.3

6.47
14.88

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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Dividend Yield 2.10
CHA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
64% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. CHA: 2.10 )
CHA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.56   Max: 3.33
Current: 2.1

1.56
3.33
Dividend Payout 0.29
CHA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
86% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. CHA: 0.29 )
CHA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 1.32
Current: 0.29

0.93
1.32
Dividend growth (3y) 0.80
CHA's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
85% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. CHA: 0.80 )
CHA' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 4.2
Current: 0.8

0
4.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.40
CHA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
57% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. CHA: 2.40 )
CHA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.78   Max: 3.8
Current: 2.4

1.78
3.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 0.50
CHA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
91% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. CHA: 0.50 )
CHA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.75
Current: 0.5

0.46
1.75
Price/Median PS Value 0.50
CHA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 736 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CHA: 0.50 )
CHA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 3.55
Current: 0.5

0.54
3.55
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.50
CHA's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CHA: 1.50 )
CHA' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 2.88
Current: 1.5

0.37
2.88
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.50
CHA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
87% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. CHA: 11.50 )
CHA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 12.8
Current: 11.5

1.7
12.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 17.99
CHA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
90% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.96 vs. CHA: 17.99 )
CHA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.1   Max: 238.7
Current: 17.99

-2.1
238.7

Business Description

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