Samsung confirms record Q4 results

Samsung confirms record Q4 results
The fourth quarter results are in from many of the mobile players with mixed results, but Samsung's numbers are not only record setting, but they are just about where the company expected them to be earlier this month. So far, we've seen Motorola, HTC and Verizon post numbers lower than expected, which Google, Apple, and AT&T posting strong numbers.

Samsung's numbers aren't just strong, but record-breaking and even better than the company expected when they announced the estimated results a few weeks ago. Samsung posted an operating profit of 5.3 trillion won ($4.72 billion USD) with sales of 47 trillion won ($42 billion USD). 5.3 trillion won in profit is a 76% increase over Q4 2010. 

Samsung’s mobile business specifically posted an operating profit of 2.6 trillion won ($2.3 billion USD) in Q4 because of huge mobile phone shipments of a record 35 million units. Unfortunately, even with the record Q4, and a rise in full-year revenue, Samsung's full-year net profit of 13.7 trillion won was down 15% year-on-year.

source: BGR

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15 Comments

1. shelley.bevacqua

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

Love Samsung. Their motto to "not be outdone" says it all. They said that in respones to Apple's Ipad 2. They went back to the drawing board and revamped their Galaxy Tab to be thinner and superior to Apple's.

2. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Apple Apple Apple Apple Apple all day every day

5. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

yes and because of these people we have SOPA=they don't want any choice, they want to be led ;-)

6. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Perhaps the slogan should have been "not to be outdone in copying and not get caught." Samsung like all the other android OEM were caught copying technology, and thus it lead to one of the greatest wealth transfer in technology sector with MicroSoft being the major beneficiary. As for their tablet, Samsung is the ONLY major android OEM adjudicated to ge a copyists in several courts around the world. Samsung fans can spin the facts all they want, but at the end of the day, people know Samsung is a copyist at heart.

7. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

Stop whining and post something relevant for once. Its getting old

8. SheepdogElite

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

LOL. Copying a company that patents things it didn't invent, then sues other people for make a product that competes. What a joke. Apple patented a rectangle with rounded corners by the way. According to Apple logic the guy who invented the credit card should sue apple because of the shape, and the guy who invented the ice cream sandwich should do the same because metal and glass is the same as ice cream and cookies. Good job buddy. Good job.

14. thinking

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

I'm not a samsung fan but I don't get your post. what kind of copying? Are you talking about things like a tablet being rectangular like a TV (which Samsung has made many pioneering things on? Or LCD screens, which Apple used to buy from Samsung to fit into their idevices? Or say, a green button answering a call and a red button cancelling it. I feel some of these things are in the "common sense" domain and should be re-used if found productive. No patent should be provided in such cases. Patents should be for pioneering research and usage of formulas as a result of them (or even a strong finding, like, say, a 17.9:9.276 ratio is great for viewing). If such a formula is reused, I would prefer that the patent owner gets a reasonable fee. Otherwise, it's all bogus and pretentious.

3. KEVlN

Posts: 83; Member since: Aug 19, 2011

This is good news for Samsung. I'm reluctant to see how long they can keep their thunder. I never look at a single company as superior to any other. Especially based on quarterly results. Everyone has there time to shine. I'm actually looking forward to seeing what HTC and apple are cooking up. The GSII practically set the tone for what's expected from high end devices last year. Now its a new year, new products, and its anyone's game.

4. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Dudes, is this football? We get to root for our 'phone' team? lol Seriously, Samsung makes a good product - HTC can be flimsy - back cover on INSPIRE, for example - I love the DROID RAZR, but would easily switch back to Samsung when possible.

9. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

They've got a ways to catch Apple in the pure profit department, but they're well on their way. Quite the one year improvement, hope to see other manufacturers on the rise this coming year

10. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

> They've got a ways to catch Apple Stop whining and post something relevant for once. Its getting old ... another fine example of pot calling the kettle black.

15. thinking

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

The full quote should have been "They've got a ways to catch Apple in the pure profit department". You missed on the profits bit, thus making it seem wumberpeb was ascribing to the quality. He wasn't. Apple sells things at a huge margin, hence they have higher profits. When they were the only major player in high end customer devices, yes, others had to catch up. But now, there are many choices (better ones) available at comparable, higher and even lower prices. Apple has realised this but don't want to reduce their profit margins. So, instead of getting out better devices, they are playing more of a catch up on the legal front.

11. zaryab_hussain77

Posts: 104; Member since: Jun 30, 2011

Love samsung .......like if i too...

12. zaryab_hussain77

Posts: 104; Member since: Jun 30, 2011

Love samsung .......like if u too...

13. Exile_One

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

yay samsung!

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