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Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. (NYSE: CHT) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. (NYSE: CHT), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 27784.22. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. is 35.33 (with a change from open of 0.57%), this in conjunction with a target price of 37.82. Volume today has so far reached 268207, with an average volume of about 218.73. The GAP for this stock, is 0.03%.

The P/E ratio is 19.53, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 19.63. The current EPS for Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd., is 1.81, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 10.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 17.65%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd., EPS is looking like it will grow 2.86% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 2.70%. Quarter over quarter is -0.40% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -1.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 2.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 2.70%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 38.10% and institutional ownership is 5.70%. Shares outstanding is 786.42, while shares float is at a value of 420.96. Float short for Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. is 0.10% and the short ratio is 2.01.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0, while the total debt/equity comes to 0. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 1. The most recent gross margin is 36.90% and their operating margin is 22.40%. The profit margin is 19.00%.

Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. has seen returns on assets of 9.70%, and on investment, 11.30%. Return on equity is 12.10%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 7.23. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.76, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.46 and Price/cash is 16.62, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 25.28.

The simple moving averages are -2.18% and 4.49% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -8.16% and the 52 week low is 20.54%.

Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. has a dividend yield of 4.90%, with a current price of 35.33. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 96.70%. This is in an industry, Telecom Services – Domestic, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. is based in Taiwan.

Performance in the Telecom Services – Domestic industry means that Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. has seen performance for the past week of -0.87%, with performance for the month coming to -2.35%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -0.62%, and for the half year the performance is 18.44%. Volatility for this week is 0.80% and for the month this is 0.84%.

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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