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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 0.42
KT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. KT: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
KT' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.24 Max: N/A
Current: 0.42
Equity to Asset 0.39
KT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. KT: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
KT' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.36 Max: 0.52
Current: 0.39
0.25
0.52
Interest Coverage 3.29
KT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
68% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.73 vs. KT: 3.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
KT' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 3.74 Max: 12.43
Current: 3.29
0.72
12.43
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.70
M-Score: -3.34
WACC vs ROIC
6.30%
4.92%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 5.20
KT's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.39 vs. KT: 5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
KT' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.79  Med: 8.17 Max: 14.17
Current: 5.2
-2.79
14.17
Net-margin (%) 2.28
KT's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.45 vs. KT: 2.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
KT' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.34  Med: 4.89 Max: 7.28
Current: 2.28
-4.34
7.28
ROE (%) 4.76
KT's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.63 vs. KT: 4.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
KT' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.12  Med: 10.04 Max: 16.31
Current: 4.76
-9.12
16.31
ROA (%) 1.67
KT's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. KT: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
KT' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.94  Med: 3.81 Max: 5.45
Current: 1.67
-2.94
5.45
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.91
KT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.26 vs. KT: 6.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
KT' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.21  Med: 11.64 Max: 16.23
Current: 6.91
-4.21
16.23
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.80
KT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. KT: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KT' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -89.8  Med: 7.25 Max: 1224.7
Current: 3.8
-89.8
1224.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -11.80
KT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. KT: -11.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KT' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -89.4  Med: 0.85 Max: 1202.2
Current: -11.8
-89.4
1202.2
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KT Guru Trades in Q3 2015

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Business Description

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

KT Corp was founded on December 10, 1981 in Korea. The Company is an integrated provider of telecommunications services. Its services include mobile service, fixed-line telephone services, Internet services including broadband Internet access service and data communication service. Its segments include the Customer/Marketing Group, which engages in providing various telecommunication services to individual/home/corporate customers and the convergence business; the Finance Business Group, which engages in providing various financial services such as credit card, and the Others Group, which includes security services, satellite service, information technology and network services, satellite TV services as well as global business services that provides global network services to multinational or domestic corporate customers and telecommunications companies. As an integrated telecommunications service provider, its main services include: Personal Communications Service (or PCS) mobile telecommunications service and third-generation HSDPA-based IMT-2000 wireless Internet and video multimedia communications services; telephone services, including local, domestic long-distance and international long-distance fixed-line telephone services and interconnection services to other telecommunications companies; broadband Internet access service and other Internet-related services, including IP-TV services; and various other services, including leased line service and other data communication service, satellite service and information technology and network services. It provides mobile services based on CDMA technology and W-CDMA technology. The Company's telephone network includes exchanges, long-distance transmission equipment and fiber optic and copper cables. Under the Telecommunications Business Act, it is required to permit other service providers to interconnect to its fixed-line network. Currently, the main users of this interconnection capacity include SK Broadband and LG U+ (offering local, domestic long-distance and international long-distance services), Sejong and SK Telink (offering international and domestic long-distance services), and SK Telecom and LG U+ (transmitting calls to and from their mobile networks). Leveraging on its nationwide network of approximately 695,000 kilometers of fiber optic cable network, it has achieved a position in the broadband Internet access market in Korea. The Company's other Internet-related services focus mainly on providing infrastructure and solutions for business enterprises, as well as IP-TV and network portal services. The Company's IP-TV service offers access to an array of digital media contents, including movies, sports, news, educational programs and TV replay, for a fixed monthly fee. The Company's data communication service involves offering exclusive lines that allow point-to-point connection for voice and data traffic between two or more geographically separate points. It also engage

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 17.13
KT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
60% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. KT: 17.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
KT' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.7  Med: 10.13 Max: 140.92
Current: 17.13
3.7
140.92
Forward P/E 10.09
KT's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.98 vs. KT: 10.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 23.90
KT's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
59% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.47 vs. KT: 23.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
KT' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.69  Med: 9.92 Max: 41.95
Current: 23.9
3.69
41.95
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 33.14
KT's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
76% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.32 vs. KT: 33.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
KT' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.74  Med: 7.74 Max: 43.4
Current: 33.14
2.74
43.4
P/B 0.80
KT's P/B is ranked higher than
89% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. KT: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
KT' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 0.78 Max: 1.25
Current: 0.8
0.52
1.25
P/S 0.52
KT's P/S is ranked higher than
83% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. KT: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
KT' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.36 Max: 0.65
Current: 0.52
0.24
0.65
PFCF 4.12
KT's PFCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.36 vs. KT: 4.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
KT' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.61  Med: 16.13 Max: 149.06
Current: 4.12
3.61
149.06
POCF 2.08
KT's POCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.16 vs. KT: 2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
KT' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.51  Med: 2.38 Max: 10.7
Current: 2.08
1.51
10.7
EV-to-EBIT 21.94
KT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
65% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.76 vs. KT: 21.94 )
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: 21.94
-125.3
326.9
EV-to-EBITDA 4.73
KT's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
82% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.48 vs. KT: 4.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
KT' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.5  Med: 3.8 Max: 23.6
Current: 4.73
1.5
23.6
Shiller P/E 11.23
KT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
72% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.63 vs. KT: 11.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
KT' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.6  Med: 7.36 Max: 11.77
Current: 11.23
4.6
11.77
Current Ratio 1.03
KT's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. KT: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
KT' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.57
Current: 1.03
0.55
1.57
Quick Ratio 0.98
KT's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 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: 0.94 Max: 1.5
Current: 0.98
0.53
1.5
Days Inventory 17.87
KT's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
52% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.92 vs. KT: 17.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
KT' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.87  Med: 38.2 Max: 50.17
Current: 17.87
17.87
50.17
Days Sales Outstanding 44.16
KT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
53% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.70 vs. KT: 44.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
KT' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.07  Med: 55.54 Max: 76.72
Current: 44.16
6.07
76.72
Days Payable 43.49
KT's Days Payable is ranked lower than
66% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 63.26 vs. KT: 43.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
KT' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 43.49  Med: 186.24 Max: 352.92
Current: 43.49
43.49
352.92

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.40
KT's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
83% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. KT: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
KT' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.33  Med: 4.79 Max: 8.96
Current: 1.4
1.33
8.96
Dividend Payout 0.30
KT's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
83% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. KT: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
KT' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.81 Max: 2.95
Current: 0.3
0.24
2.95
Forward Dividend Yield 1.40
KT's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
86% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. KT: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.40
KT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
88% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.63 vs. KT: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
KT' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.33  Med: 4.79 Max: 8.96
Current: 1.4
1.33
8.96

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.03
KT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
82% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. KT: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
KT' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.15 Max: 3.99
Current: 1.03
0.59
3.99
Price/Projected FCF 0.68
KT's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. KT: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
KT' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 0.99 Max: 5.43
Current: 0.68
0.62
5.43
Price/Median PS Value 1.43
KT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
77% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. KT: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
KT' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.23 Max: 13.07
Current: 1.43
0.68
13.07
Price/Graham Number 1.04
KT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
74% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. KT: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
KT' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.82 Max: 1.78
Current: 1.04
0.42
1.78
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.55
KT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. KT: 4.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
KT' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 8.3 Max: 30.7
Current: 4.55
0.3
30.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -1.81
KT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.97 vs. KT: -1.81 )
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: -7.8 Max: 15.1
Current: -1.81
-13.3
15.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $19,842
EPS (TTM) $ 0.92
Beta0.56
Short Percentage of Float0.62%
52-Week Range $10.81 - 16.79
Shares Outstanding (Mil)489.70

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 20,492 20,690
EPS ($) 1.49 1.55
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.49 1.55
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
10.35%
Dividends Per Share ($) 2.88 2.88
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