China Mobile (Hong Kong) (NYSE: CHL) is one of 33 public 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 institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, valuation, profitability and earnings.

Dividends

China Mobile (Hong Kong) pays an annual dividend of $1.65 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.1% and pay out 78.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

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 -326.94% -4.84% -10.56%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets 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 1695 1858 62 2.35

As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential downside of 96.95%. Given China Mobile (Hong Kong)’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe China Mobile (Hong Kong) has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

2.0% of China Mobile (Hong Kong) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.2% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.5% of shares of all “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
China Mobile (Hong Kong) $106.68 billion $16.37 billion N/A
China Mobile (Hong Kong) Competitors $27.09 billion $1.51 billion -26,649.25

China Mobile (Hong Kong) has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

China Mobile (Hong Kong) has a beta of 0.3, suggesting that its stock price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Mobile (Hong Kong)’s rivals have a beta of 0.86, suggesting that their average stock price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.

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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