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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.24
NYSE:PKX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. NYSE:PKX: 0.24 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.18   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.24

Equity to Asset 0.48
NYSE:PKX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. NYSE:PKX: 0.48 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.48

0.39
0.81
Interest Coverage 3.91
NYSE:PKX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
56% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 6.33 vs. NYSE:PKX: 3.91 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 40.74
Current: 3.91

1.4
40.74
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.87
M-Score: -2.52
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 (%) 4.16
NYSE:PKX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 492 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. NYSE:PKX: 4.16 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.16   Max: 23.13
Current: 4.16

4.16
23.13
Net-margin (%) 2.22
NYSE:PKX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 493 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. NYSE:PKX: 2.22 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.22   Max: 15.91
Current: 2.22

2.22
15.91
ROE (%) 3.27
NYSE:PKX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. NYSE:PKX: 3.27 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.27   Max: 23.72
Current: 3.27

3.27
23.72
ROA (%) 1.63
NYSE:PKX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 506 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. NYSE:PKX: 1.63 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.63   Max: 15.81
Current: 1.63

1.63
15.81
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.08
NYSE:PKX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 4.74 vs. NYSE:PKX: 5.08 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.08   Max: 38.93
Current: 5.08

5.08
38.93
Revenue Growth (%) 8.50
NYSE:PKX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. NYSE:PKX: 8.50 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 23.4
Current: 8.5

4.3
23.4
EBITDA Growth (%) -20.50
NYSE:PKX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -5.60 vs. NYSE:PKX: -20.50 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -20.5   Max: 33.1
Current: -20.5

-20.5
33.1
EPS Growth (%) -30.80
NYSE:PKX's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -9.20 vs. NYSE:PKX: -30.80 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -30.8   Max: 63.8
Current: -30.8

-30.8
63.8
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

PKX Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Arnold Van Den Berg 171,465 sh (New)
Martin Whitman 1,916,774 sh (unchged)
Howard Marks Sold Out
Third Avenue Management 2,698,251 sh (-0.31%)
Charles Brandes 915,916 sh (-2.26%)
RS Investment Management 18,250 sh (-41.8%)
Jeremy Grantham 42,960 sh (-66.38%)
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Q4 2013

PKX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

David Dreman 614 sh (New)
Charles Brandes 945,887 sh (+3.27%)
Charlie Munger 64,600 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Arnold Van Den Berg 170,240 sh (-0.71%)
Third Avenue Management 2,542,382 sh (-5.78%)
Jeremy Grantham 34,860 sh (-18.85%)
Martin Whitman 1,881,774 sh (-1.83%)
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Q1 2014

PKX Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 31,500 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 6,156 sh (New)
Arnold Van Den Berg 473,592 sh (+178.19%)
Charles Brandes 1,087,088 sh (+14.93%)
Third Avenue Management 2,574,148 sh (+1.25%)
Charlie Munger 64,600 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 23,422 sh (-32.81%)
Martin Whitman 1,795,432 sh (-4.59%)
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Q2 2014

PKX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Martin Whitman 1,810,432 sh (+0.84%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 470,412 sh (-0.67%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NYSE:PKX

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-03-31 Add 178.19%1.79%$64.03 - $78 $ 77.1312%473592
Charles Brandes 2014-03-31 Add 14.93%0.12%$64.03 - $78 $ 77.1312%1087088
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Sold Out $64.03 - $78 $ 77.1312%0
Martin Whitman 2014-01-31 Reduce -4.59%0.28%$67.97 - $80.4 $ 77.132%1795432
David Dreman 2013-12-31 New Buy$72.19 - $80.4 $ 77.131%614
Martin Whitman 2013-10-31 Reduce -1.83%0.11%$71.58 - $78.75 $ 77.134%1881774
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-09-30 New Buy1.2%$64.29 - $78.75 $ 77.136%171465
Martin Whitman 2012-10-31 Reduce -25.93%2.33%$78.11 - $85.55 $ 77.13-6%2104774
Charles Brandes 2012-03-31 Add 32.67%0.16%$80.28 - $94.06 $ 77.13-8%909499
Charles Brandes 2011-12-31 Add 392.01%0.41%$72.51 - $89.16 $ 77.13-6%685557
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $95.86 - $116.83 $ 77.13-27%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 21.70
NYSE:PKX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 39.10 vs. NYSE:PKX: 21.70 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.27   Max: 21.7
Current: 21.7

3.27
21.7
P/B 0.60
NYSE:PKX's P/B is ranked higher than
81% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. NYSE:PKX: 0.60 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 1.91
Current: 0.6

0.53
1.91
P/S 0.40
NYSE:PKX's P/S is ranked higher than
75% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. NYSE:PKX: 0.40 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 1.85
Current: 0.4

0.35
1.85
EV-to-EBIT 3.86
NYSE:PKX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
98% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 30.26 vs. NYSE:PKX: 3.86 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 61.8
Current: 3.86

3.5
61.8
PEG 3.60
NYSE:PKX's PEG is ranked higher than
84% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NYSE:PKX: 3.60 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 7.24
Current: 3.6

0.13
7.24
Shiller P/E 7.40
NYSE:PKX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
95% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NYSE:PKX: 7.40 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.15   Max: 18.36
Current: 7.4

5.15
18.36
Current Ratio 1.50
NYSE:PKX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. NYSE:PKX: 1.50 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 5.18
Current: 1.5

1.17
5.18
Quick Ratio 1.01
NYSE:PKX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. NYSE:PKX: 1.01 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 3.7
Current: 1.01

0.82
3.7

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.50
NYSE:PKX's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
66% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. NYSE:PKX: 0.50 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.29   Max: 2.42
Current: 0.5

1.29
2.42
Dividend Payout 0.11
NYSE:PKX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
54% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NYSE:PKX: 0.11 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.86
Current: 0.11

0.26
0.86
Dividend growth (3y) 2.70
NYSE:PKX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
83% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -11.20 vs. NYSE:PKX: 2.70 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 2.7
Current: 2.7

0
2.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.50
NYSE:PKX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
63% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. NYSE:PKX: 0.50 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.29   Max: 2.42
Current: 0.5

1.29
2.42
Share Buyback Rate -0.40
NYSE:PKX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
75% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. NYSE:PKX: -0.40 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5   Max: -0.8
Current: -0.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.70
NYSE:PKX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
79% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. NYSE:PKX: 0.70 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 2.34
Current: 0.7

0.66
2.34
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.00
NYSE:PKX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. NYSE:PKX: 2.00 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 2.04
Current: 2

0.4
2.04
Price/Median PS Value 0.60
NYSE:PKX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. NYSE:PKX: 0.60 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.56
Current: 0.6

0.39
2.56
Price/Graham Number 0.90
NYSE:PKX's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
80% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. NYSE:PKX: 0.90 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 1.71
Current: 0.9

0.36
1.71
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 24.50
NYSE:PKX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
97% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. NYSE:PKX: 24.50 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 28.3
Current: 24.5

1.6
28.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.16
NYSE:PKX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. NYSE:PKX: 3.16 )
NYSE:PKX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5   Max: 53.9
Current: 3.16

-5
53.9

Business Description

Industry: Steel » Steel
Compare:XKRX:004020, XKRX:010520, XKRX:001230, XKRX:002240, XKRX:058650 » details
Traded in other countries:5412.Japan, PIDD.UK, 005490.Korea, PKX.Germany
POSCO was incorporated in Korea on April 1, 1968. The Company is engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of steel rolled products and plates in the domestic and overseas markets. It manufactures and sells a line of steel products, including: hot rolled products; plates; wire rods; cold rolled products; silicon steel sheets; and stainless steel products. Hot rolled coils and sheets are used to manufacture structural steel used in the construction of buildings, industrial pipes and tanks, and automobile chassis. Plates are used in shipbuilding, structural steelwork, offshore oil and gas production, power generation, mining, and the manufacture of earth-moving and mechanical handling equipment, boiler and pressure vessels and other industrial machinery. Wire rods are used mainly by manufacturers of wire, nails, bolts, nuts and welding rods. Wire rods are also used in the manufacture of coil springs, tension bars and tire cords in the automobile industry. Cold rolled coils and further refined galvanized cold rolled products are used mainly in the automobile industry to produce car body panels. Other users include the household goods, electrical appliances, engineering and metal goods industries. Silicon steel sheets are used mainly in the manufacture of power transformers and generators and rotating machines. Stainless steel products are used to manufacture household goods and are also used by the chemical industry, paper mills, the aviation industry, the automobile industry, the construction industry and the food processing industry. Other products include lower value-added semi-finished products such as pig iron, billets, blooms and slab. The main raw materials used in producing steel through the basic oxygen steelmaking method are iron ore and coal. The Company imports all of the coal and virtually all of the iron ore that it uses. The Company is subject to national and local environmental laws and regulations, including increasing pressure to reduce emission of carbon dioxide relating to its manufacturing process, and its steel manufacturing and construction operations could expose it to risk of substantial liability relating to environmental or health and safety issues, such as those resulting from discharge of pollutants and carbon dioxide into the environment, the handling, storage and disposal of solid or hazardous materials or wastes and the investigation and remediation of contaminated sites.

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