Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-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 $196.06 billion
Industry Wireless communications
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $70.4 billion
Management

CEO Yue Li (since June 2010)

CFO Xue Taohai (since July 2002)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 25.6%
Cash/Debt $47.65 billion / $5.05 billion
Dividend Yield 3.7%
Competitors

China Telecom (NYSE: CHA)

China Unicom (NYSE: CHU)

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

On CAPS, 97.5% of the 3,583 members who have rated China Mobile believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include umps15 and shanelofgren.

Earlier this year, umps15 tapped China Mobile as a particularly cheap call: "P/E is low compared to companies similar to its size, as with dividend yield. There is 700 million cellphones in China, and population is 1.3 billion. With past earning records, I see plenty of room for growth here."

China Mobile's dominance of the steadily growing Chinese wireless market and reasonable valuation continue to support its four-star CAPS status. Currently, China Mobile even trades at a forward P/E (10.7) discount to direct rivals China Telecom (14.2) and China Unicom (31.7), as well as U.S. counterparts AT&T (NYSE: T) (11.7), Qwest (NYSE: Q) (17.7), and Verizon (NYSE: VZ) (15.5).

CAPS member shanelofgren elaborates on the bull case:

I think that Chinese urbanization, income growth and cultural shifts toward higher demand for technology will persist at their current very high rate (and this rate might grow slightly or decline slightly). ... I think that demand for data will accelerate as increased wealth, increased coverage and increased urbanization all contribute to demand. Thus voice revenue will begin to flatten out, data revenue will grow and, overall, cash flow will continue to grow, though perhaps at a slower rate than before. Given their low P/E and high prior growth rates, [China Mobile] still looks like a good buy.

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