KT Corporation : Technology and Communications - Company Profile, SWOT & Financial Report

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					KT Corporation

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KT Corporation                                                                  Financial Snapshot

                                                                                Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                      KT Headquarters, Seongnam-Si, Kyeonggi-   The company reported revenue of US$19,886 million
Headquarters Address
                                      Do, 463-711,Other                         during the fiscal year 2011 (2011). The company's
                                                                                revenue declined at a compounded rate of 0.25%
Telephone                              + 82317270114
                                                                                during 2007–2011, with an annual growth of 13.48%
                                                                                over 2010. In 2011, the company recorded an
Fax                                    + 82317270949                            operating margin of 8.98%, as against 9.88% in 2010.

Website                               www.kt.comeng
                                                                                Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange         030200, Korea Stock Exchange

Number of Employees                   32,061

Fiscal Year End                       December

Revenue (in US$ million)              19,886




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                             Weaknesses                                Return on Equity

Interest in Fiber-optic Submarine Cable Decline Fixed-Line Telephone Services   The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of
Networks                                Revenues                                12.36% for 2011, as compared to its peers, SK
                                                                                Telecom Co., Ltd. (Ticker: 017670), KDDI Corporation
Market Leadership Position            Substantial debts                         (Ticker: 9433) and LG Telecom Ltd. (Ticker: 032640),
                                                                                which recorded ROEs of 13.83%, 12.12% and 2.19%
Strong Network Base                                                             respectively. The company reported an operating
                                                                                margin of 8.98% in 2011.
Opportunities                         Threats
                                                                                Return on Equity
Increasing Demand for 3G/4G
                                      Currency Exchange Risk
technologies

Innovations                           Industry Consolidation

Launch of WiFi on trains              Termination of 2G PCS

Upgrade of 4G WiBro network




                                                                                Liquidity Position

                                                                                The company reported a current ratio of 1.12 in 2011,
                                                                                as compared to its peers, SK Telecom Co., Ltd., KDDI
                                                                                Corporation and LG Telecom Ltd., which recorded
                                                                                current ratios of 0.92, 1.53 and 0.66 respectively. As
                                                                                of December 2011, the company recorded cash and
                                                                                short-term investments of worth US$1,536 million,
                                                                                against US$42 million current debt. The company
                                                                                reported a debt to equity ratio of 0.95 in 2011 as
                                                                                compared to its peers, SK Telecom Co., Ltd., KDDI
                                                                                Corporation and LG Telecom Ltd., which recorded
                                                                                debt to equity ratios of 0.51, 0.46 and 1.02
                                                                                respectively.




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.1     Company Overview ........................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.2     Business Description......................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.3     Major Products and Services............................................................................................................................. 7
2     Analysis of Key Performance Indicators ............................................................................................... 8
    2.1     Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ......................................... 8
    2.2     Key Financial Performance Indicators ............................................................................................................. 11
      2.2.1        Revenue and Operating Profit ................................................................................................................. 11
      2.2.2        Asset and Liabilities................................................................................................................................. 12
      2.2.3        Solvency ................................................................................................................................................. 13
      2.2.4        Valuation ................................................................................................................................................. 14
    2.3     Competitive Benchmarking.............................................................................................................................. 15
      2.3.1        Market Capitalization ............................................................................................................................... 15
      2.3.2        Efficiency................................................................................................................................................. 16
      2.3.3        Valuation ................................................................................................................................................. 17
      2.3.4        Turnover – Inventory and Asset ............................................................................................................... 18
      2.3.5        Liquidity................................................................................................................................................... 19
3     Recent Developments ........................................................................................................................... 20
4     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 22
    4.1     SWOT Analysis - Overview ............................................................................................................................. 22
    4.2     Strengths ........................................................................................................................................................ 22
    4.3     Weaknesses ................................................................................................................................................... 22
    4.4     Opportunities .................................................................................................................................................. 23
    4.5     Threats ........................................................................................................................................................... 23
5     Company Statement .............................................................................................................................. 25
6     History .................................................................................................................................................... 27
7     Key Employees ...................................................................................................................................... 28
8     Key Employee Biographies ................................................................................................................... 29
9     Locations and Subsidiaries .................................................................................................................. 30
    9.1     Head Office..................................................................................................................................................... 30
    9.2     Other Locations and Subsidiaries .................................................................................................................... 30
10    Appendix ................................................................................................................................................ 32
    10.1    Methodology ................................................................................................................................................... 32
    10.2    Ratio Definitions .............................................................................................................................................. 32
    10.3    Disclaimer ....................................................................................................................................................... 36




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List of Tables

Table 1: Major Products and Services ............................................................................................................................ 7
Table 2: Key Ratios - Annual ........................................................................................................................................... 8
Table 3: Key Ratios - Interim ......................................................................................................................................... 10
Table 4: Key Capital Market Indicators .......................................................................................................................... 10
Table 5: History ............................................................................................................................................................. 27
Table 6: Key Employees ................................................................................................................................................ 28
Table 7: Key Employee Biographies .............................................................................................................................. 29
Table 8: Subsidiaries ......................................................................
				
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