POSCO Stock Analysis (NYSE:PKX)

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$72.61 $0.34 (0.47%) PKX stock closing price Jul 21, 2017 (Closing)
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POSCO
Updated on : Jul 21, 2017
previous close
PKX 72.6 (0%)
S&P 500 2472.5 (0%)
Closing Price On: Jul 21, 2017
stock rating
RATING: ★★★★★★★★★★ (0/5)
Industry :
Steel-Producers
Sector :
Basic Materials
5 Quarter Revenue
Revenue Growth
2017-Q1
$billion
%
YOY GROWTH
Compared to the industry
Long Term Growth
5 Year CAGR:
-4.8%
Operating Profit
Operating Margin:
5.7%
Sector Average:
9.2%
5 Quarter Net Profit
Net Margins
2017-Q1
%
LTM Margin
Compared to the industry
Debt/Equity Ratio
Debt:
19.53B
Debt/Equity Ratio:
 0.47
Compared to the industry
Cash Flow
Operating cash flow:
$747.3M
Net Income:
$731.8M
Dividend Yield
PKX dividend yield:
0.92%
PROS      CONS
Recent Growth
Low Debt Burden
PE Valuation
PS Valuation
Long Term Growth
Net Margins
Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ (0/5)
Relative Valuation
PKX PS :
0.5
Industry PS :
1.4
Sector:   Basic Materials.   *PE adjusted for one time items.
Other Metrics
Return on Invested Capital:
4.1%
Return on Equity:
4.1%
Free Cash Flow Margin:
2.1%
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View POSCO stock analysis video. This is our PKX analyst opinion covering the buy and sell arguments for PKX stock.

POSCO (ADR) Stock Rating (3/5)

Our POSCO stock opinion is based on fundamentals of the company. This POSCO stock analysis is based on latest Q1 earnings for 2017. The stock price analysis takes into account a company's valuation metrics.

Should you buy PKX stock?

  • POSCO sales grew by 24.9% year on year in 2017 Q1.
  • With its debt/equity ratio of  0.47, POSCO has a lower debt burden when compared to the Basic Materials average.
  • PKX stock is trading at an earnings multiple of 14.6 which is better than the industry average of 22.7.
  • When compared with the Steel-Producers industry average PS ratio of 1.4, the price-to-sales ratio of 0.5 for PKX stock is attractive.

Should you sell PKX stock?

  • Revenue declined at a CAGR of -4.8% over the last 5 years.
  • POSCO's Net margins were poor at 3.3% in the last twelve months.

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