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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd., ZNH

China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd., ZNH is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Major Airlines in the sector of Services. Based in China, China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd., ZNH  has a market cap of 10170.25. Since its IPO date on the 7/30/1997, China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd., ZNH performance year to date is -14.68%. Today China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd., ZNH has gained 2.35%, with a current price of 33.31.

Ownership of the company is 78.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 1.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 210.20%. Return of assets are at 2.00%, with return on investment at 8.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd., ZNH is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.67. While Total debt/equity is 2.6. With a profit margin of 3.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 29.50%, and operating margin of 12.00%. China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.2, while the quick ratio is 0.2.

For the last year China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd., ZNH has seen a EPS growth of 110.20%. A performance for the year of -7.61%. The 52-week high is -22.45%, and the 52-week low is 32.51%. The average volume for China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd., ZNH is 7385.

With a target price of 183.08, can China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd., ZNH reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd., ZNH. China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. has a P/E of 11.34 and a forward P/E of *TBA. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.6 and 1.09 respectively. For P/cash, China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. has a value of *TBA, while it is 5.81 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 33.31, China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. has a dividend yield of 1.87%. We see a return on equity of 10.20%.

Looking more long-term China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of *TBA. In the short-term an EPS growth of *TBA in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 110.20% for this year and for the last five years a -11.40% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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