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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 207.34, and so far today it has a volume of 183005. Performance year to date since the 10/9/2003 is 20.28%.

To help you determine whether Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 20.22 and forward P/E is 19.42. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. has a value for PEG of 4.82. P/S ratio is 3.78 and the P/B ratio is 2.55. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 16.73 and 25.46 respectively.

At the current price Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. is trading at, 36.12 (-0.52% today), Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. has a dividend yield of 4.79%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 96.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.79, 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 -0.40%, and -1.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 764.87, and the number of shares float is 420.96. The senior management bring insider ownership to 38.10%, and institutional ownership is at 5.70%. The float short is 0.17%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.4. Management has seen a return on assets of 9.70%, 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, and quick ratio is 1. 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 22.40%, and Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. has a profit margin of 19.00%.

The 52 week high is -6.11%, with 23.23% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.20% and the 200 day simple moving average is 7.96%.

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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