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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.38
KB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 1688 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. KB: 0.38 )
KB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 9999
Current: 0.38

0.01
9999
Equity to Asset 0.09
KB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 2260 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
54% of the 2143 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 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: 3
Z-Score: 0.15
WACC vs ROIC
10.81%
1.29%
WACC
ROIC
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 (%) 7.83
KB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 2333 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 30.19 vs. KB: 7.83 )
KB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -13.38   Max: 50.55
Current: 7.83

-13.38
50.55
Net-margin (%) 14.96
KB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 2333 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 22.29 vs. KB: 14.96 )
KB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -9.28   Max: 37.11
Current: 14.96

-9.28
37.11
ROE (%) 5.35
KB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 2336 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 8.96 vs. KB: 5.35 )
KB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -12.72   Max: 29.06
Current: 5.35

-12.72
29.06
ROA (%) 0.47
KB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 2341 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. KB: 0.47 )
KB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.53   Max: 1.86
Current: 0.47

-0.53
1.86
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 24.34
KB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 2305 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 88.52 vs. KB: 24.34 )
KB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -6.84   Max: 105.87
Current: 24.34

-6.84
105.87
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.10
KB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1994 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. KB: -2.10 )
KB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15.6   Max: 32.9
Current: -2.1

-15.6
32.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 71.00
KB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1809 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. KB: 71.00 )
KB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 71
Current: 71

0
71
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Financials


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Guru Trades

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%)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Jim Simons 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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Q3 2014

KB Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Charles Brandes 263,380 sh (+3.18%)
David Dreman 179,521 sh (-0.76%)
Ken Fisher 88,267 sh (-6.96%)
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Q4 2014

KB Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ken Fisher 89,028 sh (+0.86%)
Charles Brandes 196,221 sh (-25.50%)
David Dreman 126,790 sh (-29.37%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 10.30
KB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
89% of the 3110 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 18.60 vs. KB: 10.30 )
KB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.76   Max: 163.78
Current: 10.3

1.76
163.78
Forward P/E 7.54
KB's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 3110 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KB: 7.54 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 10.50
KB's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
91% of the 3110 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 18.30 vs. KB: 10.50 )
KB' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 1.76   Max: 163.86
Current: 10.5

1.76
163.86
P/B 0.60
KB's P/B is ranked higher than
93% of the 3110 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. KB: 0.60 )
KB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 1.94
Current: 0.6

0.37
1.94
P/S 2.10
KB's P/S is ranked higher than
87% of the 3110 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. KB: 2.10 )
KB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 125.14
Current: 2.1

0.52
125.14
EV-to-EBIT 20.99
KB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 3110 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 20.51 vs. KB: 20.99 )
KB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 227.6
Current: 20.99

3.3
227.6
PEG 1.81
KB's PEG is ranked higher than
86% of the 3110 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KB: 1.81 )
KB' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 6.06
Current: 1.81

0.68
6.06
Shiller P/E 12.00
KB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
97% of the 3110 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KB: 12.00 )
KB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.81   Max: 20.8
Current: 12

2.81
20.8
Days Sales Outstanding 11.35
KB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
97% of the 3110 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KB: 11.35 )
KB' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 32.74   Max: 105.94
Current: 11.35

32.74
105.94

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.90
KB's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
60% of the 2176 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. KB: 1.90 )
KB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 2.68
Current: 1.9

0.14
2.68
Dividend growth (3y) -100.00
KB's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1316 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. KB: -100.00 )
KB' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: -100
Current: -100

Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.90
KB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
61% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. KB: 1.90 )
KB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 2.68
Current: 1.9

0.14
2.68
Share Buyback Rate -4.20
KB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
65% of the 1668 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. KB: -4.20 )
KB' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.1   Max: -22.7
Current: -4.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.60
KB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
94% of the 3110 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. KB: 0.60 )
KB' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 2.41
Current: 0.6

0.53
2.41
Price/DCF (Projected) 80.70
KB's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
73% of the 3110 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KB: 80.70 )
KB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 12.58
Current: 80.7

0.37
12.58
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
KB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 3110 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. KB: 1.00 )
KB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 41.12
Current: 1

0.37
41.12
Price/Graham Number 0.50
KB's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
94% of the 3110 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. KB: 0.50 )
KB' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 2.3
Current: 0.5

0.34
2.3
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.90
KB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
52% of the 2321 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. KB: 4.90 )
KB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 30.6
Current: 4.9

0.4
30.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -9.63
KB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
157% of the 1295 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Asia industry.

( Industry Median: 14.15 vs. KB: -9.63 )
KB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.4   Max: 16.9
Current: -9.63

-4.4
16.9

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 provide 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. The Company is subject to government rules and regulation.
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