Samsung's Competitors, Revenue, Number of Employees, Funding and Acquisitions

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Annual Revenue

Employees

Kinam Kim's photo - President & CEO of Samsung

President & CEO

Kinam Kim

CEO Approval Rating

59/100

OVERVIEW

Founded:

1938

Headquarters:

SeoulSeoul Teugbyeolsi

Status:

PublicIndependent Company of Korea Exchange005930

Industry Sector:

Consumer Electronics

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Competitive Analysis

TOP COMPETITORS OR ALTERNATIVES

Apple has been one of Samsung's top competitors. Apple's headquarters is in Cupertino, California, and was founded in 1976. Apple is in the Computer Hardware industry. Apple generates 126% of Samsung's revenue.

LG Electronics is one of Samsung's top rivals. LG Electronics is a Public company that was founded in Seoul, Seoul Teugbyeolsi in 1958. Like Samsung, LG Electronics also operates in the Consumer Electronics field. LG Electronics has 238,671 fewer employees vs. Samsung.

Huawei is perceived as one of Samsung's biggest rivals. Huawei was founded in 1987, and is headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. Huawei operates in the Telecommunications Equipment industry. Huawei generates $100.6B less revenue vs. Samsung.

RANK

COMPANY

LEADERSHIP

CEO SCORE

EMPLOYEES

TOTAL FUNDING

REVENUE

Kinam Kim

President & CEO

- -
320,671
$0
$205.5B
1

Timothy Cook

CEO

80/100
132,000
$1B
$259B
2

Seong-Jin Jo

President & CEO

57/100
82,000
$748.8M
$55.7B
3

Ren Zhengfei

Founder & CEO

77/100
188,000
- -
$104.9B
4

Nobuaki Kurumatani

Chairman & CEO

52/100
141,256
$6B
$61.2B
5

Kenichiro Yoshida

CEO

78/100
117,300
- -
$78.1B
6

Yang Yuanqing

Chairman & CEO

64/100
60,000
$242M
$45.3B
7

Michael S. Dell

Chairman & CEO

58/100
138,109
- -
$91.5B
8

Samson Hu

Co-CEO

42/100
6,258
- -
$11.7B
9

Satya Nadella

CEO

75/100
131,000
$61M
$125.8B
10

Kazuhiro Tsuga

President

71/100
274,143
- -
$72.2B

Quarterly and Annual Revenue

Trailing 12-Months Trend (TTM)

Annual Revenue

$205.5B

Samsung's revenue is the ranked 2nd among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 101B. Over the last three quarters, Samsung's revenue has decreased by 1.7%. Specifically, in Q2 2019's revenue was $49.3B; in Q1 2019, it was $46B; in Q4 2018, it was $50.1B.

Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
Corephotonics Ltd.

Jan 2019

Source »
$155M
Corephotonics designs and develops multi-aperture camera systems for smartphones.
ZHILABS, S.L.

Oct 2018

Source »
undisclosed
Zhilabs provides AI-based network analytics, OTT testing, unified performance and quality management services for telecommunication network operators.
Kngine, Inc.

Mar 2018

Source »
undisclosed
Kngine is an artificial intelligence based search engine that crawls web data, enterprise documents, books and customer service logs.
Fluenty Inc.

Nov 2017

Source »
undisclosed
Fluenty develops a machine learning-based chatbot that offers Natural Language Processing solution for wearables and IoT devices.
Innoetics

Jul 2017

Source »
undisclosed
Innoetics is a text-to-speech technology company that develops synthetic voices to narrate audiobooks and games for end-users, developers and enterprises.

These are all the companies that Samsung has acquired. Samsung has acquired 21 companies and its latest acquisition was Corephotonics Ltd. in Jan 2019. Corephotonics designs and develops multi-aperture camera systems for smartphones.

Investments

COMPANY

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

INVESTMENT DATE

ROUND

EXIT DATE

Innoviz is a provider of LiDAR-based remote sensing solutions for autonomous vehicles.
$38M
Jun 09, 2019
Series C
-
Ledger provides security and infrastructure solutions for cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications.
$2.9M
Apr 23, 2019
Equity
-
ZenGo is a bitcoin mobile wallet that allows users to manage cryptocurrency assets.
$4M
Apr 18, 2019
Equity
-
Innoviz is a provider of LiDAR-based remote sensing solutions for autonomous vehicles.
$132M
Mar 25, 2019
Series C
-
Cover is a mobile application that allows users to upload pictures of their automobiles and properties and get insurance quotes.
$15.6M
Oct 01, 2018
Series B
-

These are all the companies that Samsung has invested in. Samsung has invested 21 companies and its latest investment was Corephotonics Ltd. in Jan 2019. Corephotonics designs and develops multi-aperture camera systems for smartphones.

Samsung News

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Retailers Can Soon Use Samsung Phones As Contactless POS Systems

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October 16, 2019Telecompaper

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October 16, 2019BGR

Leak says Galaxy Fold 2 release might be just 7 months away

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October 16, 2019TechRistic

Info on Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite launch colors leaks

Samsung is preparing "Lite" additions to both the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note10 lineups. They will bea... See more »
October 16, 2019PhoneDog

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 could launch in April

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October 16, 2019Gadget Hacks

How to Enable Android 10's New Gestures on Your Samsung Galaxy with One UI 2.0

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Samsung Blogs

October 15, 2019Samsung Blog

Do I Need Antivirus Software on My Smartphone?

Malware is getting smarter. Every computing device needs that last line of defense, especially your s... See more »
October 15, 2019Samsung Blog

Your Guide to the New Galaxy A10e, A20 and A50 Smartphones

Meet the Galaxy A10e, Galaxy A20 and Galaxy A50. Whatever your business requires, Samsung has a midra... See more »
October 14, 2019Samsung Blog

Why Aviation Sees a Mobile-Only Future on the Horizon

The Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Samsung DeX are helping the aviation industry soar into the mobile era.... See more »
October 14, 2019Samsung Blog

How Small Businesses Can Develop a Successful Social Media Plan

Natalie Zfat shares some of her top tips for small businesses developing their unique voice and prese... See more »
October 11, 2019Samsung Blog

CSG Enhances Its Rugged Mobile Product Line With CoDeX

Connectivity Solutions Group is leveraging Samsung DeX to help mobile workers connect to core applica... See more »
October 11, 2019Samsung Blog

Auto Meter Delivers Game-Changing Battery Tester on Samsung Tablet

Auto Meter has integrated a Samsung tablet into its portable electrical testing solution for vehicle ... See more »
October 10, 2019Samsung Blog

8 More Reasons to Attend the 2019 Samsung Developer Conference

Meet some of the best innovators in mobile app development and share your ideas at this year's Samsun... See more »

Samsung Press Releases

October 11, 2019MyPE News

Samsung Launches its Power of 10 Celebration

South Africa's ' favourite brand ' powerfully affirms commitment to the country and its people This y... See more »
October 11, 2019MyPE News

Meet the New Galaxy A30s

With upgraded essential features, made even more powerful Samsung today unveiled the new Galaxy A30s,... See more »
October 9, 2019MyPE News

Samsung's The Frame to Feature Masterpieces from the State Hermitage Museum through "The Art Store"

Samsung brings world-renowned paintings to create virtual art for Samsung TV's Samsung has announced ... See more »
October 4, 2019MyPE News

Samsung Pay Protects South Africans from Card Skimmers

With a new wave of card-skimming hotspots, more people are going cardless Samsung Pay, the popular mo... See more »
October 1, 2019Business Wire

Samsung Integrates Prismview Sales and Marketing Teams into Display Organization, Expanding its Position as an Industry Leader in LED Video Technologies

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Samsung Electronics America announced the integration ... See more »
September 25, 2019MyPE News

Samsung Showcases 'The Wall Luxury' During Paris Fashion Week and the Monaco Yacht Show

Show Samsung's unparalleled modular MicroLED screen technology to be on display in partnership with C... See more »
September 24, 2019Business Wire

Samsung Enters Partnership to Help Close the Middle Market Protection Gap

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics Ltd. has entered into a strategic partner... See more »

Samsung Videos

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Seoul, Seoul Teugbyeolsi100742

822-727-7020

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Overview

Samsung Electronics is a South Korean consumer electronics company that is the flagship of the larger Samsung multinational conglomerate. Originally a trading company, the Samsung conglomerate today consists of numerous subsidiaries. Together with Sam...

CEO

Samsung's President & CEO, Kinam Kim, currently has an approval rating of 59%. Samsung's primary competitors are Apple, LG Electronics & Huawei.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Samsung

  1. When was Samsung founded?

    Samsung was founded in 1938
  2. Who is Samsung's CEO?

    Samsung's CEO is Kinam Kim
  3. How much revenue does Samsung generate?

    Samsung generates $205.5B in revenue
  4. How much funding does Samsung have?

    Samsung has historically raised $0 in funding
  5. Where is Samsung's headquarters?

    Samsung's headquarters is in Seoul Seoul Teugbyeolsi, KR
  1. How many employees does Samsung have?

    Samsung has 320,671 employees
  2. What sector does Samsung operate in?

    Samsung is in Consumer Electronics
  3. Who are Samsung's competitors?

    Samsung's top competitors are Apple, LG Electronics, Huawei
  4. Who has Samsung invested in?

    Samsung's has invested in companies such as Innoviz, Ledger SAS, Zengo