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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.24
SKM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
73% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. SKM: 0.24 )
SKM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.21   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.24

Equity to Asset 0.50
SKM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
83% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. SKM: 0.50 )
SKM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.61
Current: 0.5

0.36
0.61
Interest Coverage 4.76
SKM's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
74% of the 630 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.89 vs. SKM: 4.76 )
SKM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.17   Max: 10.96
Current: 4.76

2.17
10.96
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.32
M-Score: -2.40
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 (%) 8.43
SKM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.27 vs. SKM: 8.43 )
SKM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.92   Max: 30.23
Current: 8.43

6.92
30.23
Net-margin (%) 9.34
SKM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 917 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.99 vs. SKM: 9.34 )
SKM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.35   Max: 19.14
Current: 9.34

4.35
19.14
ROE (%) 12.24
SKM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 889 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.35 vs. SKM: 12.24 )
SKM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 8.98   Max: 35.05
Current: 12.24

8.98
35.05
ROA (%) 6.14
SKM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. SKM: 6.14 )
SKM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.76   Max: 14.32
Current: 6.14

4.76
14.32
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.82
SKM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 921 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.42 vs. SKM: 14.82 )
SKM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 15.85   Max: 66.95
Current: 14.82

15.85
66.95
Revenue Growth (%) 5.80
SKM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. SKM: 5.80 )
SKM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.1   Max: 22
Current: 5.8

-1.1
22
EBITDA Growth (%) 2.50
SKM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. SKM: 2.50 )
SKM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -10.6   Max: 41.2
Current: 2.5

-10.6
41.2
EPS Growth (%) 4.90
SKM's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 696 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. SKM: 4.90 )
SKM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -21.8   Max: 73.6
Current: 4.9

-21.8
73.6
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

SKM Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 30,563 sh (New)
Sarah Ketterer 842,889 sh (+32.62%)
RS Investment Management 279,979 sh (+19.54%)
David Dreman 309,713 sh (+6.39%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
NWQ Managers Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 3,013,238 sh (-1.33%)
Steven Cohen 10,859 sh (-20.75%)
Jeff Auxier 28,040 sh (-42.41%)
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Q4 2013

SKM Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Caxton Associates 36,100 sh (New)
Sarah Ketterer 1,484,595 sh (+76.13%)
RS Investment Management 437,629 sh (+56.31%)
Jeremy Grantham 3,848,138 sh (+27.71%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
David Dreman 190,275 sh (-38.56%)
Jeff Auxier 13,674 sh (-51.23%)
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Q1 2014

SKM Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 216,118 sh (New)
David Dreman 284,801 sh (+49.68%)
Sarah Ketterer 2,131,331 sh (+43.56%)
Jeremy Grantham 3,913,954 sh (+1.71%)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 11,674 sh (-14.63%)
RS Investment Management 228,993 sh (-47.67%)
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Q2 2014

SKM Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 52,371 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 653,000 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 427,797 sh (+86.82%)
Sarah Ketterer 2,291,788 sh (+7.53%)
Jeff Auxier 11,674 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
David Dreman 274,433 sh (-3.64%)
Jeremy Grantham 3,048,838 sh (-22.1%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SKM

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 49.68%0.17%$20.76 - $24.62 $ 27.8425%284801
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -38.56%0.24%$22.16 - $25.16 $ 27.8416%190275
NWQ Managers 2013-09-30 Sold Out $19.47 - $22.5 $ 27.8429%0
Charles Brandes 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.31%$17.05 - $22.37 $ 27.8440%0
Richard Pzena 2013-06-30 Sold Out $17.05 - $22.37 $ 27.8440%0
Charles Brandes 2013-03-31 Reduce -63.91%0.49%$15.69 - $18.69 $ 27.8459%1473084
NWQ Managers 2013-03-31 Reduce -39.11%$15.69 - $18.69 $ 27.8459%12527
Charles Brandes 2012-12-31 Reduce -39.08%0.47%$14.48 - $16.48 $ 27.8480%4081818
Richard Pzena 2012-12-31 Reduce -79.85%0.01%$14.48 - $16.48 $ 27.8480%18315
NWQ Managers 2012-12-31 New Buy$14.48 - $16.48 $ 27.8480%20573
Charles Brandes 2012-09-30 Reduce -31.95%0.38%$12.1 - $15.05 $ 27.84101%6700002
Richard Pzena 2012-09-30 Reduce -33.56%0.01%$12.1 - $15.05 $ 27.84101%90888
David Dreman 2012-06-30 Add 30.27%0.02%$11.38 - $14 $ 27.84121%317948
David Dreman 2012-03-31 Add 32.36%0.02%$12.9 - $14.45 $ 27.84115%244062
Richard Pzena 2012-03-31 Add 89.01%0.01%$12.9 - $14.45 $ 27.84115%136796
Tweedy Browne 2011-12-31 Sold Out 2.99%$13.49 - $15.89 $ 27.8490%0
Tweedy Browne 2011-09-30 Reduce -23.48%1.03%$13.47 - $18.65 $ 27.8481%5466581
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 11.80
SKM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
93% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.70 vs. SKM: 11.80 )
SKM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.75   Max: 17.74
Current: 11.8

5.75
17.74
P/B 1.34
SKM's P/B is ranked higher than
85% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. SKM: 1.34 )
SKM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 3.52
Current: 1.34

0.71
3.52
P/S 1.11
SKM's P/S is ranked higher than
79% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. SKM: 1.11 )
SKM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 1.85
Current: 1.11

0.52
1.85
PFCF 92.80
SKM's PFCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 49.71 vs. SKM: 92.80 )
SKM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.99   Max: 495.4
Current: 92.8

2.99
495.4
EV-to-EBIT 17.36
SKM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.41 vs. SKM: 17.36 )
SKM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.9   Max: 40.2
Current: 17.36

5.9
40.2
PEG 4.13
SKM's PEG is ranked higher than
90% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SKM: 4.13 )
SKM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 2.77
Current: 4.13

0.19
2.77
Shiller P/E 13.86
SKM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 44.48 vs. SKM: 13.86 )
SKM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.59   Max: 15.55
Current: 13.86

4.59
15.55
Current Ratio 0.91
SKM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. SKM: 0.91 )
SKM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 1.75
Current: 0.91

0.76
1.75
Quick Ratio 0.84
SKM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. SKM: 0.84 )
SKM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 1.74
Current: 0.84

0.73
1.74

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.60
SKM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
55% of the 658 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. SKM: 3.60 )
SKM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.24   Max: 6.36
Current: 3.6

2.24
6.36
Dividend Payout 0.47
SKM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
99% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. SKM: 0.47 )
SKM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 2.3
Current: 0.47

0.12
2.3
Dividend growth (3y) 10.50
SKM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
90% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. SKM: 10.50 )
SKM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -22.1   Max: 190.1
Current: 10.5

-22.1
190.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.62
SKM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
71% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.82 vs. SKM: 5.62 )
SKM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.49   Max: 9.92
Current: 5.62

3.49
9.92
Share Buyback Rate 1.70
SKM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. SKM: 1.70 )
SKM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.2   Max: -9.4
Current: 1.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.98
SKM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
89% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. SKM: 1.98 )
SKM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 13.51
Current: 1.98

1.26
13.51
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.84
SKM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
93% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. SKM: 0.84 )
SKM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.35
Current: 0.84

0.31
1.35
Price/Median PS Value 1.02
SKM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. SKM: 1.02 )
SKM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 6.58
Current: 1.02

0.24
6.58
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.34
SKM's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SKM: 1.34 )
SKM' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 2.4
Current: 1.34

0.15
2.4
Price/Graham Number 1.09
SKM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
94% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SKM: 1.09 )
SKM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 7.05
Current: 1.09

0.54
7.05
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.80
SKM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 739 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. SKM: 5.80 )
SKM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 17.1
Current: 5.8

2.5
17.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 15.68
SKM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
90% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.05 vs. SKM: 15.68 )
SKM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1   Max: 49.2
Current: 15.68

-1
49.2

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
Compare:XKRX:030200, XKRX:032640, XKRX:033630, CHU, VOD » details
Traded in other countries:SKMD.UK, 017670.Korea, KMB.Germany
SK Telecom Co., Ltd. was incorporated in March 1984 under the name of Korea Mobile Telecommunications Co., Ltd., under the laws of Korea. The Company changed its name to SK Telecom Co., Ltd., effective March 21, 1997. It is Korea's wireless telecommunications services provider and continues to pioneer the commercial development and implementation of state-of-the-art wireless technologies. The Company provides the following core services: Cellular voice services; Wireless data service; Broadband Internet and fixed-line telephone services; and Digital convergence and new businesses. It provides wireless voice transmission services to its subscribers through its backbone cellular networks and also offers wireless global roaming services though service agreements with various foreign wireless telecommunications service providers. The Company provides wireless data transmission services, including wireless Internet access services, which allow subscribers to access a range of online digital contents and services, as well as to send and receive text and multimedia messages, using their mobile phones. It has pioneered new services that reflect the growing convergence within the telecommunications sector, as well as between the telecommunications sector and other industries, including satellite digital media broadcasting, or satellite DMB, service, which enables satellite broadcasting to mobile devices and 'Telematics' service, which makes use of global positioning system, or GPS, technology. The Company provides its core services through its proprietary backbone networks based on CDMA and WCDMA technology. It also offers wireless data transmission and wireless Internet access services through its WiBro network. The Company also offers cellular global roaming services, branded as its 'T-Roaming' service, through service agreements with various foreign wireless telecommunications service providers. Its global roaming service is offered in three basic technologies, in part depending on which mobile phone standards are available in a particular region: CDMA, GSM and WCDMA roaming. The Company offers its subscribers a range of wireless entertainment-related contents and services, mainly through content-specific portal sites that it operates, including: MelOn, Gaming Services, Cizle and Mobile Cyworld. It also offers its subscribers a range of wireless finance-related contents and m-commerce services. Its wireless financial businesses include: Moneta, T-cash, M-Banking, 11th Street and Gifticon. It offers its subscribers a range of wireless news and search services, including access to domestic and international news content, dictionary resources and real-time weather information. Through its 90.8% owned subsidiary, SK Telink Co., Ltd., the Company provides international telecommunications services, including direct-dial as well as pre- and post-paid card calling services, bundled services for corporate customers, voice services using Interne
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