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South Korean (KOSPI) Market Analysis & Valuation

UpdatedNov 28, 2022
DataAggregated Company Financials
Companies2522
  • 7D-0.3%
  • 3M-0.5%
  • 1Y-19.7%
  • YTD-19.8%

The Utilities sector gained 4.1% while the market remained flat over the last week. The past year hasn't been profitable, with the market dropping 20%. As for the next few years, earnings are expected to grow by 16% per annum.

Trending IndustriesOil and GasBiotechSoftware

Market Valuation and Performance

Has the South Korean Market valuation changed over the past few years?

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPEAbsolute PEPS
Tue, 29 Nov 2022₩2189.1t₩3509.4t₩173.3t11.8x12.6x0.6x
Thu, 27 Oct 2022₩2017.1t₩3334.4t₩185.7t11.1x10.9x0.6x
Sat, 24 Sep 2022₩2057.2t₩3332.4t₩186.5t11.8x11x0.6x
Mon, 22 Aug 2022₩2249.4t₩3230.8t₩194.5t13x11.6x0.7x
Wed, 20 Jul 2022₩2102.6t₩3163.7t₩187.4t12.2x11.2x0.7x
Fri, 17 Jun 2022₩2208.6t₩3165.4t₩187.4t12.8x11.8x0.7x
Sun, 15 May 2022₩2351.1t₩3032.7t₩187.8t14.2x12.5x0.8x
Tue, 12 Apr 2022₩2437.4t₩3030.6t₩184.1t14.3x13.2x0.8x
Thu, 10 Mar 2022₩2361.7t₩2885.3t₩154.9t14.8x15.2x0.8x
Sat, 05 Feb 2022₩2549.6t₩2819.1t₩162.2t15.3x15.7x0.9x
Mon, 03 Jan 2022₩2560.3t₩2851.1t₩155.9t16.1x16.4x0.9x
Wed, 01 Dec 2021₩2420.2t₩2838.0t₩162.3t14.2x14.9x0.9x
Fri, 29 Oct 2021₩2528.9t₩2750.8t₩140.4t17x18x0.9x
Sun, 26 Sep 2021₩2622.8t₩2739.7t₩135.9t17.3x19.3x1x
Tue, 24 Aug 2021₩2613.3t₩2756.2t₩137.0t17.5x19.1x0.9x
Wed, 30 Jun 2021₩2639.8t₩2749.0t₩135.2t18.5x19.5x1x
Sat, 03 Apr 2021₩2423.5t₩2609.6t₩110.1t17.7x22x0.9x
Tue, 05 Jan 2021₩2287.9t₩2569.3t₩85.2t18.2x26.8x0.9x
Fri, 09 Oct 2020₩1833.6t₩2535.8t₩69.3t16.7x26.5x0.7x
Thu, 02 Jul 2020₩1620.0t₩2539.3t₩61.6t15.8x26.3x0.6x
Sun, 05 Apr 2020₩1334.5t₩2612.9t₩65.0t12.3x20.5x0.5x
Wed, 08 Jan 2020₩1644.4t₩2580.7t₩73.5t16.1x22.4x0.6x
Price to Earnings Ratio

17.7x


Total Market Cap: ₩1556.2tTotal Earnings: ₩87.9tTotal Revenue: ₩2579.2tTotal Market Cap vs Earnings and Revenue0%0%0%
South Korean Market Price to Earnings3Y Average 19.9x202020212022
Current Market PE
  • Investors are pessimistic on the South Korean market, indicating that they anticipate earnings will not grow as fast as they have historically.
  • The market is trading at a PE ratio of 12.6x which is lower than its 3-year average PE of 19.9x.
Past Earnings Growth
  • The earnings for South Korean listed companies have grown 25% per year over the last three years.
  • 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.

Sector Trends

Which sectors have driven the changes within the South Korean Market?

KR Market-0.30%
Utilities4.05%
Financials3.27%
Materials1.80%
Energy1.08%
Real Estate0.95%
Consumer Staples0.10%
Telecom-0.31%
Industrials-0.66%
Tech-1.16%
Consumer Discretionary-1.35%
Healthcare-1.48%
Sector PE
  • Investors are most optimistic about the Healthcare sector even though it's trading below its 3-year average PE ratio of 114x.
    • Analysts expect its future annual earnings growth (17.8%) to be largely in line with prior year's earnings growth.
    • The market's optimism could indicate that the market believes that analysts are underestimating future growth.
Forecasted Growth
  • Analysts are most optimistic on the Utilities sector, expecting annual earnings growth of 51% over the next 5 years.
  • This is better than its past earnings growth rate of 12% per year.
  • In contrast, the Energy sector is expected to see its earnings decline by 14% per year over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

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

CompanyLast Price7D1YValuationSector
A006400 Samsung SDI₩727.00k6.9%
+₩3.1t
5.7%PE28.3xTech
A051910 LG Chem₩719.00k4.7%
+₩2.5t
3.6%PE30.5xMaterials
A247540 Ecopro BM₩109.50k6.8%
+₩683.6b
-19.4%PE47.1xIndustrials
A066570 LG Electronics₩93.20k4.1%
+₩666.2b
-19.3%PE11.2xConsumer Discretionary
A090430 Amorepacific₩124.50k7.8%
+₩620.9b
-20.7%PE222.5xConsumer Staples
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