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South Korean (KOSPI) Market Analysis & Valuation

UpdatedMay 22, 2022
DataAggregated Company Financials
Companies2433
  • 7D1.6%
  • 3M-3.5%
  • 1Y-14.2%
  • YTD-12.0%

The market has climbed 1.6% in the last 7 days, lead by the Information Technology sector with a gain of 2.2%. Over the past year the market is down 14%. Looking forward, earnings are forecast to grow by 15% annually.

Trending IndustriesOil and GasBiotechSoftware

Market Valuation and Performance

Has the South Korean Market valuation changed over the past few years?

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPE
Mon, 23 May 2022₩2384.0t₩3060.2t₩186.3t14.1x
Wed, 20 Apr 2022₩2459.4t₩3030.7t₩184.2t14.7x
Fri, 18 Mar 2022₩2434.6t₩2923.8t₩170.6t15.5x
Sun, 13 Feb 2022₩2460.5t₩2819.1t₩162.6t15.1x
Tue, 11 Jan 2022₩2504.1t₩2851.2t₩155.9t16.1x
Thu, 09 Dec 2021₩2566.2t₩2859.1t₩160.9t15.4x
Sat, 06 Nov 2021₩2529.1t₩2758.4t₩145.4t16.5x
Mon, 04 Oct 2021₩2525.3t₩2738.6t₩135.9t16.6x
Wed, 01 Sep 2021₩2679.7t₩2756.2t₩137.0t18.1x
Thu, 08 Jul 2021₩2639.8t₩2749.0t₩135.2t18.5x
Wed, 31 Mar 2021₩2423.5t₩2609.6t₩110.1t17.7x
Sat, 02 Jan 2021₩2287.9t₩2569.3t₩85.2t18.2x
Tue, 06 Oct 2020₩1833.6t₩2535.8t₩69.3t16.7x
Fri, 10 Jul 2020₩1620.0t₩2539.3t₩61.6t15.8x
Thu, 02 Apr 2020₩1334.5t₩2612.9t₩65.0t12.3x
Sun, 05 Jan 2020₩1644.4t₩2580.7t₩73.5t16.1x
Wed, 09 Oct 2019₩1528.3t₩2576.3t₩87.6t14.9x
Tue, 02 Jul 2019₩1584.4t₩2560.5t₩103.6t16.8x
Median PE Ratio

15.6x


Total Market Cap: ₩1525.6tTotal Earnings: ₩118.5tTotal Revenue: ₩2546.8tTotal Market Cap vs Earnings and Revenue0%0%0%
South Korean Market Median PE3Y Average 16.4x202020212022
Current Market PE
  • Investors are relatively neutral on the market at the moment, indicating that they expect earnings will grow in line with historical growth rates.
  • The market is trading close to its 3-year average PE ratio of 16.4x.
Past Earnings Growth
  • The earnings for South Korean listed companies have grown 16% per year over the last three years.
  • Revenues for these companies have grown 6.3% per year.
  • This means that more sales are being generated by these companies overall, and subsequently their profits are increasing too.

Sector Trends

Which sectors have driven the changes within the South Korean Market?

KR Market1.63%
Materials4.39%
Tech2.22%
Healthcare2.15%
Industrials1.85%
Telecom1.17%
Utilities0.41%
Financials-0.10%
Real Estate-0.12%
Consumer Discretionary-0.13%
Energy-0.27%
Consumer Staples-1.37%
Sector PE
  • Investors are most optimistic about the Utilities sector which is trading above its 3-year average PE ratio of 11.0x.
  • This is likely because analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 66% which is higher than its past year's earnings decline of 31% per year.
  • Investors are most pessimistic about the Real Estate sector, which is trading below its 3-year average of 11.3x.
Forecasted Growth
  • Analysts are most optimistic on the Utilities sector, expecting annual earnings growth of 66% over the next 5 years.
  • This is better than its past earnings decline of 31% per year.
  • In contrast, the Energy sector is expected to see its earnings decline by 3.3% per year over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

Which companies have driven the market over the last 7 days?

CompanyLast Price7D1YValuationSector
A005930 Samsung Electronics₩68.00k2.3%
+₩10.2t
-15.1%PS10.7xTech
A373220 LG Energy Solution₩434.00k8.4%
+₩7.8t
n/aPS158.2xIndustrials
A051910 LG Chem₩545.00k6.9%
+₩2.7t
-39.0%PS15.6xMaterials
A207940 Samsung BiologicsLtd₩808.00k2.9%
+₩1.6t
-6.2%PS119.9xHealthcare
A066970 L&F₩273.40k21.8%
+₩1.6t
212.1%PS9.1xTech
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