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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.45
KT's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
50% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. KT: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
KT' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.22 Max: 0.45
Current: 0.45
0.09
0.45
Equity-to-Asset 0.37
KT's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
55% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. KT: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
KT' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.36 Max: 0.52
Current: 0.37
0.26
0.52
Interest Coverage 9.08
KT's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
53% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. KT: 9.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
KT' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 3 Max: 12.43
Current: 9.08
0.72
12.43
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 1.19
Beneish M-Score: -2.36
WACC vs ROIC
4.61%
10.64%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 6.35
KT's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
53% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. KT: 6.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
KT' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.79  Med: 6.6 Max: 9.88
Current: 6.35
-2.79
9.88
Net Margin % 3.14
KT's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
53% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. KT: 3.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
KT' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.34  Med: 2.88 Max: 6.58
Current: 3.14
-4.34
6.58
ROE % 6.13
KT's ROE % is ranked lower than
51% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. KT: 6.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
KT' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.12  Med: 5.94 Max: 13.81
Current: 6.13
-9.12
13.81
ROA % 2.41
KT's ROA % is ranked higher than
50% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. KT: 2.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
KT' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.94  Med: 2.19 Max: 4.94
Current: 2.41
-2.94
4.94
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 10.23
KT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
56% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.31 vs. KT: 10.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
KT' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.21  Med: 9.18 Max: 15.19
Current: 10.23
-4.21
15.19
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -5.70
KT's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
71% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. KT: -5.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
KT' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -89.8  Med: 5.7 Max: 1224.7
Current: -5.7
-89.8
1224.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 2.50
KT's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
56% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. KT: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
KT' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -89.4  Med: 0.6 Max: 1202.2
Current: 2.5
-89.4
1202.2
» KT's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-04-28)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Operating Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

KT Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 160,800 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 11,600 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 24,770 sh (New)
Sarah Ketterer 75,800 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2016

KT Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jeremy Grantham 17,100 sh (+47.41%)
Sarah Ketterer 75,800 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
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Q3 2016

KT Guru Trades in Q3 2016

NWQ Managers 10,580 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 18,500 sh (+8.19%)
Sarah Ketterer 75,800 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2016

KT Guru Trades in Q4 2016

NWQ Managers 10,580 sh (unchged)
Sarah Ketterer 75,800 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517919    SIC: 4813
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Traded in other countries:KTC.Germany, 030200.Korea, KT.UK, KTCNF.USA,
Headquarter Location:Korea, South
KT Corp provides telecommunication services including local, long distance, and international calling, satellite communication, data transmission, and wireless telephone services in South Korea.

KT is South Korea's largest fixed-line telecom operator, with around 16 million customers. It is the largest broadband firm in the country, with 8.5 million customers, and the second-largest wireless operator with 18.9 million subscribers; the company also has 7.0 million pay-television customers. Additionally, it has about 30 nontelecom businesses that it consolidated for the first time during the first quarter of 2011. These nontelecom businesses and wireless data are the focus of its growth strategy.

Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 12.74
KT's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.96 vs. KT: 12.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
KT' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.7  Med: 11.3 Max: 140.92
Current: 12.74
3.7
140.92
Forward PE Ratio 10.29
KT's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.38 vs. KT: 10.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 12.74
KT's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
76% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.32 vs. KT: 12.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
KT' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.69  Med: 10.79 Max: 41.95
Current: 12.74
3.69
41.95
PB Ratio 0.84
KT's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. KT: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
KT' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 0.76 Max: 1.25
Current: 0.84
0.52
1.25
PS Ratio 0.41
KT's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. KT: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
KT' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.38 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.41
0.25
0.62
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 7.40
KT's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
84% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.35 vs. KT: 7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
KT' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.63  Med: 8.76 Max: 74.76
Current: 7.4
2.63
74.76
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 3.51
KT's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
82% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.08 vs. KT: 3.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
KT' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.51  Med: 2.75 Max: 17.77
Current: 3.51
1.51
17.77
EV-to-EBIT 10.60
KT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
79% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.99 vs. KT: 10.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
KT' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -125.3  Med: 10.9 Max: 326.9
Current: 10.6
-125.3
326.9
EV-to-EBITDA 6.74
KT's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
67% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.67 vs. KT: 6.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
KT' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 4 Max: 23.6
Current: 6.74
1.9
23.6
Shiller PE Ratio 14.50
KT's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.93 vs. KT: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
KT' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.57  Med: 7.48 Max: 15.33
Current: 14.5
4.57
15.33
Current Ratio 1.02
KT's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. KT: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
KT' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.95 Max: 1.35
Current: 1.02
0.55
1.35
Quick Ratio 0.98
KT's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. KT: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
KT' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.88 Max: 1.27
Current: 0.98
0.53
1.27
Days Inventory 22.76
KT's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
62% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.41 vs. KT: 22.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
KT' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.76  Med: 35.64 Max: 52.4
Current: 22.76
22.76
52.4
Days Sales Outstanding 42.23
KT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
55% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.59 vs. KT: 42.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
KT' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 42.23  Med: 55.54 Max: 76.72
Current: 42.23
42.23
76.72
Days Payable 59.40
KT's Days Payable is ranked lower than
55% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 65.46 vs. KT: 59.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
KT' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 56.81  Med: 83.85 Max: 387.03
Current: 59.4
56.81
387.03

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Dividend Payout Ratio 0.26
KT's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. KT: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
KT' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.43 Max: 0.94
Current: 0.26
0
0.94
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -100.00
KT's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
83% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. KT: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
KT' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -0.55 Max: 88.8
Current: -100
0
88.8
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.42
KT's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
76% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.52 vs. KT: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
KT' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.33  Med: 4.41 Max: 8.96
Current: 1.42
1.33
8.96
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.10
KT's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. KT: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
KT' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.9  Med: 0.75 Max: 12.3
Current: 2.1
-8.9
12.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.11
KT's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
79% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. KT: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
KT' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.3 Max: 3.99
Current: 1.11
0.83
3.99
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.66
KT's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. KT: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
KT' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.75 Max: 5.43
Current: 0.66
0.45
5.43
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.04
KT's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
96% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. KT: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
KT' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.49 Max: 12.4
Current: 1.04
0.79
12.4
Price-to-Graham-Number 0.79
KT's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
83% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. KT: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
KT' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 0.82 Max: 3.45
Current: 0.79
0.56
3.45
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 9.43
KT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
80% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.61 vs. KT: 9.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
KT' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 8.5 Max: 15.6
Current: 9.43
0.3
15.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -2.34
KT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
75% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.32 vs. KT: -2.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
KT' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.3  Med: -8 Max: 15.1
Current: -2.34
-13.3
15.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $19,619
EPS (TTM) $ 1.26
Beta0.50
Short Percentage of Float0.47%
52-Week Range $13.23 - 17.24
Shares Outstanding (Mil)489.70

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 1.55 1.58
EPS without NRI ($) 1.55 1.58
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
4.15%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.88 0.88
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