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Samsung is a multinational electronics company. It operates four business divisions: Consumer Electronics (CE), Information Technology & Mobile Communications (IM), Device Solutions (DS), and Harman. The CE division includes digital TVs, monitors, air conditioners, and refrigerators. The IM division offers mobile phones, communication systems, and computers. The DS division provides products such as memory and system LSI in the semiconductor business, and LCD and OLED panels in the display business. The Harman division delivers connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions, and connected services.

TypePublic
Founded1938
HQSuwon, KR
Employee Ratings3.6

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)309,630(-3%)
Revenue (FY, 2019)₩230.4 T(-5%)

Key People/Management at Samsung

Hyun Suk Kim

Hyun Suk Kim

President & CEO; President & Head, Consumer Electronics
Ki Nam Kim

Ki Nam Kim

Vice Chairman & CEO; Vice Chairman & Head, Device Solutions
Dong Jin Koh

Dong Jin Koh

President & CEO; President & Head, IT & Mobile Communications
Young Hoon Eom

Young Hoon Eom

President and Chief Executive Officer, Samsung Electronics America; Deputy Head of Samsung Electronics North America (SEA); Head of Mobile Division
Young Sohn

Young Sohn

President and Chief Strategy Officer
David Eun

David Eun

President, Samsung NEXT / Chief Innovation Officer
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Samsung Office Locations

Samsung has offices in Suwon, Asan-si, Hwaseong-si, Pyeongtaek and in 46 other locations
Suwon, KR (HQ)
129 Samseong-ro, Taejang-dong, Yeongtong-gu
Asan-si, KR
158, Baebang-ro
Hwaseong-si, KR
1 Samsungjeonja-ro, Banwol-dong
Hwaseong-si, KR
1, Samsung-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si,
Pyeongtaek, KR
144, Samsung-ro, Godeok-myun
Seoul, KR
56 Seongchon-gil, Yangjae 1(il)-dong, Seocho-gu
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Samsung Financials and Metrics

Samsung Revenue

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Samsung's revenue was reported to be ₩230.40 t in FY, 2019 which is a 5.5% decrease from the previous period.
KRW

Revenue (FY, 2019)

230.4t

Revenue growth (FY, 2018 - FY, 2019), %

(5.5%)

Gross profit (FY, 2019)

83.2t

Gross profit margin (FY, 2019), %

36.1%

Net income (FY, 2019)

21.7t

EBIT (FY, 2019)

27.8t

Cash (31-Dec-2019)

26.9t
Annual
KRWFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

201.9t239.6t243.8t230.4t

Revenue growth, %

19%2%(5%)

Cost of goods sold

120.3t129.3t132.4t147.2t

Gross profit

81.6t110.3t111.4t83.2t
Quarterly
KRWQ1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019

Revenue

50.5t61.0t62.0t60.6t58.5t65.5t52.4t56.1t62.0t

Cost of goods sold

28.2t32.4t33.0t31.9t31.3t35.2t32.7t35.9t40.0t

Gross profit

22.4t28.6t29.0t28.7t27.2t30.3t19.6t20.2t22.0t

Gross profit Margin, %

44%47%47%47%47%46%37%36%35%
Annual
KRWFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

32.1t30.5t30.3t26.9t

Accounts Receivable

24.3t27.7t33.9t35.1t

Prepaid Expenses

3.5t3.8t4.1t2.4t

Inventories

18.4t25.0t29.0t26.8t
Quarterly
KRWQ1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019

Cash

27.6t29.0t30.8t32.3t31.4t33.1t26.7t27.5t26.6t

Accounts Receivable

22.3t27.6t30.4t35.4t35.0t41.9t36.7t36.1t40.4t

Prepaid Expenses

4.1t3.7t4.2t4.3t4.2t4.2t4.5t4.8t4.8t

Inventories

21.9t23.0t27.0t26.5t27.4t28.2t31.5t31.2t30.9t
Annual
KRWFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

22.7t42.2t44.3t21.7t

Depreciation and Amortization

20.7t22.1t26.5t29.6t

Inventories

(2.8t)(8.4t)(6.0t)2.1t

Accounts Payable

200.2b4.0t(533.6b)(1.3t)
Quarterly
KRWQ1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019

Net Income

7.7t18.7t29.9t11.7t22.7t35.9t5.0t10.2t16.5t

Depreciation and Amortization

5.1t10.4t16.0t6.3t12.8t19.6t7.1t14.0t20.9t

Inventories

(3.9t)(4.9t)(8.9t)(2.2t)(3.1t)(5.0t)(2.8t)(2.3t)(1.5t)

Accounts Payable

3.1t2.0t3.5t142.3b(3.0t)1.2t822.2b(1.2t)870.0b
KRWFY, 2016

Revenue/Employee

619.8m

Debt/Equity

0.1 x

Debt/Assets

0.1 x

Financial Leverage

1.4 x
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Samsung Operating Metrics

Samsung's Smartphones Shipped was reported to be 296.9 m in FY, 2019.
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Samsung Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
TeleWorld SolutionsJanuary 13, 2020
CorePhotonicsJanuary 28, 2019$155 m
KngineMarch 06, 2018
innoeticsJuly 10, 2017
VRBJune 16, 2017$5.50 m
OrchardFebruary 03, 2017
QD VisionNovember 23, 2016
NewNet CommunicationNovember 15, 2016
HarmanNovember 14, 2016$8 b
Tachyon IncOctober 27, 2016
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Samsung Revenue Breakdown

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Samsung revenue breakdown by business segment: 41.6% from IM, 17.3% from CE, 12.0% from DP, 25.2% from Semiconductor and 3.9% from Other

Samsung revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 18.1% from Asia and Africa, 32.1% from America, 14.8% from Korea, 16.5% from China and 18.5% from Europe

Human Capital Metrics

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Samsung Online and Social Media Presence

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Samsung Blogs

NEC and Samsung Announce 5G Partnership Agreement

SEOUL, Korea – October 24, 2018 – NEC Corporation and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., today announced a partnership of joint efforts to strengthen their next-generation business portfolio including 5G. The partnership brings together best-in-class technology and expertise in 5G, merging … The post NE…

Final Call for Teachers to Enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – October 23, 2018 – Teachers have until Tuesday, October 30, to apply to the ninth annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest by submitting their STEM project ideas for a chance to win a share of $2 … The post Final Call for Teachers to Enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Cont…

Exciting Enhancements For Family Hub Refrigerator Owners

Owners of the Family Hub get more out of their refrigerator via automatic software updates for new and existing users. Family Hub offers a wide range of features that suit your connected life, and the recent enhancements make it easier … The post Exciting Enhancements For Family Hub Refrigerator Own…

Samsung Announces a New Leasing Program and Reseller List for Samsung Onyx at ShowEast 2018

MIAMI – October 22, 2018 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc is announcing a brand-new CSI Leasing program to service existing and future Samsung customers as well as sharing the list of certified resellers for the Samsung Onyx at this year’s … The post Samsung Announces a New Leasing Program and Res…

Engaging the Next Generation of Manufacturing Leaders

On October 5, two Samsung U.S. manufacturing facilities opened their doors to welcome local students as part of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) seventh annual National Manufacturing Day. Samsung teams in Texas and South Carolina showcased their cutting-edge technology … The post Enga…

Taking Mixed Reality to Another Level with the Samsung HMD Odyssey+

SEOUL, KOREA – October 22, 2018– Samsung Electronics Co.,Ltd. today announced a new advanced display technology for the HMD Odyssey+, bringing true-to-life visuals to its entry into the Windows mixed reality space through the Windows Mixed Reality Platform that delivers … The post Taking Mixed Reali…
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Samsung Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Samsung founded?

    Samsung was founded in 1938.

  • Who are Samsung key executives?

    Samsung's key executives are Hyun Suk Kim, Ki Nam Kim and Dong Jin Koh.

  • How many employees does Samsung have?

    Samsung has 309,630 employees.

  • What is Samsung revenue?

    Latest Samsung annual revenue is ₩230.4 t.

  • What is Samsung revenue per employee?

    Latest Samsung revenue per employee is ₩744.1 m.

  • Who are Samsung competitors?

    Competitors of Samsung include Xiaomi, BlackBerry and Sony.

  • Where is Samsung headquarters?

    Samsung headquarters is located at 129 Samseong-ro, Taejang-dong, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon.

  • Where are Samsung offices?

    Samsung has offices in Suwon, Asan-si, Hwaseong-si, Pyeongtaek and in 46 other locations.

  • How many offices does Samsung have?

    Samsung has 54 offices.