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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 : 4/10

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Interest Coverage 229.34
CHL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
86% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.21 vs. CHL: 229.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CHL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: 229.34
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 : 4/10

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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-03-17)


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

CHL Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 492,300 sh (+90.30%)
Sarah Ketterer 1,396,166 sh (+20.75%)
John Rogers 449,969 sh (+12.66%)
Charles Brandes 1,710,802 sh (+11.28%)
Mario Gabelli 57,000 sh (unchged)
Matthews China Fund 302,700 sh (unchged)
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 2,653,701 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 6,470 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 84,039 sh (-7.59%)
David Dreman 55,657 sh (-11.76%)
Jeremy Grantham 308,242 sh (-56.72%)
Ken Fisher 9,517 sh (-88.92%)
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Q3 2015

CHL Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Sarah Ketterer 2,455,418 sh (+75.87%)
Jeremy Grantham 465,342 sh (+50.97%)
John Rogers 455,214 sh (+1.17%)
Charles Brandes 1,714,097 sh (+0.19%)
Dodge & Cox 6,470 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 57,000 sh (unchged)
Matthews China Fund Sold Out
Ken Fisher 8,307 sh (-12.71%)
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 2,215,026 sh (-16.53%)
Jim Simons 380,000 sh (-22.81%)
Joel Greenblatt 52,708 sh (-37.28%)
David Dreman 17,169 sh (-69.15%)
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Q4 2015

CHL Guru Trades in Q4 2015

John Burbank 80,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 829,200 sh (+118.21%)
John Rogers 558,585 sh (+22.71%)
Joel Greenblatt 52,875 sh (+0.32%)
Mario Gabelli 57,000 sh (unchged)
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 2,215,026 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 464,742 sh (-0.13%)
Ken Fisher 8,280 sh (-0.33%)
Charles Brandes 1,664,918 sh (-2.87%)
Sarah Ketterer 2,102,209 sh (-14.38%)
Dodge & Cox 3,870 sh (-40.19%)
David Dreman 907 sh (-94.72%)
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Q1 2016

CHL Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Ken Fisher 63,787 sh (+670.37%)
Jim Simons 1,736,500 sh (+109.42%)
Jeremy Grantham 822,942 sh (+77.08%)
David Dreman 1,345 sh (+48.29%)
John Rogers 667,928 sh (+19.57%)
Joel Greenblatt 53,063 sh (+0.36%)
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 2,215,026 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 57,000 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox Sold Out
Charles Brandes 1,661,428 sh (-0.21%)
Sarah Ketterer 1,973,989 sh (-6.10%)
John Burbank 50,000 sh (-37.50%)
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Traded in other countries:CHL.Argentina, CTM.Germany, 00941.Hongkong, CHLN.Mexico, K3PD.Singapore, CHT.Switzerland, 0QZT.UK, CHLKF.USA,
China Mobile Ltd provides cellular telecommunications and related services in the People's Republic of China and Hong Kong SAR. It offers voice services, voice value-added services & telecommunications network planning.

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.

Guru Investment Theses on China Mobile Ltd

John Rogers Comments on China Mobile Ltd. - Jan 22, 2016

Chinese telecommunications giant China Mobile Ltd. (NYSE:CHL) slipped -4.91%1 amidst broad weakness in Chinese equites and due to concerns over its own slowing customer growth. We think the company’s fundamentals remain solid, so we have been adding to our position.

From John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio)' fourth quarter 2015 Ariel Global Fund Commentary.

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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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Top Ranked Articles about China Mobile Ltd

John Rogers Comments on China Mobile Ltd. Guru stock highlight
Chinese telecommunications giant China Mobile Ltd. (NYSE:CHL) slipped -4.91%1 amidst broad weakness in Chinese equites and due to concerns over its own slowing customer growth. We think the company’s fundamentals remain solid, so we have been adding to our position. Read more...
Telecom JV Makes China Mobile a Deep Value Buy China Mobile’s share price is set to get a 25% boost
The Chinese telecom sector is finding different ways to enhance efficiency and save costs. A state backed joint venture between the three telecom companies created China Tower, which will own and operate cell towers on behalf of China Mobile (NYSE:CHL), China Unicom (NYSE:CHU) and China Telecom (NYSE:CHA). All the three companies are sharing a tower asset pool of around $16.3 billion. Read more...

Ratios

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Forward P/E 16.26
CHL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
60% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.76 vs. CHL: 16.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
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Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.81
CHL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
61% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. CHL: 2.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CHL' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 2.82
Current: 2.81
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Dividend Payout 0.45
CHL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
68% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. CHL: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CHL' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: 0.45
Forward Dividend Yield 2.45
CHL's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
71% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. CHL: 2.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
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Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.81
CHL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
69% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.55 vs. CHL: 2.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CHL' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 2.82
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Valuation & Return

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More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $105,709
EPS (TTM) $ 4.19
Beta0.45
Short Percentage of Float0.02%
52-Week Range $50.12 - 66.15
Shares Outstanding (Mil)4,095.10

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 107,107 110,144
EPS ($) 3.92 4.21
EPS w/o NRI ($) 3.92 4.21
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
6.13%
Dividends Per Share ($) 1.63 1.81

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