Samsung Electronics reported good Q2 2016 earning results - revenues reached $45 billion and operating profit was $7.17 billion, highest since Q1 2014. Samsung saw excellent mobile phone sales - mostly from its high-end Galaxy S7 and S7 edge phones. The component (semiconductor and displays) profits were lower than last year, but slightly better than Q1 2016.
The Display segmented improved over the last quarter - led by increased OLED capacity utilization. SDC sees the stable earnings for OLEDs ahead, and the company said that the capital expenditure will be slightly higher in 2016 compared to 2015, and most of it will concentrate on OLED and V-NAND capacity as the company sees high demand for these components.
SDC says that the OLED business earnings improved due to increased sales of OLED panels to flagship phones and also due to increased demand for flexible OLEDs. SDC continues to expand its customer base for OLED displays, and will also try to increase profitability by expanding the proportion of high value-added products such as flexible and high-resolution displays.