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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.17
ZNH's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
84% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. ZNH: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
ZNH' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.26 Max: N/A
Current: 0.17
Equity-to-Asset 0.22
ZNH's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
65% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. ZNH: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
ZNH' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.22 Max: 0.31
Current: 0.22
0.12
0.31
Interest Coverage 5.01
ZNH's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
66% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.18 vs. ZNH: 5.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ZNH' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 3.71 Max: 6.14
Current: 5.01
0.69
6.14
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 0.69
WACC vs ROIC
5.56%
7.55%
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 % 10.45
ZNH's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
59% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.31 vs. ZNH: 10.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
ZNH' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.21  Med: 4.6 Max: 12.04
Current: 10.45
-10.21
12.04
Net Margin % 5.49
ZNH's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
52% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 5.61 vs. ZNH: 5.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
ZNH' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.66  Med: 2.99 Max: 7.57
Current: 5.49
-8.66
7.57
ROE % 14.01
ZNH's ROE % is ranked lower than
54% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 17.03 vs. ZNH: 14.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
ZNH' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -50.69  Med: 9.03 Max: 31.17
Current: 14.01
-50.69
31.17
ROA % 3.05
ZNH's ROA % is ranked lower than
62% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 4.51 vs. ZNH: 3.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
ZNH' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.8  Med: 1.96 Max: 5.62
Current: 3.05
-5.8
5.62
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 6.70
ZNH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
76% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 13.91 vs. ZNH: 6.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
ZNH' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.78  Med: 5.39 Max: 10.91
Current: 6.7
-4.78
10.91
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 5.30
ZNH's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
63% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. ZNH: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
ZNH' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4  Med: 5.3 Max: 34
Current: 5.3
-4
34
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 16.00
ZNH's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
61% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 18.20 vs. ZNH: 16.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
ZNH' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18  Med: 6.4 Max: 50.7
Current: 16
-18
50.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 36.60
ZNH's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
59% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 22.80 vs. ZNH: 36.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
ZNH' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.1  Med: 29.25 Max: 105.6
Current: 36.6
-34.1
105.6
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Business Description

Industry: Airlines » Airlines  
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Traded in other countries:600029.China, ZNHH.Germany, 01055.Hongkong, K3TD.Singapore, CHKIF.USA,
Headquarter Location:China
China Southern Airlines Co Ltd in collaboration with its subsidiaries, functions in the airline industry. Its provides commercial airline services throughout China, Hong Kong and Macau regions, Southeast Asia and other parts of the world.

China Southern Airlines Co Ltd provides commercial airline services across Mainland China and other Southeast Asian countries. They also offer aircraft and engine maintenance, flight simulation, air catering services, air cargo and mail services. They operate both domestic and international flights with prime focus on the domestic operations. Other than the airline transportation services, the group also has an additional operating segment, Other that includes hotel and tour operations, ground services, cargo handling and related activities. Revenues come in from ticket sales, cargo and mail services, and others.

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 27.01
ZNH's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 12.42 vs. ZNH: 27.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
ZNH' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.81  Med: 20.51 Max: 150.33
Current: 27.01
7.81
150.33
Forward PE Ratio 8.16
ZNH's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 12.06 vs. ZNH: 8.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 27.01
ZNH's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
85% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 12.48 vs. ZNH: 27.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
ZNH' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.79  Med: 20.12 Max: 150.33
Current: 27.01
7.79
150.33
PB Ratio 1.94
ZNH's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. ZNH: 1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
ZNH' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 1.66 Max: 11.01
Current: 1.94
0.67
11.01
PS Ratio 1.51
ZNH's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. ZNH: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
ZNH' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.05 Max: 4.78
Current: 1.51
0.22
4.78
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 20.70
ZNH's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
78% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 11.12 vs. ZNH: 20.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
ZNH' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.78  Med: 7.24 Max: 21.55
Current: 20.7
4.78
21.55
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 14.14
ZNH's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
88% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 4.66 vs. ZNH: 14.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
ZNH' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.11  Med: 3.5 Max: 16.52
Current: 14.14
2.11
16.52
EV-to-EBIT 13.00
ZNH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
66% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 11.03 vs. ZNH: 13.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ZNH' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.6  Med: 18.8 Max: 636.6
Current: 13
5.6
636.6
EV-to-EBITDA 13.00
ZNH's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
82% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.72 vs. ZNH: 13.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ZNH' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.6  Med: 18.8 Max: 636.6
Current: 13
5.6
636.6
PEG Ratio 16.60
ZNH's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
97% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. ZNH: 16.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
ZNH' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.75 Max: 40.62
Current: 16.6
0.26
40.62
Shiller PE Ratio 96.64
ZNH's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 24.62 vs. ZNH: 96.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
ZNH' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 59.8  Med: 131.5 Max: 370
Current: 96.64
59.8
370
Current Ratio 0.22
ZNH's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
100% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. ZNH: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ZNH' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.36 Max: 1.17
Current: 0.22
0.17
1.17
Quick Ratio 0.19
ZNH's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
100% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. ZNH: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ZNH' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.32 Max: 1.08
Current: 0.19
0.14
1.08
Days Inventory 7.77
ZNH's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
60% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 11.32 vs. ZNH: 7.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ZNH' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.02  Med: 7.96 Max: 11.01
Current: 7.77
7.02
11.01
Days Sales Outstanding 12.72
ZNH's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
68% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 19.13 vs. ZNH: 12.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ZNH' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.8  Med: 8.9 Max: 13.98
Current: 12.72
6.8
13.98
Days Payable 80.13
ZNH's Days Payable is ranked higher than
76% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 51.21 vs. ZNH: 80.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ZNH' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.68  Med: 10.98 Max: 80.13
Current: 80.13
6.68
80.13

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.46
ZNH's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
73% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. ZNH: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
ZNH' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.52 Max: 7.72
Current: 1.46
0.29
7.72
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.20
ZNH's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.25 vs. ZNH: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
ZNH' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.22 Max: 0.74
Current: 0.2
0.11
0.74
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 17.00
ZNH's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
64% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. ZNH: 17.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
ZNH' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 17
Current: 17
0
17
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.73
ZNH's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
87% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. ZNH: 1.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.46
ZNH's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
85% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 3.88 vs. ZNH: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
ZNH' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.52 Max: 7.72
Current: 1.46
0.29
7.72

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.10
ZNH's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
54% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. ZNH: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
ZNH' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.72 Max: 5.02
Current: 2.1
0.69
5.02
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.21
ZNH's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 30 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. ZNH: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
ZNH' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.81 Max: 5.96
Current: 1.21
0.81
5.96
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 2.53
ZNH's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
100% of the 8 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. ZNH: 2.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.44
ZNH's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
66% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. ZNH: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
ZNH' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.61 Max: 4.35
Current: 1.44
0.21
4.35
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.59
ZNH's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
66% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. ZNH: 1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
ZNH' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.13 Max: 4.14
Current: 1.59
0.63
4.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 7.68
ZNH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
56% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Airlines industry.

( Industry Median: 8.79 vs. ZNH: 7.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
ZNH' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 5.3 Max: 17.9
Current: 7.68
0.2
17.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $12,761.99
EPS (TTM) $ 2.53
Beta1.31
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $25.60 - 43.35
Shares Outstanding (Mil)196.35 (ADR)

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 17,326 16,899
EPS ($) 5.20 4.57
EPS without NRI ($) 5.20 4.57
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
1.77%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.84 0.96
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