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Electronic Technology

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.

  • 210,000.00 KRW
  • -6,500.00
  • -3.00%
  • South Korea
    Aug 16, 2018
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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. The company 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. Samsung SDI was founded on January 20, 1970 and is headquartered in Yongin, South Korea.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2017 KRWUSD
Gross Profit1,081.47B956.62M
Operating income117,145.86M103.62M
Income before tax824,064.87M728.93M
Net income657,236.34M581.36M
Diluted EPS9,8258.69
Dividends Per Share1,0000.88
Total Assets15,751.47B14,713.44M
Total liabilities4,299.47B4,016.13M
Total equity11,257.30B10,515.43M
Operating cash flow-250,114.33M-221.24M
Currency in KRWCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2013Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017
Revenue 5,016.46B 5,474.22B 4,954.86B 5,200.82B 6,321.56B
Gross Profit 664,855.02M 804,658.09M 762,847.37M 673,302.56M 1,081.47B
Operating income -24,452.14M 72,108.83M -267,470.69M -925,907.97M 117,145.86M
Income before tax 184,019.16M 199,367.98M -170,116.23M -820,693.89M 824,064.87M
Net income 130,598.63M 148,585.30M -102,737.24M -870,209.08M 657,236.34M
EBITDA 405,875.69M 564,697.68M 301,201.85M -478,330.42M 576,843.55M
Diluted EPS 2,910 -1,450 766.62 -10,718 9,825
Dividends Per Share 1,500 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Total Assets 10,555.67B 15,968.54B 16,225.30B 14,900.31B 15,751.47B
Total liabilities 3,013.25B 4,141.63B 4,972.11B 3,936.20B 4,299.47B
Total equity 7,378.09B 11,586.43B 11,011.99B 10,722.13B 11,257.30B
Operating cash flow 308,449.75M 310,592.82M 881,066.55M -1,309.51B -250,114.33M
 Dec 2013Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017
Revenue 4,582.24M 5,200.37M 4,377.84M 4,482.73M 5,591.77M
Gross Profit 607.30M 764.40M 674.01M 580.33M 956.62M
Operating income -22.33M 68.50M -236.32M -798.06M 103.62M
Income before tax 168.09M 189.39M -150.30M -707.37M 728.93M
Net income 119.29M 141.15M -90.77M -750.05M 581.36M
EBITDA 370.74M 536.44M 266.12M -412.28M 510.25M
Diluted EPS 2.65 -1.37 0.67 -9.23 8.69
Dividends Per Share 1.37 0.94 0.88 0.86 0.88
Total Assets 10,002.05M 14,528.08M 13,837.62M 12,336.73M 14,713.44M
Total liabilities 2,855.21M 3,768.03M 4,240.42M 3,258.98M 4,016.13M
Total equity 6,991.13M 10,541.26M 9,391.49M 8,877.40M 10,515.43M
Operating cash flow 281.75M 295.05M 778.46M -1,128.71M -221.24M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2017
Operating margin1.85%
Profit margin10.39%

Key executives

  • President, Chief Executive Officer & Director: Young-Hyun Jun
  • Director & Executive Vice President: Young-No Kwon
  • Director & Vice President: Chang-Ryong Song
  • Executive Director: Yoo-Mi Kim
  • Executive Director & Head-Pack Business Division: Jae-Ho Ahn


  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (19.5%)
  • National Pension Service of Korea (11.2%)
  • Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. (4.8%)
  • Newton Investment Management Ltd. (4.2%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1.9%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.7%)
  • Samsung Asset Management Co., Ltd. (1.2%)
  • Nordea Investment Management AB (Denmark) (1.0%)
  • Fidelity Management & Research Co. (0.9%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.9%)

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Last Updated on 16 Aug, 2018

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