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  • Previous Rank13
  • Revenues ($M)$177,440
  • Revenue Percent Change-9.4%
  • Profits ($M)$16,532
  • Profits Percent Change-24.6%
  • Assets ($M)$206,585
  • Employees319,000

It was a terrible year for Samsung’s smartphone unit in 2015, though the pain has begun to subside. Sales of it flagship phone the Galaxy S6 tumbled, causing profits to drop 24.6% for the year. It also didn’t help that with the iPhone 6 and 6S, Apple finally realized that smartphone buyers craved bigger screens, eliminating one of Samsung’s key advantages. But in the ashes of the failed S6, Samsung found the seeds for a more successful S7. In the 2016 model, Samsung revived its strategy of appealing to a geekier audience with a removable memory slot, waterproofing and fast, wireless charging.

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Company Information

CEO
Oh-Hyun Kwon
Sector
Technology
Industry
Electronics, Electrical Equip.
HQ Location
Suwon, South Korea
Employees319,000
Websitehttp://www.samsung.com
Years on Global 500 List22
Figures prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards.

Samsung Electronics Rank History

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$177,440-9.4%
Profits ($M)$16,532-24.6%
Assets ($M)$206,585-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$147,468-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues9.3%
Profits as % of Assets8%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity11.2%