Chunghwa Telecom Co Ltd

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CHT : NYSE : Technology
$34.33 -0.16 | -0.46%
Today's Range: 34.24 - 34.41
Avg. Daily Volume: 322200.0
03/23/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

CHUNGHWA TELECOM LTD's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. CHUNGHWA TELECOM LTD has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.05 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained unchanged 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 Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1609.521927.45
EBITDA ($mil)0.0608.66
EBIT ($mil)277.6353.32
Net Income ($mil)202.24294.13

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)990.371081.21
Total Assets ($mil)13775.4313815.83
Total Debt ($mil)53.6456.73
Equity ($mil)11256.1111245.5

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin33.8845.96
EBITDA Margin0.031.57
Operating Margin17.2518.33
Sales Turnover0.520.51
Return on Assets8.969.44
Return on Equity10.9711.6
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio1.351.3
Interest Expense0.00.29
Interest Coverage0.01201.78

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)775.75775.75
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share14.5114.5
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume315316.0324147.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 28.44 for the Diversified Telecommunication Services industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.73. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.35 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.98 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.78. 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.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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CHT 21.47 Peers 28.44   CHT 12.84 Peers 7.25

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 significant premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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CHT 21.20 Peers 30.36   CHT NM Peers 0.67

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

CHT is trading at a significant discount 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.

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  Earnings Growth
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CHT 2.35 Peers 3.78   CHT -5.36 Peers -23.41

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.


Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

CHT is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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CHT 3.73 Peers 1.92   CHT 0.42 Peers 4.73

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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