CHUNGHWA TELECOM LTD's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, however the growth has outpaced the average competitor within the industry. CHUNGHWA TELECOM LTD has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.20 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 1.21% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1807.71||1807.88|
|Net Income ($mil)||333.5||336.11|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1166.27||873.16|
|Total Assets ($mil)||14490.91||14636.37|
|Total Debt ($mil)||77.15||65.82|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||50.01||51.44|
|Return on Assets||8.41||9.69|
|Return on Equity||10.15||11.66|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||775.75||775.75|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||15.49||15.68|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||108482.0||135726.0|
BUY. CHUNGHWA TELECOM LTD's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 24.38 for the Diversified Telecommunication Services industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 21.18. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.98 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 8.51. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, CHUNGHWA TELECOM LTD proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|CHT 19.61||Peers 24.38||CHT 10.23||Peers 8.89|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
CHT is trading at a discount to its peers.
Premium. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
CHT is trading at a premium to its peers.
|CHT 20.26||Peers 15.47||CHT NM||Peers 0.70|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
CHT is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
CHT's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|CHT 1.98||Peers 8.51||CHT -14.76||Peers -10.91|
Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
CHT is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, CHT is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|CHT 3.31||Peers 1.61||CHT -5.04||Peers -3.17|
Premium. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
CHT is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
CHT significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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