SEOUL, Korea – January 8, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced its earnings guidance for the fourth quarter of 2012.

Consolidated sales:  Approximately 56 trillion Korean won (Range: 55 – 57 trillion Korean won)

Consolidated operating profit: Approximately 8.8 trillion Korean won (Range: 8.6 – 9.0 trillion Korean won)


The above figures are consolidated earnings estimates based on K-IFRS

* 2012 3Q and 2011 4Q consolidated figures based on K-IFRS are as follows


(in trillion won)






Operating profit




The estimated revenues for the fiscal year of 2012 were 201.05 trillion Korean won on consolidated basis, while operating profit was expected to be 29.01 trillion Korean won

Disclosure regulations in South Korea do not allow earnings guidance to be provided as a range, therefore the official disclosure was made based on the median value as stated above.

The guidance is provided ahead of the full announcement of quarterly earnings results for the convenience of investors and media, before our external audit on the financial results of our headquarters, subsidiaries and affiliates is completed. Therefore, the above estimate may differ from the actual results.

The full earnings for the fourth quarter will be disclosed following the Board of Directors’ approval of the financial statements and quarterly reports.


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