Samsung Says Q1 Profit Likely Rose Due to Sales Surge in Smartphone and TVs

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Samsung Electronics on Wednesday mentioned first-quarter revenue probably rose 44 %, with analysts attributing the surge to brisk gross sales of smartphones and TVs, albeit tempered by a possible fall in chip earnings after a storm halted US output.

The South Korean know-how large forecast January-March working revenue of SKW 9.Three trillion (roughly Rs. 61,940 crores), matching a weighted common analyst forecast from Refinitiv SmartEstimate.

Analysts mentioned Samsung’s cell division probably noticed working revenue soar greater than SKW 1 trillion (roughly Rs. 6,660 crores) to about SKW 4.15 trillion (roughly Rs. 27,630 crores) after its flagship Galaxy S21 smartphone sequence outsold the earlier model by a two-to-one margin within the six weeks since its January launch, in response to analysis supplier Counterpoint.

A decrease beginning worth for the flagship helped gross sales for the world’s largest smartphone maker in the course of the quarter, with the S21 priced $200 (roughly Rs. 14,900) decrease than the S20, Counterpoint mentioned.

Revenue in Samsung’s tv set and residential equipment enterprise additionally probably greater than doubled to round SKW 1 trillion (roughly Rs. 6,660 crores), analysts mentioned, because of continued stay-at-home demand.

Cross-town TV and residential equipment rival LG Electronics on Wednesday introduced its largest-ever preliminary quarterly working revenue of SKW 1.5 trillion (roughly Rs. ,990 crores) for January-March.

In Samsung’s chip division, analysts mentioned revenue probably fell 20 % to SKW 3.6 trillion (roughly Rs. 24,000 crores) because of the price of ramping up home manufacturing in addition to losses at its Texas plant following a mid-February stoppage, blunting the advantages of sturdy demand.

US reminiscence chip peer Micron final month forecast third-quarter income above analyst estimates because of rising demand led to by a world shift to distant work.

The worth of DRAM chips extensively utilized in laptops and different computing gadgets rose 5.Three % in January-March from the earlier three months, confirmed information from TrendForce. Analysts count on that pattern to proceed as a world chip scarcity spurs on consumers to snap up provides.

“Costs are more likely to rise additional within the present quarter because of stable demand for servers,” mentioned analyst Park Sung-soon at Cape Funding & Securities.

Chip curiosity

When Samsung broadcasts detailed earnings later this month, “there will likely be curiosity to find out how a lot Samsung is struggling by way of low yields in its non-memory enterprise, along with the extent of the losses in Texas and the US stress to extend chip funding,” Park mentioned, referring to the variety of non-memory chips that go high quality exams.

Analysts have estimated that Samsung will make investments about SKW 10 trillion (roughly Rs. 66,560 crores) in its chip contract manufacturing enterprise this 12 months, in comparison with about SKW 6 trillion (roughly Rs. 39,970 crores) final 12 months.

Two prime White Home aides are set to host a gathering on April 12 with chipmakers and automakers in attendance on the state of the US provide chain, Reuters beforehand reported. Samsung is contemplating a brand new $17 billion (roughly Rs. 126,450 crores) chip plant in the US.

Samsung additionally mentioned, in a preliminary earnings launch with out providing any breakdown of the figures, that income probably rose 17 % from the identical interval a 12 months previous to SKW 65 trillion (roughly Rs. 4,32,990 crores).

Its share worth traded down 0.2 % after the discharge versus a 0.2 % rise within the benchmark KOSPI. The inventory has risen about 6.2 % to date this 12 months versus the KOSPI’s 8.Eight %.

© Thomson Reuters 2021


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