China Construction Bank Corp. :CICHY-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : October 2, 2017

China Construction Bank Corp. reports financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.


  • Summary numbers: Revenues of USD 22,136.07 million, Net Earnings of USD 10,000.34 million.
  • Change in operating cash flow of -428.42% compared to same period last year is about the same as change in earnings, likely no significant movement in accruals or reserves.
  • Earnings growth from operating margin improvements as well as from one-time items.

The table below shows the preliminary results and recent trends for key metrics such as revenues and net income (See complete table at the end of this report):

2017-06-30 2017-03-31 2016-12-31 2016-09-30 2016-06-30
Relevant Numbers (Quarterly)
Revenues (mil) 22136.07 25027.79 19497.59 21087.34 22412.06
Revenue Growth (%YOY) -1.23 -13.93 -17.1 -9.48 -7.35
Earnings (mil) 10000.34 10176.94 5478.2 9062.54 9962.71
Earnings Growth (%YOY) 0.38 -2.19 -4.14 -4.1 -4.8
Net Margin (%) 45.18 40.66 28.1 42.98 44.45
EPS 0.79 0.81 0.44 0.72 0.79
Return on Equity (%) 4.15 4.35 2.36 3.92 4.33
Return on Assets (%) 1.26 1.32 0.72 1.2 1.34

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Market Share Versus Profits

Revenues History
Earnings History

Compared to the same period last year, CICHY-US’s change in revenue was close to the amount of its change in earnings. It remains to be seen how the rest of its peer group’s results will turn out and if CICHY-US’s performance is a sign of any major shift in the composition of market share in this sector. Also, for comparison purposes, revenues changed by -11.55% and earnings by -1.74% compared to the previous period.

Cash Versus Earnings – Sustainable Performance?

It is important to examine a company�s cash versus earnings numbers to gauge whether its performance is sustainable.

CICHY-US’s year-on-year change in operating cash flow of -428.42% is around its change in earnings. This suggests that there are likely no significant movement in accruals or reserves for managing earnings this period.


The company’s earnings growth has also been influenced by the following factors: (1) Improvements in operating margins from 54.96% to 55.18% and (2) one-time items. The company’s pretax margins are now 55.76%, compared to 55.57% for the same period last year.

EBIT Margin History
PreTax Margin History

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Company Profile

China Construction Bank Corp. engages in the provision of commercial banking products and services. Its business consists of corporate banking, personal banking, and treasury operations. It offers infrastructure loans, residential mortgage, and bank cards. The company was founded in October 1954 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

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