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LG Electronics is a core company of South Korean conglomerate LG group, alongside LG Chem. Founded in 1958, LG Electronics has led the country's electronics industry since its early days as the first producer of radios, TVs and other appliances. Now, it is the second-largest electronics maker after Samsung Electronics.
Although LG Electronics lags far behind Samsung in semiconductors and smartphones, the two companies are in close competition in areas such as TVs, washing machines and refrigerators, at home and abroad. Headhunting and patent infringement suits are also common between the two companies. LG Electronics is known for its more laid-back work atmosphere compared to Samsung, which requires its employees to deliver results in a short time.
Its affiliated companies, such as LG Display and LG Innotek, produce liquid crystal display panels and electronic parts. Amid increased competition with its Chinese rivals in consumer products, LG Electronics aims to boost sales of electronic parts outside the group. It has, for example, set up a division specializing in research and development and supply to automakers.
Koo Bon-joon, vice chairman of LG Electronics, is the brother of LG Corp. chairman Koo Bon-moo, and the grandson of Koo In-hwoi, the company founder. He cannot ignore his brother when making important management decisions.
|Income before tax||2,479.82B||2,101.74M|
|Dividends Per Share||1,200||1.01|
|Operating cash flow||4,628.57B||3,922.89M|
|Currency in KRW||Currency in USD|
|Dec 2016||Dec 2017||Dec 2018||Dec 2019||Dec 2020|
|Income before tax||721,717M||2,558.11B||2,008.57B||1,580.73B||2,479.82B|
|Dividends Per Share||400||400||750||750||1,200|
|Operating cash flow||3,157.99B||2,166.27B||4,541.56B||3,689.16B||4,628.57B|
|Dec 2016||Dec 2017||Dec 2018||Dec 2019||Dec 2020|
|Income before tax||622.06M||2,262.79M||1,825.11M||1,355.47M||2,101.74M|
|Dividends Per Share||0.34||0.35||0.68||0.64||1.01|
|Operating cash flow||2,721.96M||1,916.18M||4,126.75M||3,163.44M||3,922.89M|
- Chief Executive Officer: Brian Kwon
- Chief Technology Officer: Il-Pyung Park
- Vice President, Head-Legal & Compliance Support: Jong-Sang Lee
- Senior Vice President: Taeg-il Cho
- Vice President: Ho-Kun Hwang
- LG Corp. (33.6%)
- National Pension Service of Korea (9.5%)
- BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.6%)
- The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1.6%)
- Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.3%)
- Norges Bank Investment Management (1.1%)
- APG Asset Management NV (0.9%)
- Mirae Asset Global Investments Co., Ltd. (0.7%)
- Fidelity Management & Research Co. LLC (0.6%)
- Goldman Sachs Asset Management International (0.5%)
- Address: LG Twin Tower, 128 Yeoui-daero, Seoul, 07336, South Korea
- Phone: +82.2.3777.1114
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