KT Corporation Stock Upgraded (KT)
- The gross profit margin for KT CORP is rather high; currently it is at 68.60%. It has increased significantly from the same period last year.
- The debt-to-equity ratio is somewhat low, currently at 0.88, and is less than that of the industry average, implying that there has been a relatively successful effort in the management of debt levels. Although the company had a strong debt-to-equity ratio, its quick ratio of 0.77 is somewhat weak and could be cause for future problems.
- The change in net income from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the Diversified Telecommunication Services industry average, but is less than that of the S&P 500. The net income has significantly decreased by 79.9% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $1,033.08 million to $207.29 million.
- KT CORP has exprienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. We feel it is likely to report a decline in earnings in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, KT CORP increased its bottom line by earning $2.44 versus $2.12 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 7.8% in earnings ($2.25 versus $2.44).
-- Written by a member of TheStreet RatingsStaff
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