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How to buy SK Telecom Co-Ltd stock | $32.04

Learn how to easily invest in SK Telecom Co-Ltd stock.

SK Telecom Co.,Ltd
-$1.11 (-3.68%)

SK Telecom Co.,Ltd is a telecom services business based in the US. SK Telecom Co-Ltd shares (SKM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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SK Telecom Co-Ltd stock price (NYSE: SKM)

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SK Telecom Co-Ltd shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
Latest market close$32.04
52-week range$19.45 - $33.59
50-day moving average $31.32
200-day moving average $28.53
Wall St. target price$42.10
PE ratio 12.5313
Dividend yield $10000 (4.1%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.32

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Is it a good time to buy SK Telecom Co-Ltd stock?

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SK Telecom Co-Ltd price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $32.04 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-22) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) 2.30%
3 months (2021-04-30) 6.66%
6 months (2021-01-29) N/A
1 year (2020-07-29) N/A
2 years (2019-07-29) N/A
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Is SK Telecom Co-Ltd under- or over-valued?

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

SK Telecom Co-Ltd's P/E ratio

SK Telecom Co-Ltd's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, SK Telecom Co-Ltd shares trade at around 13x 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.

SK Telecom Co-Ltd's PEG ratio

SK Telecom Co-Ltd's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.7985. 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 SK Telecom Co-Ltd's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

SK Telecom Co-Ltd's EBITDA

SK Telecom Co-Ltd's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $5,171.6 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a SK Telecom Co-Ltd's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

SK Telecom Co-Ltd financials

Revenue TTM $18,954.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.59%
Gross profit TTM $12,855 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.95%
Return on equity TTM 7.5%
Profit margin 9.25%
Book value $37,276.29
Market capitalisation $18.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting SK Telecom Co-Ltd shares

There are currently 869,118 SK Telecom Co-Ltd shares held short by investors – that's known as SK Telecom Co-Ltd's "short interest". This figure is 46.6% down from 1.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting SK Telecom Co-Ltd shares can be evaluated.

SK Telecom Co-Ltd's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

SK Telecom Co-Ltd's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of SK Telecom Co-Ltd shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of SK Telecom Co-Ltd shares traded daily (recently around 398677.98165138). SK Telecom Co-Ltd's SIR currently stands at 2.18. In other words for every 100,000 SK Telecom Co-Ltd shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2180 shares are currently held short.

However SK Telecom Co-Ltd's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of SK Telecom Co-Ltd shares, or, against the total number of tradable SK Telecom Co-Ltd shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case SK Telecom Co-Ltd's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 SK Telecom Co-Ltd shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0021% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable SK Telecom Co-Ltd shares, roughly 2 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against SK Telecom Co-Ltd.

Find out more about how you can short SK Telecom Co-Ltd stock.

SK Telecom Co-Ltd share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 7.14% of net profits

Recently SK Telecom Co-Ltd has paid out, on average, around 7.14% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.27% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), SK Telecom Co-Ltd shareholders could enjoy a 3.27% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In SK Telecom Co-Ltd's case, that would currently equate to about $10000 per share.

While SK Telecom Co-Ltd's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that SK Telecom Co-Ltd is investing more in its future growth.

SK Telecom Co-Ltd's most recent dividend payout was on 5 September 2017. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have SK Telecom Co-Ltd's shares ever split?

SK Telecom Co-Ltd's shares were split on a 103:100 basis on 28 December 1999. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 103 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your SK Telecom Co-Ltd shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 2.9% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for SK Telecom Co-Ltd shares which in turn could have impacted SK Telecom Co-Ltd's share price.

SK Telecom Co-Ltd share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, SK Telecom Co-Ltd's shares have ranged in value from as little as $19.445 up to $33.59. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SKM.US volatility(beta: 0.6)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 SK Telecom Co-Ltd's is 0.6. This would suggest that SK Telecom Co-Ltd's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

SK Telecom Co-Ltd overview

SK Telecom Co. , Ltd. provides wireless telecommunication services in South Korea and internationally. The Cellular Services segment offers wireless voice and data transmission, cellular global roaming, interconnection, Internet of Things, and platform services, as well as sells smartphones, basic phones, tablets and other Internet access devices, and wearable devices. The Fixed-Line Telecommunication Services segment provides local, domestic and international long distance, and voice over Internet protocol services; broadband Internet access; Internet protocol TV and mobile over-the-top; and leased line solutions, Internet data center, and network solution services. The Commerce Services segment operates 11st, an online open marketplace; and T-commerce network that offer assortment of goods and services through pre-recorded television programming. The Other Businesses segment provides marketing platform services, such as Syrup Wallet, a mobile wallet service; OK Cashbag, a loyalty points program; and One Store, a mobile application marketplace.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of SK Telecom Co-Ltd is owned by institutions?
Currently 10.524% of SK Telecom Co-Ltd shares are held by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for SK Telecom Co-Ltd?
SK Telecom Co-Ltd's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is SK Telecom Co-Ltd based?
SK Telecom Co-Ltd's address is: SK T-Tower, Seoul, South Korea, 04539
What is SK Telecom Co-Ltd's ISIN number?
SK Telecom Co-Ltd's international securities identification number is: US78440P1084
What is SK Telecom Co-Ltd's CUSIP number?
SK Telecom Co-Ltd's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 78440P108

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