Following Lowered Earnings Guidance, 200 Samsung Managers Return a Portion of Their Bonuses
July 18, 2014 7:30 PM
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Total value of returned bonuses is pegged at $2.3 million
Over the past six months, Samsung has flooded the market with a wealth of smartphones and tablets. We’ve seen the launch of the
Galaxy S5 Active
Galaxy S5 Sport
Galaxy S5 LTE-A
Galaxy S5 mini
. On the tablet front, the company has released the Galaxy Tab 4 and
Galaxy Tab S series
Despite a wealth of new smartphone and tablet products blanketing a wide range of price points,
Samsung’s profit guidance for the April-June quarter
is coming in well below analysts’ estimates. Samsung has cited a number of reasons for its profit decline including a strong Won, a broad slowdown in the global electronics sector, and more specifically, tablet sales that have “declined more than expected.”
Galaxy S5 LTE-A
At least 200 managers from the South Korean company are taking the profit downturn to heart, and have voluntarily returned a quarter of their first half bonuses. According to South Korean media outlets, the value of the returned bonuses is around $2.92 million.
$2.92 million is a relative drop in the bucket compared to the
$7.35B net profit that Samsung made during the first quarter
reports that the gesture is largely symbolic to show that the managers take responsibility for the profit decline and will work even harder to improve the company’s performance in the future.
Samsung's mobile division still has time to shine this year, as the next big release on the schedule is the Galaxy Note 4. The next generation “phablet” is set to
feature a QHD display
, with some variants being powered by either the new
or Exynos 5433 processors.
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RE: Good to see some honest businessmen...
7/19/2014 9:57:02 PM
There's absolutely no evidence they missed those forecasts because of these employees though. I see no reason why they should hand over their hard-earned money because of it.
Samsung lately has been making forecasts they just cannot meet. Like selling 100 million Galaxy S4's.
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