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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 0.20
KT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
68% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. KT: 0.20 )
KT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.28
Current: 0.2

0.09
0.28
Equity to Asset 0.36
KT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
72% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. KT: 0.36 )
KT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.36

0.26
0.52
Interest Coverage 1.32
KT's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.26 vs. KT: 1.32 )
KT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 18.47
Current: 1.32

1.32
18.47
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 (%) 3.52
KT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.85 vs. KT: 3.52 )
KT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.52   Max: 14.53
Current: 3.52

3.52
14.53
Net-margin (%) -0.25
KT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. KT: -0.25 )
KT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.25   Max: 12.32
Current: -0.25

-0.25
12.32
ROE (%) -0.47
KT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.18 vs. KT: -0.47 )
KT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.47   Max: 25.34
Current: -0.47

-0.47
25.34
ROA (%) -0.17
KT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. KT: -0.17 )
KT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.17   Max: 6.7
Current: -0.17

-0.17
6.7
Revenue Growth (%) 3.00
KT's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. KT: 3.00 )
KT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.5   Max: 23
Current: 3

-2.5
23
EBITDA Growth (%) -51.10
KT's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. KT: -51.10 )
KT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -51.1   Max: 28.4
Current: -51.1

-51.1
28.4
» KT's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

KT Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 724,600 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 51,418 sh (+117.72%)
Sarah Ketterer 393,519 sh (+16.56%)
Jeremy Grantham 2,495,126 sh (+14.75%)
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Q2 2013

KT Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Sarah Ketterer 435,119 sh (+10.57%)
Jeremy Grantham 2,463,826 sh (-1.25%)
Jim Simons 437,700 sh (-39.59%)
Steven Cohen 18,968 sh (-63.11%)
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Q3 2013

KT Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jeremy Grantham 2,386,426 sh (-3.14%)
Sarah Ketterer 373,442 sh (-14.17%)
Steven Cohen 10,922 sh (-42.42%)
Jim Simons 220,800 sh (-49.55%)
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Q4 2013

KT Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 22,990 sh (+110.49%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,819,870 sh (-23.74%)
Jim Simons 118,068 sh (-46.53%)
Sarah Ketterer 174,339 sh (-53.32%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with KT

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Charles Brandes 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.13%$13.75 - $15.49 $ 15.4513%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$14.49 - $17.52 $ 15.45-4%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-09-30 Reduce -21.45%$14.97 - $19.86 $ 15.45-12%100000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-03-31 Add 27.3%$18.34 - $20.8 $ 15.45-21%127300
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Sold Out $18.34 - $20.8 $ 15.45-21%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 7.50
KT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
95% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. KT: 7.50 )
KT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.7   Max: 40.25
Current: 7.5

3.7
40.25
P/B 0.70
KT's P/B is ranked higher than
95% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. KT: 0.70 )
KT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.71
Current: 0.7

0.54
1.71
P/S 0.30
KT's P/S is ranked higher than
96% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. KT: 0.30 )
KT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.9
Current: 0.3

0
0.9
PFCF 17.90
KT's PFCF is ranked higher than
60% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.86 vs. KT: 17.90 )
KT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.86   Max: 55.91
Current: 17.9

2.86
55.91
EV-to-EBIT 17.50
KT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.25 vs. KT: 17.50 )
KT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 43.8
Current: 17.5

3.2
43.8
Shiller P/E 6.60
KT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.99 vs. KT: 6.60 )
KT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.84   Max: 9.42
Current: 6.6

4.84
9.42

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.90
KT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
92% of the 506 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. KT: 0.90 )
KT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 2.24
Current: 0.9

1.02
2.24
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
KT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 736 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. KT: 0.80 )
KT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 3.69
Current: 0.8

0.76
3.69
Price/Graham Number 0.60
KT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
97% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. KT: 0.60 )
KT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 1.45
Current: 0.6

0.57
1.45
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 17.36
KT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
89% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.96 vs. KT: 17.36 )
KT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -18.9   Max: 33.2
Current: 17.36

-18.9
33.2

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
KT Corporation was incorporated on December 10, 1981 in Korea. The Company is a telecommunications service provider in Korea and Asia. 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, 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 engages in various business activities that extend beyond telephone services and data communications services, including information technology and network services, real estate development and car rental business.

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