PKX:NYE-POSCO

COMMON STOCK | Steel | NYE

Last Closing Price

USD 49.56

Change

-0.15 (-0.30)%

Market Cap

USD 15.14B

Volume

0.14M

Average Target Price

N/A
Average Analyst Rating

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About

POSCO manufactures and sells steel rolled products and plates in South Korea and internationally. It operates through four segments: Steel, Construction, Trading, and Others. The company offers hot and cold rolled steel, wire rods, galvanized and electrical galvanized steel, steel plates, electrical and stainless steel, and titanium. It also designs and constructs industrial plants, civil engineering projects, and commercial and residential buildings; exports and imports steel products and raw materials; and generates electricity; produces gas and refuse derived fuel, as well as provides network and system integration, and logistics services. In addition, the company engages in the engineering and construction; coated steel, zinc relief, and components manufacturing; computer hardware and software distribution; economic research and consulting; business facility maintenance; architecture and consulting; investment in venture, energy, and bio tech industries; electronic commerce; refractories and quicklime manufacturing and sales; transporting and warehousing; real estate rental and sale; house and train manufacturing and management; education and real estate business; and hotel businesses. Further, it engages in the non-residential building rental; secondary and storage battery and textile manufacturing; resource development; iron ore and coal sales; and mine development. Additionally, the company engages in loading and unloading; IT service and DVR; electric control engineering; forest resources development; human resource; wastewater treatment operation and maintenance; crude oil and natural gas mining; refractory materials sales and furnace maintenance; rice processing; grain sales; packing materials manufacturing; and social enterprise businesses. POSCO was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Pohang, South Korea.

Market Stats

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Relative Performance (Total Returns)

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Largest Industry Peers for Steel

Symbol Name Price(Change) Market Cap Price / Earning Ratio EV/EBITDA
NUE Nucor Corporation

-0.07 (-0.13%)

USD 14.39B 6.90 4.59
MT ArcelorMittal

-0.52 (-3.10%)

USD 14.14B 7.09 3.58
RS Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co

+0.77 (+0.75%)

USD 6.48B 11.18 7.23
GGB Gerdau S.A

+0.03 (+0.92%)

USD 4.84B 36.75 68.27
SID Companhia Siderurgica Nacional

+0.04 (+1.15%)

USD 4.52B 4.76 -20.15
TX Ternium S.A

-0.32 (-1.58%)

USD 3.47B 2.72 2.98
WOR Worthington Industries, Inc

-0.14 (-0.36%)

USD 1.95B 13.30 11.51
X United States Steel Corporatio..

-0.33 (-2.48%)

USD 1.83B 1.94 3.09
CMC Commercial Metals Company

-0.07 (-0.37%)

USD 1.80B 11.40 7.55
SIM Grupo Simec, S.A.B. de C.V

+0.26 (+2.79%)

USD 1.58B 10.94 -0.00

ETFs Containing PKX

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap
SLX VanEck Vectors Steel ETF 4.50 % 0.56 %

-0.33 (-0.91%)

USD 0.06B
KOR 3.10 % 0.99 %

N/A

N/A
PAF Invesco FTSE RAFI Asia Pa.. 1.54 % 0.00 %

N/A

USD 0.02B
GWL 0.17 % 0.34 %

N/A

N/A
HEWY iShares Currency Hedged M.. 0.00 % 0.00 %

+0.32 (+1.27%)

USD 3.86M
EWY iShares MSCI South Korea .. 0.00 % 0.59 %

+0.06 (+0.11%)

USD 4.53B
DBKO Xtrackers MSCI South Kore.. 0.00 % 0.58 %

+0.15 (+0.58%)

USD 5.44M

Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Steel)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain -9.79% 46% F 13% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -9.79% 46% F 12% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -24.32% 46% F 15% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -24.32% 46% F 13% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain -41.93% 38% F 19% F
Dividend Return 4.00% 55% F 14% F
Total Return -37.93% 46% F 16% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 5.23% 31% F 67% D+
Dividend Return 1.17% 55% F 26% F
Total Return 6.40% 23% F 60% D-
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 36.19% 69% D+ 13% F
Risk Adjusted Return 17.69% 31% F 35% F
Market Capitalization 15.14B 100% A+ 88% B+
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Steel)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 5.06 64% D 94% A
Price/Book Ratio 0.38 87% B+ 92% A-
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 2.87 73% C 76% C
EV/EBITDA 616.67 7% F 2% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 3.53% 21% F 35% F
Return on Invested Capital 6.71% 20% F 53% F
Return on Assets 3.98% 33% F 66% D
Debt to Equity Ratio 22.87% 85% B 82% B-
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 1.05 87% B+ 71% C-
Short Percent 10.00% 62% D- 45% F
Beta 0.93 60% D- 49% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Annual Financials (USD)

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Analyst Rating

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Underpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to book value basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Low debt

The company is less leveraged than its peers ,, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Dividend Growth

This stock has shown top quartile dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

What to not like:
Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Poor return on equity

The company management has delivered below median return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Poor capital utilization

The company management has delivered below median return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Poor return on assets

The company management has delivered below median return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Low Earnings Growth

This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector