Switch to:
Also traded in: Argentina, China, Germany, Hongkong, Mexico, USA

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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.00
LFC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
66% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 5.83 vs. LFC: 1.00 )
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
Equity to Asset 0.13
LFC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
68% of the 88 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 Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.13 Max: 0.22
Current: 0.13
0.11
0.22
F-Score: 7
WACC vs ROIC
9.91%
12.90%
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 9.76
LFC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 9.73 vs. LFC: 9.76 )
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: 9.76
2.13
23.51
Net-margin (%) 7.48
LFC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 6.46 vs. LFC: 7.48 )
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: 20.32
Current: 7.48
2.98
20.32
ROE (%) 13.24
LFC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 9.73 vs. LFC: 13.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LFC' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.36  Med: 12.72 Max: 22.53
Current: 13.24
5.36
22.53
ROA (%) 1.69
LFC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. LFC: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LFC' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.94 Max: 4.58
Current: 1.69
0.64
4.58
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.90
LFC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. LFC: 5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LFC' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
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
83% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 11.20 vs. LFC: 26.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LFC' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.30 Max: 105.1
Current: 26.8
0
105.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 20.70
LFC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 14.90 vs. LFC: 20.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LFC' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -1.40 Max: 72.1
Current: 20.7
0
72.1
» LFC's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

» Details

Guru Trades

Q4 2014

LFC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 27,200 sh (New)
Matthews China Fund Sold Out
» More
Q1 2015

LFC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Steven Cohen 68,710 sh (+152.61%)
» More
Q2 2015

LFC Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Steven Cohen Sold Out
» More
Q3 2015

LFC Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 210,195 sh (New)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LFC

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

No Entry found in the selected group of Gurus. You can
  • 1. Modify your Personalized List of Gurus, or
  • 2. Click on Premium Premium Tools above to check out all the Gurus, or
  • 3. Click on Premium Plus Premium Plus above for the stocks picks of all the institutional investment advisors (>4000)
» Interactive Charts

Peter Lynch Chart ( What is Peter Lynch Charts )

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 14.50
LFC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
75% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 12.00 vs. LFC: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
LFC' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.85  Med: 22.35 Max: 59.06
Current: 14.5
13.85
59.06
Forward P/E 12.36
LFC's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
66% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 11.06 vs. LFC: 12.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 14.50
LFC's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
73% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 12.00 vs. LFC: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
LFC' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.85  Med: 22.36 Max: 59.06
Current: 14.5
13.85
59.06
P/B 1.88
LFC's P/B is ranked lower than
75% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. LFC: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LFC' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.59  Med: 2.84 Max: 9.51
Current: 1.88
1.59
9.51
P/S 1.09
LFC's P/S is ranked lower than
65% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. LFC: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LFC' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.86  Med: 1.64 Max: 10.01
Current: 1.09
0.86
10.01
PFCF 12.51
LFC's PFCF is ranked lower than
73% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 5.51 vs. LFC: 12.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LFC' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.94  Med: 6.00 Max: 118.62
Current: 12.51
2.94
118.62
POCF 7.56
LFC's POCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. LFC: 7.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LFC' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.76  Med: 5.02 Max: 63.11
Current: 7.56
2.76
63.11
EV-to-EBIT 9.87
LFC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
60% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 8.22 vs. LFC: 9.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LFC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.1  Med: 13.70 Max: 68.8
Current: 9.87
-8.1
68.8
EV-to-EBITDA 9.87
LFC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
65% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. LFC: 9.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LFC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.1  Med: 13.70 Max: 68.8
Current: 9.87
-8.1
68.8
Shiller P/E 18.54
LFC's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
68% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 15.40 vs. LFC: 18.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LFC' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.05  Med: 21.77 Max: 41.48
Current: 18.54
14.05
41.48

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.94
LFC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
76% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 5.03 vs. LFC: 2.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
LFC' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.31 Max: 3.32
Current: 2.94
0.2
3.32
Dividend Payout 0.30
LFC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
87% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. LFC: 0.30 )
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: 2.27
Current: 0.3
0.34
2.27
Dividend Growth (3y) -9.10
LFC's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
79% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. LFC: -9.10 )
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: -9.1
0
65.1
Forward Dividend Yield 5.06
LFC's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
66% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 3.61 vs. LFC: 5.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.74
LFC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 4.61 vs. LFC: 1.74 )
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: 0.77 Max: 1.95
Current: 1.74
0.12
1.95

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.92
LFC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
63% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. LFC: 1.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LFC' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 2.85 Max: 7.97
Current: 1.92
1.6
7.97
Price/Projected FCF 0.51
LFC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
51% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. LFC: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LFC' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.59 Max: 2.09
Current: 0.51
0.21
2.09
Price/Median PS Value 0.66
LFC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. LFC: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LFC' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.04 Max: 5.83
Current: 0.66
0.54
5.83
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.99
LFC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. LFC: 0.99 )
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: 0.71  Med: 2.30 Max: 21.24
Current: 0.99
0.71
21.24
Price/Graham Number 1.11
LFC's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
68% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. LFC: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
LFC' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 1.77 Max: 3.7
Current: 1.11
1
3.7
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 10.10
LFC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 vs. LFC: 10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LFC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.5  Med: 7.10 Max: 255.8
Current: 10.1
1.5
255.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 28.36
LFC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Life industry.

( Industry Median: 21.24 vs. LFC: 28.36 )
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: 2.4  Med: 14.40 Max: 55.7
Current: 28.36
2.4
55.7

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $82247
EPS $ 1.09
Beta1.24
Short Percentage of Float0.02%
52-Week Range $11.01 - 26.29
Shares Outstanding(Mil)5652.94

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil)
EPS($) 1.36 1.25
EPS without NRI($) 1.36 1.25

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Life » Insurance - Life
Compare:PIAIF, AAGIY, CNPAY, CHPXF, PRU » details
Traded in other countries:LFC.Argentina, 601628.China, CHL.Germany, 02628.Hongkong, LFCN.Mexico, CILJF.USA,
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.
» More Articles for LFC

Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Polaris Industries and Spirit Airlines Are on the Casualty List Jan 20 2016 
Matthews China Fund Invests in Financial Services Companies in Third Quarter Nov 01 2015 
Value Partners Classic Fund Q1 2015 Commentary May 28 2015 
Weekly 52-Week Highs Highlight: ADS, CHT, A, KYO, LFC Apr 12 2015 
Value Partners Classic Fund Comments on China Life Insurance Co Ltd Mar 27 2015 
Value Partners Classic Fund Q4 2014 Commentary Mar 27 2015 
Matthews China Fund Comments on China Life Insurance Feb 05 2015 
Matthews China Fund Q4 2014 Commentary Feb 05 2015 
Matthews China Fund Q4 Portfolio Updates Feb 04 2015 
Will Manulife Recover from Its Rough Patch and Yield Profits? Apr 29 2014 

More From Other Websites
ANNOUNCEMENT ON ESTIMATED PROFIT INCREASE FOR THE YEAR 2015 Jan 29 2016
Election of Language and Means of Receipt of Corporate Communication Jan 21 2016
Announcement of Premium Income Jan 14 2016
Equities Lead Investor Sentiment - New Research on Carbo Ceramics, China Life Insurance, SK Telecom... Jan 13 2016
ANNOUNCEMENT - RESOLUTIONS PASSED AT THE FIRST EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING 2015 Dec 29 2015
ANNOUNCEMENT - CONTINUING CONNECTED TRANSACTIONS Dec 22 2015
ANNOUNCEMENT - RENEWAL OF CONTINUING CONNECTED TRANSACTIONS Dec 22 2015
Announcement of Premium Income Dec 16 2015
China Life's High Premiums Earned Impress, Costs a Drag Dec 08 2015
CHINA LIFE INSURANCE CO LTD Financials Dec 08 2015
DISCLOSEABLE TRANSACTION - SUBSCRIPTION OF SHARES OF POSTAL SAVINGS BANK Dec 08 2015
Monthly Return for equity issuers on Movements in Securities for the month ended 30 Nov,2015 Dec 08 2015
Mastercard Inc (MA): Hedge Funds Are Snapping Up Dec 01 2015
Is BP plc (ADR) (BP) A Good Stock To Buy? Dec 01 2015
Billionaire Michael Platt Aims To Trump His Peers Yet Again With These Top Picks Nov 28 2015
Mis-selling risks grow with China's insurance sales army Nov 26 2015
Mis-selling risks grow with China's insurance sales army Nov 26 2015
China insurance sales army heightens risk Nov 26 2015
Mis-selling risks grow with China's insurance sales army Nov 26 2015
China Life Insurance Company Ltd. (LFC) Seeing Drastic Change In Hedge Fund Sentiment Nov 19 2015

Personalized Checklist

Checklist has been moved to "Checklist" tab.

Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
FEEDBACK