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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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.07
LFC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
63% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. LFC: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LFC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 9999.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.07
Equity to Asset 0.13
LFC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
69% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.09 vs. LFC: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LFC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.14 Max: 0.22
Current: 0.13
0.11
0.22
Interest Coverage 8.55
LFC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
65% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 14.17 vs. LFC: 8.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LFC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.08  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: 8.55
3.08
9999.99
F-Score: 5
WACC vs ROIC
11.09%
16.20%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 11.11
LFC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 8.73 vs. LFC: 11.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LFC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -7.69  Med: 8.11 Max: 23.51
Current: 11.11
-7.69
23.51
Net-margin (%) 8.57
LFC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 6.12 vs. LFC: 8.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LFC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.7  Med: 6.84 Max: 20.32
Current: 8.57
-7.7
20.32
ROE (%) 16.23
LFC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 9.92 vs. LFC: 16.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LFC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.36  Med: 12.67 Max: 22.53
Current: 16.23
5.36
22.53
ROA (%) 2.02
LFC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. LFC: 2.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LFC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.41  Med: 1.71 Max: 4.58
Current: 2.02
-2.41
4.58
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.90
LFC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 9.60 vs. LFC: 5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LFC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 6.60 Max: 42.3
Current: 5.9
0
42.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 26.80
LFC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 11.40 vs. LFC: 26.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LFC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 1.30 Max: 105.1
Current: 26.8
0
105.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 20.60
LFC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 14.90 vs. LFC: 20.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LFC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -1.50 Max: 72.3
Current: 20.6
0
72.3
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Guru Trades

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LFC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

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Q1 2015

LFC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 14.70
LFC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
70% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 13.20 vs. LFC: 14.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
LFC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.85  Med: 23.01 Max: 59.06
Current: 14.7
13.85
59.06
Forward P/E 55.56
LFC's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
69% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 11.49 vs. LFC: 55.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 15.50
LFC's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
73% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 13.10 vs. LFC: 15.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
LFC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 13.85  Med: 23.04 Max: 59.06
Current: 15.5
13.85
59.06
P/B 2.14
LFC's P/B is ranked lower than
83% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. LFC: 2.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LFC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.59  Med: 2.89 Max: 9.51
Current: 2.14
1.59
9.51
P/S 1.12
LFC's P/S is ranked lower than
73% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. LFC: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LFC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.86  Med: 1.69 Max: 10.01
Current: 1.12
0.86
10.01
PFCF 20.43
LFC's PFCF is ranked lower than
90% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 6.62 vs. LFC: 20.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LFC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.94  Med: 6.02 Max: 118.62
Current: 20.43
2.94
118.62
POCF 10.60
LFC's POCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 4.87 vs. LFC: 10.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LFC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.76  Med: 4.78 Max: 63.11
Current: 10.6
2.76
63.11
EV-to-EBIT 10.12
LFC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
58% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 9.08 vs. LFC: 10.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LFC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -6  Med: 16.00 Max: 160.7
Current: 10.12
-6
160.7
Shiller P/E 22.76
LFC's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
87% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 16.18 vs. LFC: 22.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LFC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.04  Med: 17.91 Max: 45.96
Current: 22.76
13.04
45.96
Days Sales Outstanding 15.83
LFC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 25.63 vs. LFC: 15.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LFC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 6.88  Med: 8.63 Max: 18.59
Current: 15.83
6.88
18.59

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.98
LFC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
65% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. LFC: 1.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
LFC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.28 Max: 3.32
Current: 1.98
0.2
3.32
Dividend Payout 0.25
LFC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
87% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. LFC: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
LFC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.77 Max: 2.27
Current: 0.25
0.34
2.27
Dividend growth (3y) -9.10
LFC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
81% of the 54 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. LFC: -9.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
LFC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 65.1
Current: -9.1
0
65.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.16
LFC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
123% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 5.35 vs. LFC: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
LFC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.75 Max: 1.95
Current: 1.16
0.12
1.95

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.14
LFC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
68% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. LFC: 2.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LFC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.6  Med: 2.87 Max: 7.97
Current: 2.14
1.6
7.97
Price/Projected FCF 0.57
LFC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 54 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. LFC: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LFC' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.53 Max: 1.39
Current: 0.57
0.28
1.39
Price/Median PS Value 0.74
LFC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. LFC: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LFC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.00 Max: 5.67
Current: 0.74
0.52
5.67
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.29
LFC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
71% of the 31 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. LFC: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
LFC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 2.10 Max: 21.24
Current: 1.29
0.71
21.24
Price/Graham Number 1.17
LFC's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
69% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. LFC: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
LFC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1  Med: 1.78 Max: 3.69
Current: 1.17
1
3.69
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 9.87
LFC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. LFC: 9.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LFC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 6.10 Max: 255.8
Current: 9.87
0.6
255.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 22.60
LFC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 16.36 vs. LFC: 22.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LFC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 1.7  Med: 13.30 Max: 53.2
Current: 22.6
1.7
53.2

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
EPS($) 0.19 0.22
EPS without NRI($) 0.19 0.22

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Life » Insurance - Life
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Traded in other countries:601628.China, 02628.Hongkong, CHL.Germany, LFC.Argentina, CILJF.USA, CLF.Germany, LFCN.Mexico,
China Life Insurance Co Ltd was formed on 30 June, 2003. The Company is a life insurance company in China. Its products and services include individual life insurance, group life insurance, and accident and health insurance. The Company is a provider of individual and group life insurance, annuity products and accident and health insurance in China. The Company operates in five operating segments: Individual life insurance business, Group life insurance business, Short-term insurance business, Supplementary major medical insurance business, and Other business. The Individual life insurance business relates to the sale of long-term insurance contracts and universal contracts which are mainly term life, whole life, endowment and annuity products, to individuals. The Group life insurance business relates to the sale of long-term insurance contracts and investment contracts, which are mainly term life, whole life and annuity products, to group entities. The Short-term insurance business relates to the sale of short-term insurance contracts, which are mainly the short-term accident and health insurance contracts. The Supplementary major medical insurance business relates to the sale of supplementary major medical insurance contracts to urban and rural residents. The Other businesses relate to income and allocated cost of insurance agency business in respect of the provision of services to CLIC.
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