Stock Updates

A look at a High Market Cap Stock: POSCO, PKX

POSCO, PKX is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Steel & Iron in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in South Korea, POSCO, PKX  has a market cap of 17560.71. Since its IPO date on the 10/14/1994, POSCO, PKX performance year to date is 39.20%. Today POSCO, PKX has gained 1.79%, with a current price of 50.1.

Ownership of the company is 9.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 7.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 290.00%. Return of assets are at 0.30%, with return on investment at 2.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, POSCO, PKX is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.31. While Total debt/equity is 0.58. With a profit margin of 0.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 11.60%, and operating margin of 3.20%. POSCO ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.5, while the quick ratio is 1.1.

For the last year POSCO, PKX has seen a EPS growth of -75.40%. A performance for the year of 35.29%. The 52-week high is -9.89%, and the 52-week low is 61.77%. The average volume for POSCO, PKX is 132922.

With a target price of 52.53, can POSCO, PKX reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of POSCO, PKX. POSCO has a P/E of 66.51 and a forward P/E of 12. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.58. POSCO also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.37 and 0.42 respectively. For P/cash, POSCO has a value of 2.32, while it is 4.72 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 50.1, POSCO has a dividend yield of 5.28%. We see a return on equity of 0.60%.

Looking more long-term POSCO, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 25.80%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 34.21% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -75.40% for this year and for the last five years a -49.00% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

About the author

Tony Dabbs

Leave a Comment