Should You Consider China Communications Services Corporation Limited (HKG:552)?

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As an investor, I look for investments which does not compromise one fundamental factor for another. By this I mean, I look at stocks holistically, from their financial health to their future outlook. In the case of China Communications Services Corporation Limited (HKG:552), it is a highly-regarded dividend-paying company that has been able to sustain great financial health over the past. Below, I’ve touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, read the full report on China Communications Services here.

Excellent balance sheet average dividend payer

552 is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This suggests prudent control over cash and cost by management, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. 552 seems to have put its debt to good use, generating operating cash levels of 9.05x total debt in the most recent year. This is also a good indication as to whether debt is properly covered by the company’s cash flows.

SEHK:552 Historical Debt, July 4th 2019
SEHK:552 Historical Debt, July 4th 2019

Income investors would also be happy to know that 552 is a great dividend company, with a current yield standing at 2.8%. 552 has also been regularly increasing its dividend payments to shareholders over the past decade.

SEHK:552 Historical Dividend Yield, July 4th 2019
SEHK:552 Historical Dividend Yield, July 4th 2019

Next Steps:

For China Communications Services, I’ve put together three key aspects you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for 552’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for 552’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has 552’s returns been like over the past? Go into more detail in the past track record analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of our analysis for more clarity.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of 552? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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