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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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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt N/A
CHA's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
87% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. CHA: N/A )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
CHA' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 4999.88 Max: N/A
Current: N/A
Equity-to-Asset 0.49
CHA's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. CHA: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
CHA' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.51 Max: 1
Current: 0.49
0.35
1
Interest Coverage 7.44
CHA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
50% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.45 vs. CHA: 7.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CHA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 5.98 Max: 9.85
Current: 7.44
0.96
9.85
Piotroski F-Score: 3
Altman Z-Score: 1.18
WACC vs ROIC
6.26%
5.96%
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 % 7.79
CHA's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
53% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.22 vs. CHA: 7.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
CHA' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.76  Med: 8.67 Max: 20.86
Current: 7.79
2.76
20.86
Net Margin % 5.15
CHA's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
58% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. CHA: 5.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
CHA' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 5.76 Max: 13.38
Current: 5.15
0.47
13.38
ROE % 5.80
CHA's ROE % is ranked lower than
53% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.43 vs. CHA: 5.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
CHA' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 6.26 Max: 11.58
Current: 5.8
0.42
11.58
ROA % 2.83
CHA's ROA % is ranked higher than
54% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. CHA: 2.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
CHA' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 3.27 Max: 6
Current: 2.83
0.21
6
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 10.24
CHA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
55% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.01 vs. CHA: 10.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
CHA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.74  Med: 7.04 Max: 10.57
Current: 10.24
1.74
10.57
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -1.30
CHA's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
63% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. CHA: -1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
CHA' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.3  Med: 10.6 Max: 24.5
Current: -1.3
-1.3
24.5
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -4.90
CHA's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
69% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CHA: -4.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
CHA' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.5  Med: 8.7 Max: 53.2
Current: -4.9
-7.5
53.2
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -4.20
CHA's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
51% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -4.50 vs. CHA: -4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
CHA' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -67.4  Med: 4 Max: 178.8
Current: -4.2
-67.4
178.8
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-08-23 Est.)


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Guru Trades

Q2 2016

CHA Guru Trades in Q2 2016

David Dreman 846 sh (New)
Jim Simons 59,700 sh (-25.75%)
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Q3 2016

CHA Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 76,900 sh (+28.81%)
David Dreman 846 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2016

CHA Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 181,600 sh (+136.15%)
David Dreman 115 sh (-86.41%)
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Q1 2017

CHA Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Paul Tudor Jones 20,000 sh (New)
David Dreman Sold Out
Jim Simons 156,600 sh (-13.77%)
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517110    SIC: 4813
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Traded in other countries:CHA.Argentina, ZCHA.Germany, 00728.Hongkong, K3ED.Singapore, CHJHF.USA,
Headquarter Location:China
China Telecom Corp Ltd offers a range of wireline and mobile telecommunications services including wireline voice, mobile voice, the Internet, telecommunications network resource services, value-added services, and other related services.

China Telecom is the largest fixed-line operator in China, covering 21 southern provinces. It has 127 million fixed-line subscribers, 123 million broadband customers, and 215 million wireless subscribers. The firm is increasing its cross-selling of products and adding additional services, such as cloud computing.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 14.33
CHA's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.70 vs. CHA: 14.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
CHA' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.6  Med: 14.58 Max: 22.46
Current: 14.33
7.6
22.46
Forward PE Ratio 14.41
CHA's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.76 vs. CHA: 14.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 13.82
CHA's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
73% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.85 vs. CHA: 13.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
CHA' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.66  Med: 14.38 Max: 22.78
Current: 13.82
7.66
22.78
PB Ratio 0.82
CHA's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. CHA: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
CHA' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.96 Max: 2.27
Current: 0.82
0.38
2.27
PS Ratio 0.71
CHA's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. CHA: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CHA' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.2 Max: 6.95
Current: 0.71
0.62
6.95
EV-to-EBIT 9.26
CHA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.53 vs. CHA: 9.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CHA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.8  Med: 13.4 Max: 59.6
Current: 9.26
6.8
59.6
EV-to-EBITDA 2.70
CHA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
95% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.55 vs. CHA: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CHA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 4.1 Max: 26.4
Current: 2.7
2.1
26.4
PEG Ratio 3.07
CHA's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. CHA: 3.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
CHA' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.59 Max: 3.07
Current: 3.07
0.15
3.07
Shiller PE Ratio 13.17
CHA's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.24 vs. CHA: 13.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
CHA' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.94  Med: 13.25 Max: 19.29
Current: 13.17
9.94
19.29
Days Inventory 12.69
CHA's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
59% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.03 vs. CHA: 12.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CHA' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.69  Med: 23.75 Max: 536.27
Current: 12.69
12.69
536.27
Days Sales Outstanding 20.43
CHA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
85% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 45.51 vs. CHA: 20.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CHA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.43  Med: 25.86 Max: 34.26
Current: 20.43
20.43
34.26
Days Payable 355.71
CHA's Days Payable is ranked higher than
92% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 65.44 vs. CHA: 355.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CHA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 235.78  Med: 378.22 Max: 5484.07
Current: 355.71
235.78
5484.07

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield % 2.80
CHA's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
63% of the 772 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. CHA: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
CHA' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.26  Med: 2.29 Max: 6.27
Current: 2.8
1.26
6.27
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.37
CHA's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. CHA: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
CHA' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.36 Max: 7.6
Current: 0.37
0.28
7.6
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 1.60
CHA's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
57% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. CHA: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
CHA' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.7 Max: 11.1
Current: 1.6
0
11.1
Forward Dividend Yield % 2.82
CHA's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
70% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. CHA: 2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 2.97
CHA's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
64% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 vs. CHA: 2.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
CHA' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 2.43 Max: 6.66
Current: 2.97
1.34
6.66

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.83
CHA's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
90% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. CHA: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
CHA' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.09 Max: 2.14
Current: 0.83
0.42
2.14
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.96
CHA's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. CHA: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
CHA' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.12 Max: 2.64
Current: 0.96
0.53
2.64
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 1.06
CHA's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
62% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. CHA: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.61
CHA's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. CHA: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
CHA' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.13 Max: 4.3
Current: 0.61
0.57
4.3
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 2.53
CHA's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
70% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. CHA: 2.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
CHA' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 0.85 Max: 2.58
Current: 2.53
0.52
2.58
Price-to-Graham-Number 0.71
CHA's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
90% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. CHA: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
CHA' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.77 Max: 1.4
Current: 0.71
0.48
1.4
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 10.80
CHA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
86% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. CHA: 10.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CHA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 7.5 Max: 14.6
Current: 10.8
1.7
14.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 5.45
CHA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
58% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.26 vs. CHA: 5.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
CHA' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.6  Med: 20.75 Max: 83.6
Current: 5.45
-8.6
83.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $52,807.89
EPS (TTM) $ 3.32
Beta0.92
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $45.58 - 53.87
Shares Outstanding (Mil)809.32 (ADR)

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 54,355 56,972
EPS ($) 3.31 3.79
EPS without NRI ($) 3.31 3.79
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
14.27%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.50 1.72
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