Samsung quarterly profit likely fell sharply as chips drop
Published : 05 Apr 2019, 17:26
Samsung Electronics Co. says it's operating profit for the last quarter likely fell more than 60% from a year earlier amid falling memory chip prices and slowing demand for display panels.
The South Korean technology giant on Friday estimated an operating profit of 6.2 trillion won ($5.4 billion) for the January-March quarter, which would represent a 60.4% drop from the same period last year.
The company says revenue likely fell 14% to 52 trillion won ($45.7 billion). It will release a finalized earnings report later this month.
Samsung last week predicted that its first-quarter earnings would fall below market expectations because of a larger-than-expected decline in chip prices and weak demand for display panels.
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