Samsung predicts record operating profit
Seoul - South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co on Tuesday estimated its operating profit for the fourth quarter at a record 8.8trillion won (8.3 billion dollars).
The estimated operating profit for the electronics manufacturer would represent a rise of 88.8 per cent from the same quarter a year earlier and 9.2 per cent from the third quarter.
Fourth-quarter revenue was predicted at 56 trillion won, up 18 percent from a year earlier.
The company, which leads the smartphone market with its Galaxy range, said it was also on track for record annual earnings.
Samsung did not provide a breakdown by product line, but mobilephones made up two-thirds of the revenue for the Apple Inc competitor in the previous quarter, and several news reports quoted analysts assaying strong Galaxy sales probably underpinned the latest revenue performance.//DPA