Samsung’s fourth-quarter profit rose 17 percent as surging smartphone sales helped Asia’s largest consumer-electrics company keep pace with Apple and overcome a loss at its flat-panel business.
Net income was 4 trillion won, compared with 3.42 trillion won a year ago, the Suwon, South Korea-based company said in a statement today.
The average of 28 analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg was 3.99 trillion won. Sales rose 13 percent to 47.3 trillion won, in line...
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