Samsung Electronics posted better than expected earnings in 2021.
According to the firm's earnings guidance Thursday,… its estimated operating profit last year was around 43 billion U.S. dollars, 44 percent higher compared to 2020.
Sales at a record 232 billion dollars, up 18 percent compared to the year before.
Operating profit in the final three months of 2021 was around 11 billion dollars, up 53 percent on-year.
The surprise earnings were led by semiconductors, with 78 billion dollars in sales, making Samsung the world's market leader, topping Intel for the first time in three years.