China Mobile (Hong Kong) (NYSE: CHL) and Intelsat (NYSE:I) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.


China Mobile (Hong Kong) pays an annual dividend of $1.65 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Intelsat does not pay a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares China Mobile (Hong Kong) and Intelsat’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
China Mobile (Hong Kong) $111.30 billion 1.85 $41.35 billion N/A N/A
Intelsat $2.17 billion 0.38 $1.61 billion $6.72 1.02

China Mobile (Hong Kong) has higher revenue and earnings than Intelsat.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

2.0% of China Mobile (Hong Kong) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.0% of Intelsat shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

China Mobile (Hong Kong) has a beta of 0.29, suggesting that its share price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Intelsat has a beta of 2.12, suggesting that its share price is 112% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares China Mobile (Hong Kong) and Intelsat’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China Mobile (Hong Kong) N/A N/A N/A
Intelsat 36.95% -1.90% -0.14%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for China Mobile (Hong Kong) and Intelsat, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
China Mobile (Hong Kong) 1 2 2 0 2.20
Intelsat 0 2 2 0 2.50

Intelsat has a consensus target price of $4.38, indicating a potential downside of 36.22%. Given Intelsat’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Intelsat is more favorable than China Mobile (Hong Kong).


China Mobile (Hong Kong) beats Intelsat on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

China Mobile (Hong Kong) Company Profile

China Mobile Limited is an investment holding company principally engaged in telecommunication and related businesses. Its main businesses include Mobile businesses, Wireline Broadband businesses and Internet of Things (IoT) businesses. Mobile businesses include two categories of services. Voice services include local calls, domestic and international long distance calls, roaming services and voice value-added services. Data services include short message services and multimedia message services, wireless data traffic services and application and information services, such as Mobile Music, Mobile Reading and Mobile Video, among others. Wireline Broadband businesses include the provision of wireline broadband and related services. The Company also provides customer services, including phone bill enquiry, among others. The Company mainly operates businesses in Mainland China.

Intelsat Company Profile

Intelsat S.A. operates in satellite services business. The Company provides satellite services to its communications customers around the world. It provides communications services to media companies, fixed and wireless telecommunications operators, data networking service providers for enterprise and mobile applications in the air and on the seas, multinational corporations and Internet service providers (ISPs). The Company is also a provider of commercial satellite communication services to the United States Government and other select military organizations and their contractors. The Company focuses on business-to-business services, indirectly enable enterprise, government and consumer applications through its customers. The Company has operations in North America, Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa and Middle East, and Asia Pacific.

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