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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

Oh-Hyun Kwon
Electronics, Electrical Equip.
HQ Location
Suwon, South Korea
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%