Investors: Samsung is in recovery mode; shares hit 21-month high, market value jumps $11 billion


After stepping off on the wrong foot last year, Samsung is more than obliged to devise a comeback and think of a way to regain its lost market positions. The not-so-successful Galaxy S5 and the host of "hungry" rivals from China certainly made the honchos up at Samsung's HQ quite sweaty. Luckily, Samsung's new flagships, the Galaxy S6/S6 edge, is everything that its predecessors isn't - a captivating device that really puts it in the upper league.

Despite the latter are not launched just yet, the metal-glass embodiments of Sammy's craftmanship are causing a beneficial effect on the handset slinger's market stats - it's reported than Samsung's shares have rose by 8.6% and hit a 21-month high roughly a fortnight ago, which adds up to the 12.1-percent increase that the company scored during the previous quarter. This rise in the stock prices also means that Samsung's market value has spiked by $11 billion. 


This increase of the company's stocks is one of the main reasons why a surplus of investors and market analysts claim that 2015 will be the year of recovery for Samsung, as they expect that the South Korea tech concern is about to score a full comeback to the top of the market. 

It's not only the new batch of Galaxy flagships that has made Samsung's stats go up: the company's chipset division is also making investors quite optimistic about Samsung's future, as the latter has the upper hand with its 14nm FinFET chipset manufacturing process (just take a look at the benchmark-crunching Exynos 7420). Recently, it was reported that Qualcomm might have become its customer; earlier today, we also told you that Apple might indeed choose Samsung as the maker for the Cupertino's upcoming Apple A9 SoC

While the full effect of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge's sales will certainly be included in Samsung's financial report for the upcoming quarter, investors are already curious to see what's Samsung's report for the quarter that just ended will be. The report's release is imminent, it's expected to pop up next Tuesday.

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22 Comments

1. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

Now invest some of it in R&D and bring us new stuff, thank you sammy :)

6. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They will seeing as how Samsung is actually investing heavily in R&D and not just for inventions on paper (read patents) like some other more trolling oriented "tech" companies.

13. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

They already do invest some of it. They've been giving us more new stuff than anybody in the industry. I knew what you meant tho.

2. redmd

Posts: 1936; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

IMO, the S6/edge has no Android flagship competition this year. It's like the S2 all over again.

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

That's actually a sad thing. Competition is good.

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well yea, but it isn't that there is no competition it is that this is several steps ahead of its nearest rival so far. Unless Sony or LG produce something ridiculous as well, this will not be touched by any Android device.

5. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

iPhone 4s was the s2's direct competition.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22072; Member since: May 28, 2014

In terms of what? How they looked? Apps? Not in terms of functionality. Not in terms of features. Not in terms of price/bang for your buck.

11. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Couldnt you appreciate other softwares? The 4s is just as good as the S2 but I guess i cant convince a typical mindless brute.

14. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

He's most likely not a mindless brute because anyone with a brain would take a S2 over a 4S. The damn thing is smaller than a card.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 22072; Member since: May 28, 2014

Software? The software on the iPhone (any of them) is lacking. And only a "mindless brute" resorts to name calling because someone doesn't agree with him. Guess what that makes you?

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Even though Samsung created the Galaxy S to compete head to head with the iPhone, every model of the S has been better than the iPhone released that year and the next as well. When the original Galaxy S appeared, Apple was already working on Gen 4 of the iPhone. The very first S sold more on its debut, then the very first iPhone. In fact, the original S outsold the first 3 iPhones combined. The iPhone is not as good as a Galaxy S. In fact it isn't even close. The problem isn't even just iOS, look at the hardware itself. Why don't you go an compare the iPhone and Galaxy S device released in the same year. Explain this - How can the new iPhone 6 that was just released in 2014, not even be as good at the Galaxy S5 which came out in March of the same year? For a phone to e sold brand new and is outdated by an older phone tell me there is a problem. A new iPhone 6 only comes with 720p display while an older S...in fact 2 of them he S4 and S5 both had 1080p. That means the display on the iPhone is 3 years behind because it was the S3 that had 720p He isn't a mindless brute. The iPhone is not even on the same level as the S. I can go and buy a Galaxy S3 for 50% the cost of a brand new iPhone and I will still have a better device. The only think iPhone has is looks. It is a very nice looing phone. Even though I don't like the new design that much, it is still a very nice looking phone. That's it. As far as functionality and features and what you get for what you pay, I rather have an S. Now, even though I think the latest S is also very nice looking, I am not happy they drop microSD card internal support. But that is a small loss compared to what I would lose if I switched back to an iPhone just to have a popular nice looking device. The S6 Edge is certainly better looking, has better features in hardware. Has the fastest hardware, and still costs less than a comparable Phone model.

22. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2203; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Apple has already produced an iMac that is 5k. What's your point? They can make a phone that is 4k but choose not too. Cost and performance are the main concerns. Your point on 750, 1080 vs 1440 is not a large variation to the human eye, but more taxing on CPU and GPU performance.

16. seven7dust unregistered

no in terms of display , camera and software , plus as usual Apps s2 had really bad amoled screen back in the day, only s4 fixed the AMoled screens , retina display was way better , in everyway , not just resolution. touchwiz n android UI was a bad joke back then , laggy and slow compared to iO.S and 4s had a killer camera , go read the reviews , everyone where wowed by the camera on it back then

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 22072; Member since: May 28, 2014

The display on the 4s was no better than the display on the S2. The software on an iOS device does not compare to Android software. Android is more powerful, flexible, and more feature rich. I was not "wowed" by the camera on the 4s in the least. And yes, I owned one.

20. seven7dust unregistered

if you mean dimmer , awful pixelation , and bad color temperature is same then you probably didnt own a S2 , my friend had a s2 for almost 1.5 years and it was never as good as the retina display in any comparison. He then bought a S4 after that and boy was that a real difference. back then android 2.1 was bad , and touchwiz made things even slower and gimmicky. it was usuable but never smooth. even google themselves were not happy and had to realese ice-cream sandwich with a lot of changes. especially GPU hardware acelaration. the s2 did have a good camera though and the build quality was superb.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 22072; Member since: May 28, 2014

I had an s2 back then, and I don't recall any problems with the screen. And it beat the pants off the 4s in terms of built in features. True, touchwiz was heavy, but it had and still has more features than iOS. The only good thing I will say about the 4s is that it had good build quality, much better than the 6/6+. Apple should have expanded on the build quality of the 4/4s, and not go the route of the 6/6s in terms of build quality.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22072; Member since: May 28, 2014

Excellent! Keep up the good work, Samsung! Looking forward to getting my hands on that sexy S6 Edge!

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice Sammy.

10. WallStreet

Posts: 256; Member since: Sep 21, 2014

Talking about functionality do you have bendability on your mind?

12. LuckyS

Posts: 154; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

If Samsung is in recovery mode it might mean that knox is tripped.

15. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Ba dum tiss...

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