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Samsung C&T Corp.

Company Background

Samsung C&T was created by merging among Samsung group companies, including the construction and trading businesses of former Samsung C&T, the fashion business of Cheil Industries and theme park operator Samsung Everland. Established in 1938 by Samsung group founder Lee Byung-chull, the company began as Samsung Sanghoe.

Samsung C&T is often referred to as the group's de facto holdings company, because Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong and other founding family members hold a large stake in the company. The company also holds a large stake in Samsung Life Insurance, a major shareholder of Samsung Electronics. Given the fact that Samsung group companies invest in each other in an intertwined manner, Samsung C&T is not meeting requirements to become a holding company, according to South Korean regulations.

Samsung C&T is an industry leader in South Korea's construction business. The company was involved in the Burj Khalifa project, the world's tallest skyscraper in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. A group of South Korean companies, including Samsung C&T, won a nuclear power plant project from the UAE in 2010. In its apparel business, Samsung C&T is also a producer and retailer of fashion clothing. Samsung C&T often draws attention on the stock market, but largely not as an operating company, because the company is the core unit of the Samsung group amid its on-and-off restructuring efforts.

Business Summary

Samsung C&T Corp is engaged in the provision of provides construction, engineering, and amusement park management services. It operates through following business divisions: Construction, Fashion, Resort, Bio, Trading, and Meal Service. The company was founded on December 23, 1963 and is headquartered at Seoul, South Korea.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2020 KRWUSD
Gross Profit3,241.87B2,747.61M
Operating income856,779.81M726.15M
Income before tax1,303.53B1,104.79M
Net income1,035.49B877.62M
Diluted EPS6,278.315.32
Dividends Per Share2,3001.94
Total Assets54,331.74B50,015.40M
Total liabilities21,386.25B19,687.24M
Total equity30,197.97B27,798.92M
Operating cash flow1,267.89B1,074.59M
Currency in KRWCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020
Revenue 28,102.68B 29,279.04B 31,155.63B 30,761.50B 30,216.11B
Gross Profit 3,001.69B 3,403.35B 3,831.20B 3,655.60B 3,241.87B
Operating income 162,979.59M 850,038.35M 1,062.43B 870,636.07M 856,779.81M
Income before tax 162,667.11M 825,011.44M 2,382.73B 1,222.56B 1,303.53B
Net income 107,356.94M 639,797.94M 1,712.79B 1,050.07B 1,035.49B
EBITDA 662,609.27M 1,330.03B 1,525.55B 1,314.67B 1,380.27B
Diluted EPS 648.70 3,879 10,384.81 6,366.72 6,278.31
Dividends Per Share 550 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,300
Total Assets 44,458.51B 49,048.90B 43,674.27B 45,905.51B 54,331.74B
Total liabilities 23,352.80B 23,897.65B 21,125.33B 19,213.42B 21,386.25B
Total equity 18,301.58B 22,556.75B 19,946.59B 24,096.13B 30,197.97B
Operating cash flow 1,355.39B 1,312.43B 1,678.37B 770,849.62M 1,267.89B
 Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020
Revenue 24,222.49M 25,898.96M 28,309.97M 26,377.90M 25,609.31M
Gross Profit 2,587.24M 3,010.46M 3,481.27M 3,134.67M 2,747.61M
Operating income 140.47M 751.90M 965.39M 746.56M 726.15M
Income before tax 140.20M 729.76M 2,165.10M 1,048.34M 1,104.79M
Net income 92.53M 565.93M 1,556.34M 900.43M 877.62M
EBITDA 571.12M 1,176.48M 1,386.21M 1,127.33M 1,169.83M
Diluted EPS 0.55 3.43 9.43 5.45 5.32
Dividends Per Share 0.47 1.76 1.81 1.71 1.94
Total Assets 36,809.49M 45,816.54M 39,141.66M 39,695.20M 50,015.40M
Total liabilities 19,334.99M 22,322.77M 18,932.90M 16,614.13M 19,687.24M
Total equity 15,152.82M 21,070.24M 17,876.49M 20,836.29M 27,798.92M
Operating cash flow 1,168.25M 1,160.92M 1,525.07M 661.00M 1,074.59M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2020
Operating margin2.83%
Profit margin3.42%

Key executives

  • Co-President, Co-CEO & Director: Seung-Hwan Han
  • Co-President, Co-CEO & Director: Se-Chul Oh
  • Co-President, Co-CEO & Director: Jung-Suk Koh
  • Director & Executive Vice President: Joonseo Lee


  • Samsung C&T Corp. (12.5%)
  • KCC Corp. (9.1%)
  • National Pension Service of Korea (7.5%)
  • LEE BU-JIN (6.2%)
  • LEE SEO-HYUN (6.2%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1.0%)
  • Samsung Life Public Welfare Foundation (1.0%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.0%)
  • Samsung Asset Management Co., Ltd. (0.9%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: Samsung Main Building, 19th floor, 67 Sejong-daero, Seoul, 04519, South Korea
  • Phone: +82.2.759.0290

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Last Updated on 16 Sep, 2021

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