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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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Cash to Debt 0.24
SKM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
74% of the 937 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
84% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 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 633 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 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: 2.34
M-Score: -2.43
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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Operating margin (%) 8.43
SKM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.89 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 940 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.41 vs. SKM: 9.34 )
SKM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.35   Max: 19.15
Current: 9.34

4.35
19.15
ROE (%) 12.24
SKM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.21 vs. SKM: 12.24 )
SKM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 8.97   Max: 35.06
Current: 12.24

8.97
35.06
ROA (%) 6.14
SKM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 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
78% of the 943 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 (%) 6.10
SKM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 842 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. SKM: 6.10 )
SKM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -0.5   Max: 22
Current: 6.1

-0.5
22
EBITDA Growth (%) 3.70
SKM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 757 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. SKM: 3.70 )
SKM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -10.1   Max: 40.9
Current: 3.7

-10.1
40.9
EPS Growth (%) -5.30
SKM's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. SKM: -5.30 )
SKM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -21.9   Max: 73.6
Current: -5.3

-21.9
73.6
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Financials


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Guru Trades

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

Eric Mindich 653,000 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 52,371 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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Q3 2014

SKM Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Caxton Associates 84,900 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 205,000 sh (New)
Sarah Ketterer 2,460,383 sh (+7.36%)
Eric Mindich 653,000 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 11,508 sh (-1.42%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 51,558 sh (-1.55%)
Jeremy Grantham 2,977,253 sh (-2.35%)
David Dreman 190,391 sh (-30.62%)
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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 2014-09-30 Reduce -30.62%0.17%$25.54 - $31.75 $ 28.2-2%190391
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 49.68%0.17%$20.76 - $24.62 $ 28.227%284801
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -38.56%0.24%$22.16 - $25.16 $ 28.218%190275
NWQ Managers 2013-09-30 Sold Out $19.47 - $22.5 $ 28.231%0
Charles Brandes 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.31%$17.05 - $22.37 $ 28.241%0
Richard Pzena 2013-06-30 Sold Out $17.05 - $22.37 $ 28.241%0
Charles Brandes 2013-03-31 Reduce -63.91%0.49%$15.69 - $18.69 $ 28.261%1473084
NWQ Managers 2013-03-31 Reduce -39.11%$15.69 - $18.69 $ 28.261%12527
Charles Brandes 2012-12-31 Reduce -39.08%0.47%$14.48 - $16.48 $ 28.282%4081818
Richard Pzena 2012-12-31 Reduce -79.85%0.01%$14.48 - $16.48 $ 28.282%18315
NWQ Managers 2012-12-31 New Buy$14.48 - $16.48 $ 28.282%20573
Charles Brandes 2012-09-30 Reduce -31.95%0.38%$12.1 - $15.05 $ 28.2104%6700002
Richard Pzena 2012-09-30 Reduce -33.56%0.01%$12.1 - $15.05 $ 28.2104%90888
David Dreman 2012-06-30 Add 30.27%0.02%$11.38 - $14 $ 28.2124%317948
David Dreman 2012-03-31 Add 32.36%0.02%$12.9 - $14.45 $ 28.2118%244062
Richard Pzena 2012-03-31 Add 89.01%0.01%$12.9 - $14.45 $ 28.2118%136796
Tweedy Browne 2011-12-31 Sold Out 2.99%$13.49 - $15.89 $ 28.292%0
Tweedy Browne 2011-09-30 Reduce -23.48%1.03%$13.47 - $18.65 $ 28.283%5466581
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 12.00
SKM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.10 vs. SKM: 12.00 )
SKM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.16   Max: 17.48
Current: 12

5.16
17.48
P/B 1.40
SKM's P/B is ranked higher than
89% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. SKM: 1.40 )
SKM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 3.52
Current: 1.4

0.71
3.52
P/S 1.10
SKM's P/S is ranked higher than
85% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. SKM: 1.10 )
SKM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 1.85
Current: 1.1

0.52
1.85
PFCF 94.00
SKM's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 70.44 vs. SKM: 94.00 )
SKM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.08   Max: 495.4
Current: 94

3.08
495.4
EV-to-EBIT 17.55
SKM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.10 vs. SKM: 17.55 )
SKM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.9   Max: 40.2
Current: 17.55

5.9
40.2
PEG 2.63
SKM's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SKM: 2.63 )
SKM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 3.01
Current: 2.63

0.17
3.01
Shiller P/E 13.40
SKM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
95% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 40.38 vs. SKM: 13.40 )
SKM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.59   Max: 14.81
Current: 13.4

4.59
14.81
Current Ratio 0.91
SKM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 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 923 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 676 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. SKM: 3.60 )
SKM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.05   Max: 6.36
Current: 3.6

2.05
6.36
Dividend Payout 0.47
SKM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
100% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. SKM: 0.47 )
SKM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 2.41
Current: 0.47

0.13
2.41
Dividend growth (3y) 10.50
SKM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
90% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 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 685 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. SKM: 5.62 )
SKM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 9.92
Current: 5.62

3.2
9.92
Share Buyback Rate 1.70
SKM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. SKM: 1.70 )
SKM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5   Max: -9.4
Current: 1.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.00
SKM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
90% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.47 vs. SKM: 2.00 )
SKM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 13.51
Current: 2

1.26
13.51
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
SKM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. SKM: 0.80 )
SKM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.91
Current: 0.8

0.31
1.91
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
SKM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. SKM: 1.00 )
SKM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 6.57
Current: 1

0.24
6.57
Price/Graham Number 1.10
SKM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
95% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SKM: 1.10 )
SKM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 7.05
Current: 1.1

0.59
7.05
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.70
SKM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
81% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. SKM: 5.70 )
SKM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 16.9
Current: 5.7

2.5
16.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 8.96
SKM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
82% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.09 vs. SKM: 8.96 )
SKM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1   Max: 53.4
Current: 8.96

-1
53.4

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 on March 29, 1984. The Company provides wireless telecommunications services, Fixed-line Business. In the Wireless business it provides wireless telecommunications services, characterized by its competitive strengths in handheld devices, affordable pricing, network coverage and an extensive contents library. The Company provides five main solution products: Smart Store, Smart Work, Smart Cloud, Green & Safety and MAd & Payment. In September 2013, beginning with the Seoul area, the Company also began offering wideband LTE service, which utilizes the 1.8 GHz band to enhance the customer experience of new and existing LTE customers. The Fixed-line Business is engaged in providing telecommunications, broadcasting and new media services and various other services that are permitted to be carried out by SK Broadband under relevant regulations, as well as business activities that are directly or indirectly related to providing those services. It also includes multimedia services and IPTV services. The Other business provides an increasing number of products involving OK Cashbag points in order to attract new customers and retain existing customers. In the advertising business area, the Company is engaged in advertisement production, promotion services and research and consulting services to substantively help businesses increase their value in a rapidly evolving business environment. The Companys reportable segments are: 1) cellular services, which include cellular voice service, wireless data service and wireless internet services, and 2) fixed-line telecommunication services, which include telephone services, internet services, and leased line services.
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