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LG’s Q1 2020 net profit jumps 21.1% YoY, despite weak smartphone sales

The company’s smartphone sales decreased by 34% in the first quarter of the year.

What you need to know LG’s operating profit increased to KRW 1.09 trillion ($ 921.47 million) in Q1 2020. The company’s 7.4 percent operating margin during the quarter was the highest in its history for a first quarter. Consolidated revenue, however, declined slightly compared to the same period a year earlier.

Just like its compatriot Samsung, LG today announced its financial results for  [Read More…]

Samsung posts ‘solid’ Q1 results, forecasts weak Q2 profit due to COVID-19

The company’s Q1 operating profit increased by KRW 0.2 trillion ($ 164 million) in Q1 2020.

What you need to know Samsung Electronics has announced its Q1 2020 financial results. The company reported quarterly operating profit of KRW 6.45 trillion ($ 5.3 billion) and sales of KRW 55.33 trillion ($ 45.4 billion). It is anticipating a decline in revenue in Q2 2020 as COVID-19 will impact demand for its core products.

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Samsung reports 34% dip in Q4 profit despite strong smartphone sales

Samsung’s mobile business registered an impressive 67% increase in operating profit in Q4 2019.

What you need to know Samsung reported revenues of KRW 59.9 trillion ($ 50.7 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2019, an increase of 1% over the same period a year earlier. Operating profit, however, dipped 34% to KRW 7.1 trillion ($ 6 billion). The company is hoping that stronger demand for 5G phones and OLED screens will allow it to boost profitability  [Read More…]

Samsung’s Q2 2019 profit falls by a staggering 56% after weak memory demand

Analysts expect the memory chip market to recover only in the second half of 2020.

What you need to know Samsung’s Q2 2019 profit was 56% lower compared to the same period last year. Drop in demand of memory chips is a major reason behind the massive drop. The company plans to enhance its 5G lineup and introduce more A series phones in the second half of the year.

Samsung, which is currently the world’s largest maker  [Read More…]

Samsung says its Q2 profit declined by 56% from a year ago

Waning demand in the memory market is putting a dent in Samsung’s bottom line.

What you need to know Samsung is forecasting a profit of $ 5.5 billion in Q2 2019, a massive 56% decline from the same time a year ago. The decline is attributed to slow sales in the memory sector, which is Samsung’ main revenue driver. Phone sales were also lackluster, with Samsung looking to the Note 10 to boosst revenue in Q3.

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Samsung forecasts all-time record profit of $15.5 billion in Q3 2018

After a downturn in Q2, Samsung is once again back to shattering profit records.

Samsung is on track to beat the $ 14.6 billion in profits it netted in Q1 2018. In its Q3 2018 earnings guidance, Samsung is forecasting an operating profit of $ 15.5 billion (17.5 trillion won) on the back of revenues of $ 57.5 billion (65 trillion won).

That’s a 20% uptick from the $ 12.8 billion it recorded in profit during the  [Read More…]

Samsung predicts it’ll break its own profit records in Q1 2017

Samsung forecasts record-breaking profits in Q1 2017.

As the largest Android manufacturer, Samsung records more profits than the rest of the field put together. And it now looks like the company is set to post its highest-ever profits in the first quarter of a year, culminating in its second-best quarter ever.

In its Q1 2017 earnings guidance, Samsung forecast an operating profit of $ 8.8 billion (9.9 trillion won) over revenues of $ 44 billion (50 trillion won), falling  [Read More…]

HTC leaves ‘ultra competitive’ entry-level smartphone market to focus on turning a profit

Expect only mid-range and high-end flagships from HTC moving forward.

HTC is hoping that less is more when it comes to smartphone offerings. Chia-Lin Chang, President of HTC’s Smartphone and Connected Device divisions, says the Taiwanese company will stop chasing high sales numbers in the entry-level smartphone markets and instead focus on designing and selling highly profitable devices.

This news comes from HTC’s quarterly conference call with investors, wherein the company announced a fourth straight quarter posting  [Read More…]

Sony records $205 million profit in Q2 2016, mobile unit finally in the black

Sony has posted its financial results for the quarter ending in June, announcing a modest $ 205 million (¥21.2 billion) operating profit. That’s down from the $ 780 million (¥84.2 billion) recorded during the same period last year. One of the company’s image sensor factories was affected by an earthquake earlier this year, leading to an overall revenue decline of 11% to $ 15.6 billion (¥1.61 trillion).

Sony’s mobile unit saw a 33% decrease in sales,  [Read More…]

LG posts Q2 profit in spite of $132 million loss from the mobile unit

LG has announced its Q2 2016 earnings, recording an operating profit of $ 503.1 million (584.6 billion won) over revenues of $ 12.05 billion (14 trillion won). Strong sales of home appliances and TVs offset the mobile unit’s operating loss of $ 132 million.

LG’s mobile unit recorded a $ 170 million loss in the last quarter as well. The LG G5 managed to net a 12% increase in revenue from the previous quarter to $  [Read More…]