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When was Samsung Electronics (SEC) incorporated?
Samsung Electronics was incorporated in 1969 as Samsung Electronics Manufacturing, and listed on the Korea Stock Exchange (KSE) on June 11, 1975. The company was renamed Samsung Electronics in 1984.
What is SEC's credit rating?
Samsung Electronics receives credit ratings on long-term foreign-currency bonds from the two largest credit rating agencies, US firms Standard & Poor's ("S&P") and Moody's Investors Services ("Moody's"). The Company's credit ratings as of December 31, 2016 were: A1 with a stable outlook by Moody's and A+ with a stable outlook by S&P.
Information of Samsung's credit rating Date Security Rating Credit rating agency August 2014 Corporate bond A+ S&P October 2014 Corporate bond A1 Moody's May 2015 Corporate bond A1 Moody's September 2015 Corporate bond A+ S&P July 2016 Corporate bond A+ S&P August 2016 Corporate bond A1 Moody's
Note: Rating ranges are AAA to D for S&P and Aaa to C for Moody's
What are SEC's business divisions?
Samsung Electronics has three business units, the Consumer Electronics (CE), IT & Mobile Communications (IM), and Device Solutions (DS) units. The CE division consists of the Visual Display, Digital Appliance, and Health & Medical Equipment units; the IM division consists of Mobile Communications and Networks businesses; and the DS division consists of Memeory, S. LSI, Display, and LED units.
Who is on SEC's Board of Directors
Samsung Electronics' Board of Directors consists of eleven Directors, six of whom are Independent Directors. The table below (also shown in the Governance & CSR section) provides detailed information on each member.
Information of Samsung's Board of Directors Director type Title Name Responsibility Independent Chairman of the Board
& Independent Director
Jae-Wan Bahk Chairman of the Board,
Audit Committee, Related Party Transactions Committee,
Executive President & CEO (DS) Ki-Nam Kim President & Head, Device Solutions President & CEO (CE) Hyun-Suk Kim President & Head, Consumer Electronics President & CEO (IM) Dong-Jin Koh President & Head, IT & Mobile Communications President & Head of Visual Display Jong-Hee Han President & Head of Visual Display President & CFO Yoon-Ho Choi President & CFO Independent Independent Director Sun-Uk Kim Audit Committee, Related Party Transactions Committee,
Independent Director Byung-Gook Park Independent Director Recommendation Committee,
Compensation Committee, Governance Committee
Independent Director Jeong Kim Independent Director Recommendation Committee,
Compensation Committee, Governance Committee
Independent Director Curie Ahn Independent Director Recommendation Committee,
Independent Director Han-Jo Kim Audit Committee, Related Party Transactions Committee,
Shares and Dividends
How to buy SEC shares?
Please refer to the How to Buy Stock section our our website.
Which exchanges does Samsung Electronics stock trade on?
SEC trades on the London Stock Exchange, Luxembourg Stock Exchange, and the Korea Exchange
What are the stock/ticker symbols for Samsung Electronics?
Information of Samsung Electronics's Board of Directors Division Original Shares (Seoul) GDR Listed Exchanges Common Preferred Common Preferred KRX KS005930
- - London - - SMSN
- Luxemburg - - - SMSD
How many Samsung Electronics shares are outstanding?
As of the end of 2019, there were 5,969,782,550 common shares outstanding and 822,886,700 preferred shares outstanding. The numbers may change due to various reasons such as our share buyback programs. The Stock Information section of the website shows the most recently updated information.
When does Samsung pay dividends?
- In 2017, Samsung Electronics initiated quarterly dividend payments. The Board of Directors, via resolution, determines whether to distribute a quarterly dividend, as well as the associated amount, for each of the first three quarters of a year. In accordance with relevant laws, such dividends are paid within 20 days of the corresponding Board of Directors resolution.
The payment of an end-year dividend (and the associated amount) is determined through a resolution at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. If such a dividend is distributed, it is paid within one month of the Annual General Meeting.
The record dates are March 31, June 30, and September 30 for quarterly dividends, and December 31 for the end-year dividend.
What is SEC's dividend history?
over the past 5 years
(Unit : KRW 100 M)
History of Samsung's dividend 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Net income* 186,946 224,157 413,446 438,909 215,051 Payout Ratio 16.4% 17.8% 14.1% 21.9% 44.7% Dividend Per Share**
Common 21,000 28,500 42,500 1,416 1,416 Preferred 21,050 28,550 42,550 1,417 1,417 Total Payout Common 26,772 34,981 51,157 84,532 84,532 Preferred 3,915 4,937 7,106 11,660 11,660 Total 30,687 39,919 58,263 96,192 96,192
Attributable to owners of the parent
2015~2017 : Pre-stock-split basis
Can I receive my GDR dividends in my local currency if I live abroad?
- Samsung Electronics pays dividends in Korean currency through the Korean Securities Depository, who transfers the dividend in US dollars to Citigroup in New York, who then distributes the dividend in US dollars to investors.
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What is SEC's fiscal year and the corresponding earnings release dates?
Samsung Electronics' fiscal year is equivalent to the calendar year. Typically, our earnings release for 1Q is in April, 2Q in July, 3Q in October, and 4Q in January of the following year. For historical data as well as information on upcoming events, please refer to our IR Events section of the website.