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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 0.17
KT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
73% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. KT: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
KT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.20 Max: N/A
Current: 0.17
Equity to Asset 0.31
KT's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
67% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. KT: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
KT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.35 Max: 0.52
Current: 0.31
0.26
0.52
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 1.13
WACC vs ROIC
6.21%
3.79%
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 (%) 3.15
KT's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.29 vs. KT: 3.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
KT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.79  Med: 9.17 Max: 14.53
Current: 3.15
-2.79
14.53
Net-margin (%) 1.59
KT's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.42 vs. KT: 1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
KT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.34  Med: 6.36 Max: 12.32
Current: 1.59
-4.34
12.32
ROE (%) 5.14
KT's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.88 vs. KT: 5.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
KT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -19.93  Med: 12.14 Max: 20.91
Current: 5.14
-19.93
20.91
ROA (%) 1.57
KT's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. KT: 1.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
KT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.1  Med: 4.36 Max: 6.82
Current: 1.57
-6.1
6.82
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.84
KT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.12 vs. KT: 8.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
KT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -8.58  Med: 13.11 Max: 25.2
Current: 8.84
-8.58
25.2
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.80
KT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. KT: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -100  Med: 5.75 Max: 1103.6
Current: 3.8
-100
1103.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -14.60
KT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. KT: -14.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -100  Med: 2.45 Max: 998.3
Current: -14.6
-100
998.3
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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2015

KT Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 475,000 sh (+54.12%)
Sarah Ketterer 75,800 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 1,079,470 sh (-21.57%)
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Q2 2015

KT Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Sarah Ketterer 75,800 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Jim Simons 247,700 sh (-47.85%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 4.90
KT's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.72 vs. KT: 4.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.68
KT's P/B is ranked higher than
88% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. KT: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
KT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.47
Current: 0.68
0.47
1.47
P/S 0.30
KT's P/S is ranked higher than
91% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. KT: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
KT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.46 Max: 0.67
Current: 0.3
0.22
0.67
POCF 3.39
KT's POCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.48 vs. KT: 3.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
KT' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.98  Med: 2.24 Max: 4.74
Current: 3.39
0.98
4.74
Shiller P/E 9.47
KT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.11 vs. KT: 9.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
KT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.98  Med: 8.53 Max: 12.03
Current: 9.47
3.98
12.03
Current Ratio 0.88
KT's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. KT: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
KT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.35
Current: 0.88
0.55
1.35
Quick Ratio 0.84
KT's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. KT: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
KT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.27
Current: 0.84
0.53
1.27
Days Inventory 35.31
KT's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
75% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.66 vs. KT: 35.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
KT' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 4.43  Med: 33.14 Max: 65.25
Current: 35.31
4.43
65.25
Days Sales Outstanding 49.33
KT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
55% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.64 vs. KT: 49.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
KT' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 6.07  Med: 59.39 Max: 76.76
Current: 49.33
6.07
76.76

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Tangible Book 1.05
KT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
79% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. KT: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
KT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.03  Med: 1.40 Max: 3.99
Current: 1.05
1.03
3.99
Price/Projected FCF 1.05
KT's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. KT: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
KT' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.63 Max: 5.43
Current: 1.05
0.38
5.43
Price/Median PS Value 0.61
KT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. KT: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
KT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.24 Max: 2033
Current: 0.61
0.7
2033
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -3.75
KT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. KT: -3.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
KT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -3.7  Med: 10.40 Max: 14.1
Current: -3.75
-3.7
14.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 2.18
KT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.63 vs. KT: 2.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
KT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -14.1  Med: 3.00 Max: 334.8
Current: 2.18
-14.1
334.8

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 28,477 28,642
EPS($) 3.58 3.87
EPS without NRI($) 3.58 3.87

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
Compare:XKRX:017670, XKRX:032640, XKRX:033630, CHU, VOD » details
Traded in other countries:030200.Korea, KTCD.UK, KTCNF.USA, KTC.Germany,
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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