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[EQUITIES] ‘CJ Korea Express’ Q4 earnings miss market estimates’

  • PUBLISHED :January 11, 2017 - 16:25
  • UPDATED :January 17, 2017 - 13:34
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[THE INVESTOR] CJ Korea Express’ fourth-quarter earnings will slightly miss market estimates with 1.6 trillion won (US$1.33 billion) revenue and 56.3 billion won operating profit, said Eugene Investment and Securities on Jan. 11. 

While its market share expanded to mid-40 percent, its processing capacity has reached its limit, the brokerage noted. 

Investors should focus on its growth potential in mid to long term, emphasized analyst Bang Min-jin, maintaining a “buy” recommendation and 250,000 won target price. 

“CJ Korea Express is dominating the parcel delivery market in Korea, and is investing in building a hub terminal and automating its sub terminals. When the large-scale investment wraps up in 2018, its margin rate will pick up due to the heightened efficiency and heavier operational focus on profitability,” the analyst added.

By Hwang You-mee (glamazon@heraldcorp.com)
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