Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, China Unicom (NYSE:CHU) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at China Unicom's business, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

China Unicom facts

Headquarters (founded)

Central, Hong Kong (2000)

Market Cap

$12.44 billion


Wireless communications

TTM Revenue

$14.76 billion


Chairman/CEO Xiaobing Chang (since 2004)
CFO Jilu Tong (since 2004)

Return on Equity (average, last three years)


Dividend Yield



China Mobile (NYSE:CHL)
China Telecom (NYSE:CHA)

CAPS members bullish on CHU also bullish on

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CAPS members bearish on CHU also bearish on

China Finance Online (NASDAQ:JRJC)

Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 125 of the 138 All-Star members who have rated China Unicom -- some 91% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include ypcheng and xfranco4bcn, both of whom are ranked in the top 10% of our community.

In January, ypcheng brought China Unicom's plunging stock price (which has fallen even farther since) to our community's attention: "The customers and revenue stream are still the same and the company has not changed. If the economic stimulus by Chinese will take effect, this company will benefit first."

In a pitch from one month earlier, xfranco4bcn elaborates on the stock's long-term tailwinds:

Merged telecom giant in China. It could still go down, but at expected PE around 12 [now at around 9], I cannot see any reason why this National champion will not benefit from the growing Chinese telecom market. Anyone doing business with China and visiting the country can realize the underlying potential of telecommunication services, both on the corporate and personal levels. I am strongly bullish at this level -- for the long term.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Apple is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor pick. Baidu and China Finance are recommendations of Rule Breakers. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.