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SK Telecom Co., Ltd. :SKM-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 22, 2017

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Zacks.com featured highlights: KT, Big Lots, SK Telecom, Citizens Financial Group and ePlus

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Chicago, IL – May 22, 2017 – Stocks in this week’s article include KT Corporation (NYSE: KT – Free Report ), Big Lots Inc. (NYSE: BIG – Free Report ), SK Telecom Co. Ltd. (NYSE: SKM – Free Report ), Citizens Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: CFG – Free Report ) and ePlus Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUS – Free Report ).

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5 Low Price-to-Sales Stocks to Pocket Big Returns

Buy) stocks are known to outperform irrespective of the market environment.<br> <br> <strong> Value Style Score less than or equal to B: </strong> Our research shows that stocks with a Value Style Score of ‘A’ or ‘B’ when combined a Zacks Rank #1 or #2 offer the best opportunities in the value investing space.<br> <br> Here are five of the 22 stocks that qualified the screening:<br> <br> <strong>KT Corporation</strong> (NYSE:KT – Free Report ) is a telecommunications service provider in Korea. It offers mobile voice and data telecommunication services, fixed-line telephone services, and Internet phone services. It also provides broadband Internet access services and other Internet-related services. This Zacks Rank #2 company has a Value score of ‘A.'<br> <br> <strong>Big Lots Inc. </strong> (NYSE:BIG – Free Report ) is a broad-line closeout retailer in the United States. The company offers products under various merchandising categories, which include Food, Consumables, Furniture, Seasonal, Soft Home, Hard Home, and Electronics &amp; Accessories. It has a 3–5 year EPS growth rate of 13.5%. The stock currently has a Value score of ‘A’ and a Zacks Rank #2. You can see <strong> the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here </strong> .<br> <br> <strong>SK Telecom Co. Ltd.</strong> (NYSE:SKM – Free Report ) is a provider of wireless telecommunications services in South Korea. The company offers wireless voice transmission services, cellular global roaming services, and interconnection services to connect its networks to fixed-line and other wireless networks. This Zacks Rank #1 company’s 3–5 year EPS growth rate is pegged at 0.05%. The stock has a Value score of ‘A.'<br> <br> <strong>Citizens Financial Group Inc. </strong> (NYSE:CFG – Free Report ) is a bank holding company for Citizens Bank, N.A. and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania that provide retail and commercial banking products and services in the U.S. This Zacks Rank #1 company’s 3–5 year EPS growth rate is pegged at 19.1%. The stock has a Value score of ‘B.'<br> <br> Herndon, VA-based <strong>ePlus Inc. </strong>(NASDAQ: PLUS – Free Report ) was founded in 1990 and is a provider of information technology (IT) products and services, flexible leasing and financing solutions, and enterprise supply management in the U.S. It currently has a Zacks Rank #2 and a Value score of ‘B.' The stock has a 3–5 year EPS growth rate of 5%.<br> <br> You can get the rest of the stocks on this list by signing up now for your 2-week free trial to the Research Wizard and start using this screen in your own trading. Further, you can also create your own strategies and test them first before taking the investment plunge.<br> <br> The Research Wizard is a great place to begin. It's easy to use. Everything is in plain language. And it's very intuitive. Start your trial to the Research Wizard today. And the next time you read an economic report, open up the Research Wizard, plug your finds in, and see what gems come out." data-reactid="15">While Price-to-Earnings is the first thing to cross one’s mind while using valuation metrics, Price-to-Sales has emerged as a convenient tool to determine the value of stocks that are incurring losses or are in an early cycle of development, generating meager or no profits.

Though a loss-making company with a negative Price-to-Earnings ratio falls out of investors’ favor, its Price-to-Sales could indicate the hidden strength of its business. This underrated ratio is also used to identify a recovery situation or ensure that a company’s growth is not overvalued.

A stock’s Price-to-Sales ratio reflects how much investors are paying for each dollar of revenues generated by the company.

If the Price-to-Sales ratio is 1, it means that investors are paying $1 for every $1 of revenues generated by the company. So it goes without saying that a stock with Price-to-Sales below 1 is a good bargain, as investors need to pay less than a dollar for a dollar’s worth.

Thus, a stock with a lower Price-to-Sales ratio is more suitable for investment versus a stock with a high Price-to-Sales ratio.

Price-to-Sales is often preferred over Price-to-Earnings as companies can manipulate their earnings using various accounting measures. However, sales are harder to manipulate and are relatively reliable.

However, one should keep in mind that a company with high debt and low Price-to-Sales is not an ideal choice. The high debt level will have to be paid off at some point, leading to further share issuance and a rise in market cap and ultimately a higher Price-to-Sales ratio.

In any case, the Price-to-Sales ratio used in isolation can’t do the trick. One should also analyze other ratios like Price/Earnings, Price/Book, Debt/Equity before arriving at any investment decision.

Screening Parameters

Price to Sales less than Median Price to Sales for its Industry: The lower the Price-to-Sales ratio, the better.

Price to Earnings using F(1) estimate less than Median Price to Earnings for its Industry: The lower, the better.

Price to Book (common Equity) less than Median Price to Book for its Industry: This is another parameter to ensure the value feature of a stock.

Debt to Equity (Most Recent) less than Median Debt to Equity for its Industry: A company with less debt should have a stable Price-to-Sales ratio.

Current Price greater than or equal to $5: They must all be trading at a minimum of $5 or higher.

Zacks Rank less than or equal to #2: Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) or #2 (Buy) stocks are known to outperform irrespective of the market environment.

Value Style Score less than or equal to B: Our research shows that stocks with a Value Style Score of ‘A’ or ‘B’ when combined a Zacks Rank #1 or #2 offer the best opportunities in the value investing space.

Here are five of the 22 stocks that qualified the screening:

KT Corporation (NYSE:KT – Free Report ) is a telecommunications service provider in Korea. It offers mobile voice and data telecommunication services, fixed-line telephone services, and Internet phone services. It also provides broadband Internet access services and other Internet-related services. This Zacks Rank #2 company has a Value score of ‘A.’

Big Lots Inc. (NYSE:BIG – Free Report ) is a broad-line closeout retailer in the United States. The company offers products under various merchandising categories, which include Food, Consumables, Furniture, Seasonal, Soft Home, Hard Home, and Electronics & Accessories. It has a 3–5 year EPS growth rate of 13.5%. The stock currently has a Value score of ‘A’ and a Zacks Rank #2. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here .

SK Telecom Co. Ltd. (NYSE:SKM – Free Report ) is a provider of wireless telecommunications services in South Korea. The company offers wireless voice transmission services, cellular global roaming services, and interconnection services to connect its networks to fixed-line and other wireless networks. This Zacks Rank #1 company’s 3–5 year EPS growth rate is pegged at 0.05%. The stock has a Value score of ‘A.’

Citizens Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:CFG – Free Report ) is a bank holding company for Citizens Bank, N.A. and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania that provide retail and commercial banking products and services in the U.S. This Zacks Rank #1 company’s 3–5 year EPS growth rate is pegged at 19.1%. The stock has a Value score of ‘B.’

Herndon, VA-based ePlus Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUS – Free Report ) was founded in 1990 and is a provider of information technology (IT) products and services, flexible leasing and financing solutions, and enterprise supply management in the U.S. It currently has a Zacks Rank #2 and a Value score of ‘B.’ The stock has a 3–5 year EPS growth rate of 5%.

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7 Low Price-to-Sales Stocks to Pocket Big Returns

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Buy) stocks are known to outperform irrespective of the market environment.<br><br><strong><strong>Value Style Score</strong> less than or equal to B: </strong>Our research shows that stocks with a Value Style Score of ‘A’ or ‘B’ when combined a Zacks Rank #1 or #2 offer the best opportunities in the value investing space.<br><br>Here are seven of the 22 stocks that qualified the screening:<br><br><strong>Universal Forest Products Inc. </strong>UFPI engineers, manufactures, treats, distributes and installs lumber, composite wood, plastic and other building products. The stock currently has a Zacks Rank #2 and a Value score of ‘B’. Also, the 3–5 year EPS growth rate for the stock is estimated at 10%.<br><br>Luxembourg-based <strong>ArcelorMittal</strong> MT is the world’s leading steel and mining company. With a presence in more than 60 countries, it operates a balanced portfolio of cost competitive steel plants across both the developed and developing world. This Zacks Rank #1 company has a 3–5 years EPS growth rate of 11.4% and a Value score of ‘A’.<br><br><strong>KT Corporation</strong> KT is a telecommunications service provider in Korea. It offers mobile voice and data telecommunication services, fixed-line telephone services, and Internet phone services. It also provides broadband Internet access services and other Internet-related services. This Zacks Rank #2 company has a Value score of ‘A’.<br><br><strong>Big Lots Inc. </strong>BIG is a broad-line closeout retailer in the United States. The company offers products under various merchandising categories, which include Food, Consumables, Furniture, Seasonal, Soft Home, Hard Home, and Electronics &amp; Accessories. It has a 3–5 year EPS growth rate of 13.5%. The stock currently has a Value score of ‘A’ and a Zacks Rank #2. You can see <strong>the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here</strong>.<br><br><strong>SK Telecom Co. Ltd.</strong> SKM is a provider of wireless telecommunications services in South Korea. The company offers wireless voice transmission services, cellular global roaming services, and interconnection services to connect its networks to fixed-line and other wireless networks. This Zacks Rank #1 company’s 3–5 year EPS growth rate is pegged at 0.05%. The stock has a Value score of ‘A’.<br><br><strong>Citizens Financial Group Inc. </strong>CFG is a bank holding company for Citizens Bank, N.A. and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania that provide retail and commercial banking products and services in the U.S. This Zacks Rank #1 company’s 3–5 year EPS growth rate is pegged at 19.1%. The stock has a Value score of ‘B’.<br><br>Herndon, VA-based <strong>ePlus Inc. </strong>PLUS was founded in 1990 and is a provider of information technology (IT) products and services, flexible leasing and financing solutions, and enterprise supply management in the U.S. It currently has a Zacks Rank #2 and a Value score of ‘B’. The stock has a 3–5 year EPS growth rate of 5%.<br><br>You can get the rest of the stocks on this list by signing up now for your 2-week free trial to the Research Wizard and start using this screen in your own trading. Further, you can also create your own strategies and test them first before taking the investment plunge.<br><br>The Research Wizard is a great place to begin. It's easy to use. Everything is in plain language. And it's very intuitive. Start your trial to the Research Wizard today. And the next time you read an economic report, open up the Research Wizard, plug your finds in, and see what gems come out.<br><br><strong>Click here to sign up for a free trial to the Research Wizard today</strong>.<br><br><em>Disclosure: Officers, directors and/or employees of Zacks Investment Research may own or have sold short securities and/or hold long and/or short positions in options that are mentioned in this material. An affiliated investment advisory firm may own or have sold short securities and/or hold long and/or short positions in options that are mentioned in this material.</em><br><br><em>Disclosure: Performance information for Zacks’ portfolios and strategies are available at: <strong><em>https://www.zacks.com/performance</em></strong>.</em><br><br><strong>Zacks Restaurant Recommendations: </strong>In addition to dining at these special places, you can feast on their stock shares. A Zacks Special Report spotlights 5 recent IPOs to watch plus 2 stocks that offer immediate promise in a booming sector. Download it free »" data-reactid="11">While Price-to-Earnings is the first thing to cross one’s mind while using valuation metrics, Price-to-Sales has emerged as a convenient tool to determine the value of stocks that are incurring losses or are in an early cycle of development, generating meager or no profits.

Though a loss-making company with a negative Price-to-Earnings ratio falls out of investors’ favor, its Price-to-Sales could indicate the hidden strength of its business. This underrated ratio is also used to identify a recovery situation or ensure that a company’s growth is not overvalued.

A stock’s Price-to-Sales ratio reflects how much investors are paying for each dollar of revenues generated by the company.

If the Price-to-Sales ratio is 1, it means that investors are paying $1 for every $1 of revenues generated by the company. So it goes without saying that a stock with Price-to-Sales below 1 is a good bargain, as investors need to pay less than a dollar for a dollar’s worth.  

Thus, a stock with a lower Price-to-Sales ratio is more suitable for investment versus a stock with a high Price-to-Sales ratio.

Price-to-Sales is often preferred over Price-to-Earnings as companies can manipulate their earnings using various accounting measures. However, sales are harder to manipulate and are relatively reliable.

However, one should keep in mind that a company with high debt and low Price-to-Sales is not an ideal choice. The high debt level will have to be paid off at some point, leading to further share issuance and a rise in market cap and ultimately a higher Price-to-Sales ratio.

In any case, the Price-to-Sales ratio used in isolation can’t do the trick. One should also analyze other ratios like Price/Earnings, Price/Book, Debt/Equity before arriving at any investment decision.

Screening Parameters

Price to Sales less than Median Price to Sales for its Industry: The lower the Price-to-Sales ratio, the better.

Price to Earnings using F(1) estimate less than Median Price to Earnings for its Industry: The lower, the better.

Price to Book (common Equity) less than Median Price to Book for its Industry: This is another parameter to ensure the value feature of a stock.

Debt to Equity (Most Recent) less than Median Debt to Equity for its Industry: A company with less debt should have a stable Price-to-Sales ratio.

Current Price greater than or equal to $5: They must all be trading at a minimum of $5 or higher.

Zacks Rank less than or equal to #2: Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) or #2 (Buy) stocks are known to outperform irrespective of the market environment.

Value Style Score less than or equal to B: Our research shows that stocks with a Value Style Score of ‘A’ or ‘B’ when combined a Zacks Rank #1 or #2 offer the best opportunities in the value investing space.

Here are seven of the 22 stocks that qualified the screening:

Universal Forest Products Inc. UFPI engineers, manufactures, treats, distributes and installs lumber, composite wood, plastic and other building products. The stock currently has a Zacks Rank #2 and a Value score of ‘B’. Also, the 3–5 year EPS growth rate for the stock is estimated at 10%.

Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal MT is the world’s leading steel and mining company. With a presence in more than 60 countries, it operates a balanced portfolio of cost competitive steel plants across both the developed and developing world. This Zacks Rank #1 company has a 3–5 years EPS growth rate of 11.4% and a Value score of ‘A’.

KT Corporation KT is a telecommunications service provider in Korea. It offers mobile voice and data telecommunication services, fixed-line telephone services, and Internet phone services. It also provides broadband Internet access services and other Internet-related services. This Zacks Rank #2 company has a Value score of ‘A’.

Big Lots Inc. BIG is a broad-line closeout retailer in the United States. The company offers products under various merchandising categories, which include Food, Consumables, Furniture, Seasonal, Soft Home, Hard Home, and Electronics & Accessories. It has a 3–5 year EPS growth rate of 13.5%. The stock currently has a Value score of ‘A’ and a Zacks Rank #2. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

SK Telecom Co. Ltd. SKM is a provider of wireless telecommunications services in South Korea. The company offers wireless voice transmission services, cellular global roaming services, and interconnection services to connect its networks to fixed-line and other wireless networks. This Zacks Rank #1 company’s 3–5 year EPS growth rate is pegged at 0.05%. The stock has a Value score of ‘A’.

Citizens Financial Group Inc. CFG is a bank holding company for Citizens Bank, N.A. and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania that provide retail and commercial banking products and services in the U.S. This Zacks Rank #1 company’s 3–5 year EPS growth rate is pegged at 19.1%. The stock has a Value score of ‘B’.

Herndon, VA-based ePlus Inc. PLUS was founded in 1990 and is a provider of information technology (IT) products and services, flexible leasing and financing solutions, and enterprise supply management in the U.S. It currently has a Zacks Rank #2 and a Value score of ‘B’. The stock has a 3–5 year EPS growth rate of 5%.

You can get the rest of the stocks on this list by signing up now for your 2-week free trial to the Research Wizard and start using this screen in your own trading. Further, you can also create your own strategies and test them first before taking the investment plunge.

The Research Wizard is a great place to begin. It’s easy to use. Everything is in plain language. And it’s very intuitive. Start your trial to the Research Wizard today. And the next time you read an economic report, open up the Research Wizard, plug your finds in, and see what gems come out.

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Zacks.com featured highlights: Universal Forest Products, ArcelorMittal, POSCO, SK Telecom and Korea Electric Power

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Chicago, IL – May 08, 2017 – Stocks in this week’s article include Universal Forest Products Inc. (NASDAQ: UFPI – Free Report ), ArcelorMittal (NYSE: MT – Free Report ), POSCO (NYSE: PKX – Free Report ), SK Telecom Co., Ltd. (NYSE: SKM – Free Report ) and Korea Electric Power Corp. (NYSE: KEP – Free Report ).

Screen of the Week of Zacks Investment Research:

5 Low Price-to-Sales Stocks to Garner Solid Profits

A stock’s Price-to-Sales ratio reflects how much investors are paying for each dollar of revenues generated by the company.

If the Price-to-Sales ratio is 1, it means that investors are paying $1 for every $1 of revenues generated by the company. So it goes without saying that a stock with Price-to-Sales below 1 is a good bargain, as investors need to pay less than a dollar for a dollar’s worth.

Thus, a stock with a lower Price-to-Sales ratio is more suitable for investment versus a stock with a high Price-to-Sales ratio.

While Price-to-Earnings is the first thing to cross one’s mind while using valuation metrics, Price-to-Sales has emerged as a convenient tool to determine the value of stocks that are incurring losses or are in an early cycle of development, generating meager or no profits.

Though a loss-making company with a negative Price-to-Earnings ratio falls out of investors’ favor, its Price-to-Sales could indicate the hidden strength of its business. This underrated ratio is also used to identify recovery situation or ensure that a company’s growth is not overvalued.

Price-to-Sales is often preferred over Price-to-Earnings as companies can manipulate their earnings using various accounting measures. However, sales are harder to manipulate and are relatively reliable.

However, one should keep in mind that a company with high debt and low Price-to-Sales is not an ideal choice. The high debt level will have to be paid off at some point, leading to further share issuance and a rise in market cap and ultimately a higher Price-to-Sales ratio.

In any case, the Price-to-Sales ratio used in isolation can’t do the trick. One should also analyze other ratios like Price/Earnings, Price/Book, Debt/Equity before arriving at any investment decision.

Screening Parameters

Price to Sales less than Median Price to Sales for its Industry: The lower the Price-to-Sales ratio, the better.

Price to Earnings using F(1) estimate less than Median Price to Earnings for its Industry: The lower, the better.

Price to Book (common Equity) less than Median Price to Book for its Industry: This is another parameter to ensure the value feature of a stock.

Debt to Equity (Most Recent) less than Median Debt to Equity for its Industry: A company with less debt should have a stable Price-to-Sales ratio.

Current Price greater than or equal to $5: They must all be trading at a minimum of $5 or higher.

Buy) stocks are known to outperform irrespective of the market environment." data-reactid="29">Zacks Rank less than or equal to #2: Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) or #2 (Buy) stocks are known to outperform irrespective of the market environment.

Value Style Score less than or equal to B: Our research shows that stocks with a Value Style Score of ‘A’ or ‘B’ when combined a Zacks Rank #1 or #2 offer the best opportunities in the value investing space.

Here are five of the 22 stocks that qualified the screening:

Universal Forest Products Inc. (NASDAQ:UFPI – Free Report ) engineers, manufactures, treats, distributes and installs lumber, composite wood, plastic and other building products. The stock currently has a Zacks Rank #2 and a Value score of ‘B’. Also, the 3–5 year EPS growth rate for the stock is estimated at 10%.

Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal (NYSE: MT – Free Report ) is the world’s leading steel and mining company. With a presence in more than 60 countries, it operates a balanced portfolio of cost competitive steel plants across both the developed and developing world. This Zacks Rank #1 company has a 3–5 years EPS growth rate of 11.5% and a Value score of ‘A.’

POSCO (NYSE:PKX – Free Report ) is a producer and seller of steel rolled products and plates in South Korea and internationally. It has a 3–5 year EPS growth rate of 5%. The stock currently has a Value score of ‘A’ and a Zacks Rank #2. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

SK Telecom Co., Ltd. (NYSE:SKM – Free Report ) is a provider of wireless telecommunications services in South Korea. The company offers wireless voice transmission services, cellular global roaming services, and interconnection services to connect its networks to fixed-line and other wireless networks. This Zacks Rank #1 company’s 3–5 year EPS growth rate is pegged at 0.05%. The stock has a Value score of ‘A’.

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Korea Electric Power Corp. (NYSE:KEP – Free Report ), also known as KEPCO, is an integrated electric utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution of electricity and development of electric power resources in South Korea. This Zacks Rank #2 company’s 3–5 year EPS growth rate is pegged at 5%. The stock has a Value score of ‘A.’

You can get the rest of the stocks on this list by signing up now for your 2-week free trial to the Research Wizard and start using this screen in your own trading. Further, you can also create your own strategies and test them first before taking the investment plunge.

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Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Inherent in any investment is the potential for loss. This material is being provided for informational purposes only and nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security. No recommendation or advice is being given as to whether any investment is suitable for a particular investor. It should not be assumed that any investments in securities, companies, sectors or markets identified and described were or will be profitable. All information is current as of the date of herein and is subject to change without notice. Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of the firm as a whole. Zacks Investment Research does not engage in investment banking, market making or asset management activities of any securities. These returns are from hypothetical portfolios consisting of stocks with Zacks Rank = 1 that were rebalanced monthly with zero transaction costs. These are not the returns of actual portfolios of stocks. The S&P 500 is an unmanaged index. Visit https://www.zacks.com/performance for information about the performance numbers displayed in this press release.

UFPI): Free Stock Analysis Report</a><br>&nbsp;<br><a href="https://www.zacks.com/registration/pfp?ALERT=YAHOO_ZER&amp;d_alert=ZER_CONF&amp;t=MT&amp;ADID=YAHOO_content_ZER_ARTCAT_PRESS_RELEASES&amp;cid=CS-YAHOO-FT-259713" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank">ArcelorMittal (MT): Free Stock Analysis Report</a><br>&nbsp;<br><a href="https://www.zacks.com/registration/pfp?ALERT=YAHOO_ZER&amp;d_alert=ZER_CONF&amp;t=PKX&amp;ADID=YAHOO_content_ZER_ARTCAT_PRESS_RELEASES&amp;cid=CS-YAHOO-FT-259713" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank">POSCO (PKX): Free Stock Analysis Report</a><br>&nbsp;<br><a href="https://www.zacks.com/registration/pfp?ALERT=YAHOO_ZER&amp;d_alert=ZER_CONF&amp;t=SKM&amp;ADID=YAHOO_content_ZER_ARTCAT_PRESS_RELEASES&amp;cid=CS-YAHOO-FT-259713" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank">SK Telecom Co., Ltd. (SKM): Free Stock Analysis Report</a><br>&nbsp;<br><a href="https://www.zacks.com/registration/pfp?ALERT=YAHOO_ZER&amp;d_alert=ZER_CONF&amp;t=KEP&amp;ADID=YAHOO_content_ZER_ARTCAT_PRESS_RELEASES&amp;cid=CS-YAHOO-FT-259713" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank">Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEP): Free Stock Analysis Report</a><br>&nbsp;<br><a href="https://www.zacks.com/stock/news/259713/zackscom-featured-highlights-universal-forest-products-arcelormittal-posco-sk-telecom-and-korea-electric-power?cid=CS-YAHOO-FT-259713" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank">To read this article on Zacks.com click here.</a><br>&nbsp;<br><a href="https://www.zacks.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank">Zacks Investment Research</a>" data-reactid="68">Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report
 
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Zacks.com featured highlights: KT, POSCO, SK Telecom, Korea Electric Power and ePlus

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Chicago, IL – May 05, 2017 – Stocks in this week’s article include KT Corporation (NYSE: KT – Free Report ), POSCO (NYSE: PKX – Free Report ), SK Telecom Co., Ltd. (NYSE: SKM – Free Report ), Korea Electric Power Corporation (NYSE: KEP – Free Report ) and ePlus Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUS – Free Report ).

Screen of the Week of Zacks Investment Research:

Low Price-to-Sales Stocks to Garner Solid Profits

A stock’s Price-to-Sales ratio reflects how much investors are paying for each dollar of revenues generated by the company.

Buy) stocks are known to outperform irrespective of the market environment.<br> <br> <strong> Value Style Score less than or equal to B: </strong> Our research shows that stocks with a Value Style Score of ‘A’ or ‘B’ when combined a Zacks Rank #1 or #2 offer the best opportunities in the value investing space.<br> <br> Here are five of the 22 stocks that qualified the screening:<br> <br> <strong>KT Corporation</strong> (NYSE:KT – Free Report ) is a telecommunications service provider in Korea. It offers mobile voice and data telecommunication services, fixed-line telephone services, and Internet phone services. It also provides broadband Internet access services and other Internet-related services. This Zacks Rank #2 company has a Value score of ‘A’.<br> <br> <strong>POSCO </strong> (NYSE:PKX – Free Report ) is a producer and seller of steel rolled products and plates in South Korea and internationally. It has a 3–5 year EPS growth rate of 5%. The stock currently has a Value score of ‘A’ and a Zacks Rank #2. You can see <strong> the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here </strong> .<br> <br> <strong>SK Telecom Co., Ltd. </strong> (NYSE:SKM – Free Report ) is a provider of wireless telecommunications services in South Korea. The company offers wireless voice transmission services, cellular global roaming services, and interconnection services to connect its networks to fixed-line and other wireless networks. This Zacks Rank #1 company’s 3–5 year EPS growth rate is pegged at 0.05%. The stock has a Value score of ‘A.’<br> <br> <strong>Korea Electric Power Corporation</strong> (NYSE:KEP – Free Report ), also known as KEPCO, is an integrated electric utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution of electricity and development of electric power resources in South Korea. This Zacks Rank #2 company’s 3–5 year EPS growth rate is pegged at 5%. The stock has a Value score of ‘A’.<br> <br> Herndon, VA-based <strong>ePlus Inc.</strong> (NASDAQ: PLUS – Free Report ) was founded in 1990 and is a provider of information technology (IT) products and services, flexible leasing and financing solutions, and enterprise supply management in the U.S. It currently has a Zacks Rank #2 and a Value score of ‘B’. The stock has a 3–5 year EPS growth rate of 5%.<br> <br> You can get the rest of the stocks on this list by signing up now for your 2-week free trial to the Research Wizard and start using this screen in your own trading. Further, you can also create your own strategies and test them first before taking the investment plunge.<br> <br> The Research Wizard is a great place to begin. It's easy to use. Everything is in plain language. And it's very intuitive. Start your trial to the Research Wizard today. And the next time you read an economic report, open up the Research Wizard, plug your finds in, and see what gems come out." data-reactid="16">If the Price-to-Sales ratio is 1, it means that investors are paying $1 for every $1 of revenues generated by the company. So it goes without saying that a stock with Price-to-Sales below 1 is a good bargain, as investors need to pay less than a dollar for a dollar’s worth.

Thus, a stock with a lower Price-to-Sales ratio is more suitable for investment versus a stock with a high Price-to-Sales ratio.

While Price-to-Earnings is the first thing to cross one’s mind while using valuation metrics, Price-to-Sales has emerged as a convenient tool to determine the value of stocks that are incurring losses or are in an early cycle of development, generating meager or no profits.

Though a loss-making company with a negative Price-to-Earnings ratio falls out of investors’ favor, its Price-to-Sales could indicate the hidden strength of its business. This underrated ratio is also used to identify recovery situation or ensure that a company’s growth is not overvalued.

Price-to-Sales is often preferred over Price-to-Earnings as companies can manipulate their earnings using various accounting measures. However, sales are harder to manipulate and are relatively reliable.

However, one should keep in mind that a company with high debt and low Price-to-Sales is not an ideal choice. The high debt level will have to be paid off at some point, leading to further share issuance and a rise in market cap and ultimately a higher Price-to-Sales ratio.

In any case, the Price-to-Sales ratio used in isolation can’t do the trick. One should also analyze other ratios like Price/Earnings, Price/Book, Debt/Equity before arriving at any investment decision.

Screening Parameters

Price to Sales less than Median Price to Sales for its Industry: The lower the Price-to-Sales ratio, the better.

Price to Earnings using F(1) estimate less than Median Price to Earnings for its Industry: The lower, the better.

Price to Book (common Equity) less than Median Price to Book for its Industry: This is another parameter to ensure the value feature of a stock.

Debt to Equity (Most Recent) less than Median Debt to Equity for its Industry: A company with less debt should have a stable Price-to-Sales ratio.

Current Price greater than or equal to $5: They must all be trading at a minimum of $5 or higher.

Zacks Rank less than or equal to #2: Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) or #2 (Buy) stocks are known to outperform irrespective of the market environment.

Value Style Score less than or equal to B: Our research shows that stocks with a Value Style Score of ‘A’ or ‘B’ when combined a Zacks Rank #1 or #2 offer the best opportunities in the value investing space.

Here are five of the 22 stocks that qualified the screening:

KT Corporation (NYSE:KT – Free Report ) is a telecommunications service provider in Korea. It offers mobile voice and data telecommunication services, fixed-line telephone services, and Internet phone services. It also provides broadband Internet access services and other Internet-related services. This Zacks Rank #2 company has a Value score of ‘A’.

POSCO (NYSE:PKX – Free Report ) is a producer and seller of steel rolled products and plates in South Korea and internationally. It has a 3–5 year EPS growth rate of 5%. The stock currently has a Value score of ‘A’ and a Zacks Rank #2. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here .

SK Telecom Co., Ltd. (NYSE:SKM – Free Report ) is a provider of wireless telecommunications services in South Korea. The company offers wireless voice transmission services, cellular global roaming services, and interconnection services to connect its networks to fixed-line and other wireless networks. This Zacks Rank #1 company’s 3–5 year EPS growth rate is pegged at 0.05%. The stock has a Value score of ‘A.’

Korea Electric Power Corporation (NYSE:KEP – Free Report ), also known as KEPCO, is an integrated electric utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution of electricity and development of electric power resources in South Korea. This Zacks Rank #2 company’s 3–5 year EPS growth rate is pegged at 5%. The stock has a Value score of ‘A’.

Herndon, VA-based ePlus Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUS – Free Report ) was founded in 1990 and is a provider of information technology (IT) products and services, flexible leasing and financing solutions, and enterprise supply management in the U.S. It currently has a Zacks Rank #2 and a Value score of ‘B’. The stock has a 3–5 year EPS growth rate of 5%.

You can get the rest of the stocks on this list by signing up now for your 2-week free trial to the Research Wizard and start using this screen in your own trading. Further, you can also create your own strategies and test them first before taking the investment plunge.

The Research Wizard is a great place to begin. It’s easy to use. Everything is in plain language. And it’s very intuitive. Start your trial to the Research Wizard today. And the next time you read an economic report, open up the Research Wizard, plug your finds in, and see what gems come out.

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Sign up now for your free trial today and start picking better stocks immediately. And with the backtesting feature, you can test your ideas to see how you can improve your trading in both up markets and down markets. Don’t wait for the market to get better before you decide to do better. Start learning how to be a better trader today: https://at.zacks.com/?id=111

Disclosure: Officers, directors and/or employees of Zacks Investment Research may own or have sold short securities and/or hold long and/or short positions in options that are mentioned in this material. An affiliated investment advisory firm may own or have sold short securities and/or hold long and/or short positions in options that are mentioned in this material.

About Screen of the Week

Zacks.com created the first and best screening system on the web earning the distinction as the “#1 site for screening stocks” by Money Magazine. But powerful screening tools is just the start. That is why Zacks created the Screen of the Week to highlight profitable stock picking strategies that investors can actively use. Each week, Zacks Profit from the Pros free email newsletter shares a new screening strategy. Learn more about it here https://at.zacks.com/?id=112

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Zacks.com is a property of Zacks Investment Research, Inc., which was formed in 1978. The later formation of the Zacks Rank, a proprietary stock picking system; continues to outperform the market by nearly a 3 to 1 margin. The best way to unlock the profitable stock recommendations and market insights of Zacks Investment Research is through our free daily email newsletter; Profit from the Pros. In short, it’s your steady flow of Profitable ideas GUARANTEED to be worth your time! Click here for your free subscription to Profit from the Pros .

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KT): Free Stock Analysis Report</a><br>&nbsp;<br><a href="https://www.zacks.com/registration/pfp?ALERT=YAHOO_ZER&amp;d_alert=ZER_CONF&amp;t=PKX&amp;ADID=YAHOO_content_ZER_ARTCAT_PRESS_RELEASES&amp;cid=CS-YAHOO-FT-259461" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank">POSCO (PKX): Free Stock Analysis Report</a><br>&nbsp;<br><a href="https://www.zacks.com/registration/pfp?ALERT=YAHOO_ZER&amp;d_alert=ZER_CONF&amp;t=SKM&amp;ADID=YAHOO_content_ZER_ARTCAT_PRESS_RELEASES&amp;cid=CS-YAHOO-FT-259461" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank">SK Telecom Co., Ltd. (SKM): Free Stock Analysis Report</a><br>&nbsp;<br><a href="https://www.zacks.com/registration/pfp?ALERT=YAHOO_ZER&amp;d_alert=ZER_CONF&amp;t=KEP&amp;ADID=YAHOO_content_ZER_ARTCAT_PRESS_RELEASES&amp;cid=CS-YAHOO-FT-259461" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank">Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEP): Free Stock Analysis Report</a><br>&nbsp;<br><a href="https://www.zacks.com/registration/pfp?ALERT=YAHOO_ZR&amp;d_alert=rd_final_rank&amp;t=PLUS&amp;ADID=YAHOO_content_ZRANK_ARTCAT_PRESS_RELEASES&amp;cid=CS-YAHOO-FT-259461" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank">ePlus inc. (PLUS): Free Stock Analysis Report</a><br>&nbsp;<br><a href="https://www.zacks.com/stock/news/259461/zackscom-featured-highlights-kt-posco-sk-telecom-korea-electric-power-and-eplus?cid=CS-YAHOO-FT-259461" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank">To read this article on Zacks.com click here.</a><br>&nbsp;<br><a href="https://www.zacks.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank">Zacks Investment Research</a>" data-reactid="46">Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report
 
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7 Low Price-to-Sales Stocks to Garner Solid Profits

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Buy) stocks are known to outperform irrespective of the market environment.<br><br><strong><strong>Value Style Score</strong> less than or equal to B: </strong>Our research shows that stocks with a Value Style Score of ‘A’ or ‘B’ when combined a Zacks Rank #1 or #2 offer the best opportunities in the value investing space.<br><br>Here are seven of the 22 stocks that qualified the screening:<br><br><strong>Universal Forest Products Inc.</strong> UFPI engineers, manufactures, treats, distributes and installs lumber, composite wood, plastic and other building products. The stock currently has a Zacks Rank #2 and a Value score of ‘B’. Also, the 3–5 year EPS growth rate for the stock is estimated at 10%.<br><br>Luxembourg-based <strong>ArcelorMittal</strong> MT is the world’s leading steel and mining company. With a presence in more than 60 countries, it operates a balanced portfolio of cost competitive steel plants across both the developed and developing world. This Zacks Rank #1 company has a 3–5 years EPS growth rate of 11.5% and a Value score of ‘A’.<br><br><strong>KT Corporation</strong> KT is a telecommunications service provider in Korea. It offers mobile voice and data telecommunication services, fixed-line telephone services, and Internet phone services. It also provides broadband Internet access services and other Internet-related services. This Zacks Rank #2 company has a Value score of ‘A’.<br><br><strong>POSCO </strong>PKX is a producer and seller of steel rolled products and plates in South Korea and internationally. It has a 3–5 year EPS growth rate of 5%. The stock currently has a Value score of ‘A’ and a Zacks Rank #2. You can see <strong>the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here</strong>.<br><br><strong>SK Telecom Co., Ltd. </strong>SKM is a provider of wireless telecommunications services in South Korea. The company offers wireless voice transmission services, cellular global roaming services, and interconnection services to connect its networks to fixed-line and other wireless networks. This Zacks Rank #1 company’s 3–5 year EPS growth rate is pegged at 0.05%. The stock has a Value score of ‘A’.<br><br><strong>Korea Electric Power Corporation</strong> KEP, also known as KEPCO, is an integrated electric utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution of electricity and development of electric power resources in South Korea. This Zacks Rank #2 company’s 3–5 year EPS growth rate is pegged at 5%. The stock has a Value score of ‘A’.<br><br>Herndon, VA-based <strong>ePlus Inc.</strong> PLUS was founded in 1990 and is a provider of information technology (IT) products and services, flexible leasing and financing solutions, and enterprise supply management in the U.S. It currently has a Zacks Rank #2 and a Value score of ‘B’. The stock has a 3–5 year EPS growth rate of 5%.<br><br>You can get the rest of the stocks on this list by signing up now for your 2-week free trial to the Research Wizard and start using this screen in your own trading. Further, you can also create your own strategies and test them first before taking the investment plunge.<br><br>The Research Wizard is a great place to begin. It's easy to use. Everything is in plain language. And it's very intuitive. Start your trial to the Research Wizard today. And the next time you read an economic report, open up the Research Wizard, plug your finds in, and see what gems come out.<br><br><strong>Click here to sign up for a free trial to the Research Wizard today</strong>.<br><br><em>Disclosure: Officers, directors and/or employees of Zacks Investment Research may own or have sold short securities and/or hold long and/or short positions in options that are mentioned in this material. An affiliated investment advisory firm may own or have sold short securities and/or hold long and/or short positions in options that are mentioned in this material.</em><br><br><em>Disclosure: Performance information for Zacks’ portfolios and strategies are available at: <strong><em>https://www.zacks.com/performance</em></strong>.</em><br><br><strong>Zacks Restaurant Recommendations:</strong> In addition to dining at these special places, you can feast on their stock shares. A Zacks Special Report spotlights 5 recent IPOs to watch plus 2 stocks that offer immediate promise in a booming sector. Download it free »" data-reactid="11">A stock’s Price-to-Sales ratio reflects how much investors are paying for each dollar of revenues generated by the company.

If the Price-to-Sales ratio is 1, it means that investors are paying $1 for every $1 of revenues generated by the company. So it goes without saying that a stock with Price-to-Sales below 1 is a good bargain, as investors need to pay less than a dollar for a dollar’s worth.  

Thus, a stock with a lower Price-to-Sales ratio is more suitable for investment versus a stock with a high Price-to-Sales ratio.

While Price-to-Earnings is the first thing to cross one’s mind while using valuation metrics, Price-to-Sales has emerged as a convenient tool to determine the value of stocks that are incurring losses or are in an early cycle of development, generating meager or no profits.

Though a loss-making company with a negative Price-to-Earnings ratio falls out of investors’ favor, its Price-to-Sales could indicate the hidden strength of its business. This underrated ratio is also used to identify recovery situation or ensure that a company’s growth is not overvalued.

Price-to-Sales is often preferred over Price-to-Earnings as companies can manipulate their earnings using various accounting measures. However, sales are harder to manipulate and are relatively reliable.

However, one should keep in mind that a company with high debt and low Price-to-Sales is not an ideal choice. The high debt level will have to be paid off at some point, leading to further share issuance and a rise in market cap and ultimately a higher Price-to-Sales ratio.

In any case, the Price-to-Sales ratio used in isolation can’t do the trick. One should also analyze other ratios like Price/Earnings, Price/Book, Debt/Equity before arriving at any investment decision.

Screening Parameters

Price to Sales less than Median Price to Sales for its Industry: The lower the Price-to-Sales ratio, the better.

Price to Earnings using F(1) estimate less than Median Price to Earnings for its Industry: The lower, the better.

Price to Book (common Equity) less than Median Price to Book for its Industry: This is another parameter to ensure the value feature of a stock.

Debt to Equity (Most Recent) less than Median Debt to Equity for its Industry: A company with less debt should have a stable Price-to-Sales ratio.

Current Price greater than or equal to $5: They must all be trading at a minimum of $5 or higher.

Zacks Rank less than or equal to #2: Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) or #2 (Buy) stocks are known to outperform irrespective of the market environment.

Value Style Score less than or equal to B: Our research shows that stocks with a Value Style Score of ‘A’ or ‘B’ when combined a Zacks Rank #1 or #2 offer the best opportunities in the value investing space.

Here are seven of the 22 stocks that qualified the screening:

Universal Forest Products Inc. UFPI engineers, manufactures, treats, distributes and installs lumber, composite wood, plastic and other building products. The stock currently has a Zacks Rank #2 and a Value score of ‘B’. Also, the 3–5 year EPS growth rate for the stock is estimated at 10%.

Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal MT is the world’s leading steel and mining company. With a presence in more than 60 countries, it operates a balanced portfolio of cost competitive steel plants across both the developed and developing world. This Zacks Rank #1 company has a 3–5 years EPS growth rate of 11.5% and a Value score of ‘A’.

KT Corporation KT is a telecommunications service provider in Korea. It offers mobile voice and data telecommunication services, fixed-line telephone services, and Internet phone services. It also provides broadband Internet access services and other Internet-related services. This Zacks Rank #2 company has a Value score of ‘A’.

POSCO PKX is a producer and seller of steel rolled products and plates in South Korea and internationally. It has a 3–5 year EPS growth rate of 5%. The stock currently has a Value score of ‘A’ and a Zacks Rank #2. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

SK Telecom Co., Ltd. SKM is a provider of wireless telecommunications services in South Korea. The company offers wireless voice transmission services, cellular global roaming services, and interconnection services to connect its networks to fixed-line and other wireless networks. This Zacks Rank #1 company’s 3–5 year EPS growth rate is pegged at 0.05%. The stock has a Value score of ‘A’.

Korea Electric Power Corporation KEP, also known as KEPCO, is an integrated electric utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution of electricity and development of electric power resources in South Korea. This Zacks Rank #2 company’s 3–5 year EPS growth rate is pegged at 5%. The stock has a Value score of ‘A’.

Herndon, VA-based ePlus Inc. PLUS was founded in 1990 and is a provider of information technology (IT) products and services, flexible leasing and financing solutions, and enterprise supply management in the U.S. It currently has a Zacks Rank #2 and a Value score of ‘B’. The stock has a 3–5 year EPS growth rate of 5%.

You can get the rest of the stocks on this list by signing up now for your 2-week free trial to the Research Wizard and start using this screen in your own trading. Further, you can also create your own strategies and test them first before taking the investment plunge.

The Research Wizard is a great place to begin. It’s easy to use. Everything is in plain language. And it’s very intuitive. Start your trial to the Research Wizard today. And the next time you read an economic report, open up the Research Wizard, plug your finds in, and see what gems come out.

Click here to sign up for a free trial to the Research Wizard today.

Disclosure: Officers, directors and/or employees of Zacks Investment Research may own or have sold short securities and/or hold long and/or short positions in options that are mentioned in this material. An affiliated investment advisory firm may own or have sold short securities and/or hold long and/or short positions in options that are mentioned in this material.

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SK Telecom Co. Ltd. Files its Annual Report on Form 20-F

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SEOUL, South Korea, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — On April 27, 2017, SK Telecom Co., Ltd. filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2016 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The 2016 Annual Report on Form 20-F can be viewed on www.sktelecom.com, as well as from the website of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.  Printed copies of SK Telecom’s complete audited financial statements (including footnotes) as of and for the year ended December 31, 2016 can be requested, free of charge, by written request to skt.ir@sk.com .

About SK Telecom

Established in 1984, SK Telecom is the largest mobile operator in Korea by both revenue and number of subscribers. As of December 2016, the company holds around 50 percent of the market, with 29.60 million mobile subscribers including 21.1 million LTE subscribers. It has reached KRW 17.092 trillion in revenue in 2016.

SK Telecom has led the advancement of mobile technologies ranging from 2G to 4G, and is currently setting important milestones in its journey to 5G. The company is not only leading innovation in the field of mobile network, but also providing IoT, media, home and platform services.

SK Telecom is determined to play a significant role in the Fourth Industrial Revolution by achieving innovations and promoting shared growth with other players in the industry.

For more information, please visit www.sktelecom.com/en or contact skt_press@sk.com, tel: +822-6100-2114.

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sk-telecom-co-ltd-files-its-annual-report-on-form-20-f-300447092.html

 





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SK Telecom Co., Ltd. : SKM-US: Dividend Analysis : December 30th, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : April 20, 2017

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Our analysis is based on comparing SK Telecom Co., Ltd. with the following peers – NTT DOCOMO INC Sponsored ADR, KT Corporation Sponsored ADR, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk Sponsored ADR Class B and PLDT, Inc Sponsored ADR (DCM-US, KT-US, TLK-US and PHI-US).

SK Telecom Co., Ltd.’s dividend yield is 3.01 percent and its dividend payout is 2.61 percent. This compares to a peer median dividend yield of 2.60 percent and a payout level of 38.26 percent. This relatively higher dividend yield and lower payout ratio makes the company a good candidate for dividend investors looking seeking good current dividend income within this peer group. In addition, the company’s relatively good dividend quality score of 67 out of a possible score of 100, underscores its attractiveness for dividend investors.

Dividend Yield
Dividend Quality Score

Dividend Quality Overview

  • Over the last twelve months (prior to December 31, 2016), SKM-US paid a high quality dividend, which represents a yield of 0.24% at the current price.
  • Dividend quality trend has not been consistent over the last five years. Dividends were paid during each of these years — of these 3 were high quality and 2 were low quality.
  • The ending cash balance, with a dividend coverage of 2.83x, provides a moderate cushion in case of a significant reduction of cash flows in the future.
Dividend Quality Score Vs Dividend Yield

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High Score;High Yield, High Score;Low Yield, Low Score;Low Yield, Low Score;High Yield

Dividend Coverage

Over the last twelve months (prior to December 31, 2016), SKM-US paid a high quality dividend.

The source of the company’s cash to support the dividend paid over the last twelve months is operating cash flow (coverage of 5.99x), investing cash flow (coverage of -3.44x), issuance cash flow (coverage of -0.51x) and twelve-month prior cash (coverage of 2.18x), for a total dividend coverage of 3.83x.

SKM-US‘s issuance cash flow includes outflows from net debt repayment (coverage of -0.51x).

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These coverage ratio factors imply that the firm’s dividends are wholly paid from operating and investing cash flows net of any debt repayments, which suggests a high dividend quality.

Dividend History

Item 2012-12-31 2013-12-31 2014-12-31 2015-12-31 2016-12-31 Latest
Dividend Yield (%) 5.89 3.81 3.67 4.61 4.59 3.01
Dividend Payout (%) 43.48 31.02 26.64 34.65 2.61 2.61

A complete list of metrics and analysis is available on the company page.

Company Profile

SK Telecom Co., Ltd. engages in the provision of wireless telecommunication and internet services. The company operates through the following segments: Wireless Tele Communication Services, Fixed-Line Telecommunication Services and Other business. The Wireless Tele Communication Services segment offers wireless data and wireless internet services. The Fixed-Line Telecommunication Services segment deals with telephone and internet services. The Other Business segment consists of operations from the company’s leased line services, internet portal services and E-Commerce. It was founded on March 29, 1984 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

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Why SK Telecom (SKM) Could Shock the Market Soon

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One such company that looks well positioned for a solid gain but has been overlooked by investors lately is SK Telecom Co., Ltd. (SKM).

 





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​Samsung, SK Telecom launch LTE-R service

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Samsung and SK Telecom officially launched Korea’s first LTE-Railway (LTE-R) service on the 41 kilometer Busan Metro Line 1.

 





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