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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.
|52-week range||$8.68 - $13.21|
|50-day moving average||$12.38|
|200-day moving average||$11.23|
|Wall St. target price||$13.50|
|Dividend yield||$1350 (10473.23%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.20|
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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 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 "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.539. 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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $4,288.4 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a KT Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$23,916.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||4.95%|
|Gross profit TTM||$9,644.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.17%|
|Return on equity TTM||4.58%|
|Market capitalisation||$6.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 4.9 million KT Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as KT Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 198.9% up from 1.7 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) is the quantity of KT Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of KT Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 935576.18147448). KT Corporation's SIR currently stands at 5.29. In other words for every 100,000 KT Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5290 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% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable KT Corporation shares, roughly 0 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.
Find out more about how you can short KT Corporation stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 35.69% of net profits
Recently KT Corporation has paid out, on average, around 35.69% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.7% 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 4.7% 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").
Over the last 12 months, KT Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.6801 up to $13.21. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 0.5212. This would suggest that KT Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
KT Corporation provides telecommunications services worldwide. The company offers local, domestic long-distance, and international long-distance fixed-line and voice over Internet protocol services, as well as interconnection services; broadband Internet access and other Internet-related services; and data communication services, such as leased line and broadband Internet connection services. It also provides media and content services, including IPTV, satellite TV, TV home shopping, digital content distribution, information and communication technology platform consulting, digital music streaming, and downloading and online advertising; and credit card processing and other financial services. In addition, the company offers information technology and network, and satellite services; sells handsets and telecommunications equipment; develops and sells residential units and commercial real estate; and rents real estate properties. Further, it maintains public telephones; 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, sports group management, music contents investment, technology business finance, foreign investment, and electronic communication businesses. As of December 31, 2019, the company served approximately 21,922,000 mobile subscribers and 8.
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