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Korea Equity FVMR Snapshot: ‘Korea in Your Hand—Every Week’

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Korea Equity FVMR Snapshot – July 2016


Korea’s ROE is about 3% below the World and Consumer Staples delivers the highest ROE. DPR is at 20% which is less than half of the World’s and only the Telecom sector pays out more than 40%.


Korea is trading below the world on PE and valuation looks attractive on 10% ROE/PB vs the world at about 7%. Financials and Utilities trade at 0.5x PB, note that Utilities still offers 10% ROE.


Earnings in Korea are expected to grow faster than the World in 2016, but slower in 2017. Korea’s 1Y return is 5.2% better than the world, but 2W is 3.6% worse. Strong 1Y performance has been seen in Energy, Health Care and Utilities.


Info Tech is net cash, while the gearing is high in Industrials and Utilities. Korea has been less volatile than the World and Consumer Discretionary has been least volatile on both past 3M and 1Y.


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