China Mobile (Hong Kong) (CHL) versus The Competition Financial Comparison

China Mobile (Hong Kong) (NYSE: CHL) is one of 34 publicly-traded companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare China Mobile (Hong Kong) to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares China Mobile (Hong Kong) and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
China Mobile (Hong Kong) $106.68 billion $16.37 billion 12.28
China Mobile (Hong Kong) Competitors $27.09 billion $1.51 billion -190.66

China Mobile (Hong Kong) has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. China Mobile (Hong Kong) is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.9% of China Mobile (Hong Kong) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.8% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for China Mobile (Hong Kong) and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China Mobile (Hong Kong) 1 0 2 0 2.33
China Mobile (Hong Kong) Competitors 530 1698 1861 60 2.35

As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 29.23%. Given China Mobile (Hong Kong)’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe China Mobile (Hong Kong) has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

China Mobile (Hong Kong) has a beta of 0.31, suggesting that its share price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Mobile (Hong Kong)’s rivals have a beta of 0.84, suggesting that their average share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares China Mobile (Hong Kong) and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China Mobile (Hong Kong) N/A N/A N/A
China Mobile (Hong Kong) Competitors -313.89% -3.38% -9.52%

Dividends

China Mobile (Hong Kong) pays an annual dividend of $1.65 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. China Mobile (Hong Kong) pays out 40.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.2% and pay out 69.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. China Mobile (Hong Kong) is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

China Mobile (Hong Kong) beats its rivals on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

China Mobile (Hong Kong) Company Profile

China Mobile Limited is an investment holding company principally engaged in telecommunication and related businesses. Its main businesses include Mobile businesses, Wireline Broadband businesses and Internet of Things (IoT) businesses. Mobile businesses include two categories of services. Voice services include local calls, domestic and international long distance calls, roaming services and voice value-added services. Data services include short message services and multimedia message services, wireless data traffic services and application and information services, such as Mobile Music, Mobile Reading and Mobile Video, among others. Wireline Broadband businesses include the provision of wireline broadband and related services. The Company also provides customer services, including phone bill enquiry, among others. The Company mainly operates businesses in Mainland China.

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