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  • Previous Rank12
  • Revenues ($M)$221,579.40
  • Revenue Percent Change4.5%
  • Profits ($M)$39,895.20
  • Profits Percent Change9.1%
  • Assets ($M)$304,165.30
  • Employees309,630

Helmed by a trio of CEOs—Kwon Oh-hyun was replaced by Ki Nam Kim, Hyun Suk Kim, and Dong Jin Koh in late 2017—Samsung weathered a tough year with aplomb in 2018. Its market-leading smartphone business faced rising competition from Chinese manufacturers including Huawei, while its memory-chip business saw weakened demand towards the end of 2018. The smartphone competition, which slashed Samsung’s market position, led Samsung to shutter one of its Chinese manufacturing plants. Nonetheless, the South Korean technology giant’s 2018 revenues were up 4.5% over 2017, and its profits rose by 9.1%.

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Company Information

Hyun-Suk Kim /Ki-Nam Kim
Electronics, Electrical Equip.
HQ Location
Suwon, South Korea
Years on Global 500 List25
Figures prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards.

Samsung Electronics Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$221,579.404.5%
Profits ($M)$39,895.209.1%
Assets ($M)$304,165.30-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$215,173.40-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues18%
Profits as % of Assets13.1%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity18.5%