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Samsung historySamsung Electric Industries was established as a subsidiary of Samsung Group in 1969 in Suwon South Koreareference Its early products were electronic and electrical appliances including televisions calculators refrigerators air conditioners and washing machines In February 1983 Samsungs founder Lee Byung-chull made an announcement later dubbed the Tokyo declaration in which he declared that Samsung intended to become a DRAM dynamic random access memory vendor One year later Samsung became the third company in the world to develop a 64kb DRAM Samsung had a number of technological breakthroughs particularly in the field of memory which are commonplace in most electrical products todaySamsung main competitorsApple Google-Motorola mobilityNokiaSonyDellHPFew key profitability ratiosProfitability2005-122006-122007-122008-122009-122010-122011-12Tax Rate 1499166317751045199416461996Net Margin 9489237534567021022832Asset Turnover Average10811113122125125114Return on Assets 10261017849556881282947Financial Leverage Average18171168168154151153Return on Equity 1847178143593314131952144Return on Invested Capital 16131563124766127818621343R D ExpenseFrom last few years Samsung invested around 6 of sales into RD expenses and Plant and facilitiesAs semiconductor mobile communication and LCD are very competitive business which requires large time sensitive investment in RD and plantsGross Margin Gross Margin is around 30 from last few years which show that Samsung is in high competition business and it is eroding marginsSGA alternately SGA or SAG is an acronym used in accounting to refer to Selling General and Administrative Expenses which is a major non-production cost presented in an Income statement For Samsung it is around 7 consistently which is good signCOGSIs an income statement figure which reflects the cost of obtaining raw materials and producing finished goods that are sold to consumers For Samsung it is around 70 ratio which is shows that the company is controlling its gross marginsEBT An indicator of a companys financial performance calculated as revenue minus expenses excluding tax EBT is a line on the companys income statement that shows how much the company has earned after the cost of goods sold interest and selling general and administrative expenses have been subtracted from gross sales From last two years it is
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