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Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics
14
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 14
Previous rank: 20
CEO: Oh-Hyun Kwon
Employees: 236,000

For Samsung, 2012 proved another banner year. While the South Korean electronics maker remained unchallenged in the TV business for the seventh consecutive year, it also became the No. 1 mobile phone maker, shipping nearly 397 million units and seizing 25% of the global market, according to Strategy Analytics. (Its Galaxy SIII smartphone moved over 30 million units in just five months.) Both TV and phone sales helped drive revenues up 20% year-over-year to $178 billion.

Headquarters:
1320-10 Seocho 2-dong
Seoul. 137-857
South Korea
82-2-2255-0114
Website: www.samsung.com
Key financials
$ millions
% change from 2011
Revenues
178,555
19.9
Profits
20,586
70.7
Assets
169,155
Stockholder's equity
109,388
Profits as % of
Revenues
11.5
Assets
12.2
From the July 22, 2013 issue

Notes:
Figures prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards.
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