KT (NYSE: KT) is one of 47 public companies in the “Integrated Telecommunications Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare KT to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares KT and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
KT $19.13 billion $637.52 million N/A
KT Competitors $15.94 billion $1.27 billion 11.73

KT has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

23.8% of KT shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.1% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of KT shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.0% of shares of all “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

KT has a beta of 0.54, indicating that its share price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, KT’s competitors have a beta of 0.96, indicating that their average share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for KT and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
KT 0 0 1 0 3.00
KT Competitors 596 1700 2028 66 2.36

As a group, “Integrated Telecommunications Services” companies have a potential upside of 40.28%. Given KT’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe KT has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares KT and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
KT N/A N/A N/A
KT Competitors 2.17% -1.75% 1.88%

Summary

KT competitors beat KT on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About KT

KT Corporation is a telecommunications service provider. The Company’s segments include the Customer/Marketing Group, the Finance Business Group and the Others Group. The Customer/Marketing Group segment is engaged in providing various telecommunication services to individual/home/corporate customers and the convergence business. The Finance Business Group segment is engaged in providing various financial services, such as credit card. The Others Group segment includes security services, satellite service, information technology and network services, and satellite television services, as well as global business services, which provide global network services to multinational or domestic corporate customers and telecommunications companies. The Company’s principal services include mobile voice and data telecommunications services; fixed-line services; credit card processing and other financial services, and various other services.

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