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Market Cap

HK$1.1t

Last Updated

2021/05/15 10:12 UTC

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Executive Summary

Bank of China Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and related financial services. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet 6 star dividend payer.


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Share Price & News

How has Bank of China's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: 3988 is less volatile than 75% of Hong Kong stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: 3988's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-0.3%

3988

-0.2%

HK Banks

-1.9%

HK Market


1 Year Return

9.1%

3988

4.2%

HK Banks

24.4%

HK Market

Return vs Industry: 3988 exceeded the Hong Kong Banks industry which returned 4.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: 3988 underperformed the Hong Kong Market which returned 24.4% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

3988IndustryMarket
7 Day-0.3%-0.2%-1.9%
30 Day2.3%-2.2%-2.4%
90 Day15.9%3.9%-8.0%
1 Year16.8%9.1%10.5%4.2%29.1%24.4%
3 Year-10.5%-25.7%-13.0%-25.2%0.5%-10.0%
5 Year40.8%4.0%51.2%15.2%58.6%31.8%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Bank of China's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Bank of China undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: 3988 (HK$3.13) is trading below our estimate of fair value (HK$10.16)

Significantly Below Fair Value: 3988 is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: 3988 is good value based on its PE Ratio (4.2x) compared to the Hong Kong Banks industry average (6.6x).

PE vs Market: 3988 is good value based on its PE Ratio (4.2x) compared to the Hong Kong market (11.7x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: 3988 is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.6x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: 3988's PB Ratio (0.4x) is in line with the HK Banks industry average.


Future Growth

How is Bank of China forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 18 analysts?

6.7%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: 3988's forecast earnings growth (6.7% per year) is above the savings rate (1.5%).

Earnings vs Market: 3988's earnings (6.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Hong Kong market (16.9% per year).

High Growth Earnings: 3988's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: 3988's revenue (7.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Hong Kong market (12.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: 3988's revenue (7.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: 3988's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (9.9%).


Past Performance

How has Bank of China performed over the past 5 years?

1.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 3988 has a high level of non-cash earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: 3988's current net profit margins (39.6%) are lower than last year (40.5%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 3988's earnings have grown by 1.9% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: 3988's earnings growth over the past year (0.03%) is below its 5-year average (1.9% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: 3988 earnings growth over the past year (0.03%) exceeded the Banks industry -4.7%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: 3988's Return on Equity (9.4%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is Bank of China's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)


Financial Position Analysis


Debt to Equity History and Analysis


Balance Sheet


Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: 3988's Assets to Equity ratio (11.8x) is moderate.

Allowance for Bad Loans: 3988 has a sufficient allowance for bad loans (190%).

Low Risk Liabilities: 76% of 3988's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: 3988 has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (57%).

Low Risk Deposits: 3988's Loans to Deposits ratio (82%) is appropriate.

Level of Bad Loans: 3988 has an appropriate level of bad loans (1.3%).


Dividend

What is Bank of China current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

7.59%

Current Dividend Yield


Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodayMay 16 2021Ex Dividend DateMay 27 2021Dividend Pay DateJun 30 202134 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 11 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: 3988's dividend (7.59%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Hong Kong market (1.94%).

High Dividend: 3988's dividend (7.59%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Hong Kong market (6.02%)


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: 3988's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: 3988's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (31.6%), 3988's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: 3988's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (31.4% payout ratio).


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

2.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Jin Liu (53 yo)

0.083

Tenure

Mr. Jin Liu serves as President of Bank of China Limited since April 26, 2021 and joined Bank of China Limited in 2021. He served as the President of China Everbright Bank Co. Ltd. since January 13, 2020 u...


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: 3988's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: 3988's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Bank of China Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Bank of China Limited
  • Ticker: 3988
  • Exchange: SEHK
  • Founded: 1912
  • Industry: Diversified Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: HK$1.098t
  • Shares outstanding: 294.38b
  • Website: https://www.boc.cn

Number of Employees


Location

  • Bank of China Limited
  • No. 1 Fuxingmen Nei Dajie
  • Xicheng District
  • Beijing
  • 100818
  • China

Listings


Biography

Bank of China Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and related financial services. It operates through six segments: Corporate Banking, Personal Banking, Treasury Operations, Investmen...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/05/15 10:12
End of Day Share Price2021/05/14 00:00
Earnings2021/03/31
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.