Samsung’s Q2, 2014 Profit Plummets to Two-Year Low

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Samsung’s Q2, 2014 Profit Plummets to Two-Year Low

 user admin 2014-07-08 at 10:53:18 am Views: 282
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    Samsung’s Q2, 2014 Profit Plummets to Two-Year Low
    Samsung’s Q2 profit plummets to two-year low; stock climbs 

    By Zach Epstein

    Samsung on Tuesday morning reported unaudited financial results for the second quarter that badly missed analysts’ estimates. The company said that it expects second-quarter operating profit to fall to 7.2 trillion won, or approximately $7.1 billion, versus analysts’ expectations of 8.6 trillion won. That figure marks a massive 24% decline from the year-ago quarter. Samsung also said that it expects June-quarter revenue to decline 10% to 52 trillion won, or approximately $51.4 billion.

    Samsung’s weak performance was in line with guidance offered back in April, but it still missed estimates quite badly. Samsung’s chief financial officer also warned late last month that Q2 profit would be “not that good.”

    The company blamed the results in part on the Korean won’s appreciation versus the dollar and the euro, and it also said sales of entry-level and mid-range smartphones were weak in some Asian and European markets due to slowing demand and strong competition.