KT Corporation

KT Corporation

KT Corporation

Overview
Date Founded

1981

Headquarters

90 Buljeong-ro,Bundang-gu,Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi 13606

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

23.6K

Industries

Wireless Telecommunications
Engineering, Construction & Architecture

Company Description

KT Corp. engages in the provision of integrated telecommunication services. It operates through the following business divisions: Mobile, Broadband Internet, Telephone, Wireless Broadband Internet and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). The Mobile business division provides smart phone services, special tariff discount products, third-generation and WiBro network. The Broadband Internet business division offers supplementary services, customized products and supplies fiber to the home in housing market. The Telephone business division provides phone and internet bundling services, develops new business model. The WiBro business division offers distribution channels, terminals, laptop rental and package products. The IPTV business division provides free set top box rentals, hybrid products and satellite high definition channels. The company was founded on December 10, 1981 and is headquartered in Seongnam-si, South Korea.

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Executives & Employees

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Executive Director & Head-Strategy Planning

Executive Director & Head-IMC Division

Director, President & Chief Marketing Officer

Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer Office, Department 2

Managing Director & Head-Project Planning

Senior Managing Director & Head-Finance

Senior Managing Director & Head-Legal Department 1

Vice President & Head-Law

Senior Managing Director & Head-Marketing

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Board of Directors

Director, President & Chief Marketing Officer at KT Corporation

President, Director & Head-Management Support at KT Corporation

Professor at Yonsei University

Co-Founder at Sap Korea Ltd.

Professor at Hanyang University

Outside Director at KT Corporation

Outside Director at KT Corporation

Professor at Hanyang University

Outside Director at KT Corporation

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Recent Transactions
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N Search Marketing Corp. /Private Group purchases N Search Marketing Corp. from Hahn & Company Korea LLC

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Kt Investment, Inc. purchases KT Mhows Co., Ltd. from KT Corporation

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J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC purchases Acuon Capital Co. Ltd. from KT Corporation

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Advised onKT Rental Co., Ltd. /Private Group purchases KT rental Co., Ltd. from KT Corporation resulting in a new company Lotte Rental Co., Ltd.

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Clients

NS Shopping Co., Ltd. engages in the provision of shopping cable television (TV) channels. It operates through the following businesses: TV Home Shopping, Internet Shopping mall, and mobile and interactive TV shopping. The company was founded on June 15, 2001 and is headquartered in Seongnam-si, South Korea.

Sejong Telecom, Inc. is engaged in the communications business. It operates through the following business divisions: Telecommunications, SI (service indication) and Products business divisions. The Telecommunications Business division offers International calls, long distance calls, additional local call, local telephone, landline telephone, MVNO (mobile virtual network operator's service), special category telecommunications, international data, intercity data, satellite data, leased lines, data center, international long-distance data, VoIP (voice over internet protocol) services, IDC (internet data center), wireless internet and others. The SI Business division provides domestic and international communication network construction, communication network construction and installation of communication equipment, establishment of IBS (intelligent building system) and underground lines. The Product Business division operates by attracting mobile subscribers of KT and managing wireless distributors of the devices. The company was founded on June 9, 1992 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2017
Market Capitalization
$6.78T
Total Enterprise Value
$13.1T
Earnings Per Share
$1,827.95
Revenue
$23.4T
Net Profit
$477B
Total Debt
$6.68T
Total Equity
$13.1T
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-0.05%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-0.34%
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KT Linkus, Inc. is a holding company, provides telecommunications services. Its businesses include installing and maintaining public payphones, selling public telephone call cards, distributing Lavazza coffee products and automated external defibrillator, and providing logistics services. The firm is also into a new business named KT i-Frame, which is a WiFi broadcasting system. The company was founded on August 1, 1988 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

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