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STO KOSDAQ:A098660 Stock Report

Last Price


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10 Aug, 2022


Company Financials
A098660 fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health5/6

A098660 Stock Overview

STO Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of men's clothing, leather, and accessories.

STO Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for STO
Historical stock prices
Current Share Price₩2,235.00
52 Week High₩3,750.00
52 Week Low₩2,035.00
1 Month Change1.59%
3 Month Change-28.71%
1 Year Change-26.24%
3 Year Change-0.52%
5 Year Change-1.97%
Change since IPO-51.31%

Recent News & Updates

Mar 22
Here's Why STO (KOSDAQ:098660) Has A Meaningful Debt Burden

Here's Why STO (KOSDAQ:098660) Has A Meaningful Debt Burden

The external fund manager backed by Berkshire Hathaway's Charlie Munger, Li Lu, makes no bones about it when he says...

Shareholder Returns

A098660KR LuxuryKR Market

Return vs Industry: A098660 underperformed the KR Luxury industry which returned -16.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: A098660 underperformed the KR Market which returned -21.9% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is A098660's price volatile compared to industry and market?
A098660 volatility
A098660 Average Weekly Movement10.4%
Luxury Industry Average Movement6.4%
Market Average Movement6.5%
10% most volatile stocks in KR Market11.0%
10% least volatile stocks in KR Market4.0%

Stable Share Price: A098660 is more volatile than 75% of KR stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 10% a week.

Volatility Over Time: A098660's weekly volatility (10%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of KR stocks.

About the Company

200382Heung-Soo Kim

STO Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of men's clothing, leather, and accessories. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

STO Fundamentals Summary

How do STO's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
A098660 fundamental statistics
Market Cap₩27.13b
Earnings (TTM)-₩187.35m
Revenue (TTM)₩65.19b


P/S Ratio


P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
A098660 income statement (TTM)
Cost of Revenue₩29.32b
Gross Profit₩35.87b
Other Expenses₩36.05b

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)-15.44
Gross Margin55.02%
Net Profit Margin-0.29%
Debt/Equity Ratio62.6%

How did A098660 perform over the long term?

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Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is A098660 undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 4/6

  • Price-To-Sales vs Peers

  • Price-To-Sales vs Industry

  • Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for A098660?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

A098660 key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue0.7x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA17.7x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Sales Ratio vs Peers

How does A098660's PS Ratio compare to its peers?

A098660 PS Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PS ratio for A098660 vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPSEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average0.6x
A088790 Jindo.Co
A014990 In the FLTD
A026040 J.ESTINALtd
A098660 STO

Price-To-Sales vs Peers: A098660 is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (0.4x) compared to the peer average (0.6x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does A098660's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the KR Luxury Industry?

Price-To-Sales vs Industry: A098660 is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (0.4x) compared to the KR Luxury industry average (0.6x)

Price to Sales Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is A098660's PS Ratio compared to its Fair PS Ratio? This is the expected PS Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

A098660 PS Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PS Ratio0.4x
Fair PS Ration/a

Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate A098660's Price-To-Sales Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of A098660 when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: A098660 (₩2235) is trading below our estimate of fair value (₩34401.85)

Significantly Below Fair Value: A098660 is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Insufficient data to show price forecast.

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Future Growth

How is STO forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 0/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted Consumer Durables industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as STO has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

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  • Examine whether STO is trading at an attractive price based on how much it is expected to earn in the future, and relative to its industry peers and the wider market.

Past Performance

How has STO performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 0/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: A098660 is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: A098660 is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: A098660 is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 38.2% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare A098660's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: A098660 is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Luxury industry (47.2%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: A098660 has a negative Return on Equity (-0.68%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is STO's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 5/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: A098660's short term assets (₩39.8B) exceed its short term liabilities (₩29.1B).

Long Term Liabilities: A098660's short term assets (₩39.8B) exceed its long term liabilities (₩10.7B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: A098660's net debt to equity ratio (35.5%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: A098660's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 67.9% to 62.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: A098660's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (64.9%).

Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if A098660's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.

Balance Sheet

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What is STO current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 3/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: A098660's dividend (4.92%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the KR market (0.94%).

High Dividend: A098660's dividend (4.92%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the KR market (3%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, A098660 has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: A098660's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 3 years.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: A098660 is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its low cash payout ratio (15.5%), A098660's dividend payments are well covered by cash flows.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Heung-Soo Kim (59 yo)

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Mr. Kim serves as the Chief Executive Officer of STO Co., Ltd. and manages Handling Generally Entire Business Department. He was employed in LG Fashion in February 2003 and graduated from Sogang University...


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

STO Co., Ltd.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: STO Co., Ltd.
  • Ticker: A098660
  • Exchange: KOSDAQ
  • Founded: 2003
  • Industry: Apparel, Accessories and Luxury Goods
  • Sector: Consumer Durables
  • Implied Market Cap: ₩27.127b
  • Shares outstanding: 12.14m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • STO Co., Ltd.
  • B-15, 583
  • Yangcheon-ro
  • Seoul
  • South Korea


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/08/10 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/08/10 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.