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Technology Services

Samsung SDS Co., Ltd.

  • 231,000.00 KRW
  • +2,000.00
  • +0.87%
  • South Korea
    Aug 17, 2018
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Company Background

Samsung SDS, a systems development company established in 1985 under Samsung Electronics, is mainly responsible for systems operations for group companies.

The company, which has been expanding through buying out group companies specializing in information technology, debuted on the Korean exchange in November 2014.

A number of IT leaders have been produced by the company, including the founder of South Korea's Naver, developer of the Line free message application highly popular in Japan and other Asian countries.

The company's current goal is to push up the sales to 20 trillion won by 2020. It hopes to significantly expand business with outside customers by tapping into the know-how and expertise accumulated through relations with group companies assisting with matters such as enhancing productivity through system improvements.

It also focuses on contract logistics systems operations and security technologies to be used to link a fingerprint authentication system for mobile headset.

Its main shareholders include not only group companies such as Samsung Electronics but also Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics and the third-generation leader of the founding family. It is one of the few group companies where the founding family directly owns stock. The business, therefore, is recognized not just as another operation, but as a possible core unit for reorganizing the entire group.

Business Summary

Samsung SDS Co., Ltd. engages in the provision of information and communication technology services. It operates through the following business segments: Information Technology (IT) Services and Logistics Business Process Outsourcing (BPO). The IT Services business offers IT consulting and system integration services. The Logistics BPO business provides logistics planning and execution solutions. The company was founded on May 1, 1985 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2017 KRWUSD
Gross Profit1,474.60B1,304.36M
Operating income731,457.83M647.01M
Income before tax752,095.70M665.27M
Net income530,347.61M469.12M
Diluted EPS6,8566.06
Dividends Per Share2,0001.76
Total Assets7,277.76B6,798.15M
Total liabilities1,558.33B1,455.63M
Total equity5,558.27B5,191.98M
Operating cash flow834,847.19M738.46M
Currency in KRWCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2013Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017
Revenue 7,046.83B 7,897.74B 7,853.45B 8,180.18B 9,299.20B
Gross Profit 1,102.49B 1,288.48B 1,302.93B 1,405.93B 1,474.60B
Operating income 503,208.80M 593,172.16M 586,125.19M 627,176.39M 731,457.83M
Income before tax 496,990.14M 636,751.08M 649,120.79M 751,861.73M 752,095.70M
Net income 312,372.06M 412,880.22M 439,020.11M 463,858.32M 530,347.61M
EBITDA 866,729.64M 989,749.51M 974,697.95M 992,083.05M 1,064.13B
Diluted EPS 4,038 5,335.90 5,676 5,997 6,856
Dividends Per Share -- 500 500 750 2,000
Total Assets 5,300.09B 5,546.04B 6,331.67B 6,842.00B 7,277.76B
Total liabilities 1,416.72B 1,332.02B 1,554.82B 1,550.87B 1,558.33B
Total equity 3,802.73B 4,112.25B 4,588.76B 5,140.69B 5,558.27B
Operating cash flow 512,249.85M 996,275.20M 864,766.04M 622,817.96M 834,847.19M
 Dec 2013Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017
Revenue 6,436.85M 7,502.66M 6,938.88M 7,050.73M 8,225.67M
Gross Profit 1,007.06M 1,224.02M 1,151.20M 1,211.81M 1,304.36M
Operating income 459.65M 563.49M 517.86M 540.58M 647.01M
Income before tax 453.97M 604.89M 573.52M 648.05M 665.27M
Net income 285.33M 392.22M 387.89M 399.81M 469.12M
EBITDA 791.70M 940.23M 861.19M 855.10M 941.28M
Diluted EPS 3.68 5.06 5.01 5.16 6.06
Dividends Per Share -- 0.47 0.44 0.64 1.76
Total Assets 5,022.12M 5,045.75M 5,399.92M 5,664.84M 6,798.15M
Total liabilities 1,342.41M 1,211.86M 1,326.02M 1,284.05M 1,455.63M
Total equity 3,603.29M 3,741.30M 3,913.48M 4,256.24M 5,191.98M
Operating cash flow 467.90M 946.43M 764.06M 536.82M 738.46M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2017
Operating margin7.86%
Profit margin5.70%

Key executives

  • President, Chief Executive Officer & Director: Won-Pyo Hong
  • Managing Director & Head-Global Operations: Eung-Ki Min
  • Managing Director & Head-Finance: Min-Sik Kim
  • Managing Director & Head-Research: Sim Yoon
  • Head-Compliance Support: Byung-Gyu Yoo


  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (22.5%)
  • Samsung C&T Corp. (17.0%)
  • National Pension Service of Korea (5.0%)
  • LEE BU-JIN (3.9%)
  • LEE SEO-HYUN (3.9%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1.0%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (0.9%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (0.7%)
  • Samsung Asset Management Co., Ltd. (0.6%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: Samsung SDS Tower, 125 Olympic-ro 35-gil, Seoul, 05510, South Korea
  • Phone: +82.2.6155.3114

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Last Updated on 17 Aug, 2018

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