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SK Telecom Co. Ltd. (NYSE: SKM) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

SK Telecom Co. Ltd. (NYSE: SKM), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 16515.17. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for SK Telecom Co. Ltd. is 22.55 (with a change from open of 0.62%), this in conjunction with a target price of 22.31. Volume today has so far reached 660900, with an average volume of about 484.03. The GAP for this stock, is 0.81%.

The P/E ratio is 10.47, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 12.06. The current EPS for SK Telecom Co. Ltd., is 2.15, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -16.60%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 11.91%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for SK Telecom Co. Ltd., EPS is looking like it will grow -1.84% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be -4.50%. Quarter over quarter is -26.50% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 0.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -4.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 1.90%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 26.60% and institutional ownership is 11.60%. Shares outstanding is 732.38, while shares float is at a value of 511.4. Float short for SK Telecom Co. Ltd. is 0.16% and the short ratio is 1.73.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.44, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.5. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 1.1. The most recent gross margin is 94.10% and their operating margin is 9.80%. The profit margin is 8.90%.

SK Telecom Co. Ltd. has seen returns on assets of 5.30%, and on investment, 5.10%. Return on equity is 10.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is *TBA. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.06, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.03 and Price/cash is 9.3, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 10.3.

The simple moving averages are 1.86% and 9.56% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -11.71% and the 52 week low is 28.71%.

SK Telecom Co. Ltd. has a dividend yield of 4.30%, with a current price of 22.55. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 46.80%. This is in an industry, Wireless Communications, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. SK Telecom Co. Ltd. is based in South Korea.

Performance in the Wireless Communications industry means that SK Telecom Co. Ltd. has seen performance for the past week of 3.02%, with performance for the month coming to 3.11%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 7.64%, and for the half year the performance is -6.00%. Volatility for this week is 0.91% and for the month this is 1.20%.

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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