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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 13.59
CHL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
76% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. CHL: 13.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CHL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.73  Med: 4.18 Max: 83.04
Current: 13.59
0.73
83.04
Equity to Asset 0.66
CHL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
82% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. CHL: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CHL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.66 Max: 0.84
Current: 0.66
0.54
0.84
Interest Coverage 514.62
CHL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
73% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.03 vs. CHL: 514.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CHL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 23.59  Med: 57.82 Max: 514.62
Current: 514.62
23.59
514.62
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.66
M-Score: -2.70
WACC vs ROIC
8.79%
17.40%
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 (%) 18.29
CHL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.26 vs. CHL: 18.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CHL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 18.29  Med: 31.82 Max: 41.29
Current: 18.29
18.29
41.29
Net-margin (%) 17.03
CHL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. CHL: 17.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CHL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 12.41  Med: 24.12 Max: 32
Current: 17.03
12.41
32
ROE (%) 13.17
CHL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.78 vs. CHL: 13.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CHL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 9.33  Med: 21.00 Max: 28.67
Current: 13.17
9.33
28.67
ROA (%) 8.78
CHL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. CHL: 8.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CHL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6.32  Med: 14.18 Max: 19.03
Current: 8.78
6.32
19.03
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 23.45
CHL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.59 vs. CHL: 23.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CHL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 17.51  Med: 37.68 Max: 56.13
Current: 23.45
17.51
56.13
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.30
CHL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. CHL: 7.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CHL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 7.3  Med: 22.10 Max: 43
Current: 7.3
7.3
43
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -0.10
CHL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. CHL: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CHL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.1  Med: 19.50 Max: 51.8
Current: -0.1
-0.1
51.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -4.10
CHL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. CHL: -4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CHL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.1  Med: 17.30 Max: 62.2
Current: -4.1
-4.1
62.2
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

CHL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Dodge & Cox 4,970 sh (New)
Jim Simons 20,200 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 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%)
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Q1 2015

CHL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Steven Cohen 153,700 sh (New)
John Burbank 175,000 sh (New)
Sarah Ketterer 1,156,275 sh (+36.11%)
Matthews China Fund 302,700 sh (unchged)
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 2,653,701 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 90,942 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 57,000 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 6,470 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
John Rogers 399,397 sh (-0.35%)
Jim Simons 258,700 sh (-10.20%)
Jeremy Grantham 712,242 sh (-15.66%)
Charles Brandes 1,537,358 sh (-26.85%)
David Dreman 63,077 sh (-32.02%)
Ken Fisher 85,896 sh (-44.88%)
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Q2 2015

CHL Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ken Fisher 9,517 sh (-88.92%)
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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) 14.50
CHL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.40 vs. CHL: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CHL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.45  Med: 12.30 Max: 47.21
Current: 14.5
8.45
47.21
Forward P/E 13.72
CHL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
63% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.18 vs. CHL: 13.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 14.90
CHL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
70% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.30 vs. CHL: 14.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CHL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.45  Med: 12.30 Max: 47.16
Current: 14.9
8.45
47.16
P/B 1.86
CHL's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. CHL: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CHL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.29  Med: 2.49 Max: 9.73
Current: 1.86
1.29
9.73
P/S 2.48
CHL's P/S is ranked lower than
69% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. CHL: 2.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CHL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.63  Med: 2.95 Max: 10.55
Current: 2.48
1.63
10.55
PFCF 39.48
CHL's PFCF is ranked lower than
81% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.51 vs. CHL: 39.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CHL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.18  Med: 14.99 Max: 46.6
Current: 39.48
10.18
46.6
POCF 7.52
CHL's POCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.16 vs. CHL: 7.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CHL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.57  Med: 6.51 Max: 20.87
Current: 7.52
4.57
20.87
EV-to-EBIT 10.40
CHL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.69 vs. CHL: 10.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CHL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.5  Med: 8.20 Max: 33.5
Current: 10.4
4.5
33.5
PEG 3.47
CHL's PEG is ranked lower than
64% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. CHL: 3.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CHL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.00 Max: 6.29
Current: 3.47
0.41
6.29
Shiller P/E 13.09
CHL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
68% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.70 vs. CHL: 13.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CHL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.61  Med: 17.74 Max: 69.46
Current: 13.09
8.61
69.46
Current Ratio 1.11
CHL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. CHL: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CHL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.30 Max: 6.92
Current: 1.11
0.82
6.92
Quick Ratio 1.08
CHL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. CHL: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CHL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.27 Max: 6.91
Current: 1.08
0.79
6.91
Days Inventory 27.78
CHL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
69% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.68 vs. CHL: 27.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CHL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 3.65  Med: 45.53 Max: 78.22
Current: 27.78
3.65
78.22
Days Sales Outstanding 9.33
CHL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
94% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.75 vs. CHL: 9.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CHL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 5.19  Med: 9.61 Max: 68.99
Current: 9.33
5.19
68.99

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.87
CHL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
59% of the 675 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. CHL: 2.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CHL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.52  Med: 3.77 Max: 5.43
Current: 2.87
1.52
5.43
Dividend Payout 0.45
CHL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
100% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. CHL: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CHL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.43 Max: 0.47
Current: 0.45
0.22
0.47
Dividend growth (3y) -0.70
CHL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
56% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. CHL: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
CHL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 33.6
Current: -0.7
0
33.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.46
CHL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
57% of the 675 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.41 vs. CHL: 3.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CHL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.83  Med: 4.54 Max: 6.54
Current: 3.46
1.83
6.54
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
CHL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
64% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. CHL: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
CHL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.1  Med: -0.80 Max: -16.8
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 41.62
CHL's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
93% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.54 vs. CHL: 41.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
CHL' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 12.36  Med: 33.43 Max: 145.16
Current: 41.62
12.36
145.16
Price/Tangible Book 1.91
CHL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
62% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. CHL: 1.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CHL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.69  Med: 2.85 Max: 10.05
Current: 1.91
1.69
10.05
Price/Projected FCF 0.89
CHL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. CHL: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CHL' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.7  Med: 0.97 Max: 2.53
Current: 0.89
0.7
2.53
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.79
CHL's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
80% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. CHL: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.83
CHL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. CHL: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CHL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.00 Max: 3.41
Current: 0.83
0.69
3.41
Price/Graham Number 1.10
CHL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
71% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. CHL: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CHL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.88  Med: 1.24 Max: 4.57
Current: 1.1
0.88
4.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 9.56
CHL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. CHL: 9.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CHL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3  Med: 12.15 Max: 22.1
Current: 9.56
3
22.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 8.19
CHL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.68 vs. CHL: 8.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CHL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 8.7  Med: 23.10 Max: 30.5
Current: 8.19
8.7
30.5

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Traded in other countries:00941.Hongkong, CHL N.Mexico, K3PD.Singapore, CTM.Germany, CHL.Argentina, CHLKF.USA, CHT.Switzerland, 0QZT.UK, 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 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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