Samsung reports 23% jump in Q2 profit on strong chip sales

PTI | Updated on July 07, 2020 Published on July 07, 2020

Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday its operating profit for the last quarter rose 23 per cent as compared to the corresponding period last year, helped by robust demand for memory chips used in personal computers and servers as the coronavirus pandemic has more people working from home.

The South Korean technology giant will release more detailed information when it announces its finalized earnings later this month. It projected its operating profit during the April-June period to be 8.1 trillion won ($6.8 billion). The company’s revenue for the quarter is forecast to fall 7 per cent to 52 trillion won ($43.6 billion).

After reporting a 3.4 per cent increase in operating profit in the first three months of the year, Samsung said in April it expected its second-quarter profit to decline with the pandemic pushing down sales of smartphones, TVs and other products.

Analysts say Samsung, which is the world’s largest provider of semiconductors, is continuing to benefit from robust chip demand generated by PCs and servers. It’s likely that the pandemic is also forcing the company to spend less on marketing due to travelling restrictions.

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Published on July 07, 2020
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