Tough times ahead for China Mobile: I

Reading Time: < 1 minute Sunmmary: the issue of 3G license (news here), the immature domestic standard being assigned to CHL, and no cool handset. All the above combined with the slowdown of Chinese economy is creating a headwind for China Mobile near term growth. China Telecom (NYSE:CHA, the landline operator recently acquired CDMA business from China Unicom) is ramping… Continue reading Tough times ahead for China Mobile: I

China Mobile Group got robbed

Reading Time: 2 minutes According to Chinese news, China Mobile’s ultimate parent, the China State Asset Management Co. (CSAM), took 50 billion Chinese Yuan (about 7.30 billion USD) from China Mobile Group (the parent of China Mobile Limited, NYSE: CHL; HKSE:0941), and gave it to China Telecom. For CSAM, this is merely put money from left pocket to right… Continue reading China Mobile Group got robbed

China Telecom Revamp

Reading Time: < 1 minute Players: foreign investment bankers, Chinese goverment The motivation of Foreign investment bankers: pump and dump, make money from the warrants (options) in Hongkong market. Chinese goverment Goverment usually does not know economy or business, just look at Bush admin you will know. In China goverment plays two roles in telecom revamp: as regulator and as… Continue reading China Telecom Revamp

Second thought on China Mobile CHL

Reading Time: 3 minutes (Update May 26 11:35PM) Just found the Google finance has the wrong EPS and PE ((EPS 2.62, PE 29.92) for CHL. Yahoo finance has the right number for CHL: ttm EPS $3.08, PE 25.44 as of Friday May 23. Market sentiment GS downgrade (Bloomberg): the ladies at Goldman Sachs cut the rating of 0941 (China… Continue reading Second thought on China Mobile CHL

Is China Mobile CHL still a buy?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The re-org of China telecom/wireless industry started officially, with the China Mobile Group acqusision of China Railway Telecom (Teitong), a small fixed line operator. The news drove down the stock price of China Mobile (0941.HK, NYSE:CHL) sharply lower today. Many pundits, speculators and short term investors are worrying the golden (monopoly) days of China Mobile… Continue reading Is China Mobile CHL still a buy?

China Mobile, Syngenta update

Reading Time: < 1 minute In last two days China Mobile (NYSE:CHL) and Syngenta (NYSE:SYT) released its Q1 results (Bloomberg: CHL result, SYT result). Both are doing very well lately. Today CHL got an upgrade from Zacks. But let’s not got too excited on the stocks, as a general rule. Also keep in mind sometimes we could use the analyst… Continue reading China Mobile, Syngenta update

Why China Mobile CHL is a buy: IV

Reading Time: < 1 minute Two important news about China wireless arena yesterday. 1) China Mobile finally started the long awaited trial of TD-SCDMA 3G network (read Chinese news story 1 , and 2 from XinhuaNet). Some features of 3G include the video conference/phone, TV program, etc. 2) The new (lower) roaming fees takes effect. I think 2) may have… Continue reading Why China Mobile CHL is a buy: IV

Why China Mobile CHL is a buy: III

Reading Time: 2 minutes There were some big news in the US wireless arena last week. Verizon and AT&T won the auction of some new wireless spectrum, Google did not win the spectrum (see the details at NYTimes). Do you know how much Verizon paid for the new spectrum? $9.6 billion. Imagine a similar scenario in China, how much… Continue reading Why China Mobile CHL is a buy: III

Why China Mobile CHL is a buy: II

Reading Time: 3 minutes As you may aware, terrible things happened in Lasha (China) a few days ago. It is reported 5 young girls who worked for an apparel shop were killed in the riot (in this particular case, arson set by the thugs). I noticed the last text message one of the girl sent to her father is:… Continue reading Why China Mobile CHL is a buy: II

Why I think China Mobile is a buy: I

Reading Time: 2 minutes First a bit background. Re-org of China telecom industry All the big players: China Mobile 中国移动 (CHL), China Netcom (CN), China Telecom 中国电信(CHA) and China Unicom 中国联通 (CHU), are majority owned by the state. In the widely anticipated re-org plan, the goverment will try to create more competition in wireless arena (right now CHL is… Continue reading Why I think China Mobile is a buy: I