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Korea Business News KOSDAQ:A039340 Stock Report

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23 May, 2022


Company Financials
A039340 fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance4/6
Financial Health6/6

A039340 Stock Overview

Korea Business News Co., Ltd. engages in broadcasting, internet, media, and education businesses in South Korea and internationally.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Korea Business News
Historical stock prices
Current Share Price₩6,170.00
52 Week High₩9,250.00
52 Week Low₩5,890.00
1 Month Change-10.71%
3 Month Change-10.19%
1 Year Change-18.39%
3 Year Change-1.91%
5 Year Change23.90%
Change since IPO482.08%

Recent News & Updates

Mar 10
Returns On Capital At Korea Business News (KOSDAQ:039340) Paint An Interesting Picture

Returns On Capital At Korea Business News (KOSDAQ:039340) Paint An Interesting Picture

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Shareholder Returns

A039340KR MediaKR Market

Return vs Industry: A039340 underperformed the KR Media industry which returned -11.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: A039340 underperformed the KR Market which returned -14.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is A039340's price volatile compared to industry and market?
A039340 volatility
A039340 Average Weekly Movement3.0%
Media Industry Average Movement4.9%
Market Average Movement5.5%
10% most volatile stocks in KR Market10.4%
10% least volatile stocks in KR Market3.2%

Stable Share Price: A039340 is less volatile than 75% of KR stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: A039340's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

1999190Jae-Jo Song

Korea Business News Co., Ltd. engages in broadcasting, internet, media, and education businesses in South Korea and internationally. It operates Korea Economic TV that broadcasts securities economy related content;, a securities portal that offers economic securities professional content through Korea Economic TV; and portal, which provides training in economics and finance. The company also provides securities economy content services utilizing data broadcasting, mobile, IPTV, smart TV, etc. In addition, it is involved in program and event-supporting, and advertising/partnership businesses.

Korea Business News Fundamentals Summary

How do Korea Business News's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
A039340 fundamental statistics
Market Cap₩132.38b
Earnings (TTM)₩25.36b
Revenue (TTM)₩119.42b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
A039340 income statement (TTM)
Cost of Revenue₩0
Gross Profit₩119.42b
Other Expenses₩94.06b

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)1.18k
Gross Margin100.00%
Net Profit Margin21.24%
Debt/Equity Ratio0%

How did A039340 perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


Is Korea Business News undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 5/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: A039340 (₩6170) is trading below our estimate of fair value (₩12891.4)

Significantly Below Fair Value: A039340 is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: A039340 is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.2x) compared to the KR Media industry average (16.9x).

PE vs Market: A039340 is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.2x) compared to the KR market (14x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate A039340's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: A039340 is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.9x) compared to the KR Media industry average (1.4x).

Future Growth

How is Korea Business News 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 Media 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 Korea Business News 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.

Past Performance

How has Korea Business News performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 4/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: A039340 has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: A039340's current net profit margins (21.2%) are higher than last year (20.1%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: A039340's earnings have grown by 18.8% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: A039340's earnings growth over the past year (33.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (18.8% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: A039340 earnings growth over the past year (33.3%) underperformed the Media industry 35.2%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: A039340's Return on Equity (16.4%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Korea Business News's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 6/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: A039340's short term assets (₩114.6B) exceed its short term liabilities (₩32.9B).

Long Term Liabilities: A039340's short term assets (₩114.6B) exceed its long term liabilities (₩2.9B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: A039340 is debt free.

Reducing Debt: A039340 had no debt 5 years ago.

Debt Coverage: A039340 has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: A039340 has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.

Balance Sheet


What is Korea Business News's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 3/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: A039340's dividend (3.24%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the KR market (0.85%).

High Dividend: A039340's dividend (3.24%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the KR market (2.75%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: A039340 has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: A039340'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 (17.4%), A039340's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its low cash payout ratio (23.4%), A039340'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?


Jae-Jo Song (63 yo)

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Song Jae-Jo serves as Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director at Korea Business News Co., Ltd. Song Jae-Jo serves as Deputy Managing Editor at The Korea Economic Daily. Song Jae-Jo attended Cho...


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

Korea Business News Co., Ltd.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Korea Business News Co., Ltd.
  • Ticker: A039340
  • Exchange: KOSDAQ
  • Founded: 1999
  • Industry: Broadcasting
  • Sector: Media
  • Implied Market Cap: ₩132.381b
  • Shares outstanding: 21.46m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Korea Business News Co., Ltd.
  • 84, Beodeunaru-ro
  • Yeongdeungpo-gu
  • Seoul
  • 7230
  • South Korea


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/23 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/23 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.