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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.36
KB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
60% of the 1266 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. KB: 0.36 )
KB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.36

Equity to Asset 0.09
KB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 1651 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 0.09 vs. KB: 0.09 )
KB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.96
Current: 0.09

0.05
0.96
Interest Coverage 0.35
KB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
51% of the 1508 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. KB: 0.35 )
KB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.85
Current: 0.35

0.06
0.85
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 0.07
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 27.19
KB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1652 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 29.46 vs. KB: 27.19 )
KB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -13.38   Max: 50.55
Current: 27.19

-13.38
50.55
Net-margin (%) 16.91
KB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1671 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 21.71 vs. KB: 16.91 )
KB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -9.28   Max: 37.11
Current: 16.91

-9.28
37.11
ROE (%) 4.91
KB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1674 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 8.17 vs. KB: 4.91 )
KB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -14.42   Max: 30.8
Current: 4.91

-14.42
30.8
ROA (%) 0.43
KB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1674 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. KB: 0.43 )
KB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.51   Max: 1.73
Current: 0.43

-0.51
1.73
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 66.22
KB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1624 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 73.28 vs. KB: 66.22 )
KB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -7.09   Max: 299.22
Current: 66.22

-7.09
299.22
Revenue Growth (%) -3.20
KB's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1452 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. KB: -3.20 )
KB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -14.6   Max: 33.8
Current: -3.2

-14.6
33.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 37.90
KB's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. KB: 37.90 )
KB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -50   Max: 140.7
Current: 37.9

-50
140.7
EPS Growth (%) 99.80
KB's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1293 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. KB: 99.80 )
KB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -68.2   Max: 99.8
Current: 99.8

-68.2
99.8
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

KB Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 51,900 sh (+9.73%)
David Dreman 184,134 sh (+6.02%)
Charles Brandes 228,100 sh (+1.67%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 134,577 sh (-39.04%)
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Q4 2013

KB Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Ken Fisher 5,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 9,400 sh (New)
Value Partners 282,310 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 7,046 sh (New)
Charles Brandes 229,179 sh (+0.47%)
Jim Simons 47,100 sh (-9.25%)
David Dreman 130,971 sh (-28.87%)
Jeremy Grantham 49,739 sh (-63.04%)
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Q1 2014

KB Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ken Fisher 87,183 sh (+1643.66%)
David Dreman 169,968 sh (+29.78%)
Steven Cohen 8,100 sh (+14.96%)
Charles Brandes 229,934 sh (+0.33%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
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Q2 2014

KB Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Charles Brandes 255,263 sh (+11.02%)
Ken Fisher 94,873 sh (+8.82%)
David Dreman 180,889 sh (+6.43%)
Value Partners Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with KB

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 29.78%0.11%$32.34 - $40.51 $ 40.6914%169968
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -28.87%0.17%$35.38 - $41.26 $ 40.698%130971
David Dreman 2012-06-30 Add 24.62%0.02%$29.92 - $38.21 $ 40.6921%120090
David Dreman 2011-09-30 Add 32.05%0.02%$29.98 - $51.87 $ 40.69-3%81077
David Dreman 2011-06-30 Add 43.97%0.02%$44.92 - $53.72 $ 40.69-18%61400
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Top Ranked Articles about KB Financial Group Inc

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 11.40
KB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 15.40 vs. KB: 11.40 )
KB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.74   Max: 163.83
Current: 11.4

1.74
163.83
P/B 0.61
KB's P/B is ranked higher than
92% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. KB: 0.61 )
KB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 4.06
Current: 0.61

0.36
4.06
P/S 2.23
KB's P/S is ranked higher than
85% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. KB: 2.23 )
KB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 125.14
Current: 2.23

0.52
125.14
EV-to-EBIT 23.02
KB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 17.74 vs. KB: 23.02 )
KB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.7   Max: 292.7
Current: 23.02

5.7
292.7
PEG 0.74
KB's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KB: 0.74 )
KB' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 18.33
Current: 0.74

0.04
18.33
Shiller P/E 10.86
KB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 1833 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 30.55 vs. KB: 10.86 )
KB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.67   Max: 20.11
Current: 10.86

2.67
20.11

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.62
KB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
94% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. KB: 0.62 )
KB' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 2.31
Current: 0.62

0.53
2.31
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.80
KB's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. KB: 3.80 )
KB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 3.26
Current: 3.8

0.35
3.26
Price/Median PS Value 0.95
KB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. KB: 0.95 )
KB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 38.29
Current: 0.95

0.2
38.29
Price/Graham Number 0.56
KB's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
92% of the 1834 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. KB: 0.56 )
KB' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 2.24
Current: 0.56

0.34
2.24
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.30
KB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1606 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. KB: 4.30 )
KB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 17.5
Current: 4.3

0.3
17.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.57
KB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1309 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 15.11 vs. KB: 11.57 )
KB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 41.8
Current: 11.57

0.9
41.8

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Regional - Asia
Compare:IDCBY, CICHY, BACHY, BHKLY, CMAKY » details
Traded in other countries:105560.Korea, KBIA.Germany
KB Financial Group Inc was incorporated on September 29, 2008, under the Financial Holding Companies Act of Korea. The Company and its subsidiaries provides banking and related financial services to consumers and corporations in Korea and in selected international markets. The Company's business includes ownership and management of subsidiaries and associated companies that are engaged in financial services or activities. As of December 2012, the Group has ten domestic subsidiaries banking, credit cards, securities, life insurance, asset management, real estate trust, venture capital, credit information, data system, and savings bank and four overseas subsidiaries in Hong Kong, England, Cambodia, and China.
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