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- Also the report provides relevant news, an analysis of PR-activity, and stock price movements. The latter are correlated with pertinent news and press releases, and annual and quarterly forecasts are given by a variety of experts and market research firms. Such information creates your awareness about principal trends of KT Corp. business.
About KT Corp.
KT Corporation provides integrated telecommunications services in Korea. The company's principal services include personal communications service (PCS) mobile telecommunications service and wireless Internet and video multimedia communications services; telephone services, including local, domestic long-distance and international long-distance fixed-line telephone services and interconnection services to other telecommunications companies; broadband Internet access service and other Internet-related services, including IP-TV services; and various other services, including leased line service and other data communication service, satellite service, and information technology and network services.
The company provides mobile services based on code division multiple access (CDMA) technology and wideband code division multiple access (W-CDMA) technology. Its PCS service is based on CDMA technology and utilizes 40 MHz of bandwidth in the 1800 MHz frequency. It also offers HSDPA-based IMT-2000 services, which is a third-generation, high-capacity wireless Internet and video multimedia communications technology that allows an operator to provide to its subscribers more bandwidth capacity. The company offers such services under the brand name SHOW. As of December 31, 2009, the company had approximately 15.0 million subscribers.
The company markets its mobile services primarily through independent exclusive dealers located throughout Korea. As of December 31, 2009, there were approximately 2,200 shops managed by its independent exclusive dealers.
Fixed-line Telephone Services: The company provides fixed-line telephone services, which consist of local, domestic long-distance and international long-distance services. The companys telephone network includes exchanges, long-distance transmission equipment and fiber optic and copper cables.
Interconnection: The company is required to permit other service providers to interconnect to its fixed-line network. The principal users of this interconnection capacity include SK Broadband Co., Ltd. (SK Broadband) and LG Telecom Co., Ltd. (LG Telecom) (offering local, domestic long-distance and international long-distance services), Onse Telecom Corporation (Onse) and SK Telink, Inc. (SK Telink) (offering international and domestic long-distance services), and SK Telecom Co., Ltd. (SK Telecom) and LG Telecom (transmitting calls to and from their mobile networks).
Internet phone services: The company provides Internet phone services that enable voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) phone devices with broadband connection to make domestic and international calls. The company provides value-added services, such as video communication, short message service, phone banking and various traffic and local news information.
Broadband Internet Access Service: The companys principal Internet access services include asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL), VDSL, Ethernet, and FTTH services under the QOOK Internet brand name; wireless LAN service under the Nespot brand name, which is designed to integrate fixed-line and wireless services by offering high speed wireless Internet access to laptops, PDAs and smart phones in hot-spot zones and QOOK Internet service in fixed-line environments and enables subscribers to access the Internet at approximately 155 Mbps; and WiBro Internet access service, which enables two-way wireless broadband Internet access to portable computers, mobile phones and other portable devices at a speed averaging 1 Mbps per user.
As of December 31, 2009, the company had 7.0 million fixed-line QOOK Internet subscribers and approximately 296 thousand Nespot service subscribers. It also had 287 thousand subscribers for its WiBro service. The companys QOOK Internet service utilizes ADSL technology, which is a technology that converts existing copper twisted-pair telephone lines into access paths for multimedia and high-speed data communications. ADSL transforms the existing public telephone network from one limited to voice, text and low-resolution graphics to a system capable of bringing mul
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1. KT CORP. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. KT CORP. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. KT CORP. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. KT CORP. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. KT CORP. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. KT Corp. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of KT Corp. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of KT Corp. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. KT Corp. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Communication Services Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. KT Corp. Industry Position Analysis
6. KT CORP. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. KT CORP. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. KT CORP. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. SOUTH KOREA PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. KT CORP. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. KT CORP. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. KT CORP. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
KT Corp. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
KT Corp. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
KT Corp. Major Shareholders
KT Corp. History
KT Corp. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
KT Corp. Offices and Representations
KT Corp. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
KT Corp. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
KT Corp. Capital Market Snapshot
KT Corp. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Communication Services Industry Statistics
KT Corp. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
KT Corp. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
KT Corp. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
KT Corp. 1-year Stock Charts
KT Corp. 5-year Stock Charts
KT Corp. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
KT Corp. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
KT Corp. Article Density Chart
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Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?