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ISU Chemical KOSE:A005950 Stock Report

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25 Sep, 2022


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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for ISU Chemical
Historical stock prices
Current Share Price₩25,050.00
52 Week High₩34,250.00
52 Week Low₩12,000.00
1 Month Change28.46%
3 Month Change69.26%
1 Year Change50.00%
3 Year Change136.32%
5 Year Change51.82%
Change since IPO327.74%

Recent News & Updates

Apr 06
Does ISU Chemical (KRX:005950) Have A Healthy Balance Sheet?

Does ISU Chemical (KRX:005950) Have A Healthy Balance Sheet?

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Mar 02
Will ISU Chemical's (KRX:005950) Growth In ROCE Persist?

Will ISU Chemical's (KRX:005950) Growth In ROCE Persist?

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Shareholder Returns

A005950KR ChemicalsKR Market

Return vs Industry: A005950 exceeded the KR Chemicals industry which returned -29.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: A005950 exceeded the KR Market which returned -27.4% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is A005950's price volatile compared to industry and market?
A005950 volatility
A005950 Average Weekly Movement10.7%
Chemicals Industry Average Movement5.7%
Market Average Movement5.6%
10% most volatile stocks in KR Market10.5%
10% least volatile stocks in KR Market3.3%

Stable Share Price: A005950 is more volatile than 90% of KR stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 11% a week.

Volatility Over Time: A005950's weekly volatility (11%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of KR stocks.

About the Company

1960395Kyu-Chul Lee

ISU Chemical Co., Ltd. produces and sells petrochemicals and fine chemicals primarily in South Korea. Its products include linear alkyl benzene, NP, branched alkyl benzene, special functional solution, TAB, LAS, parasol, TDM, NaSH, and IPA products. ISU Chemical Co., Ltd.

ISU Chemical Fundamentals Summary

How do ISU Chemical's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
A005950 fundamental statistics
Market Cap₩681.51b
Earnings (TTM)₩64.62b
Revenue (TTM)₩1.92t


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
A005950 income statement (TTM)
Cost of Revenue₩1.74t
Gross Profit₩174.95b
Other Expenses₩110.33b

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)2.38k
Gross Margin9.12%
Net Profit Margin3.37%
Debt/Equity Ratio106.7%

How did A005950 perform over the long term?

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Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is A005950 undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 4/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings 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 A005950?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

A005950 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/Revenue0.6x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA11.2x
PEG Ratio-4.5x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does A005950's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

A005950 PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for A005950 vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average30.7x
A003240 Taekwang Industrial
A017960 Hankuk Carbon
A005420 Cosmo Chemical
A005950 ISU Chemical

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: A005950 is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (10.5x) compared to the peer average (30.7x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does A005950's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the KR Chemicals Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: A005950 is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (10.5x) compared to the KR Chemicals industry average (12.3x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is A005950's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

A005950 PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio10.5x
Fair PE Ratio8.9x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: A005950 is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (10.5x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (8.9x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of A005950 when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: A005950 (₩25050) is trading below our estimate of fair value (₩164798.23)

Significantly Below Fair Value: A005950 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 ISU Chemical forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 2/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: A005950's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-2.3% per year).

Earnings vs Market: A005950's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-2.3% per year).

High Growth Earnings: A005950's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: A005950's revenue (12.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the KR market (9.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: A005950's revenue (12.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: A005950's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (22.3%)

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Past Performance

How has ISU Chemical performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 3/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: A005950 has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: A005950 became profitable in the past.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: A005950 has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 21.6% per year.

Accelerating Growth: A005950 has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: A005950 has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Chemicals industry (21.5%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: A005950's Return on Equity (18.1%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is ISU Chemical's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 4/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: A005950's short term assets (₩657.1B) exceed its short term liabilities (₩555.1B).

Long Term Liabilities: A005950's short term assets (₩657.1B) exceed its long term liabilities (₩242.5B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: A005950's net debt to equity ratio (65%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: A005950's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 141.9% to 106.7% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: A005950's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (11.7%).

Interest Coverage: A005950's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5.5x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is ISU Chemical 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: A005950's dividend (2%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the KR market (1.02%).

High Dividend: A005950's dividend (2%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the KR market (3.26%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: A005950 has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: A005950's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 3 years.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its low payout ratio (21%), A005950's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonable cash payout ratio (58.9%), A005950's dividend payments are covered by cash flows.

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


Average board tenure


Kyu-Chul Lee (69 yo)

no data


Kyu Chul Lee serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Isu Chemical Co. Ltd.

Board Members

Experienced Board: A005950's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.4 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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

What is the ownership structure of A005950?
Owner TypeNumber of SharesOwnership Percentage
Individual Insiders912,8873.4%
Private Companies6,965,95725.6%
General Public18,946,62269.6%

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

Top Shareholders

Top 3 shareholders own 1.42% of the company
OwnershipNameSharesCurrent ValueChange %Portfolio %
Dimensional Fund Advisors LP
280,087₩7.0b-1.15%no data
State Street Global Advisors, Inc.
100,403₩2.5b68.11%no data
In-Cheol Oh
5,461₩136.8m0%no data

Company Information

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

Key Information

  • Name: ISU Chemical Co., Ltd
  • Ticker: A005950
  • Exchange: KOSE
  • Founded: 1960
  • Industry: Commodity Chemicals
  • Sector: Materials
  • Implied Market Cap: ₩681.509b
  • Shares outstanding: 27.21m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • ISU Chemical Co., Ltd
  • 84, Sapyeongdae-ro
  • Seocho-gu
  • Seoul
  • South Korea


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
A005950KOSE (Korea Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockKRKRWJan 1992

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/09/25 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/09/23 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.