Analysts expect Samsung to report solid profit growth for 2015

Analysts expect Samsung to report solid profit growth for 2015
Even though the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge will become the best-selling smartphones in the history of Samsung Mobile, it doesn't seem to be enough to start a buying frenzy in the company's stock. Samsung's shares are down 6% for the year, and tomorrow the company is expected to guide analysts in the right direction for its second quarter earnings report, which will be released at the end of this month.

Based on a survey of 39 analysts, Samsung is expected to report operating profit of $6.4 billion USD for the second fiscal quarter. That is basically the same operating income reported by the manufacturer during last year's April through June period. It is a 20% gain sequentially from this year's Q1. But no one seems impressed; of the 39 analysts surveyed, 20 have cut their forecasts in the last 30 days by an average of 3.9%.


Despite the recent trimming of forecasts by those 20 analysts, most are still looking at 2015 as being a comeback year for Samsung. A survey of analysts covering Samsung reveals that on average, this group expects the manufacturer to score an operating profit of $24.7 billion USD for all of 2015, up from last year's $22.2 billion USD. The 2014 bottom-line represented a three-year low for the company. The second half of this year should be strong with third and fourth quarter operating profits of $6.49 billion USD and $6.66 billion USD respectively.

Samsung missed a golden opportunity to rack up some huge numbers this year by underestimating the demand for the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. As a result, it did not have the parts on hand to built enough units to meet the strong demand for the model. While the company says it now can build enough Galaxy S6 edge models to meet demand, it soon will be time for Samsung to face the next iteration of the Apple iPhone.

By increasing the size of the iPhone screen to 4.7-inches on the Apple iPhone 6, and offering a 5.5-inch Apple iPhone 6 Plus, the tech titan sold a record 74.5 million iPhones in its first fiscal quarter. Apple thinks it has another weapon to use against Samsung this year with Force Touch. Used on the Apple Watch, the feature allows the screen to differentiate between a heavy tap and a light tap. For example, an iPhone user might press hard on his screen in order to fast forward a YouTube video. A softer tap in the same place could pause the video.

Samsung might have some ammunition of its own with a rumored Samsung Galaxy S6 EDGE+. This is believed to be a larger sized version of the Galaxy S6 edge, powered by the Snapdragon 808 SoC. The chipset features a hexa-core CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU. And of course, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 should be unveiled at IFA in September. Samsung hopes that both models can take some air out of the unveiling of Apple's new iPhone models.



source: Reuters

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  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
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  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)

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34 Comments

1. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

I really hope they do good. They really deserve the best. But it really doesn't seem like they will do good this year tho.

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They will, all the other android makers are content dropping the ball. HTC sucks, LG only releases phablets thinking they're phones, Moto is in the same boat as LG, Sony doesn't know WTF they're doing and the Chinese aren't easily accessible. The whole Android market is full of idiots it seems and Samsung only seems to win because they are less idiotic than most. Even this year they opted for the BS thin and light features instead of sticking to a larger battery and maybe an SD card slot for maybe 1 or 2 millimeters that no one cares about. Honestly, at least Apple gets it right for their market. They may be able to entice their idiots with stupid crap easily but you aren't going to win them over by copying Apple's BS because they are much better at selling BS. Honestly, the only things that has my interest now are Z5c, Nexus 5 remake and Ara. The rest are either generic or worse than the last gen.

28. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

UFS 2.0 doesn't work with sdcards. When are you goign to understand that? It is so simple. It has been repeated over and over again. Samsung didnt drop the sdcard because it wanted too. They dropped it do to the fact UFS 2.0 doesn't have a controller to support sdcards. Its that simple! How many time are you guys gonna beat a dead horse? The sdcard I doubt most used and thus it isnt missed. I dont miss it. I liked it because I preferred storing my own music on the card to prevent it sucking up my space. Since the phone has enough space I have no need of complaint. The S6 certainly isn'y copying apple's BS. #justsayin

27. waddup121 unregistered

All the ads they had this year...wow.

2. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Can't wait for my note 5!

3. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

I hope they would perform better. Please don't release the S6 Edge+ with SD 808 and Adreno 418. Release some great $100-$250 phones. Handle the software updates properly.

12. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

I think the reason why their profits are suffering is because they release so many different phone models. They should only concentrate on 1 or two devices from each bracket (flagship, mid-range and low end).

4. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Heck, the old iPhone 6/6plus is still flying off the shelf. When it comes to highend,Apple is far away the king! Sammy is hoping for 45 million in a year. Apple is expected to announce over 50 million this past quarter with an old phone!

9. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

Those 50 million include all iPhone models, not only the 6/6+.

17. tedkord

Posts: 17136; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Exactly. And if you count all models, Samsung is expecting over 80 million sold this quarter.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17136; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

How in the heck are Big Macs still flying off the shelf? Same concept.

5. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Hhhhhh

6. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Samsung might lose a lot of consumers if the Note 5 does not offer the Micro sd card Slot or Removable battery option,once consumers get use to functions you expect your next phone to offer the same functions,so Samsung got to think about that or lose a lot of Note 4 uses,after disappointed the Galaxy s5 uses,Sony Z5 could offer the Card an gain the Note 4 uses

20. tedkord

Posts: 17136; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

At some point, a jibbering fool will probably reply to you that you can't have a microsd slot and UFS2,that the card will cause your phone to slow down. Ignore him, he's am idiot with some unknown agenda and zero knowledge.

30. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Oh dear, sorry mate but ufs 2.0 does not work with sd cards Older phones used emmc 5.0, this is just a faster sd card and uses the same mem controler Ufs 2.0 is an all new mem control system with no support for sd cards at all, The only way they be able to add it is from USB controler, but they will have needed to add a 2nd controler and an sd card reader convector to the phone, I do not think they going to do that, may be if Samsung sold the htc m9 at the size of the thing will cover it and they also need a big battery, you better off just using an wifi sd card key ring

31. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

You best to read over this site so you get up in the basics of tech before you post crap http://arasan.com/products/ufs/

34. willard12 unregistered

On this one Ted, if BGR breaks down and admits it, then it's probably true. "Most interestingly, the tests showed that the Galaxy S6’s blazing fast storage speeds would be crippled by microSD usage. In the same random read test, microSD memory inside the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy S5 performed more than 10 times slower than UFS 2.0."

29. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No they won't. How many people you think use sdcards in phone? It's certainly not the majority.

8. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Something tells me that the Note 5 will be just thinner bezels, stylus, same S6 design, bigger, thinner, lighter and without micro SD card slot.

18. mixedfish

Posts: 1545; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

That's what the S6+ will be, Note5 won't be going for that.

10. CAMBODIANPATRIOT3

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 05, 2015

Keep dreaming these analysts are paid by samsung. no one belive ur propaganda anymore samsung.

11. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

After getting banned 3 times you forgot how to write properly. Might be that ban hammer damaged your brain but that's none of my business. Prepare for 4th ban :D

14. tedkord

Posts: 17136; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I've been reading his posts since the beginning, and I'm pretty sure he was brain damaged all along. I'm talking eating the paint chips, licking the window, mom and dad are brother and sister retarded.

13. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

No amount of profit would be able to satisfy Samsung. Especially when they are aware that their rich neighbor, Apple is making more money than them.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17136; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No amount of profit ever satisfies any corporation. They always want more.

21. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Everyone wants more money. Heck atleast they spend a lot on R&D and they keep innovating.

22. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

That's they do, Samsung always strives to do better. Just that i hope they will return to their root for Note 5. I want a well design Note 5 with user replaceable battery and microSD card. If its not too much trouble add dual sims capability will be sweet! Waterproofing will be most welcome too! Minus away all the third parties bloatware please!

32. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

You can only have emmc 5.0 and a sd card Or ufs 2.0 , I take ufs 2.0 any day as it keeps your phone like new as it works like ssd

33. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

UFS (Universal Flash Storage) 2, the new storage technology employs a serial interface instead of the 8-bit parallel interface used by the eMMC 5.0 and sd card storage typically used in other older s5 and iPhone 6 and this boosts performance dramatically. UFS 2 can carry out 19,000 IOPS (input/ouput operations per second) for random reads, which is "2.7 times faster" than eMMC 5.0 Best to see this website for more info http://arasan.com/products/ufs/

19. willytbk

Posts: 252; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

S6 and S6 Edge might be selling better than S5 but in terms of profit, i don't think it will be HUGE. Since they swap to non-plastic case (including their A-Series), it will impact their profit per device (i assume) since plastic is cheaper. But i don't know, i might be wrong, Android market competition is extremely high. And Samsung has been dropping their selling price of both S6 and S6 edge (Sim-Free) around 100 USD (in my country).

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