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South Korean (KOSPI) IT Industry Analysis

UpdatedJan 20, 2022
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D-6.8%
  • 3M-2.4%
  • 1Y-18.6%
  • YTD-16.3%

Over the last 7 days, the IT industry has dropped 6.8%, driven by a pullback from Kakao Pay of 5.2%. However, the industry is down 19% over the past year.

Industry Valuation and Performance

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

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPE
Fri, 21 Jan 2022₩42.8t₩27.5t₩1.1t18x
Sun, 19 Dec 2021₩50.7t₩27.5t₩1.1t19.2x
Tue, 16 Nov 2021₩47.9t₩26.5t₩1.1t21.5x
Thu, 14 Oct 2021₩26.8t₩26.5t₩1.1t21.4x
Sat, 11 Sep 2021₩27.0t₩27.2t₩1.1t23.6x
Mon, 09 Aug 2021₩29.8t₩27.2t₩1.1t24.6x
Sun, 02 May 2021₩28.0t₩25.8t₩1.1t26.7x
Wed, 03 Feb 2021₩27.7t₩24.5t₩826.2b27.7x
Sat, 07 Nov 2020₩23.5t₩23.8t₩965.3b20.2x
Fri, 31 Jul 2020₩22.7t₩23.0t₩944.6b20x
Mon, 04 May 2020₩21.2t₩23.0t₩975.6b19.3x
Thu, 06 Feb 2020₩23.2t₩22.7t₩1.1t18.9x
Sun, 10 Nov 2019₩24.0t₩22.2t₩978.3b17.6x
Sat, 03 Aug 2019₩24.6t₩21.7t₩988.4b19.1x
Tue, 07 May 2019₩26.1t₩21.0t₩871.9b19.1x
Fri, 08 Feb 2019₩24.7t₩19.1t₩813.3b17.4x
PE Ratio


Total Market Cap: ₩24.7tTotal Earnings: ₩813.3bTotal Revenue: ₩19.1t0%0%0%3 Year10 Year

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 20.9x. It appears they believe that earnings will grow in-line with historical growth rates.

Past Earnings Growth: The earnings for companies in the IT industry have grown 8.9% per year over the last three years, and revenues for these companies have grown 13% 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 IT industry?

IT Consulting-1.81%
Internet Services and Infrastructure-6.03%
Data Processing Services-11.27%

Industry PE: Investors are most optimistic about the IT Consulting industry, which is trading close to its 3-year average PE ratio of 28.7x. However analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 19%, which is lower than the prior year's growth of 30% per year. So the market might believe that analysts are underestimating future growth. Meanwhile, investors are most pessimistic about the Internet Services and Infrastructure industry, which is trading below its 3-year average of 18.5x.

Forecasted Growth: Analysts are most optimistic on the Internet Services and Infrastructure industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 37% over the next 5 years. This is better than it's past earnings growth rate of 12% per year. Meanwhile, the IT Consulting industry is expected to see its earnings grow by 19% 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
A307950 Hyundai Autoever₩140.50k2.9%
A064260 Danal₩11.95k5.8%
A020120 KidariStudio₩18.00k-0.3%
A286940 Lotte Data Communication₩40.45k2.3%
A060250 NHN KCP₩26.65k1.3%
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