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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.53
LFC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
64% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 vs. LFC: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LFC' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 9999.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.53
Equity to Asset 0.12
LFC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.09 vs. LFC: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LFC' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.13 Max: 0.22
Current: 0.12
0.11
0.22
Interest Coverage N/A
LFC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
86% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 12.84 vs. LFC: N/A )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LFC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.08  Med: 75.02 Max: 9999.99
Current: N/A
3.08
9999.99
F-Score: 3
WACC vs ROIC
10.10%
9.25%
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 (%) 6.73
LFC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 8.91 vs. LFC: 6.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LFC' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.13  Med: 9.67 Max: 23.51
Current: 6.73
2.13
23.51
Net-margin (%) 5.20
LFC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. LFC: 5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LFC' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.98  Med: 8.02 Max: 20.41
Current: 5.2
2.98
20.41
ROE (%) 8.94
LFC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 9.59 vs. LFC: 8.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LFC' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.36  Med: 12.11 Max: 22.53
Current: 8.94
5.36
22.53
ROA (%) 1.15
LFC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. LFC: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LFC' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.87 Max: 4.6
Current: 1.15
0.64
4.6
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 11.00
LFC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. LFC: 11.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LFC' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 11.00 Max: 32.9
Current: 11
0
32.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 50.00
LFC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 8.90 vs. LFC: 50.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LFC' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 2.90 Max: 67.3
Current: 50
0
67.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 46.30
LFC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. LFC: 46.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LFC' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 5.45 Max: 72.3
Current: 46.3
0
72.3
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Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Life » Insurance - Life
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Traded in other countries:LFC.Argentina, 601628.China, CHL.Germany, 02628.Hongkong, LFCN.Mexico, CILJF.USA,
China Life Insurance Co Ltd provides life insurance services. Its products and services include individual life insurance, group life insurance, and accident and health insurance.

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 four operating segments: Life insurance business, Health insurance business, Accident insurance business and Other business. Life insurance business relates primarily to the sale of life insurance policies, including those life insurance policies without significant insurance risk transferred. Health insurance business relates primarily to the sale of health insurance policies, including those health insurance policies without significant insurance risk transferred. Accident insurance business relates primarily to the sale of accident insurance policies. Other businesses relate primarily to income and allocated cost of insurance agency business in respect of services to CLIC.

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 21.29
LFC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
85% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 11.56 vs. LFC: 21.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
LFC' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.85  Med: 22.48 Max: 59.06
Current: 21.29
13.85
59.06
Forward P/E 15.85
LFC's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
85% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 11.66 vs. LFC: 15.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.29
LFC's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
81% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 12.20 vs. LFC: 21.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
LFC' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.85  Med: 22.48 Max: 59.06
Current: 21.29
13.85
59.06
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 23.47
LFC's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
89% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 11.68 vs. LFC: 23.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
LFC' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.38  Med: 24.60 Max: 80.77
Current: 23.47
15.38
80.77
P/B 1.86
LFC's P/B is ranked lower than
76% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. LFC: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LFC' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.58  Med: 2.74 Max: 9.51
Current: 1.86
1.58
9.51
P/S 1.10
LFC's P/S is ranked lower than
56% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. LFC: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LFC' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.86  Med: 1.59 Max: 9.98
Current: 1.1
0.86
9.98
EV-to-EBIT 13.03
LFC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
76% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 9.01 vs. LFC: 13.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LFC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.7  Med: 13.95 Max: 68.8
Current: 13.03
-4.7
68.8
EV-to-EBITDA 13.03
LFC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
79% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 8.21 vs. LFC: 13.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LFC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.7  Med: 13.95 Max: 68.8
Current: 13.03
-4.7
68.8
PEG 1.69
LFC's PEG is ranked lower than
67% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. LFC: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
LFC' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.40 Max: 19.53
Current: 1.69
0.53
19.53
Shiller P/E 19.30
LFC's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
73% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 14.98 vs. LFC: 19.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LFC' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.2  Med: 21.05 Max: 41.48
Current: 19.3
14.2
41.48

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.18
LFC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
75% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. LFC: 3.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
LFC' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.34 Max: 3.32
Current: 3.18
0.2
3.32
Dividend Payout 0.42
LFC's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
61% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. LFC: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
LFC' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.77 Max: 2.25
Current: 0.42
0.34
2.25
Dividend Growth (3y) 20.30
LFC's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
74% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 13.00 vs. LFC: 20.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
LFC' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 65.1
Current: 20.3
0
65.1
Forward Dividend Yield 3.12
LFC's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
75% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. LFC: 3.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.89
LFC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 6.07 vs. LFC: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
LFC' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.80 Max: 1.97
Current: 1.89
0.12
1.97

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.89
LFC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
65% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. LFC: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LFC' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 2.83 Max: 7.97
Current: 1.89
1.6
7.97
Price/Projected FCF 1.11
LFC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
75% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. LFC: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LFC' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.22 Max: 3.87
Current: 1.11
0.54
3.87
Price/Median PS Value 0.69
LFC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LFC: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LFC' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.03 Max: 6.02
Current: 0.69
0.56
6.02
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.95
LFC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. LFC: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
LFC' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 2.34 Max: 21.24
Current: 0.95
0.73
21.24
Price/Graham Number 1.34
LFC's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
77% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. LFC: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
LFC' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 1.73 Max: 3.7
Current: 1.34
1
3.7
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.70
LFC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. LFC: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LFC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.5  Med: 7.00 Max: 283.4
Current: 7.7
1.5
283.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 27.23
LFC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 17.67 vs. LFC: 27.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LFC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.4  Med: 11.60 Max: 40.1
Current: 27.23
-9.4
40.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $83,347
EPS (TTM) $ 0.77
Beta1.50
Short Percentage of Float0.02%
52-Week Range $10.07 - 21.89
Shares Outstanding (Mil)5,652.94

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 0.79 1.04
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.79 1.04
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
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