Samsung Q3 2013: $9.56 Billion In Profit, Over $55.55 Billion Revenues

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Samsung Electronics was expecting their Q3 2013 to be huge and it was!  Samsung announced 59.08 trillion won (around $55.59 billion) in revenues.  Their consolidated operating profit was 10.16 trillion won (around $9.56 billion).  These numbers are over Samsung’s guidance and are new highs for Samsung.  The operating profit was at 7% higher than the previous quarter.  It is up 26% from the same period last year.

Samsung CEO JK Shin recently said that 40 million Galaxy S4 smartphones were sold in the first 6 months.  Samsung said that they saw an increase in smartphone shipments of around 10%, which is higher than the 9% that analysts were expecting.

Samsung’s IT & Mobile Communications revenue increase by 3%.  Samsung’s semiconductor business saw the largest growth for the quarter with sales of memory for mobile devices and gaming consoles increasing 12% from the previous quarter.  Samsung’s roughest division was their display panel business with operating profits dropping 12%.

[Source: The Verge]

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