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South Korean (KOSPI) Chemicals Industry Analysis

UpdatedNov 28, 2021
DataAggregated Company Financials
Companies144
  • 7D-2.9%
  • 3M-5.5%
  • 1Y5.6%
  • YTD-1.9%

Over the last 7 days, the Chemicals industry has dropped 3.1%, driven by a decline by LG Chem of 4.9%. Meanwhile, SKC actually outperformed within the industry, gaining 6.1% in the last week. This takes the industry's 12 month performance to a gain of 6.2%.

Industry Valuation and Performance

Has the South Korean Chemicals Industry valuation changed over the past few years?

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPE
Tue, 30 Nov 2021₩156.7t₩154.2t₩12.1t17x
Thu, 28 Oct 2021₩165.9t₩137.3t₩9.6t19.2x
Sat, 25 Sep 2021₩169.3t₩137.3t₩9.6t20.3x
Mon, 23 Aug 2021₩158.9t₩139.1t₩9.6t18.8x
Sat, 10 Jul 2021₩163.8t₩139.1t₩9.6t19.6x
Fri, 02 Apr 2021₩143.3t₩124.5t₩6.8t18x
Mon, 04 Jan 2021₩135.3t₩118.3t₩3.9t17.1x
Thu, 08 Oct 2020₩107.4t₩113.9t₩2.8t14.4x
Wed, 01 Jul 2020₩79.1t₩112.7t₩2.5t10.3x
Sat, 04 Apr 2020₩58.2t₩114.4t₩1.8t9.5x
Tue, 07 Jan 2020₩70.7t₩113.3t₩2.5t13.3x
Mon, 30 Sep 2019₩67.9t₩115.0t₩3.0t11.8x
Thu, 04 Jul 2019₩75.4t₩114.7t₩3.6t13.9x
Sun, 07 Apr 2019₩78.6t₩116.7t₩4.6t14x
Wed, 09 Jan 2019₩74.4t₩118.2t₩5.9t13x
PE Ratio

13.6x

Total Market Cap: ₩74.6tTotal Earnings: ₩6.8tTotal Revenue: ₩112.4t0%0%0%3 Year10 Year
201920202021

Current Industry PE: Investors are relatively neutral on the industry at the moment, considering it's trading close to its 3-year average PE ratio of 14.7x. It appears they believe that earnings will grow in-line with historical growth rates.

Past Earnings Growth: The earnings for companies in the Chemicals industry have grown 21% per year over the last three years, and revenues for these companies have grown 11% 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 Chemicals industry?

Industrial Gases1.77%
Specialty Chemicals-1.34%
Commodity Chemicals-3.43%
Diversified Chemicals-4.10%
Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals-6.91%

Industry PE: Investors are most optimistic about the Commodity Chemicals industry which is trading above its 3-year average PE ratio of 14.2x. However analysts are expecting annual earnings decline of 0.2%, which is lower than the prior year's growth of 39% per year. So the market might believe that analysts are underestimating future growth or they expect the Commodity Chemicals industry's earnings to deteriorate the least compared to other industries. Meanwhile, investors are most pessimistic about the Diversified Chemicals industry, which is trading below its 3-year average of 7.1x.

Forecasted Growth: Analysts are most optimistic on the Specialty Chemicals industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 28% over the next 5 years. This is better than it's past earnings growth rate of 19% per year. Meanwhile, the Diversified Chemicals industry is expected to see its earnings decline 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?

Company7D1YValuation
A011790 SKC5.6%+₩375.4b122.7%PE54.1x
A036490 SK Materials4.6%+₩160.3b53.4%PE18x
A247660 NANOCMSLtd39.3%+₩115.9bn/aPS113.5x
A121600 Advanced Nano Products12.5%+₩78.2b86.3%PE103.5x
A093370 Foosung3.5%+₩74.1b151.0%PE80.7x
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