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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 14.05
CHL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
86% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. CHL: 14.05 )
CHL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 14.05
Current: 14.05

0.73
14.05
Equity to Asset 0.69
CHL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
91% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. CHL: 0.69 )
CHL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 0.84
Current: 0.69

0.54
0.84
Interest Coverage 385.95
CHL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
90% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.26 vs. CHL: 385.95 )
CHL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 23.59   Max: 385.95
Current: 385.95

23.59
385.95
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.99
M-Score: -3.19
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 26.86
CHL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.85 vs. CHL: 26.86 )
CHL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 26.86   Max: 41.29
Current: 26.86

26.86
41.29
Net-margin (%) 23.07
CHL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. CHL: 23.07 )
CHL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 12.41   Max: 32
Current: 23.07

12.41
32
ROE (%) 17.87
CHL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.18 vs. CHL: 17.87 )
CHL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 8.39   Max: 25.6
Current: 17.87

8.39
25.6
ROA (%) 12.29
CHL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. CHL: 12.29 )
CHL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 5.48   Max: 17.11
Current: 12.29

5.48
17.11
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 30.97
CHL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.49 vs. CHL: 30.97 )
CHL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 22.53   Max: 40.73
Current: 30.97

22.53
40.73
Revenue Growth (%) 10.70
CHL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. CHL: 10.70 )
CHL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 10.7   Max: 43
Current: 10.7

10.7
43
EBITDA Growth (%) 8.30
CHL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. CHL: 8.30 )
CHL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 8.3   Max: 51.8
Current: 8.3

8.3
51.8
EPS Growth (%) 7.10
CHL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. CHL: 7.10 )
CHL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 62.1
Current: 7.1

6.7
62.1
» CHL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CHL Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 548,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 8,235 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 7,321 sh (New)
John Rogers 7,069 sh (+25.25%)
David Dreman 98,068 sh (+12.24%)
Charles Brandes 177,851 sh (+8.6%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,107,352 sh (+0.07%)
Mario Gabelli 57,000 sh (unchged)
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 2,063,150 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Ken Fisher 3,797,779 sh (-0.68%)
Sarah Ketterer 181,400 sh (-2.94%)
Matthews China Fund 466,100 sh (-4.55%)
John Hussman 418,000 sh (-16.4%)
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Q2 2013

CHL Guru Trades in Q2 2013

John Rogers 33,993 sh (+380.87%)
Charles Brandes 420,222 sh (+136.28%)
Sarah Ketterer 287,100 sh (+58.27%)
David Dreman 110,534 sh (+12.71%)
Ken Fisher 3,827,916 sh (+0.79%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,112,052 sh (+0.42%)
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 2,063,150 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 57,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 531,100 sh (-3.08%)
Matthews China Fund 426,200 sh (-8.56%)
John Hussman 121,000 sh (-71.05%)
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Q3 2013

CHL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Caxton Associates 9,800 sh (New)
John Rogers 119,333 sh (+251.05%)
Charles Brandes 1,158,607 sh (+175.71%)
Sarah Ketterer 340,800 sh (+18.7%)
David Dreman 117,260 sh (+6.09%)
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 2,063,150 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 57,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Matthews China Fund 391,400 sh (-8.17%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,014,052 sh (-8.81%)
Ken Fisher 63,935 sh (-98.33%)
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Q4 2013

CHL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 100,083 sh (New)
Jim Simons 234,700 sh (New)
John Rogers 225,067 sh (+88.6%)
Charles Brandes 1,382,617 sh (+19.33%)
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 2,113,150 sh (+2.42%)
Mario Gabelli 57,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Matthews China Fund 360,600 sh (-7.87%)
Jeremy Grantham 739,152 sh (-27.11%)
David Dreman 83,313 sh (-28.95%)
Ken Fisher 18,021 sh (-71.81%)
Sarah Ketterer 84,100 sh (-75.32%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CHL

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -28.95%0.17%$51.63 - $56.5 $ 46.9-12%83313
Charles Brandes 2013-12-31 Add 19.33%0.14%$51.63 - $56.5 $ 46.9-12%1382617
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.12%$51.63 - $56.5 $ 46.9-12%100083
Charles Brandes 2013-09-30 Add 175.71%0.54%$51.03 - $57.4 $ 46.9-13%1158607
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.29%$51.03 - $57.4 $ 46.9-13%0
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Reduce -71.05%0.58%$47.74 - $55.93 $ 46.9-11%121000
Charles Brandes 2013-06-30 Add 136.28%0.16%$47.74 - $55.93 $ 46.9-11%420222
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$47.74 - $55.93 $ 46.9-11%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.02%$52.2 - $59.53 $ 46.9-15%8235
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.0042%$52.2 - $59.53 $ 46.9-15%0
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 9.10
CHL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
91% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. CHL: 9.10 )
CHL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.14   Max: 46.84
Current: 9.1

8.14
46.84
P/B 1.60
CHL's P/B is ranked higher than
78% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. CHL: 1.60 )
CHL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.44   Max: 9.66
Current: 1.6

1.44
9.66
P/S 2.00
CHL's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. CHL: 2.00 )
CHL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.88   Max: 10.47
Current: 2

1.88
10.47
PFCF 11.20
CHL's PFCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.86 vs. CHL: 11.20 )
CHL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.38   Max: 42.71
Current: 11.2

9.38
42.71
EV-to-EBIT 5.20
CHL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
95% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.25 vs. CHL: 5.20 )
CHL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 33.3
Current: 5.2

4.5
33.3
PEG 1.10
CHL's PEG is ranked higher than
81% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. CHL: 1.10 )
CHL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 2.53
Current: 1.1

0.28
2.53
Shiller P/E 10.50
CHL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.99 vs. CHL: 10.50 )
CHL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.31   Max: 69.46
Current: 10.5

9.31
69.46

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 4.30
CHL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
72% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. CHL: 4.30 )
CHL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 5.35
Current: 4.3

1.53
5.35
Dividend Payout 0.39
CHL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
80% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. CHL: 0.39 )
CHL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.44
Current: 0.39

0.22
0.44
Dividend growth (3y) 7.80
CHL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
90% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. CHL: 7.80 )
CHL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 33.6
Current: 7.8

0
33.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 11.86
CHL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
91% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. CHL: 11.86 )
CHL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 4.22   Max: 14.76
Current: 11.86

4.22
14.76

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 15.80
CHL's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
51% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.10 vs. CHL: 15.80 )
CHL' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 19.62   Max: 197.95
Current: 15.8

19.62
197.95
Price/Net Current Asset Value 12.60
CHL's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.90 vs. CHL: 12.60 )
CHL' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 15.61   Max: 320.7
Current: 12.6

15.61
320.7
Price/Tangible Book 1.70
CHL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
80% of the 506 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. CHL: 1.70 )
CHL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.03   Max: 10.05
Current: 1.7

2.03
10.05
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.60
CHL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. CHL: 0.60 )
CHL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 2.5
Current: 0.6

0.73
2.5
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
CHL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 736 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CHL: 0.70 )
CHL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 3.34
Current: 0.7

0.79
3.34
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.10
CHL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CHL: 1.10 )
CHL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.39
Current: 1.1

0.46
1.39
Price/Graham Number 0.80
CHL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
92% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. CHL: 0.80 )
CHL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 4.57
Current: 0.8

0.94
4.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 19.30
CHL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
95% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. CHL: 19.30 )
CHL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3   Max: 22.2
Current: 19.3

3
22.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.66
CHL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
88% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.96 vs. CHL: 14.66 )
CHL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 11.4   Max: 43.3
Current: 14.66

11.4
43.3

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
Compare:CHU, VOD, T, VZ, AMOV » details
Traded in other countries:K3PD.Singapore, 00941.Hongkong, CHLKF.USA, CTM.Germany, CTMA.Germany
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 Company completed its initial public offering in October 1997. It changed its name to 'China Mobile (Hong Kong) Limited' on June 28, 2000 and to 'China Mobile Limited' on May 29, 2006. The Company provides a range of mobile telecommunications services in all 31 provinces, autonomous regions and directly-administered municipalities in Mainland China as well as in Hong Kong. It offers mobile telecommunications services mainly using the Global System for Mobile Communications, or GSM, standard. GSM is a pan-European mobile telecommunications system based on digital transmission and mobile telecommunications network architecture with roaming capabilities. The Company's GSM networks reach virtually all cities and counties and major roads and highways, as well as a substantial part of rural areas, throughout Mainland China and, through the network of Hong Kong Mobile, a substantial part of Hong Kong. Its businesses mainly consist of voice business and value-added business. Its voice business focuses on enabling its subscribers make and receive calls with a mobile phone at any point within the coverage area of its mobile telecommunications networks. The services include local calls, domestic long distance calls, international long distance calls, intra-provincial roaming, inter-provincial roaming and international roaming. The Company's value-added business includes voice value-added services, short message services, or SMS, and non-SMS data business. Its voice value-added services mainly include caller identity display, caller restrictions, call waiting, call forwarding, call holding, voice mail, conference calls and others services. The Company's SMS mainly includes subscriber-to-subscriber messages, 'Monternet'-based short messages and others. Its non-SMS data business mainly includes 'Color Ring', wireless application protocol, or WAP, multimedia messaging service, or MMS, Wireless Music, Mobile Paper, 'Fetion', '139 Mailbox', Mobile Gaming, Mobile Video, Mobile Map and Mobile e-Commerce services. Starting from January 7, 2009, the Company also offers mobile telecommunications services using the TD-SCDMA standard. It operates its 3G business based on a core mobile telecommunications network that is shared by both its 2G and 3G businesses and TD-SCDMA wireless network capacity leased from CMCC. The Company offers its services through an extensive network of proprietary sales outlets and retail outlets. In addition to providing retail sales and network connection services, most of its proprietary sales outlets also offer differentiated services to subscribers under different service brands, including billing information and payment collection, services consultation, handset repair and other customer services. Furthermore, most of its proprietary sales outlets provid

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