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Is China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd.(NYSE: ZNH), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. (NYSE: ZNH) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/30/1997. China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. is in the Major Airlines industry and Services sector. Average volume for China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd., is 21.98, and so far today it has a volume of 5409. Performance year to date since the 7/30/1997 is -9.57%.

To help you determine whether China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 12.02 and forward P/E is *TBA. PEG perhaps more useful shows that China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 0.61 and the P/B ratio is 1.15. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and 5.87 respectively.

At the current price China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. is trading at, 33.14 (-3.94% today), China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. has a dividend yield of 1.77%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 210.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.87, and this is looking to grow in the next year to *TBA after growing 110.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 184.50%, and 124.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 297.46, and the number of shares float is 11.12. The senior management bring insider ownership to 78.10%, and institutional ownership is at 1.80%. The float short is 0.53%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.67. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.00%, and also a return on investment of 8.60%.

The ability for China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.2, and quick ratio is 0.2. Long term debt/equity is 1.67 and total debt/equity is 2.6. In terms of margins, China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. has a gross margin of 29.50%, with its operating margin at 12.00%, and China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. has a profit margin of 3.30%.

The 52 week high is -22.86%, with 31.82% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 8.23% and the 200 day simple moving average is 2.86%.

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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