Samsung Q3 report: Operating profits reach $7.4 billion

26 October, 2012
The total revenue this quarter was $47.5 billion, out of which the mobile department contributed $23.9 billion

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  • TechnoFreak

Anonymous, 29 Oct 2012iPHone screen already outsourced to LG, Sharp. Samsung only make... moreI know... I was being sarcastic to the other person's comment...

  • Anonymous

actually, samsung phones I think only a few models are best selling like Note, Galaxy S. There are a lot of other models, do you think the rest are selling well?

Look around, all I see are Note and Galaxy S and sometimes Tab. I rarely see other models.

Please name me 10 other models beside the above-mentioned, that are selling well

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 27 Oct 2012Are you blind of having some troubles for calculating simple num... moreSamsung profits not only from IT and phones. they also make home appliances like fridge, TV etc.

so that Samsung profits is not only smartphone....meaning their smartphone's profit might even be smaller since their TV and monitors are popular

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 27 Oct 2012Samsung Always innovates and come up with new designs, on the ot... moresince when is new design an innovation? LOL

Changing design, making bigger screens, add more incremental features are NOT innovation.

  • Anonymous

TechnoFreak, 27 Oct 2012Huh??? Samsung made iPhones' screens??? Lol...iPHone screen already outsourced to LG, Sharp. Samsung only make the CPU according to Apple's speciifications

  • vis

silverfox, 28 Oct 2012how can you call it a copy cat company. they make semiconductors... moreThis Is Nice Phone..//

  • silverfox

how can you call it a copy cat company. they make semiconductors and design chip-sets and software. They managed to keep handset prices down and are giving apple a real run for their money! Don't kill competition my friend embrace it....apple gets subsidies from the us govt for sure.....

  • heute

it is a copy cat company with zero inspiration and it is hard to believe it would do as good if south corea is not protecting its market from outsiders while providing subsidies for export.... one day will come the truth as in Japan where monies become short these days also....


  • TechnoFreak

Anonymous, 27 Oct 2012Samsung also made apples so called unmatch screens as well. :)Huh??? Samsung made iPhones' screens??? Lol...

  • Anonymous

how a plastic phone can do it so good ?

it must be a hype like the Apple?

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 27 Oct 2012Are you blind of having some troubles for calculating simple num... moreBefore you call other people blind, why don't you start thinking for yourself and learn how to read some financial statements. Samsung's IT & Mobile Communications (aka IM) division had most of the profit (you know the phone and tablet department).

IM: 5.63 (profit)/ 29.92(revenue) tril. won = 18.8% margin.

Apple: $8.3/$35billion= 23.7% margin.

You phandroids are basically upset over a 4.9% difference.

18.8% margin and that's for their entire mobile and IT division, including their low margin feature phones (which is half their handset sales) and low end Androids. In other words, those folks who bought GS3's and NoteII's are most likely paying Apple-level margins, or higher, on their phones. Simple enough for you or should I use smaller words?

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 26 Oct 2012So, Apple makes a massive profit and the fanboys get upset. Sam... moreAre you blind of having some troubles for calculating simple numbers?
Samsung: $7.4 billion out of $47.5 billion vs
Apple: $8.3 billion out of $35 billion

Yet you think Samsung did the same thing as Apple did?

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 27 Oct 2012I love when you apple people think you are so right about everyt... moreAt&t Rep? Not the kind of credential I'd voluntarily flash, but that basically means you know the same amount as anyone who frequents this site. You're an interesting one to complain about overpriced things. Have you seen the prices of the data and text plans you hawk every day? Now that's a crime. I digress.
Samsung manufactures Apple's chips for them. Not design. The retina display was designed by LG, not Samsung. Why do you fanboys think Samsung created everything. You're worse than the apple fanboys. Let me put it in terms you can understand. You, ATT Rep, are Samsung, and Apple is the guy in corporate in that shiny building in Atlanta who tells you what you can sell and when to sell it. He makes the decisions while you carry out the orders. Understand?

  • Anonymous

Samsung Always innovates and come up with new designs, on the other hand, Apple always release the same products but longer lol

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 27 Oct 2012I love when you apple people think you are so right about everyt... moreSamsung also made apples so called unmatch screens as well. :)

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 26 Oct 2012So, Apple makes a massive profit and the fanboys get upset. Sam... moreI love when you apple people think you are so right about everything when in fact samsung made all of the chips for iphone 3, 3gs, 4, and 4s. So how is samsung copying apple when they are using samsung products? Hmmmmmmm. BTW im an AT&t Representative so just to give you an idea apple put $150 worth of technology into the apple iphone 5 and yet they are selling the 64GB model for $975. On top of that during the lawsuit when apple brought out a quote from samsung saying to copy apple it was falsified documents. Actual quote says make somthing like the iphone but to surpass it which they have done in many ways. FYI i have owned apple products as well as samsung and HTC SONY and a few others so im not biased in anyway, shape or form. I just speak the truth.

  • Anonymous

I HAVE HAD 55 PLUS SAMSUNG HANDSETS,only because of brand loyalty,i am a proud American,but prefer Korea's tech. when it comes to phones,Japanese tech. when it comes to motor cars.Sammy has just been in the game longer and know what to do.

  • Anonymous

yeip, 26 Oct 2012So... Go take a look at Apple's markup on products. Samsung did... moreThose are some big assumptions you're making there. You're assuming that a dollar of R&D at Apple is equal to a dollar of R&D at Samsung. You're assuming that, what is essentially a software company like Apple, is equal to a hardware manufacturer like Samsung. You still don't want to say what is "reasonable" markup? How big a profit margin will you guys accept? Everyone here seems to be angry at Apple's profit margin. Well step up and put a number to it. Otherwise sit down and remain vague, but don't get upset when people treat you like whiny little children.

  • Samsung Fanboy Pro

Nice one samsung you deserve to be there catering for all peoples budgets high and low.Keep innovating new tech unlike icrap.Samsung without doubt the finest phones on the planet.

  • guyver

nice sammy hope you never change. Keep giving us latest technologies in cellphone world in a cheaper price. As long as you understand us your consumers and we will be ever faithful to your products. Keep on the great job.