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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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.35
NYSE:PKX's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. NYSE:PKX: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:PKX' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.52 Max: N/A
Current: 0.35
Equity-to-Asset 0.54
NYSE:PKX's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. NYSE:PKX: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE:PKX' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.52 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.54
0.39
0.81
Interest Coverage 4.51
NYSE:PKX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
65% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 10.21 vs. NYSE:PKX: 4.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:PKX' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.88  Med: 3.82 Max: 20.81
Current: 4.51
1.88
20.81
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 2.09
Beneish M-Score: -2.79
WACC vs ROIC
4.93%
3.92%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 5.46
NYSE:PKX's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
63% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 3.62 vs. NYSE:PKX: 5.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:PKX' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.54  Med: 6.49 Max: 17.19
Current: 5.46
2.54
17.19
Net Margin % 3.36
NYSE:PKX's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
58% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. NYSE:PKX: 3.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:PKX' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 4.57 Max: 11.26
Current: 3.36
0.29
11.26
ROE % 4.51
NYSE:PKX's ROE % is ranked lower than
54% of the 531 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 5.47 vs. NYSE:PKX: 4.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:PKX' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 8.21 Max: 15.64
Current: 4.51
0.4
15.64
ROA % 2.38
NYSE:PKX's ROA % is ranked higher than
51% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. NYSE:PKX: 2.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:PKX' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 4.09 Max: 10.76
Current: 2.38
0.2
10.76
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 6.36
NYSE:PKX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
57% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 8.14 vs. NYSE:PKX: 6.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:PKX' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.89  Med: 11.11 Max: 24.89
Current: 6.36
1.89
24.89
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -9.30
NYSE:PKX's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
63% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -5.40 vs. NYSE:PKX: -9.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NYSE:PKX' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.3  Med: 9.7 Max: 30.6
Current: -9.3
-9.3
30.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -4.50
NYSE:PKX's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
64% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. NYSE:PKX: -4.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NYSE:PKX' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.3  Med: 1.05 Max: 42.7
Current: -4.5
-18.3
42.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -5.30
NYSE:PKX's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
57% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. NYSE:PKX: -5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NYSE:PKX' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -63.1  Med: -3.7 Max: 75.5
Current: -5.3
-63.1
75.5
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Business Description

Industry: Steel » Steel    NAICS: 331110    SIC: 3316
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Traded in other countries:PKX.Germany, 5412.Japan, 005490.Korea, PKXN.Mexico, N5ZD.Singapore, PIDD.UK,
Headquarter Location:Korea, South
POSCO is the producer of steel in Korea. The Company is engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of steel rolled products and plates in the domestic and overseas markets. Its segments are steel, construction, trading and others.

POSCO is the largest steel producer in South Korea, with 40 million tons of annual crude steel capacity. The company produces mainly flat-rolled products via two integrated steel mill facilities that primarily serve the automotive, shipbuilding, appliance, engineering, and machinery markets. Posco holds around 40% of the Korean domestic market share and exports roughly 40% of its steel production to China, Japan, and Southeast Asia.

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 11.87
NYSE:PKX's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 13.76 vs. NYSE:PKX: 11.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
NYSE:PKX' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.07  Med: 11.95 Max: 117.74
Current: 11.87
3.07
117.74
Forward PE Ratio 6.33
NYSE:PKX's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 12.74 vs. NYSE:PKX: 6.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 11.87
NYSE:PKX's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
57% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 13.82 vs. NYSE:PKX: 11.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
NYSE:PKX' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.07  Med: 11.95 Max: 117.74
Current: 11.87
3.07
117.74
PB Ratio 0.50
NYSE:PKX's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. NYSE:PKX: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
NYSE:PKX' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.73 Max: 1.95
Current: 0.5
0.29
1.95
PS Ratio 0.40
NYSE:PKX's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. NYSE:PKX: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
NYSE:PKX' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.45 Max: 1.74
Current: 0.4
0.2
1.74
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 11.26
NYSE:PKX's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
57% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 10.17 vs. NYSE:PKX: 11.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
NYSE:PKX' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.5  Med: 12.14 Max: 168.06
Current: 11.26
2.5
168.06
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 5.00
NYSE:PKX's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
71% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 8.17 vs. NYSE:PKX: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
NYSE:PKX' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.56  Med: 5.59 Max: 34.92
Current: 5
1.56
34.92
EV-to-EBIT 13.81
NYSE:PKX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
58% of the 434 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 12.05 vs. NYSE:PKX: 13.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NYSE:PKX' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.7  Med: 14.6 Max: 49.7
Current: 13.81
2.7
49.7
EV-to-EBITDA 6.52
NYSE:PKX's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
73% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 9.30 vs. NYSE:PKX: 6.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NYSE:PKX' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 7.4 Max: 32.6
Current: 6.52
2.1
32.6
Shiller PE Ratio 7.40
NYSE:PKX's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 15.79 vs. NYSE:PKX: 7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
NYSE:PKX' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.83  Med: 7.57 Max: 20.51
Current: 7.4
3.83
20.51
Current Ratio 1.60
NYSE:PKX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 536 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. NYSE:PKX: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NYSE:PKX' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.17  Med: 1.6 Max: 5.18
Current: 1.6
1.17
5.18
Quick Ratio 1.08
NYSE:PKX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 536 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. NYSE:PKX: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NYSE:PKX' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.08 Max: 3.7
Current: 1.08
0.82
3.7
Days Inventory 64.01
NYSE:PKX's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
59% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 72.90 vs. NYSE:PKX: 64.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NYSE:PKX' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 64.01  Med: 70.41 Max: 88.74
Current: 64.01
64.01
88.74
Days Sales Outstanding 7.11
NYSE:PKX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
93% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 59.14 vs. NYSE:PKX: 7.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NYSE:PKX' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.11  Med: 63.44 Max: 76.91
Current: 7.11
7.11
76.91
Days Payable 7.17
NYSE:PKX's Days Payable is ranked lower than
94% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 47.88 vs. NYSE:PKX: 7.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NYSE:PKX' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.08  Med: 6.81 Max: 32.93
Current: 7.17
6.08
32.93

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 3.50
NYSE:PKX's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
81% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. NYSE:PKX: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
NYSE:PKX' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 2.45 Max: 5.35
Current: 3.5
0.96
5.35
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.43
NYSE:PKX's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. NYSE:PKX: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
NYSE:PKX' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.23 Max: 4.62
Current: 0.43
0.15
4.62
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -2.70
NYSE:PKX's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
51% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -3.60 vs. NYSE:PKX: -2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
NYSE:PKX' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.4  Med: 5.9 Max: 79.7
Current: -2.7
-6.4
79.7
Forward Dividend Yield % 3.55
NYSE:PKX's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
73% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. NYSE:PKX: 3.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 2.88
NYSE:PKX's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
63% of the 621 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. NYSE:PKX: 2.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
NYSE:PKX' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 2.02 Max: 4.41
Current: 2.88
0.79
4.41
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.10
NYSE:PKX's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. NYSE:PKX: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
NYSE:PKX' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.2  Med: 0.3 Max: 5.8
Current: -0.1
-1.2
5.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.60
NYSE:PKX's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
76% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. NYSE:PKX: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
NYSE:PKX' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.88 Max: 1.8
Current: 0.6
0.38
1.8
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.60
NYSE:PKX's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. NYSE:PKX: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
NYSE:PKX' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.41 Max: 42.87
Current: 0.6
0.53
42.87
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.88
NYSE:PKX's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 531 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. NYSE:PKX: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
NYSE:PKX' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.41 Max: 3.66
Current: 0.88
0.46
3.66
Price-to-Graham-Number 0.56
NYSE:PKX's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
74% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. NYSE:PKX: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
NYSE:PKX' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.68 Max: 1.53
Current: 0.56
0.35
1.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 7.27
NYSE:PKX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
56% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 5.89 vs. NYSE:PKX: 7.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:PKX' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 6.8 Max: 37.7
Current: 7.27
2
37.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -3.10
NYSE:PKX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
56% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Steel industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. NYSE:PKX: -3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
NYSE:PKX' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.5  Med: -1.8 Max: 33.7
Current: -3.1
-14.5
33.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $48,404.97
EPS (TTM) $ 4.99
Beta1.22
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $40.80 - 66.63
Shares Outstanding (Mil)319.99 (ADR)

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 52,360 50,495
EPS ($) 9.41 8.35
EPS without NRI ($) 9.41 8.35
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
7.95%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.78 1.78

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