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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: SK Telecom Co. Ltd., SKM

SK Telecom Co. Ltd., SKM is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Wireless Communications in the sector of Technology. Based in South Korea, SK Telecom Co. Ltd., SKM  has a market cap of 15873.55. Since its IPO date on the 6/27/1996, SK Telecom Co. Ltd., SKM performance year to date is 7.84%. Today SK Telecom Co. Ltd., SKM has gained -0.32%, with a current price of 21.73.

Ownership of the company is 26.60% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 11.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 46.80%. Return of assets are at 5.30%, with return on investment at 5.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, SK Telecom Co. Ltd., SKM is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.44. While Total debt/equity is 0.5. With a profit margin of 8.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 94.10%, and operating margin of 9.80%. SK Telecom Co. Ltd. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.2, while the quick ratio is 1.1.

For the last year SK Telecom Co. Ltd., SKM has seen a EPS growth of -16.60%. A performance for the year of -12.66%. The 52-week high is -14.92%, and the 52-week low is 24.03%. The average volume for SK Telecom Co. Ltd., SKM is 1119700.

With a target price of 18.61, can SK Telecom Co. Ltd., SKM reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of SK Telecom Co. Ltd., SKM. SK Telecom Co. Ltd. has a P/E of 10.19 and a forward P/E of 11.62. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. SK Telecom Co. Ltd. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.03 and 1.01 respectively. For P/cash, SK Telecom Co. Ltd. has a value of 9.04, while it is 10.01 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 21.73, SK Telecom Co. Ltd. has a dividend yield of 4.46%. We see a return on equity of 10.00%.

Looking more long-term SK Telecom Co. Ltd., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of -4.50%. In the short-term an EPS growth of -4.10% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -16.60% for this year and for the last five years a -4.30% 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.

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