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Samsung Electronics says its Q1 profit likely up 10.4% vs year ago

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Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday its first-quarter operating profit likely rose 10.4 percent from a year earlier, beating market expectations as strong sales of its flagship smartphones appeared to have lifted mobile business earnings.

[SEOUL] Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday its first-quarter operating profit likely rose 10.4 percent from a year earlier, beating market expectations as strong sales of its flagship smartphones appeared to have lifted mobile business earnings.

Samsung, in a regulatory filing, estimated its January-March profit at 6.6 trillion won (S$7.67 billion), compared with the 5.6 trillion won tipped by a Thomson Reuters StarMine SmartEstimate derived from a survey of 23 analysts. This marked the highest level since the third quarter of 2015.

Samsung also expects its first-quarter revenue to have risen 4 percent from a year earlier to 49 trillion won. The company did not provide details on its trading performance for the period, and will disclose full earnings in late April.

REUTERS

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