Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.

South Korea

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Dec 12, 2017
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Dec 12, 2017
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 70.38M

Currency in KRW

Company profile

Market(Ticker): KRX(006400)
Electronic Technology
Electronic Components
Full time employees: 9,115

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.

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.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2016

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 5,200.82B
Gross profit 673,302.56M
Operating income -925,907.97M
Income before tax -1,065.87B
Net income -870,209.08M
EBITDA -478,330.42M
Diluted EPS -10,718
Dividends per share 1,000
Total assets 14,900.31B
Total liabilities 3,936.20B
Total equity 10,722.13B
Operating cash flow -1,309.51B

Currency in KRW

Revenue 4,482.73M
Gross profit 580.33M
Operating income -798.06M
Income before tax -918.70M
Net income -750.05M
EBITDA -412.28M
Diluted EPS -9.23
Dividends per share 0.86
Total assets 12,336.73M
Total liabilities 3,258.98M
Total equity 8,877.40M
Operating cash flow -1,128.71M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Dec 2016

PER --
ROA -5.59%
ROE -8.00%
Operating margin -17.80%
Profit margin -16.73%

Key executive

  • President, Chief Executive Officer & Director: Young-Hyun Jun
  • Director & Vice President: Chang-Ryong Song
  • Director & Vice President: Se-Woong Jeong
  • Director & Head-Management Support: Hong Gyeong Kim
  • Executive Director: Yoo-Mi Kim

Share holders

  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.(19.5%)
  • National Pension Service of Korea(9.1%)
  • Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.(4.8%)
  • Korea Investment Management Co., Ltd.(3.7%)
  • Newton Investment Management Ltd.(3.4%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(1.8%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(1.8%)
  • Samsung Asset Management Co., Ltd.(1.5%)
  • Fidelity Management & Research Co.(1.4%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)(1.2%)


  • Website:
  • Address: 150-20 Gongse-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin, 17084, South Korea
  • Phone: +82.31.8006.3100

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