Switch to:

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
91% of the 1037 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 990 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 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
88% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.57 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: 4.35
M-Score: -2.71
WACC vs ROIC
8.21%
22.52%
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 18.29
CHL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1037 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.66 vs. CHL: 18.29 )
CHL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 21.53   Max: 41.29
Current: 18.29

21.53
41.29
Net-margin (%) 17.03
CHL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1041 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. CHL: 17.03 )
CHL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 12.41   Max: 32
Current: 17.03

12.41
32
ROE (%) 13.17
CHL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 996 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.93 vs. CHL: 13.17 )
CHL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 9.33   Max: 28.67
Current: 13.17

9.33
28.67
ROA (%) 8.78
CHL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1047 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. CHL: 8.78 )
CHL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6.32   Max: 19
Current: 8.78

6.32
19
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.27
CHL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1039 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.31 vs. CHL: 19.27 )
CHL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 25.21   Max: 45.07
Current: 19.27

25.21
45.07
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.30
CHL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 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
86% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 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 736 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 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
» CHL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

» Details

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%)
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 2,113,150 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 57,000 sh (unchged)
Matthews China Fund 334,800 sh (-7.15%)
Sarah Ketterer 26,200 sh (-68.85%)
» More
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%)
» More
Q3 2014

CHL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 20,200 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 200,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 41,800 sh (New)
Dodge & Cox 4,970 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%)
» More
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 China Fund 302,700 sh (unchged)
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 2,653,701 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%)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CHL

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

No Entry found in the selected group of Gurus. You can
  • 1. Modify your Personalized List of Gurus, or
  • 2. Click on Premium Premium Tools above to check out all the Gurus, or
  • 3. Click on Premium Plus Premium Plus above for the stocks picks of all the institutional investment advisors (>4000)
» Interactive Charts

Peter Lynch Chart ( What is Peter Lynch Charts )

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.



Check out Mawer Canadian Equity Fund latest stock trades

Top Ranked Articles about China Mobile Ltd

Mawer Investment Management Comments on China Mobile
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. Read more...
Ken Fisher's Top Increases of the First Quarter
CEO and CIO of Fisher Investments, Ken Fisher, had a pretty busy first quarter. Fisher purchased a total of 57 new stocks. His first quarter portfolio holds 541 stocks and is valued at over $44.34 billion. The following five stocks represent the five companies where Fisher made the largest increase in holdings. Read more...

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 14.10
CHL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.50 vs. CHL: 14.10 )
CHL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.45   Max: 47.21
Current: 14.1

8.45
47.21
Forward P/E 78.13
CHL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 37.17 vs. CHL: 78.13 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 14.10
CHL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 34.80 vs. CHL: 14.10 )
CHL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.45   Max: 47.31
Current: 14.1

8.45
47.31
P/B 2.05
CHL's P/B is ranked higher than
80% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. CHL: 2.05 )
CHL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.29   Max: 9.73
Current: 2.05

1.29
9.73
P/S 2.76
CHL's P/S is ranked higher than
99% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. CHL: 2.76 )
CHL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.63   Max: 10.57
Current: 2.76

1.63
10.57
PFCF 20.07
CHL's PFCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 55.88 vs. CHL: 20.07 )
CHL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.18   Max: 43.19
Current: 20.07

10.18
43.19
POCF 7.63
CHL's POCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.96 vs. CHL: 7.63 )
CHL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.57   Max: 20.89
Current: 7.63

4.57
20.89
EV-to-EBIT 9.59
CHL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
95% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.89 vs. CHL: 9.59 )
CHL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 33.6
Current: 9.59

4.5
33.6
PEG 2.10
CHL's PEG is ranked higher than
94% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CHL: 2.10 )
CHL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 2.39
Current: 2.1

0.41
2.39
Shiller P/E 14.47
CHL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 77.20 vs. CHL: 14.47 )
CHL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.66   Max: 69.46
Current: 14.47

8.66
69.46
Current Ratio 1.26
CHL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 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
82% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 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 27.78
CHL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
80% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.26 vs. CHL: 27.78 )
CHL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 3.65   Max: 76.24
Current: 27.78

3.65
76.24
Days Sales Outstanding 9.33
CHL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
98% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 57.32 vs. CHL: 9.33 )
CHL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 5.19   Max: 68.99
Current: 9.33

5.19
68.99

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.71
CHL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
53% of the 740 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. CHL: 2.71 )
CHL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.52   Max: 5.43
Current: 2.71

1.52
5.43
Dividend Payout 0.46
CHL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
100% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 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
87% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 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) 5.94
CHL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
76% of the 747 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. CHL: 5.94 )
CHL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.35   Max: 11.96
Current: 5.94

3.35
11.96

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 41.15
CHL's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
95% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CHL: 41.15 )
CHL' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 19.66   Max: 203.16
Current: 41.15

19.66
203.16
Price/Net Current Asset Value 19.19
CHL's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CHL: 19.19 )
CHL' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 12.36   Max: 145.16
Current: 19.19

12.36
145.16
Price/Tangible Book 2.14
CHL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
88% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. CHL: 2.14 )
CHL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.69   Max: 10.05
Current: 2.14

1.69
10.05
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.93
CHL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. CHL: 0.93 )
CHL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 2.53
Current: 0.93

0.69
2.53
Price/Median PS Value 0.93
CHL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CHL: 0.93 )
CHL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 3.39
Current: 0.93

0.69
3.39
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.20
CHL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CHL: 2.20 )
CHL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.64
Current: 2.2

0.46
1.64
Price/Graham Number 1.18
CHL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
94% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CHL: 1.18 )
CHL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 4.57
Current: 1.18

0.88
4.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.40
CHL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. CHL: 10.40 )
CHL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3   Max: 22.1
Current: 10.4

3
22.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.99
CHL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.15 vs. CHL: 11.99 )
CHL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 13.3   Max: 30.5
Current: 11.99

13.3
30.5

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, 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.
» More Articles for CHL

Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Microsoft Has a Positive Outlook Apr 10 2015 
What Are The Smart Picks In The Technology Sector? Apr 01 2015 
ETFs To Invest In With Good As Well As Safe Returns Mar 05 2015 
Why Investing in Audience for the Long Run Is a Good Idea Feb 26 2015 
Will Nokia Finally Reward Investors in 2015? Feb 24 2015 
Three Factors That Will Fuel Apple’s Success Run In 2015 Feb 19 2015 
Why ALcatel-Lucent is a Better Investment than Cisco Jan 26 2015 
Causeway International Value Fund Q4 2014 Commentary Jan 20 2015 
Analysts are Bullish on Apple Heading into 2015 Dec 24 2014 
Brandes International Equity Fund Q3 Commentary Dec 23 2014 


More From Other Websites
China Mobile Jumps On Q1 Beat, Robust 4G Subscriber And Data Growth Apr 20 2015
Stock Pops & Drops: HAS, KORS, SPLK & CHL Apr 20 2015
Announcement with respect to Unaudited Key Performance Indicators for the First Quarter of 2015 Apr 20 2015
China Unicom Has 80% Upside: Credit Suisse Apr 19 2015
Research and Markets: Global and Chinese Mobile Cone Crusher Industry 2015 - Analysis of Mobile Cone... Apr 17 2015
Research and Markets: Global and Chinese Mobile Screening Crusher Industry 2015 - Manufacturing... Apr 17 2015
Telecom Stock Roundup: Net Neutrality War On, AT&T Fined for Flouting Privacy Norms - Analyst Blog Apr 16 2015
Is It Time To Bet On Chinese Telecoms? Apr 16 2015
S&P 500’s slow-motion breakout attempt remains in play Apr 14 2015
Telecom Stock Roundup: Comcast to Deploy 2 Gbps Broadband, Orange to Vend Dailymotion - Analyst Blog Apr 09 2015
How to play China's rally Apr 08 2015
China Unicom Hit by Stiff Competition, Weak Fundamentals - Analyst Blog Apr 08 2015
Soc Gen downgrades Apple Apr 08 2015
Research and Markets: Global Mobile Jaw Crusher Industry Research Report 2015-2020 with Focus on the... Apr 08 2015
Notice of the Annual General Meeting Apr 08 2015
Apple Just Dethroned Xiaomi As The Top Smartphone Maker In China Apr 06 2015
Brean Capital: We Still Like Skyworks; Apple, Chinese Carriers Should Drive Demand For Its Products Apr 03 2015
Apple iPhone Seizes Sales Lead in China — Kantar Apr 03 2015
These Analysts Spoke With Chinese Handset Suppliers...And Found 3 Things Apr 02 2015
Telecom Stock Roundup: Cable TV Consolidation Continues, BlackBerry Posts Mixed Q4 - Analyst Blog Apr 02 2015

Personalized Checklist

Checklist has been moved to "Checklist" tab.

Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
FEEDBACK