Samsung SDS Co., Ltd.

South Korea

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Feb 22, 2018
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 77.37M

Currency in KRW

Company profile

Market(Ticker): KRX(018260)
Technology Services
Information Technology Services
Full time employees: 13,038

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.

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.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2016

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 8,180.18B
Gross profit 1,405.93B
Operating income 627,176.39M
Income before tax 751,861.73M
Net income 463,858.32M
EBITDA 992,083.05M
Diluted EPS 5,997
Dividends per share 750
Total assets 6,842.00B
Total liabilities 1,550.87B
Total equity 5,140.69B
Operating cash flow 622,817.96M

Currency in KRW

Revenue 7,050.73M
Gross profit 1,211.81M
Operating income 540.58M
Income before tax 648.05M
Net income 399.81M
EBITDA 855.10M
Diluted EPS 5.16
Dividends per share 0.64
Total assets 5,664.84M
Total liabilities 1,284.05M
Total equity 4,256.24M
Operating cash flow 536.82M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Dec 2016

PER 23.26
ROA 7.04%
ROE 9.53%
Operating margin 7.66%
Profit margin 5.67%

Key executive

  • Co-President, Chief Executive Officer & Director: Yu-Seong Jeong
  • Co-President & Director: Won-Pyo Hong
  • Managing Director & Head-Finance: Min-Sik Kim
  • Executive Director & Head-Research: Sim Yoon
  • Vice President: Hyeong-Tae Kim

Share holders

  • 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%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(1.0%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(0.9%)
  • Samsung Asset Management Co., Ltd.(0.9%)
  • Samsung Sds Co. Ltd. Esoa(0.8%)


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

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