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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
91% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 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
92% of the 900 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
91% of the 633 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 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: 4.05
M-Score: -2.71
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 (%) 19.42
CHL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.89 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 940 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.41 vs. CHL: 17.85 )
CHL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 12.41   Max: 32
Current: 17.85

12.41
32
ROE (%) 14.71
CHL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.21 vs. CHL: 14.71 )
CHL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 9.33   Max: 28.67
Current: 14.71

9.33
28.67
ROA (%) 9.89
CHL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 vs. CHL: 9.89 )
CHL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6.32   Max: 18.87
Current: 9.89

6.32
18.87
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 23.08
CHL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.42 vs. CHL: 23.08 )
CHL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 25.24   Max: 45.07
Current: 23.08

25.24
45.07
Revenue Growth (%) 12.10
CHL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 842 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. CHL: 12.10 )
CHL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 11.6   Max: 43
Current: 12.1

11.6
43
EBITDA Growth (%) 5.10
CHL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 757 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. CHL: 5.10 )
CHL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 51.8
Current: 5.1

5.1
51.8
EPS Growth (%) 3.30
CHL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. CHL: 3.30 )
CHL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 62.1
Current: 3.3

3.3
62.1
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

CHL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 234,700 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 100,083 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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Q1 2014

CHL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Hussman 100,000 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 159,900 sh (+787.3%)
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%)
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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%)
Mario Gabelli 57,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 100,000 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)
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%)
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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%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Hussman 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.37%$49.11 - $64.91 $ 61.978%0
Charles Brandes 2014-09-30 Reduce -14.22%0.21%$49.11 - $64.91 $ 61.978%2177605
Dodge & Cox 2014-09-30 New Buy$49.11 - $64.91 $ 61.978%4970
Charles Brandes 2014-03-31 Add 75.13%0.6%$41.55 - $52.29 $ 61.9730%2421433
John Hussman 2014-03-31 New Buy0.34%$41.55 - $52.29 $ 61.9730%100000
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 58.18%0.17%$41.55 - $52.29 $ 61.9730%131783
John Rogers 2014-03-31 Add 41.78%0.05%$41.55 - $52.29 $ 61.9730%319096
Ken Fisher 2014-03-31 Add 787.3%0.01%$41.55 - $52.29 $ 61.9730%159900
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -28.95%0.17%$51.63 - $56.5 $ 61.9717%83313
Charles Brandes 2013-12-31 Add 19.33%0.14%$51.63 - $56.5 $ 61.9717%1382617
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.12%$51.63 - $56.5 $ 61.9717%100083
John Rogers 2013-12-31 Add 88.6%0.07%$51.63 - $56.5 $ 61.9717%225067
Ken Fisher 2013-12-31 Reduce -71.81%0.01%$51.63 - $56.5 $ 61.9717%18021
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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) 12.50
CHL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.10 vs. CHL: 12.50 )
CHL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.41   Max: 46.84
Current: 12.5

8.41
46.84
P/B 1.90
CHL's P/B is ranked higher than
86% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. CHL: 1.90 )
CHL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.28   Max: 9.66
Current: 1.9

1.28
9.66
P/S 2.40
CHL's P/S is ranked higher than
74% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. CHL: 2.40 )
CHL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.62   Max: 10.49
Current: 2.4

1.62
10.49
PFCF 17.80
CHL's PFCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 70.44 vs. CHL: 17.80 )
CHL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.38   Max: 42.83
Current: 17.8

9.38
42.83
EV-to-EBIT 8.27
CHL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
95% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.10 vs. CHL: 8.27 )
CHL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 33.3
Current: 8.27

4.5
33.3
PEG 1.95
CHL's PEG is ranked higher than
93% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CHL: 1.95 )
CHL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 2.35
Current: 1.95

0.27
2.35
Shiller P/E 12.80
CHL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
95% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 40.38 vs. CHL: 12.80 )
CHL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.6   Max: 69.15
Current: 12.8

8.6
69.15
Current Ratio 1.26
CHL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 923 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
82% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. CHL: 1.23 )
CHL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 6.91
Current: 1.23

0.79
6.91

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.00
CHL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
51% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. CHL: 3.00 )
CHL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 5.45
Current: 3

1.53
5.45
Dividend Payout 0.42
CHL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
100% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. CHL: 0.42 )
CHL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.46
Current: 0.42

0.22
0.46
Dividend growth (3y) 6.00
CHL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
87% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. CHL: 6.00 )
CHL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 33.6
Current: 6

0
33.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.01
CHL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
63% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. CHL: 4.01 )
CHL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.12   Max: 7.54
Current: 4.01

2.12
7.54

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 36.50
CHL's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
95% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CHL: 36.50 )
CHL' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 19.62   Max: 197.95
Current: 36.5

19.62
197.95
Price/Net Current Asset Value 26.75
CHL's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CHL: 26.75 )
CHL' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 16.81   Max: 444.84
Current: 26.75

16.81
444.84
Price/Tangible Book 2.01
CHL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
91% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.47 vs. CHL: 2.01 )
CHL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 10.05
Current: 2.01

1.68
10.05
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.82
CHL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. CHL: 0.82 )
CHL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 2.5
Current: 0.82

0.69
2.5
Price/Median PS Value 0.82
CHL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. CHL: 0.82 )
CHL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 3.41
Current: 0.82

0.69
3.41
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.96
CHL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CHL: 1.96 )
CHL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.64
Current: 1.96

0.46
1.64
Price/Graham Number 1.05
CHL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
95% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CHL: 1.05 )
CHL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 4.57
Current: 1.05

0.88
4.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 12.10
CHL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
95% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. CHL: 12.10 )
CHL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3   Max: 22.2
Current: 12.1

3
22.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.63
CHL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.09 vs. CHL: 11.63 )
CHL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 14.1   Max: 45.5
Current: 11.63

14.1
45.5

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
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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