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Samsung Group is a multinational electronics company. It operates three business divisions: Consumer Electronics, Information technology & Mobile Communications, and Device Solutions. The CE division includes digital TVs, monitors, air conditioners and refrigerators, the IM division includes mobile phones, communication systems, and computers. The DS division includes products such as memory and system LSI in the semiconductor business, and LCD and OLED panels in the display business.
TypePublic
Founded1938
HQYongin-si, KR
Websitesamsung.com
Employee Ratings3.5

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Dec 2018)320,671(+4%)
Job Openings636
Revenue (FY, 2018)₩243.8 T(+2%)
Share Price (May 2017)₩2.2 M

Key People/Management at Samsung

Hyun-suk Kim

Hyun-suk Kim

President & CEO
Kinam Kim

Kinam Kim

Vice Chairman, CEO
DongJin Koh

DongJin Koh

President & CEO
Tim Baxter

Tim Baxter

President & CEO, North America
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Samsung Office Locations

Samsung has offices in Yongin-si, Asan-si, Hwaseong-si, Austin and in 14 other locations
Yongin-si, KR (HQ)
1, Samsung-ro
Asan-si, KR
158, Baebang-ro
Hwaseong-si, KR
1, Samsungjeonja-ro
Hangzhou, CN
8-13, Weiling Building, 380# Jiangnan Rd
Shenzhen, CN
SCC building A, No.88, Haide Yi Road
Suzhou, CN
15, Jin ji hu Road, Suzhou Industrial Park
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Samsung Financials and Metrics

Samsung Revenue

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Samsung's revenue was reported to be ₩243.77 t in FY, 2018 which is a 1.8% increase from the previous period.
KRW

Revenue (Q1, 2019)

52.4t

Gross profit (Q1, 2019)

19.6t

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2019), %

37.5%

Net income (Q1, 2019)

5.0t

EBIT (Q1, 2019)

6.2t

Market capitalization (2-May-2017)

314.3t

Closing stock price (2-May-2017)

2.2m

Cash (31-Dec-2018)

30.3t

EV

297.6t
Samsung's current market capitalization is ₩314.3 t.
Annual
KRWFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

201.9t239.6t243.8t

Revenue growth, %

1000000%19%2%

Cost of goods sold

120.3t129.3t132.4t

Gross profit

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

Revenue

50.5t61.0t62.0t60.6t58.5t64.5t52.4t

Cost of goods sold

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

Gross profit

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

Gross profit Margin, %

44%47%47%47%47%45%37%
Annual
KRWFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

32.1t30.5t30.3t

Accounts Receivable

24.3t27.7t33.9t

Prepaid Expenses

3.5t3.8t4.1t

Inventories

18.4t25.0t30.0t
Quarterly
KRWQ1, 2019Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Cash

26.7t27.6t29.0t30.8t32.3t31.4t33.1t

Accounts Receivable

36.7t22.3t27.6t30.4t35.4t35.0t41.9t

Prepaid Expenses

4.5t4.1t3.7t4.2t4.3t4.2t4.2t

Inventories

31.5t21.9t23.0t27.0t26.5t27.4t28.2t
Annual
KRWFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

22.7t42.2t44.3t

Depreciation and Amortization

20.7t22.1t26.5t

Inventories

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

Accounts Payable

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

Net Income

7.7t18.7t29.9t11.7t22.7t35.9t5.0t

Depreciation and Amortization

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

Inventories

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

Accounts Payable

3.1t2.0t3.5t142.3b(3.0t)1.2t822.2b
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Samsung Operating Metrics

Samsung's Units Shipped was reported to be 79 m in Q2, 2017.
FY, 2015FY, 2016Q2, 2017FY, 2017FY, 2018

Countries

80 79 73 74

Operating Centers

199 220 217 216

Patents (US)

5.07 k

Units Shipped

79 m
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Samsung Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
PerchFebruary 03, 2017
NewNet CommunicationNovember 15, 2016
HarmanNovember 14, 2016
Tachyon IncOctober 27, 2016
VivOctober 05, 2016
AdGearJune 16, 2016
YESCO ElectronicsMarch 17, 2015
LoopPay IncFebruary 18, 2015
Proximal Data IncNovember 02, 2014
SmartThingsJuly 14, 2014$200 m
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Samsung Revenue Breakdown

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Samsung revenue breakdown by business segment: 38.5% from IM, 16.1% from CE, 12.4% from DP and 33.0% from Semiconductor

Samsung revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 17.2% from Asia and Africa, 33.5% from America, 13.9% from Korea, 17.7% from China and 17.6% from Europe

Samsung Online and Social Media Presence

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Samsung News and Updates

Samsung admits to major security flaw in its phones that lets anyone bypass fingerprint sensors

Samsung on Friday issued a warning to people with Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 phones, which can be tricked to let any fingerprint unlock them.

Samsung Plans to Patch Major Galaxy Security Hole Next Week

Samsung Plans to Patch Major Galaxy Security Hole Next Week

Bank cautions customers against using Samsung fingerprint reader

South Korea's KaKao Bank has told customers to switch off the fingerprint recognition option on Sams...

Samsung security flaw allows your fingerprint to unlock any Galaxy S10

Samsung just landed itself again in hot water. According to a report by BBC, a British woman discovered a horrible issue in the Galaxy S10 that lets anyone unlock the phone using the fingerprint sensor. That means you probably can go around and unlock anyone’s Galaxy S10 phone. The device uses an ul…

Samsung confirms glaring S10 fingerprint reader flaw, promises fix

Galaxy S10 users should be turn on some alternative security features as Samsung works to address a major flaw with the device’s in-screen fingerprint sensor. The consumer electronics giant noted the issue today after a British user reported the ability to unlock her device with unregistered fingerp…

Samsung Confirms Serious Galaxy S10 Security Issue—Software Update Required For All Devices

Samsung confirms that millions of Galaxy S10 devices require a software fix to address a critical security issue.
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Samsung Blogs

Samsung to Demonstrate 5G’s Future at India Mobile Congress 2018

Samsung Electronics, principal sponsor of the India Mobile Congress 2018 in New Delhi, is providing a glimpse of India’s 5G future with a variety of activities that display its global innovation prowess. The company is illustrating the many ways that … The post Samsung to Demonstrate 5G’s Future at …

5 Ways AI Is Already Changing Our Lives

Young Sohn, President and Chief Strategy Officer of Samsung Electronics and Chairman of HARMAN’s board of directors raised an important question at the 2018 Samsung CEO Summit in San Francisco: If data is the oil of our time, what is … The post 5 Ways AI Is Already Changing Our Lives appeared first …

How to Get Funding for Your Classroom STEM Project

Samsung is taking this year’s Solve for Tomorrow competition in an even more exciting direction by partnering with education resource funding platform DonorsChoose.org. As part of the new partnership, the first 3,500 teacher-submitted projects for the national STEM (science, technology, … The post H…

HSBC Bank and Samsung Launch Wearable Technology in HSBC’s Flagship Branch

New York – October 24, 2018 – Against the backdrop of the Money20/20 in Las Vegas, HSBC Bank, USA N.A., part of HSBC Group, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations, and Samsung Electronics America, Inc., revealed … The post HSBC Bank and Samsung Launch Wearable Techno…

Samsung’s Galaxy Squad Assembles: Awkwafina and Grand Prize Winner Hector Diaz join Ninja and Travis Scott in a Fortnite Battle Royale

NEW YORK CITY, October 25, 2018 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced results of the #NinjaGalaxySquad contest, which called for gamers to showcase their best moments while wearing the super elite Galaxy skin within Fortnite to secure a spot on Ninja’s … The post Samsung’s Galaxy Squad…

NVTC Tech Titans: 5G Is Enabling the Next Industrial Revolution

I had the pleasure of attending this year’s Northern Virginia Technology Council Tech Titans breakfast, where hundreds of members of the D.C. area tech community gathered to discuss the future of 5G technology and networks. Tim Baxter, president and CEO … The post NVTC Tech Titans: 5G Is Enabling th…
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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, Kinam Kim and DongJin Koh.

  • How many employees does Samsung have?

    Samsung has 320,671 employees.

  • What is Samsung revenue?

    Latest Samsung annual revenue is ₩243.8 t.

  • What is Samsung revenue per employee?

    Latest Samsung revenue per employee is ₩760.2 m.

  • Who are Samsung competitors?

    Competitors of Samsung include Intel, Xiaomi and BlackBerry.

  • Where is Samsung headquarters?

    Samsung headquarters is located at 1, Samsung-ro, Yongin-si.

  • Where are Samsung offices?

    Samsung has offices in Yongin-si, Asan-si, Hwaseong-si, Austin and in 14 other locations.

  • How many offices does Samsung have?

    Samsung has 21 offices.