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Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.

  • 250,000.00 KRW
  • -2,500.00
  • -0.99%
  • South Korea
    Aug 16, 2019
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Company Background

Samsung SDI is a South Korean electronic component maker that belongs to the Samsung Electronics group.

The world's largest supplier of lithium-ion batteries, it is locked in heavy competition with domestic and Japanese rivals in lithium-ion batteries for cell phones, cars and solar power plants.

The company was jointly established by the Samsung group and Japanese electronics maker NEC in 1970. It began as a manufacturer of picture tubes. The company has used its current name since 1999.

Samsung SDI manufactured organic light-emitting diode display panels and plasma panels by itself even after dissolving the joint venture with NEC. But it has since farmed out all display panel operations to other group companies.

The company now manufactures batteries, which account for roughly 50% of its sales, polarizing plates for liquid crystal display panels and materials for semiconductors and display panel.

It supplies most of its products to Samsung group companies.

Samsung SDI is the largest shareholder in trading house and construction company Samsung C&T. The leading shareholder in Samsung SDI is Samsung Electronics.

Market participants predict Samsung SDI will be included in the reorganization of group companies that the Samsung group is carrying out to streamline its complicated capital ties.

Business Summary

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of secondary cells and plasma display panels. It operates in two business segments: Display segment and Energy segment. The Display segment is engaged in the manufacture of PDPs used in televisions, as well as operation of rental business. The Energy segment is engaged in the manufacture of batteries. The company was founded on January 20, 1970 and is headquartered in Yongin, South Korea.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2018 KRWUSD
Gross Profit1,948.18B1,770.23M
Operating income715,176.84M649.85M
Income before tax1,036.23B941.58M
Net income701,166.33M637.12M
Diluted EPS10,4859.52
Dividends Per Share1,0000.90
Total Assets19,349.72B17,341.56M
Total liabilities7,124.50B6,385.10M
Total equity11,934.02B10,695.48M
Operating cash flow260,609.73M236.80M
Currency in KRWCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018
Revenue 5,474.22B 4,954.86B 5,200.82B 6,346.60B 9,158.27B
Gross Profit 804,658.09M 762,847.37M 673,302.56M 1,078.22B 1,948.18B
Operating income 72,108.83M -267,470.69M -925,907.97M 117,145.86M 715,176.84M
Income before tax 199,367.98M -170,116.23M -820,693.89M 824,064.87M 1,036.23B
Net income 148,585.30M -102,737.24M -870,209.08M 657,236.34M 701,166.33M
EBITDA 564,697.68M 301,201.85M -478,330.42M 576,843.55M 1,297.23B
Diluted EPS -1,450 766.62 -10,718 9,825 10,485
Dividends Per Share 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Total Assets 15,968.54B 16,225.30B 14,900.31B 15,741.70B 19,349.72B
Total liabilities 4,141.63B 4,972.11B 3,936.20B 4,289.70B 7,124.50B
Total equity 11,586.43B 11,011.99B 10,722.13B 11,257.30B 11,934.02B
Operating cash flow 310,592.82M 881,066.55M -1,309.51B -250,114.33M 260,609.73M
 Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018
Revenue 5,200.37M 4,377.84M 4,482.73M 5,613.93M 8,321.78M
Gross Profit 764.40M 674.01M 580.33M 953.75M 1,770.23M
Operating income 68.50M -236.32M -798.06M 103.62M 649.85M
Income before tax 189.39M -150.30M -707.37M 728.93M 941.58M
Net income 141.15M -90.77M -750.05M 581.36M 637.12M
EBITDA 536.44M 266.12M -412.28M 510.25M 1,178.74M
Diluted EPS -1.37 0.67 -9.23 8.69 9.52
Dividends Per Share 0.94 0.88 0.86 0.88 0.90
Total Assets 14,528.08M 13,837.62M 12,336.73M 14,704.31M 17,341.56M
Total liabilities 3,768.03M 4,240.42M 3,258.98M 4,007.01M 6,385.10M
Total equity 10,541.26M 9,391.49M 8,877.40M 10,515.43M 10,695.48M
Operating cash flow 295.05M 778.46M -1,128.71M -221.24M 236.80M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2018
Operating margin7.80%
Profit margin7.65%

Key executives

  • President, Chief Executive Officer & Director: Young-Hyun Jun
  • MD, Head-Finance & Management Support: Yoon-Tae Kim
  • Vice President & Head-Research Institute: Hyeok Jang
  • Managing Director & Head-Compliance Support: Yoon-Geun Kim
  • Vice President & Head-Strategic Marketing: Jung-Wook Kim


  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (19.5%)
  • National Pension Service of Korea (10.1%)
  • Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. (4.8%)
  • Newton Investment Management Ltd. (3.7%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (2.0%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.9%)
  • Samsung Asset Management Co., Ltd. (1.8%)
  • Schroder Investment Management Ltd. (1.6%)
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (1.4%)
  • Baillie Gifford & Co. (0.7%)

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  • Samsung SDI Europe GmbH
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  • Samsung SDI Chemicals & Electronic Materials, Inc.
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  • Samsung SDI Mexico SA de CV
  • Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. /Solar Cell Business/
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  • Samsung SDI (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
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  • SB LiMotive Co., Ltd.
  • Samsung SDI America, Inc.
  • Samsung SDI Brasil Ltda.
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  • EL Display Business of NEC Corp
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Last Updated on 16 Aug, 2019

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