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South Korean (KOSPI) Materials Sector Analysis

UpdatedJun 18, 2024
DataAggregated Company Financials
Companies310
  • 7D-1.4%
  • 3M-5.9%
  • 1Y-19.0%
  • YTD-8.8%

Over the last 7 days, the Materials industry has dropped 1.4%, driven by LG Chem declining 6.3%. In contrast, SKC has gained 9.4%. However, the industry is down 19% over the past year. Earnings are forecast to grow by 44% annually.

Sector Valuation and Performance

Has the South Korean Materials Sector valuation changed over the past few years?

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPEAbsolute PEPS
Tue, 18 Jun 2024₩183.5t₩389.1t₩7.4t12x24.9x0.5x
Thu, 16 May 2024₩186.2t₩393.7t₩8.8t11.8x21.1x0.5x
Sat, 13 Apr 2024₩183.4t₩394.8t₩9.1t11.1x20.2x0.5x
Mon, 11 Mar 2024₩191.2t₩408.9t₩10.7t12.1x17.8x0.5x
Wed, 07 Feb 2024₩190.2t₩411.1t₩10.8t12.4x17.5x0.5x
Fri, 05 Jan 2024₩204.2t₩413.4t₩10.2t13.1x20x0.5x
Sun, 03 Dec 2023₩222.7t₩421.1t₩10.2t12.9x21.8x0.5x
Tue, 31 Oct 2023₩204.6t₩421.1t₩10.7t9.8x19.2x0.5x
Thu, 28 Sep 2023₩229.6t₩422.5t₩10.7t10.2x21.5x0.5x
Sat, 26 Aug 2023₩249.3t₩422.5t₩10.9t11.1x22.9x0.6x
Mon, 24 Jul 2023₩302.0t₩429.9t₩13.9t11.8x21.7x0.7x
Wed, 21 Jun 2023₩274.8t₩429.9t₩13.9t12.6x19.7x0.6x
Fri, 19 May 2023₩252.7t₩431.8t₩15.9t12.2x15.9x0.6x
Sun, 16 Apr 2023₩275.1t₩424.0t₩16.4t11.7x16.8x0.6x
Tue, 14 Mar 2023₩232.9t₩420.2t₩16.4t10.9x14.2x0.6x
Thu, 09 Feb 2023₩218.9t₩420.3t₩18.7t10.6x11.7x0.5x
Sat, 07 Jan 2023₩196.5t₩419.8t₩18.7t9.5x10.5x0.5x
Mon, 05 Dec 2022₩220.8t₩419.9t₩19.0t10.6x11.6x0.5x
Wed, 02 Nov 2022₩208.4t₩408.3t₩21.5t10.3x9.7x0.5x
Fri, 30 Sep 2022₩183.4t₩407.6t₩22.9t9.9x8x0.4x
Sun, 28 Aug 2022₩211.7t₩405.8t₩23.0t11.8x9.2x0.5x
Tue, 26 Jul 2022₩190.6t₩387.4t₩25.4t11x7.5x0.5x
Thu, 23 Jun 2022₩193.7t₩387.4t₩25.4t10.3x7.6x0.5x
Sat, 21 May 2022₩218.5t₩364.0t₩25.6t12.8x8.5x0.6x
Mon, 18 Apr 2022₩217.5t₩362.7t₩26.0t13.5x8.4x0.6x
Wed, 16 Mar 2022₩201.5t₩347.3t₩25.0t13.5x8.1x0.6x
Fri, 11 Feb 2022₩224.2t₩342.4t₩23.3t13.2x9.6x0.7x
Sun, 09 Jan 2022₩244.6t₩336.3t₩22.5t14x10.9x0.7x
Tue, 07 Dec 2021₩243.7t₩336.3t₩23.0t13.8x10.6x0.7x
Thu, 04 Nov 2021₩250.9t₩316.1t₩19.4t15.5x12.9x0.8x
Sat, 02 Oct 2021₩260.6t₩303.1t₩16.9t15.8x15.4x0.9x
Mon, 30 Aug 2021₩254.8t₩307.2t₩17.2t16.2x14.8x0.8x
Tue, 06 Jul 2021₩256.9t₩307.3t₩17.2t17x14.9x0.8x
Price to Earnings Ratio

14.9x


Total Market Cap: ₩256.9tTotal Earnings: ₩17.2tTotal Revenue: ₩307.3tTotal Market Cap vs Earnings and Revenue0%0%0%
South Korean Materials Sector Price to Earnings3Y Average 14.6x202220232024
Current Industry PE
  • Investors are optimistic on the South Korean Materials industry, and appear confident in long term growth rates.
  • The industry is trading at a PE ratio of 24.9x which is higher than its 3-year average PE of 14.6x.
  • The industry is trading close to its 3-year average PS ratio of 0.59x.
Past Earnings Growth
  • The earnings for companies in the Materials industry have declined 25% per year over the last three years.
  • Meanwhile revenues for these companies have grown 8.2% per year.
  • This means that although more sales are being generated, either the cost of doing business or the level of investment back into businesses has increased, which has decreased profits.

Industry Trends

Which industries have driven the changes within the South Korean Materials sector?

KR Market1.27%
Materials-1.37%
Packaging1.29%
Basic Materials-0.53%
Chemicals-1.35%
Metals and Mining-1.68%
Paper and Forestry Products-2.16%
Industry PE
  • Investors are most optimistic about the Chemicals industry which is trading above its 3-year average PE ratio of 20.3x.
    • Analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 60.1%, which is higher than its past year's earnings decline of 17.5% per year.
Forecasted Growth
  • Analysts are most optimistic on the Paper and Forestry Products industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 66% over the next 5 years.
  • This is better than its past earnings decline of 12% per year.
  • In contrast, the Basic Materials industry is expected to see its earnings grow by 7.2% per year over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

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

CompanyLast Price7D1YValuation
A011790 SKC₩182.00k9.4%
+₩533.9b
74.0%PS4.1x
A251970 Pum-Tech Korea₩43.50k22.5%
+₩99.2b
102.8%PE19.3x
A260970 S&D₩54.20k58.0%
+₩57.6b
271.5%PE12.4x
A086710 Sunjin Beauty ScienceLtd₩21.25k23.8%
+₩49.1b
129.5%PE41.4x
A009780 MSC₩7.31k36.9%
+₩34.7b
23.3%PE7.3x
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-15.5%

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n/a