Based on the aggregated intelligence of 115,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, wireless telecom giant China Mobile (NYSE:CHL) has earned a coveted five-star ranking. Our data has shown that five-star stocks outperform the market by a significant margin; conversely, one-star stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

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

ChinaMobile facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Hong Kong (1997)

Market Cap

$233.0 billion


Wireless Communications

TTM Revenue

$52.1 billion


CEO Jianzhou Wang (since 2004)

CFO Taohai Xue (since 2002)

Major Competitors

China Unicom (NYSE:CHU),

China Telecom (NYSE:CHA)

CAPS members bullish on CHL also bullish on


CAPS members bearish on CHL also bearish on

Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM),

Citigroup (NYSE:C)

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

Over on CAPS, some 96% of the 761 All-Star members who have rated China Mobile believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These All-Star bulls include jdalto75 and Woofola, both of whom are ranked in the top 10% of our community.

One year ago, jdalto75 added it all up for our community: "population + need to communicate-established wired infrastructure = a lot of cell phone calls. From my experiience in china, China Mobile has the best presence, penetration and distribution."

A more recent pitch from Woofola in June of this year followed that bullish line of thinking, stressing China Mobile's massive lead in the marketplace:

Strong financial fundamentals (ROE, Cash, Debt/Equity, etc). Recent drop (May 2008) due to changes in competitive landscape is overrated in my view, as I expect CHL to continue dominating and growing market share for many years to come while "China Telecom Unicom" tries to catch up.

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