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Samsung Electronics is a company engaged in the manufacture and distribution of electronic products. 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
HQSeoul, KR
Websitesamsung.com
Employee Ratings3.5
Overall CultureA+

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)287,439(-7%)
Revenue (FY, 2019)₩230.4 T(-5%)
Share Price (Feb 2021)₩82.5 K(-3%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Samsung Electronics

Ki-Nam Kim

Ki-Nam Kim

Vice Chairman & CEO, Vice Chairman & Head, Device Solutions
Ks Choi

Ks Choi

President and Chief Executive Officer, Samsung Electronics North America
Hyun Suk Kim

Hyun Suk Kim

Vice Chairman & CEO
Dong-Jin Koh

Dong-Jin Koh

President & CEO, President & Head, IT & Mobile Communications
Young Sohn

Young Sohn

President and Chief Strategy Officer
Young Hoon Eom

Young Hoon Eom

President and Chief Executive Officer, Samsung Electronics North America
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Samsung Electronics Office Locations

Samsung Electronics has offices in Seoul, Asan-si, Hwaseong-si, Pyeongtaek-si and in 57 other locations
Seoul, KR (HQ)
Samsung GEC, 26, Sangil-ro 6-gil
Asan-si, KR
158 Baebang-ro, Baebang-eup
Hwaseong-si, KR
1 Samsungjeonja-ro, Banwol-dong
Pyeongtaek-si, KR
144, Samsung-ro, Godeok-myun
Seoul, KR
56 Seongchon-gil, Yangjae 1(il)-dong, Seocho-gu
Yongin-si, KR
1, Samsung-ro
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Samsung Electronics Financials and Metrics

Samsung Electronics Revenue

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

Revenue (Q2, 2020)

53.0t

Gross profit (Q2, 2020)

21.1t

Gross profit margin (Q2, 2020), %

39.8%

Net income (Q2, 2020)

5.6t

EBIT (Q2, 2020)

8.1t

Market capitalization (26-Feb-2021)

551.5t

Closing stock price (26-Feb-2021)

82.5k

Cash (30-Jun-2020)

36.1t

EV

531.3t
Samsung Electronics's current market capitalization is ₩551.5 t.
Annual
KRWFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

239.6t243.8t230.4t

Revenue growth, %

19%2%(5%)

Cost of goods sold

129.3t132.4t147.2t

Gross profit

110.3t111.4t83.2t
Quarterly
KRWQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020

Revenue

60.6t58.5t65.5t52.4t56.1t62.0t55.3t53.0t

Cost of goods sold

31.9t31.3t35.2t32.7t35.9t40.0t34.8t31.9t

Gross profit

28.7t27.2t30.3t19.6t20.2t22.0t20.5t21.1t

Gross profit Margin, %

47%47%46%37%36%35%37%40%
Annual
KRWFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

30.5t30.3t26.9t

Accounts Receivable

27.7t33.9t35.1t

Prepaid Expenses

3.8t4.1t2.4t

Inventories

25.0t29.0t26.8t
Quarterly
KRWQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020

Cash

32.3t31.4t33.1t26.7t22.0t26.6t27.9t36.1t

Accounts Receivable

35.4t35.0t41.9t36.7t36.1t40.4t36.4t33.0t

Prepaid Expenses

4.3t4.2t4.2t4.5t4.8t4.8t3.0t2.6t

Inventories

26.5t27.4t28.2t31.5t31.2t30.9t28.5t29.6t
Annual
KRWFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

42.2t44.3t21.7t

Depreciation and Amortization

22.1t26.5t29.6b

Inventories

(8.4t)(6.0t)2.1b

Accounts Payable

4.0t(533.6b)(1.3b)
Quarterly
KRWQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020

Net Income

11.7t22.7t35.9t5.0t10.2t16.5t4.9t10.4t

Depreciation and Amortization

6.3t12.8t19.6t7.1t14.0t20.9t7.4t14.8t

Inventories

(2.2t)(3.1t)(5.0t)(2.8t)(2.3t)(1.5t)(1.8t)(3.9t)

Accounts Payable

142.3b(3.0t)1.2t822.2b(1.2t)870.0b1.1t417.2b
KRWFY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

747.1m

Debt/Equity

0.1 x

Debt/Assets

0.1 x

Financial Leverage

1.4 x
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Samsung Electronics Operating Metrics

FY, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018FY, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019FY, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020

TV Production Capacity

44.64 m9.91 m19.06 m29.58 m40.16 m9.05 m17.56 m29.18 m41.43 m9.29 m23.39 k

Handheld Phones Production Capacity

415.20 m104.05 m206.70 m306.60 m397.50 m89.55 m179.47 m264.56 m346.96 m80.10 m160.20 k

Memory Production Capacity (1GB Equivalent)

530.59 b154.94 b324.26 b522.67 b711.02 b176.30 b426.72 b692.28 b988.10 b277.45 b560.19 m

Display Panel Production Capacity

8.72 m2.24 m4.51 m6.81 m9.17 m2.25 m4.54 m6.40 m8.24 m1.88 m3.72 k
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Samsung Electronics Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
TeleWorld SolutionsJanuary 13, 2020
CorephotonicsJanuary 28, 2019$155 m
SamsungOctober 17, 2018
ZhilabsOctober 17, 2018
KngineMarch 06, 2018
Fluenty Inc.November 28, 2017
Innoetics E.P.E.July 10, 2017
VRBJune 16, 2017
melaudFebruary 15, 2017
PerchFebruary 03, 2017
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Samsung Electronics Revenue Breakdown

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Samsung Electronics revenue breakdown by business segment: 25.2% from Semiconductor, 12.0% from Display, 41.6% from Information Technology & Mobile Communications, 17.3% from Consumer Electronics and 3.9% from Other

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

Human Capital Metrics

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Samsung Electronics Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

80/100

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Samsung Electronics Online and Social Media Presence

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Samsung Electronics Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    A+

    82/100

  • CEO Rating

    A-

    74/100

  • Compensation

    A+

    82/100

  • Diversity

    A

    78/100

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Samsung Electronics News and Updates

Global Wireless Speaker Market Outlook 2021-2026 - Major Players are Alibaba, Alphabet (Google), Amazon.com, Apple, Bose, Samsung Electronics, Sonos & Sony

DUBLIN, Feb. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Wireless Speaker Market - Global Outlook and Forecast 2021-2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The wireless speaker market by revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 14% during the period 2021-2026. The global...

Samsung Electronics Announces Shareholder Return Program for 2021-2023

Samsung Electronics announced today its Shareholder Return Program for 2021-2023, following an in-depth review by the Board of Directors. In line with the Company’s shareholder return policy that focuses on dividends, the Board decided to increase the regular dividend payout while maintaining the fr…

Worldwide Magnetic Refrigeration Industry to 2026 - Players Include Whirlpool, Camfridge & Samsung Electronics Among Others

Dublin, Jan. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Magnetic Refrigeration Market: Global Industry Analysis, Trends, Market Size, and Forecasts up to 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The report on the global magnetic refrigeration market provides qualitative and quant…

Outlook on the Biologics Global Market to 2024 - Featuring Abbvie and Samsung Electronics Among Others

Dublin, Dec. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Biologics Market: Size & Forecasts with Impact Analysis of Covid-19 (2020-2024 Edition)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Worldwide Industry for Bio CMOs to 2024 - Featuring Lonza, Samsung Electronics and Wuxi Biologics Among Others

DUBLIN, Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Global Bio CMO Market: Size & Forecasts with Impact Analysis of COVID-19 (2020-2024 Edition)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global bio CMO market has witnessed stable growth in the past few years and is expected...

Shares of Samsung Electronics and affiliates mostly higher after chairman's death

The company announced on Sunday that Lee, 78, died with his family by his side, including Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee, six years after being hospitalized following a heart attack.
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Samsung Electronics Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Samsung Electronics founded?

    Samsung Electronics was founded in 1938.

  • Who are Samsung Electronics key executives?

    Samsung Electronics's key executives are Ki-Nam Kim, Ks Choi and Hyun Suk Kim.

  • How many employees does Samsung Electronics have?

    Samsung Electronics has 287,439 employees.

  • What is Samsung Electronics revenue?

    Latest Samsung Electronics annual revenue is ₩230.4 t.

  • What is Samsung Electronics revenue per employee?

    Latest Samsung Electronics revenue per employee is ₩801.6 m.

  • Who are Samsung Electronics competitors?

    Competitors of Samsung Electronics include Smart Global Holdings, Micron Technology and Xiaomi.

  • Where is Samsung Electronics headquarters?

    Samsung Electronics headquarters is located at Samsung GEC, 26, Sangil-ro 6-gil, Seoul.

  • Where are Samsung Electronics offices?

    Samsung Electronics has offices in Seoul, Asan-si, Hwaseong-si, Pyeongtaek-si and in 57 other locations.

  • How many offices does Samsung Electronics have?

    Samsung Electronics has 66 offices.