Samsung C&T

Q2 2020 earnings

Jul 22, 2020

Samsung C&T’s efforts to improve profitability in addition to performance gains at subsidiary BioLogics have led to an increase in quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) operating profit, despite a drop in year-over-year (YoY) revenue due to COVID-19 and completion of large-scale projects, etc.


KRW 7.223tn in revenue and KRW 238bn in operating profit, QoQ decrease in revenue by 749bn (9.4%), increase in operating profit by 17bn (7.7%)




Overall Performance


  • Revenue: KRW 7.223tn, YoY decrease by 749bn (9.4%) from 7.972tn in Q2 2019
  • Operating Profit: KRW 238bn, YoY increase by 17bn (7.7%) from 221bn


Revenue fell YoY due to the negative impact of COVID-19 on demand, commodity prices, and domestic consumption, etc.


Operating profit, however grew YoY, driven by increased capacity utilization at BioLogics.




Engineering & Construction Group


  • Revenue: KRW 2.842tn, YoY decrease by 310bn (9.8%) from 3.152tn
  • Operating Profit: KRW 148bn, YoY decrease by 10bn (6.3%) from 158bn


Revenue fell slightly YoY due to completion of major projects, etc. but operating profit was maintained at a similar level thanks to continuous efforts to improve profitability.




Trading & Investment Group


  • Revenue: KRW 3.017tn, YoY decrease by 548bn (15.4%) from 3.565tn
  • Operating Profit: KRW 13bn, YoY decrease by 14bn (51.9%) from 27bn


Revenue and operating profit declined YoY on account of weak global trading volume/commodity prices due to COVID-19.




Fashion Group


  • Revenue: KRW 377bn, YoY decrease by 39bn (9.4%) from 416bn
  • Operating Profit: KRW 1bn, YoY decrease by 9bn (90.0%) from 10bn


Revenue and operating profit fell YoY due to slowdown in domestic consumption.




Resort Group


  • Revenue: KRW 680bn, YoY decrease by 81bn (10.6%) from 761bn
  • Operating Profit: KRW 6bn, YoY decrease by 47bn (88.7%) from 53bn


Revenue and operating profit fell on account of decline in demand for leisure products/services.