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South Korean (KOSPI) Materials Sector Analysis

UpdatedNov 27, 2022
DataAggregated Company Financials
Companies302
  • 7D1.8%
  • 3M6.8%
  • 1Y-6.7%
  • YTD-3.6%

Over the last 7 days, the Materials industry has risen 1.8%, driven by gains from LG Chem of 2.4%. Meanwhile, SK ChemicalsLtd actually underperformed within the industry, shrinking 12% in the last week. However, the industry is down 6.7% over the past year. Looking forward, earnings are forecast to grow by 26% annually.

Sector Valuation and Performance

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

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPEAbsolute PEPS
Sun, 27 Nov 2022₩223.4t₩419.4t₩19.5t11.2x11.4x0.5x
Tue, 25 Oct 2022₩193.0t₩407.8t₩22.9t10x8.4x0.5x
Thu, 22 Sep 2022₩206.6t₩407.6t₩22.9t11.1x9x0.5x
Sat, 20 Aug 2022₩212.1t₩390.4t₩25.0t11.4x8.5x0.5x
Mon, 18 Jul 2022₩180.0t₩387.4t₩25.4t10.5x7.1x0.5x
Wed, 15 Jun 2022₩208.7t₩387.4t₩25.4t11.9x8.2x0.5x
Fri, 13 May 2022₩210.7t₩362.8t₩26.0t12.8x8.1x0.6x
Sun, 10 Apr 2022₩219.8t₩362.7t₩26.0t13.3x8.5x0.6x
Tue, 08 Mar 2022₩212.5t₩342.8t₩23.3t13.5x9.1x0.6x
Thu, 03 Feb 2022₩212.7t₩342.4t₩23.3t12.7x9.1x0.6x
Sat, 01 Jan 2022₩234.9t₩336.3t₩22.5t13.9x10.5x0.7x
Mon, 29 Nov 2021₩241.3t₩333.7t₩22.8t14x10.6x0.7x
Wed, 27 Oct 2021₩259.5t₩303.1t₩16.9t15.9x15.3x0.9x
Fri, 24 Sep 2021₩265.4t₩303.1t₩16.9t16.5x15.7x0.9x
Sun, 22 Aug 2021₩252.4t₩307.2t₩17.2t15.5x14.7x0.8x
Fri, 09 Jul 2021₩256.9t₩307.3t₩17.2t17x14.9x0.8x
Thu, 01 Apr 2021₩227.6t₩280.1t₩11.2t17.5x20.3x0.8x
Sun, 03 Jan 2021₩203.2t₩269.7t₩6.8t17.3x29.7x0.8x
Wed, 07 Oct 2020₩162.0t₩264.8t₩5.2t15.3x31x0.6x
Tue, 30 Jun 2020₩128.5t₩267.0t₩4.8t13.6x26.7x0.5x
Fri, 03 Apr 2020₩100.7t₩275.7t₩4.9t9.6x20.5x0.4x
Mon, 06 Jan 2020₩128.6t₩277.1t₩6.4t13.3x20.1x0.5x
Price to Earnings Ratio

19.1x


Total Market Cap: ₩125.1tTotal Earnings: ₩6.5tTotal Revenue: ₩279.2tTotal Market Cap vs Earnings and Revenue0%0%0%
South Korean Materials Sector Price to Earnings3Y Average 18.8x202020212022
Current Industry PE
  • Investors are pessimistic on the South Korean Materials industry, indicating that they anticipate long term growth rates will be lower than they have historically.
  • The industry is trading at a PE ratio of 11.1x which is lower than its 3-year average PE of 18.8x.
  • The industry is trading close to its 3-year average PS ratio of 0.63x.
Past Earnings Growth
  • The earnings for companies in the Materials industry have grown 45% per year over the last three years.
  • Revenues for these companies have grown 14% per year.
  • This means that more sales are being generated by these companies overall, and subsequently their profits are increasing too.

Industry Trends

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

KR Market-0.30%
Materials1.80%
Paper and Forestry Products3.02%
Metals and Mining2.22%
Chemicals2.07%
Packaging0.83%
Basic Materials-0.46%
Industry PE
  • Investors are most optimistic about the Basic Materials industry which is trading above its 3-year average PE ratio of 30.6x.
    • Analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 36.9%, which is higher than its past year's earnings growth of 12.3% per year.
  • Investors are most pessimistic about the Metals and Mining industry, which is trading below its 3-year average of 13.2x.
Forecasted Growth
  • Analysts are most optimistic on the Basic Materials industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 37% over the next 5 years.
  • This is better than its past earnings growth rate of 12% per year.
  • In contrast, the Metals and Mining industry is expected to see its earnings growth to stay flat over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

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

CompanyLast Price7D1YValuation
A051910 LG Chem₩721.00k2.4%
+₩1.3t
0%PE30.6x
A009830 Hanwha Solutions₩53.60k7.6%
+₩721.1b
59.8%PE35.2x
A361610 SK IE Technology₩68.30k10.7%
+₩470.6b
-58.0%PE376.8x
A005490 POSCO Holdings₩295.50k2.1%
+₩437.1b
8.6%PE4.1x
A011170 Lotte Chemical₩176.50k5.7%
+₩322.9b
-12.2%PE27.2x
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