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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 0.22
KT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 1037 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.29 vs. KT: 0.22 )
KT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.28
Current: 0.22

0.09
0.28
Equity to Asset 0.34
KT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 990 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. KT: 0.34 )
KT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.34

0.26
0.52
Interest Coverage 0.72
KT's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.57 vs. KT: 0.72 )
KT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 18.47
Current: 0.72

0.72
18.47
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.27
M-Score: -3.22
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -1.24
KT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1037 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.66 vs. KT: -1.24 )
KT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.34   Max: 14.53
Current: -1.24

1.34
14.53
Net-margin (%) -4.13
KT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1041 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. KT: -4.13 )
KT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.79   Max: 12.32
Current: -4.13

-0.79
12.32
ROE (%) -8.04
KT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 996 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.93 vs. KT: -8.04 )
KT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1.6   Max: 20.91
Current: -8.04

-1.6
20.91
ROA (%) -2.75
KT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1047 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. KT: -2.75 )
KT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.55   Max: 6.82
Current: -2.75

-0.55
6.82
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -1.57
KT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1039 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.31 vs. KT: -1.57 )
KT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.02   Max: 15.43
Current: -1.57

2.02
15.43
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.60
KT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. KT: 8.60 )
KT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -88.8   Max: 1103.6
Current: 8.6

-88.8
1103.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -4.60
KT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. KT: -4.60 )
KT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -87.5   Max: 998.3
Current: -4.6

-87.5
998.3
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

KT Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 470,983 sh (+298.91%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,819,870 sh (unchged)
Sarah Ketterer 153,019 sh (-12.23%)
Steven Cohen 11,768 sh (-48.81%)
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Q2 2014

KT Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 501,200 sh (+6.42%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,686,870 sh (-7.31%)
Sarah Ketterer 75,800 sh (-50.46%)
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Q3 2014

KT Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Sarah Ketterer 75,800 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 1,602,770 sh (-4.99%)
Jim Simons 75,503 sh (-84.94%)
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Q4 2014

KT Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 308,200 sh (+308.20%)
Sarah Ketterer 75,800 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 1,376,270 sh (-14.13%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 4.89
KT's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
97% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 37.17 vs. KT: 4.89 )
N/A
P/B 0.60
KT's P/B is ranked higher than
97% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. KT: 0.60 )
KT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 1.47
Current: 0.6

0.47
1.47
P/S 0.30
KT's P/S is ranked higher than
96% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. KT: 0.30 )
KT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.67
Current: 0.3

0.22
0.67
PFCF 14.90
KT's PFCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 55.88 vs. KT: 14.90 )
KT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.07   Max: 28.97
Current: 14.9

3.07
28.97
POCF 1.70
KT's POCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.96 vs. KT: 1.70 )
KT' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 4.74
Current: 1.7

0.98
4.74
EV-to-EBIT 53.06
KT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.89 vs. KT: 53.06 )
KT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.1   Max: 58.8
Current: 53.06

7.1
58.8
Shiller P/E 9.30
KT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
96% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 77.20 vs. KT: 9.30 )
KT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.98   Max: 12.03
Current: 9.3

3.98
12.03
Current Ratio 0.89
KT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. KT: 0.89 )
KT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 1.35
Current: 0.89

0.55
1.35
Quick Ratio 0.83
KT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. KT: 0.83 )
KT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 1.27
Current: 0.83

0.53
1.27
Days Inventory 57.08
KT's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
75% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.26 vs. KT: 57.08 )
KT' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 4.43   Max: 65.25
Current: 57.08

4.43
65.25
Days Sales Outstanding 75.02
KT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 57.32 vs. KT: 75.02 )
KT' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 6.07   Max: 76.76
Current: 75.02

6.07
76.76

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.60
KT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
99% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. KT: 0.60 )
KT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 3.99
Current: 0.6

1.03
3.99
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.70
KT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. KT: 0.70 )
KT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 5.43
Current: 0.7

0.38
5.43
Price/Median PS Value 0.60
KT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. KT: 0.60 )
KT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 2033
Current: 0.6

0.68
2033
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.90
KT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. KT: 1.90 )
KT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 14.1
Current: 1.9

1.7
14.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.00
KT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
76% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.15 vs. KT: 1.00 )
KT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -14.1   Max: 334.8
Current: 1

-14.1
334.8

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
Compare:XKRX:017670, XKRX:032640, XKRX:033630, CHU, VOD » details
Traded in other countries:KTCD.UK, 030200.Korea, KTC.Germany, KTCNF.USA,
KT Corporation 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 Telecommunication & Convergence Customer Group, which engages in providing various telecommunication services to individual/home customers and the convergence business, the Global & Enterprise Customer Group, which engages in telecommunication services for the global market and corporate customers, as well as data communication service, the Finance/Rental Business Group, which engages in providing various financial services such as credit card and lending, as well as automobile rental and leasing business and others, which include security services, satellite service, information technology and network services, satellite TV service and real estate development businesses. 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 Telecom (offering local, domestic long-distance and international long-distance services), Onse and SK Telink (offering international and domestic long-distance services), and SK Telecom and LG Telecom (transmitting calls to and from their mobile networks). Leveraging on its nationwide network of approximately 405,528 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. It also offers high definition video-on-demand and real-time broadcasting IP-TV services under the brand name 'QOOK TV.' The Company's IP-TV service offers access to an array of digital media contents, including movies, sports, news, educatio
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