Oct. 27, 2022 — Samsung Electronics today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022.
Total consolidated revenue was a record for the third-quarter at KRW 76.78 trillion despite a challenging business environment, while operating profit declined 23% from the previous quarter to KRW 10.85 trillion. With record revenue in each of the respective quarters so far this year, the Company expects annual revenue to surpass the historical high set in 2021.
Earnings in the Memory Business declined as inventory adjustments of customers exceeded market expectations and demand for consumer products remained weak. The System LSI Business saw lower profits due to weak demand for mobile phones and TVs, while the Foundry Business posted a record quarterly revenue on improving yields in advanced nodes.
The strength in the U.S. dollar against the Korean won benefited the Company’s component businesses, resulting in an approximately 1.0 trillion won company-wide gain in operating profit compared to the previous quarter.
In the fourth quarter, while the Memory Business expects there to be fundamental server demand based on core infrastructure investments, inventory adjustments are likely to continue. The Company plans to actively address demand for high-density products and maintain priority on DRAM profitability. For the System LSI Business, new products from mobile customers are expected to drive growth in SoC revenue while in the Foundry Business, earnings momentum is expected to continue on solid demand from global customers and additional yield improvements.
The MX Business will continue to sustain strong sales of premium smartphones and expand sales of tablets and wearables. The Company plans to focus on profitability amid ongoing macroeconomic uncertainties. For the Networks Business, the Company plans to expand overseas businesses, including in North America and Japan.
In the Memory Business, after a dampened first half, demand is expected to rebound centering on servers as data center installations resume. The Company plans to align its supply strategy with the mid-term market outlook, taking into account the limited overall production in the industry. With the reorganization of the SoC business, the System LSI Business will further enhance competitiveness, and the Foundry Business is expected to reinforce advanced node technology leadership and win new orders in HPC and automotive segments.
In the third quarter, Samsung Electronics’ capital expenditure reached KRW 12.7 trillion, including KRW 11.5 trillion spent in the DS Division and KRW 0.5 trillion in SDC. The cumulative total for the January-September period is KRW 33 trillion, with KRW 29.1 trillion allocated to the DS Division and KRW 2.1 trillion to SDC.
The full-year capital expenditure for 2022 is expected at approximately KRW 54 trillion, including KRW 47.7 trillion allocated to the DS Division and KRW 3.0 trillion to SDC.
This year’s capital expenditures in the Memory Business will focus on P3 and P4 infrastructure, as well as on advanced technologies, such as EUV, to enhance the Company’s market competitiveness. Investments in the Foundry Business will center on expanding the production capability at the Company’s sites in Taylor and Pyeongtaek to address demand for advanced processes using EUV, in line with our Shell-First strategy. For SDC, investments will focus on expanding the capacity of flexible displays for mobile products and improving the efficiency of large QD-OLED panel production.
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Source: Samsung Electronics