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Is Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd.(NYSE: CHT), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. (NYSE: CHT) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/9/2003. Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. is in the Telecom Services – Domestic industry and Technology sector. Average volume for Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd., is 241.75, and so far today it has a volume of 34862. Performance year to date since the 10/9/2003 is 20.31%.

To help you determine whether Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 20.38 and forward P/E is 19.42. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. has a value for PEG of 4.85. P/S ratio is 3.89 and the P/B ratio is 2.35. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 22.21 and 23.92 respectively.

At the current price Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. is trading at, 36.63 (1.38% today), Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. has a dividend yield of 4.68%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 96.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.77, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 5.08% after growing 10.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 12.00%, and 0.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 781.6, and the number of shares float is 420.96. The senior management bring insider ownership to 38.10%, and institutional ownership is at 4.40%. The float short is 0.16%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.75. Management has seen a return on assets of 9.80%, and also a return on investment of 11.30%.

The ability for Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.6, and quick ratio is 1.4. Long term debt/equity is 0 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. has a gross margin of 36.90%, with its operating margin at 22.50%, and Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. has a profit margin of 19.00%.

The 52 week high is -4.78%, with 28.57% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.03% and the 200 day simple moving average is 12.07%.

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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