China Mobile (Hong Kong) (NYSE: CHL) is one of 33 publicly-traded companies in the “Wireless Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare China Mobile (Hong Kong) to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

2.0% of China Mobile (Hong Kong) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.3% 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 company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

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 3.0% and pay out 70.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for China Mobile (Hong Kong) and its peers, 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 526 1696 1870 62 2.35

As a group, “Wireless Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 31.33%. Given China Mobile (Hong Kong)’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe China Mobile (Hong Kong) has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares China Mobile (Hong Kong) and its peers 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 -212.43

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

Risk & Volatility

China Mobile (Hong Kong) has a beta of 0.3, indicating that its stock price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Mobile (Hong Kong)’s peers have a beta of 0.80, indicating that their average stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares China Mobile (Hong Kong) and its peers’ 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 -313.90% -3.39% -9.52%

Summary

China Mobile (Hong Kong) beats its peers 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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