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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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 83.04
CHL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
92% of the 967 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.29 vs. CHL: 83.04 )
CHL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 83.04
Current: 83.04

0.73
83.04
Equity to Asset 0.68
CHL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
93% of the 935 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. CHL: 0.68 )
CHL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 0.84
Current: 0.68

0.54
0.84
Interest Coverage 409.82
CHL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
90% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.71 vs. CHL: 409.82 )
CHL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 23.59   Max: 409.82
Current: 409.82

23.59
409.82
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 4.16
M-Score: -2.71
WACC vs ROIC
7.79%
24.70%
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 (%) 19.42
CHL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.72 vs. CHL: 19.42 )
CHL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 21.53   Max: 41.29
Current: 19.42

21.53
41.29
Net-margin (%) 17.85
CHL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.14 vs. CHL: 17.85 )
CHL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 12.41   Max: 32
Current: 17.85

12.41
32
ROE (%) 14.15
CHL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.29 vs. CHL: 14.15 )
CHL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 9.33   Max: 28.67
Current: 14.15

9.33
28.67
ROA (%) 9.43
CHL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. CHL: 9.43 )
CHL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6.32   Max: 19
Current: 9.43

6.32
19
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 20.99
CHL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.09 vs. CHL: 20.99 )
CHL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 25.21   Max: 45.07
Current: 20.99

25.21
45.07
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.30
CHL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. CHL: 12.30 )
CHL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 11.7   Max: 43
Current: 12.3

11.7
43
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 5.30
CHL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. CHL: 5.30 )
CHL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 5.3   Max: 51.8
Current: 5.3

5.3
51.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 3.50
CHL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. CHL: 3.50 )
CHL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 62.2
Current: 3.5

3.5
62.2
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

CHL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Hussman 100,000 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 159,900 sh (+787.30%)
Jim Simons 1,035,642 sh (+341.26%)
Charles Brandes 2,421,433 sh (+75.13%)
David Dreman 131,783 sh (+58.18%)
John Rogers 319,096 sh (+41.78%)
Jeremy Grantham 794,152 sh (+7.44%)
Joel Greenblatt 100,110 sh (+0.03%)
Mario Gabelli 57,000 sh (unchged)
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 2,113,150 sh (unchged)
Matthews China Fund 334,800 sh (-7.15%)
Sarah Ketterer 26,200 sh (-68.85%)
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Q2 2014

CHL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 2,511,701 sh (+18.86%)
John Rogers 372,583 sh (+16.76%)
Jeremy Grantham 924,852 sh (+16.46%)
Charles Brandes 2,538,687 sh (+4.84%)
Sarah Ketterer 26,600 sh (+1.53%)
Ken Fisher 161,119 sh (+0.76%)
John Hussman 100,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 57,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 99,332 sh (-0.78%)
David Dreman 125,571 sh (-4.71%)
Matthews China Fund 302,700 sh (-9.59%)
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Q3 2014

CHL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 20,200 sh (New)
Dodge & Cox 4,970 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 41,800 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 200,000 sh (New)
Sarah Ketterer 544,950 sh (+1948.68%)
John Rogers 408,090 sh (+9.53%)
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 2,653,701 sh (+5.65%)
Jeremy Grantham 928,952 sh (+0.44%)
Matthews China Fund 302,700 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 57,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Ken Fisher 155,925 sh (-3.22%)
Joel Greenblatt 93,360 sh (-6.01%)
David Dreman 113,839 sh (-9.34%)
Charles Brandes 2,177,605 sh (-14.22%)
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Q4 2014

CHL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 288,100 sh (+1326.24%)
Sarah Ketterer 849,493 sh (+55.88%)
Dodge & Cox 6,470 sh (+30.18%)
Mario Gabelli 57,000 sh (unchged)
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 2,653,701 sh (unchged)
Matthews China Fund 302,700 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Ken Fisher 155,834 sh (-0.06%)
John Rogers 400,803 sh (-1.79%)
Joel Greenblatt 90,942 sh (-2.59%)
Charles Brandes 2,101,560 sh (-3.49%)
Jeremy Grantham 844,502 sh (-9.09%)
David Dreman 92,785 sh (-18.49%)
Caxton Associates 32,300 sh (-22.73%)
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Guru Investment Theses on China Mobile Ltd

Mawer Investment Management Comments on China Mobile - Oct 29, 2014

China Mobile (CHL), one of our recent additions to the portfolio, gained over 26% this quarter as it continued to benefit from a dominant position in China’s telecom market.



Our addition of China Mobile (CHL) to the portfolio in April is a good example of Mawer’s bottom-up process at work. In the months leading up to our initial purchase of the company, its share price had been in a steady decline as investors seemed to be overly worried with short-term issues. Our discounted cash flow approach, however, focuses on the long-term cash flow generating ability of the business rather than placing heavy emphasis on the near-term. This analysis identified China Mobile as trading at a significant discount to what we believe is its true value, thereby offering the potential for above average future returns.



From Mawer Investment Management Q3 2014 Investment Newsletter.



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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 13.30
CHL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.10 vs. CHL: 13.30 )
CHL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.45   Max: 47.21
Current: 13.3

8.45
47.21
Forward P/E 71.43
CHL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 26.25 vs. CHL: 71.43 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 13.10
CHL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 27.20 vs. CHL: 13.10 )
CHL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.45   Max: 47.16
Current: 13.1

8.45
47.16
P/B 1.90
CHL's P/B is ranked higher than
84% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. CHL: 1.90 )
CHL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.29   Max: 9.73
Current: 1.9

1.29
9.73
P/S 2.50
CHL's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. CHL: 2.50 )
CHL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.63   Max: 10.55
Current: 2.5

1.63
10.55
PFCF 18.90
CHL's PFCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 33.29 vs. CHL: 18.90 )
CHL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.18   Max: 43.07
Current: 18.9

10.18
43.07
POCF 7.08
CHL's POCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.65 vs. CHL: 7.08 )
CHL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.57   Max: 20.87
Current: 7.08

4.57
20.87
EV-to-EBIT 8.68
CHL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
95% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.13 vs. CHL: 8.68 )
CHL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 33.5
Current: 8.68

4.5
33.5
PEG 1.96
CHL's PEG is ranked higher than
94% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CHL: 1.96 )
CHL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 2.38
Current: 1.96

0.41
2.38
Shiller P/E 13.60
CHL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 35.14 vs. CHL: 13.60 )
CHL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.62   Max: 69.46
Current: 13.6

8.62
69.46
Current Ratio 1.26
CHL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 961 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. CHL: 1.26 )
CHL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 6.92
Current: 1.26

0.82
6.92
Quick Ratio 1.23
CHL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 961 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. CHL: 1.23 )
CHL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 6.91
Current: 1.23

0.79
6.91
Days Inventory 28.07
CHL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
81% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.63 vs. CHL: 28.07 )
CHL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 3.65   Max: 76.24
Current: 28.07

3.65
76.24
Days Sales Outstanding 9.10
CHL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
98% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 54.84 vs. CHL: 9.10 )
CHL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 5.19   Max: 68.99
Current: 9.1

5.19
68.99

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.00
CHL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
52% of the 694 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. CHL: 3.00 )
CHL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.52   Max: 5.43
Current: 3

1.52
5.43
Dividend Payout 0.46
CHL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
100% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. CHL: 0.46 )
CHL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.46
Current: 0.46

0.22
0.46
Dividend growth (3y) 6.20
CHL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
88% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. CHL: 6.20 )
CHL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 33.6
Current: 6.2

0
33.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.61
CHL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
81% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. CHL: 6.61 )
CHL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.35   Max: 11.96
Current: 6.61

3.35
11.96

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 38.70
CHL's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
95% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CHL: 38.70 )
CHL' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 19.66   Max: 203.16
Current: 38.7

19.66
203.16
Price/Net Current Asset Value 28.40
CHL's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CHL: 28.40 )
CHL' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 12.36   Max: 145.16
Current: 28.4

12.36
145.16
Price/Tangible Book 2.00
CHL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
89% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.40 vs. CHL: 2.00 )
CHL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.69   Max: 10.05
Current: 2

1.69
10.05
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.90
CHL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. CHL: 0.90 )
CHL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 2.53
Current: 0.9

0.69
2.53
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
CHL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CHL: 0.90 )
CHL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 3.38
Current: 0.9

0.68
3.38
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.10
CHL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CHL: 2.10 )
CHL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.64
Current: 2.1

0.46
1.64
Price/Graham Number 1.10
CHL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
95% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CHL: 1.10 )
CHL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 4.57
Current: 1.1

0.88
4.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.40
CHL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
95% of the 967 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. CHL: 11.40 )
CHL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3   Max: 22.1
Current: 11.4

3
22.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.43
CHL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.92 vs. CHL: 12.43 )
CHL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 13.6   Max: 30.5
Current: 12.43

13.6
30.5

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Traded in other countries:K3PD.Singapore, 00941.Hongkong, CHLKF.USA, CTM.Germany, CTMA.Germany, CHL N.Mexico, CHL.Argentina, CHT.Switzerland,
China Mobile Ltd was incorporated under the laws of Hong Kong on September 3, 1997 as a limited liability company under the name 'China Telecom (Hong Kong) Limited'. The activities of the Company and its subsidiaries are the provision of mobile telecommunications and related services in Mainland China and in Hong Kong. The Company provides a range of mobile telecommunications services in 31 provinces, autonomous regions and directly-administered municipalities in Mainland China as well as in Hong Kong.
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