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South Korean (KOSPI) Steel Industry Analysis

UpdatedMay 18, 2022
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D2.4%
  • 3M7.8%
  • 1Y-21.1%
  • YTD6.3%

Over the last 7 days, the Steel industry has dropped 4.2%, driven by a pullback from KG Dongbu SteelLtd of 16%. In contrast, Kiswire has gained 7.5%. However, the industry is down 21% over the past year. Looking forward, earnings are forecast to decline by 8.6% per year.

Industry Valuation and Performance

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

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPE
Wed, 18 May 2022₩41.2t₩144.1t₩10.5t8.2x
Fri, 15 Apr 2022₩41.3t₩144.1t₩10.5t8.3x
Sun, 13 Mar 2022₩39.2t₩138.5t₩9.0t6.7x
Tue, 08 Feb 2022₩37.2t₩138.4t₩9.0t6.1x
Thu, 06 Jan 2022₩40.9t₩132.3t₩8.1t6.8x
Sat, 04 Dec 2021₩38.8t₩132.3t₩8.1t6.1x
Mon, 01 Nov 2021₩41.4t₩126.4t₩6.9t10.7x
Wed, 29 Sep 2021₩45.9t₩120.0t₩5.0t10.8x
Fri, 27 Aug 2021₩44.3t₩120.9t₩5.0t10.8x
Sat, 03 Jul 2021₩47.6t₩120.9t₩5.0t11.9x
Tue, 06 Apr 2021₩41.5t₩111.1t₩2.3t16.4x
Fri, 08 Jan 2021₩34.6t₩108.3t₩1.1t15.9x
Thu, 01 Oct 2020₩25.5t₩108.8t₩779.7b13.5x
Sun, 05 Jul 2020₩23.2t₩112.1t₩634.5b14.7x
Wed, 08 Apr 2020₩20.2t₩117.9t₩1.3t8.8x
Tue, 31 Dec 2019₩30.1t₩120.4t₩2.0t12.6x
Fri, 04 Oct 2019₩31.1t₩121.4t₩1.5t12.6x
Mon, 08 Jul 2019₩32.4t₩119.7t₩2.0t13.7x
Median PE Ratio


Total Market Cap: ₩31.4tTotal Earnings: ₩1.9tTotal Revenue: ₩119.2tTotal Market Cap vs Earnings and Revenue0%0%0%
South Korean Steel Industry Median PE3Y Average 12.3x202020212022
Current Industry PE
  • Investors are more pessimistic on the 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 8.2x which is lower than its 3-year average PE of 12.3x.
  • Given that earnings are expected to decline by 8.6%, the lower than average PE seems justified.
Past Earnings Growth
  • The earnings for companies in the Steel industry have grown 77% per year over the last three years.
  • Revenues for these companies have grown 6.5% per year.
  • This means that more sales are being generated by these companies overall, and subsequently their profits are increasing too.

Industry Comparison

How does South Korean Steel compare with similar industries?

KR Market0.92%
Metals and Mining2.38%
Diversified Metals and Mining2.67%
Precious Metals and Minerals0%
Industry PEThere is insufficient data on the sub-industries of this industry.
Forecasted GrowthThere is insufficient data on the sub-industries of this industry.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

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

CompanyLast Price7D1YValuation
A005490 POSCO Holdings₩288.00k4.9%
A003030 SeAH Steel Holdings₩153.50k10.8%
A306200 SeAH Steel₩178.50k12.3%
A008260 N.I SteelLtd₩5.66k12.5%
A038010 Jeil TechnosLtd₩7.87k22.6%
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