Stock Valuation: SK Hynix Inc (660)

Name of Company Country of Origin/ Exchange Traded Sector Stock Price
Technology – Semiconductors – Semiconductor Memory KRW80000.00
@ 06 Sep 2018
COMPANY PROFILE SK Hynix Inc manufactures and markets memory semiconductor and non-memory semiconductor, CMOS image sensor.

SK Hynix Inc manufactures products related to semiconductor memory. The firm generates the majority of its revenue from dynamic random access memory (DRAM) products. Within this category, the largest proportion of revenue comes from products used in mobile applications. The firm’s DRAM products are also used in personal computer, graphics, server, and consumer applications. The next largest proportion of SK Hynix’s revenue comes from sales of NAND flash products. The firm also sells multichip and SSD products. SK Hynix generates the majority of its revenue from sales in Korea.

Stock Code 660
Stock Valuation Below

SK Hynix Price to Sales

The Price to Sales Ratio is a commonly used valuation indicator for a stock. While not as popular as the Price to Earnings Ratio, it overcomes some of the limitations of the PE Ratio in that it can be used even when the company is not making a profit or only making minimal profits. However, it should not be used by itself because a company may be achieving sales but not profits.
At the price of KRW80000.00 as at 06 Sep 2018, Sk Hynix Inc is trading at a Price to Sales Ratio of 1.4 times last 12 months sales.  This is a 14.0% discount to current fair Price to Sales Ratio of 1.7 times.
Is the stock undervalued? One should not just look at one indicator to determine the fair value of a stock.
ProThinker believes in using a combination of valuation methods to decide whether a stock is over or undervalued? The five ratios we use are Price to Earnings, Price to Sales, Price to Cash Flow, Price to Book and Dividend Yield. We use multiple methods to value a stock because each has its benefits as well as shortcomings. Price to Earnings and Price to Cash Flow Ratios relate stock price to profitability but are meaningless when the comany has negative earnings or cash flows. Price to Sales Ratio is more stable because sales are never negative. However, this does not tell us whether the company is able to sell profitably. Price to Book Ratio gives us an indication as to how much we are paying for the company’s assets but it is not directly related to the company’s profitability. Dividend Yield cannot be used for companies that are paying little to no dividends.
While it is important to value stocks based on multiple valuation methods, this often leads to differing views on valuation. One indicator may suggest that a stock is overvalued while another suggest that it is undervalued. This does not help an investor who needs to make a definite decision whether to buy, hold or sell the stock. That is why we advocate the use of a Composite Valuation Indicator, which is derived from the best combination of the five indicators above. A Composite Valuation Indicator will give you ONE conclusion on whether a stock is under or over valued.
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Source of Data: Company description, historical financial statements data and price data are from or Estimates are from – Thomson Reuters.
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