Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, wireless-telecom giant China Mobile (NYSE:CHL) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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.

China Mobile facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Central, Hong Kong (1997)

Market Cap

$214.9 Billion


Wireless Telecommunication Services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$60.3 Billion


CEO Jianzhou Wang (Since 2004)

CFO Xue Taohai (Since 2002)

Return on Equity (Average, Past Three Years)


TTM Dividend Yield


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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 911 of the 931 All-Star members who have rated China Mobile  -- 98% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include toolboy2 and fellow Fool Matt Koppenheffer (TMFKopp), both of whom are ranked in the top 5% of our community.

A few months ago, toolboy2 helped communicate several of the stock's positives:

* little debt ...
* growing base of cellular users
* strong profit margins
* dominant wireless company in China
* relations with Taiwan have increased opportunities

In a more recent pitch, Matt elaborates on the company's unparalleled scale: "China Mobile dominates the world's largest mobile telecom market, and its leadership position and the country's growth have combined to help it notch total earnings-per-share growth of more than 100% between 2005 and 2008. And not only is the company massive -- its market cap is more than twice that of Verizon -- but it is also extremely profitable, with a net income margin of more than 27% in 2008."

What do you think about China Mobile, or any other stock for that matter? Make your voice heard on Motley Fool CAPS today. More than 135,000 investors are waiting to hear what you have to say. CAPS is 100% free, so get started!

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