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How to buy KT Corporation stock | $15.11

Learn how to easily invest in KT Corporation stock.

KT Corporation
NYSE: KT - USD
TELECOM SERVICES
$14.39
-$0.31 (-2.11%)

KT Corporation is a telecom services business based in the US. KT Corporation shares (KT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. KT Corporation employs 21,883 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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KT Corporation stock price (NYSE: KT)

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KT Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
Latest market close$15.11
52-week range$8.90 - $15.35
50-day moving average $14.32
200-day moving average $12.82
Wall St. target price$17.00
PE ratio 10.9497
Dividend yield $1350 (4.12%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.34

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KT Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $15.11 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-21) N/A
1 month (2021-07-01) 7.93%
3 months (2021-04-30) 19.92%
6 months (2021-01-28) N/A
1 year (2020-07-28) N/A
2 years (2019-07-28) N/A
3 years (2018-07-28) N/A
5 years (2016-07-28) N/A

Is KT Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing KT Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of KT Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

KT Corporation's P/E ratio

KT Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, KT Corporation shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

KT Corporation's PEG ratio

KT Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.7056. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into KT Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

KT Corporation's EBITDA

KT Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $4,341.8 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a KT Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

KT Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $24,114.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.17%
Gross profit TTM $9,644.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.35%
Return on equity TTM 5.28%
Profit margin 3.12%
Book value $29,451.75
Market capitalisation $6.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting KT Corporation shares

There are currently 5.1 million KT Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as KT Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 8.9% up from 4.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting KT Corporation shares can be evaluated.

KT Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

KT Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of KT Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of KT Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 556127.33260154). KT Corporation's SIR currently stands at 9.11. In other words for every 100,000 KT Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 9110 shares are currently held short.

However KT Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of KT Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable KT Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case KT Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 KT Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0116% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable KT Corporation shares, roughly 12 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against KT Corporation.

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KT Corporation share dividends

31%

Dividend payout ratio: 30.89% of net profits

Recently KT Corporation has paid out, on average, around 30.89% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.12% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), KT Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 4.12% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In KT Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1350 per share.

While KT Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that KT Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

KT Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 24 April 2014. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

KT Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, KT Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.9025 up to $15.35. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KT.US volatility(beta: 0.59)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while KT Corporation's is 0.5898. This would suggest that KT Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

KT Corporation overview

KT Corporation provides integrated telecommunications and platform services in Korea and internationally. The company offers fixed-line telephone services, including local, domestic long-distance, international long-distance, and voice over Internet protocol telephone services, as well as interconnection services; broadband Internet access service and other Internet-related services; and data communication services, such as fixed-line and leased line services, as well as broadband Internet connection services. It also provides media and content services, including IPTV, satellite TV, digital music, e-commerce, online advertising consulting, and digital comics and novels services; and credit card processing and other financial services. In addition, the company offers information technology and network services, and satellite services; sells handsets and miscellaneous telecommunications equipment; develops and sells residential units and commercial real estate; and rents real estate properties. Further, it maintains public telephones; offers security, B2C and B2B, investment fund, software development and data processing, value added network, system integration and maintenance, mobile marketing, PCS distribution, satellite broadcasting, cloud system implementation, network installation and management, and data center development and related services. Additionally, the company is involved in the Internet banking ASP and security solutions, residential building development and supply, sports group management, technology business finance, software development and supply, submarine cable construction and maintenance, and trunk radio systems businesses. As of December 31, 2020, the company served approximately 22.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of KT Corporation is owned by institutions?
Currently 27.196% of KT Corporation shares are held by institutions.
How many people work for KT Corporation?
Latest data suggests 21,883 work at KT Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for KT Corporation?
KT Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is KT Corporation based?
KT Corporation's address is: 90, Buljeong-ro, Seongnam, South Korea, 13606
What is KT Corporation's ISIN number?
KT Corporation's international securities identification number is: US48268K1016
What is KT Corporation's CUSIP number?
KT Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 48268K101

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