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USD 7.39  0.04  0.54%   

Market Performance
7 of 100
Odds Of Distress
Less than 35
China Life is trading at 7.39 as of the 9th of August 2022, a 0.54 percent up since the beginning of the trading day. The stock's open price was 7.35. China Life has about a 35 percent probability of financial distress in the next few years of operation and did not have a very good performance during the last 90 trading days. Equity ratings for China Life Insurance are calculated daily based on our scoring framework. The performance scores are derived for the period starting the 10th of July 2022 and ending today, the 9th of August 2022. Click here to learn more.
Fiscal Year End
Business Domain
IPO Date
18th of December 2003
Financial Services
China Life Insurance Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a life insurance company in the Peoples Republic of China. China Life Insurance Company Limited is a subsidiary of China Life Insurance Company Limited. China Life operates under InsuranceLife classification in the United States and is traded on New York Stock Exchange. The company has 5.65 B outstanding shares of which 703.33 K shares are now shorted by investors with about 0.91 days to cover. More on China Life Insurance

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China Life Stock Highlights

Most reasonable investors view market volatility as an opportunity to invest at a favorable price or to sell short against a bearish trend. If you consider yourself one of those investors, make sure you clearly understand your entering position. China Life's investment highlights are automatically generated signals that are significant enough to either complement your investing judgment regarding China Life or challenge it. These highlights can help you better understand the position you are entering and avoid costly mistakes.
China Life Insurance has a strong financial position based on the latest SEC filings
ChairmanChangqing Yuan
SEC FilingsChina Life Security & Exchange Commission EDGAR Reports
Thematic Ideas
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Fama & French Classification
Average Analyst Recommendation
Analysts covering China Life report their recommendations after researching China Life's financial statements, talking to executives and customers, or listening in on China Life's conference calls. The current trade recommendation is based on an ongoing consensus estimate among financial analysts covering China Life Insurance. The China consensus assessment is calculated by taking the average forecast from all of the analysts covering China Life.
Piotroski F Score
Piotroski F-Score is a popular financial indicator that puts together nine criteria to evaluate the financial strength of China Life Insurance based on its profitability, leverage, liquidity, source of funds, and operating efficiency. It is an academic score (developed by Joseph Piotroski in 2002) to determine the current strength of China Life Insurance financial position. Scores of 8 and 9 are usually classified as strong value stocks, whereas scores of 2 or below are considered weak value stocks.
Current ValueLast YearChange From Last Year 10 Year Trend
Weighted Average Shares25.3 B25.4 B
Slightly Down
Slightly volatile
Net Cash Flow from Operations240.7 B286.4 B
Fairly Down
Slightly volatile
Total Assets4251.6 B4891.1 B
Fairly Down
Slightly volatile
Total Liabilities3808 B4404.4 B
Fairly Down
Slightly volatile
Total Debt239.2 B295.3 B
Significantly Down
Slightly volatile
Return on Average Assets0.01240.011
Moderately Up
Very volatile
Gross Margin0.230.205
Moderately Up
Slightly volatile
Asset Turnover0.180.18
Slightly volatile
Macroaxis Advice
Unlike general analyst consensus, Macroaxis buy hold or sell recommendation is provided in the context of your current investment horizon and risk tolerance. The advice algorithm takes into account all of China Life's available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators. Your current horizon is 90 days - details
China Life Insurance (LFC) is traded on New York Stock Exchange in USA. It is located in 16 Financial Street and employs 103,262 people. China Life is listed under Insurance category by Fama And French industry classification. The company currently falls under 'Large-Cap' category with total capitalization of 93.61 B. Market capitalization usually refers to the total value of a company's stock within the entire market. To calculate China Life's market, we take the total number of its shares issued and multiply it by China Life's current market price. To manage market risk and economic uncertainty, many investors today build portfolios that are diversified across equities with different market capitalizations. However, as a general rule, conservative investors tend to hold large-cap stocks, and these looking for more risk prefer small-cap and mid-cap equities. China Life Insurance runs under Financial Services sector within Insurance—Life industry. The entity has 5.65 B outstanding shares of which 703.33 K shares are now shorted by investors with about 0.91 days to cover. China Life Insurance has about 314.53 B in cash with 299.56 B of positive cash flow from operations. This results in cash-per-share (CPS) ratio of 55.64, which can makes it an attractive takeover target, given it will continue generating positive cash flow.
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China Life holds a total of five billion six hundred fifty million outstanding shares. Almost 99.0 percent of China Life outstanding shares are held by regular investors with 0.0 (percent) owned by insiders and only 1.18 % by other corporate entities. Please note that no matter how much assets the company secures, if the real value of the firm is less than the current market value, you may not be able to make money on it.

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China Stock Price Odds Analysis

What are China Life's target price odds to finish over the current price? Depending on a normal probability distribution, the odds of China Life jumping above the current price in 90 days from now is about 48.23%. The China Life Insurance probability density function shows the probability of China Life stock to fall within a particular range of prices over 90 days. Considering the 90-day investment horizon China Life has a beta of 0.7391. This indicates as returns on the market go up, China Life average returns are expected to increase less than the benchmark. However, during the bear market, the loss on holding China Life Insurance will be expected to be much smaller as well. Additionally, the company has an alpha of 0.123, implying that it can generate a 0.12 percent excess return over DOW after adjusting for the inherited market risk (beta).
  Odds Below 7.39HorizonTargetOdds Above 7.39
51.56%90 days
Based on a normal probability distribution, the odds of China Life to move above the current price in 90 days from now is about 48.23 (This China Life Insurance probability density function shows the probability of China Stock to fall within a particular range of prices over 90 days) .

China Life Historical Income Statement

China Life Insurance Income Statement is one of the three primary financial statements used for reporting China's overall financial performance over a current year or for a given accounting period. An Income Statement sometimes referred to as the statement of China Life Insurance revenue and expense. China Life Income Statement primarily focuses on the company's revenues and expenses during a particular period.
The current year Net Income to Non Controlling Interests is expected to grow to about 1.6 B, whereas Consolidated Income is forecasted to decline to about 46 B. View More Fundamentals

China Stock Against Markets

Picking the right benchmark for China Life stock is fundamental to making educated investment choices. Many naive investors compare their positions with the S&P 500 or with the Nasdaq. But these benchmarks are not all-inclusive and generally should be used only for large-capitalization equities or stock offerings from large companies. When the price of a selected benchmark declines in a down market, there may be an uptick in China Life stock price where buyers come in believing the asset is cheap. The opposite is true when the market is bullish; so, accurately picking the benchmark for China Life is critical whether you are bullish or bearish towards China Life Insurance at a given time.

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China Life Corporate Directors

China Life corporate directors refer to members of a China Life board of directors. The board of directors generally takes responsibility for the China Life's affairs and long-term direction of the entity. A corporate director does not make decisions for the corporation on his own. As a member of the board of directors, she or he must function as a part of a group that makes decisions on behalf of the business only by the board of directors' meetings. To pass a resolution, a majority of China Life's board members must vote for the resolution. The China Life board of directors' duties also include the election, removal, and supervision of officers, including the adoption, amendment, and repeal of bylaws.
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You need to understand the risk of investing before taking a position in China Life. The danger of trading China Life Insurance is mainly related to its market volatility and company specific events. As an investor, you must understand the concept of risk-adjusted return before you start trading. The most common way to measure the risk of China Life is by using the Sharpe ratio. The ratio expresses how much excess return you acquire for the extra volatility you endure for holding a more risker asset than China Life. The Shape ratio is calculated by using standard deviation and excess return to determine reward per unit of risk. To understand how volatile China Life Insurance is, you must compare it to a benchmark. Traditionally, the risk-free rate of return is the rate of return on the shortest-dated U.S. Treasury, such as a 3-year bond.
Additionally, see Stocks Correlation. Note that the China Life Insurance information on this page should be used as a complementary analysis to other China Life's statistical models used to find the right mix of equity instruments to add to your existing portfolios or create a brand new portfolio. You can also try Equity Forecasting module to use basic forecasting models to generate price predictions and determine price momentum.

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Is China Life's industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of China Life. If investors know China will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about China Life listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
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Market Capitalization
93.4 B
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The market value of China Life Insurance is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of China that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of China Life's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is China Life's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because China Life's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect China Life's underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between China Life's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine China Life value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, China Life's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.