South Korea's top market cap Samsung Electronics Co., which posted the highest ever profit this year again, paid more than 1.9 trillion won (US$1.69 billion) to shareholders in the first half of this year alone.
Hyundai Motor Co. came in second with 8.47 trillion won (US$7.54 billion) in dividends paid to investors over the past five years, followed by SK Group with 7.18 trillion won (US$6.39 billion), LG Group with 4.44 trillion won (US$3.95 billion), POSCO Group with 3.5 trillion won (US$3.12 billion), Hanwha Group with 1.13 trillion won (US$1 billion), GS Group with 1.12 trillion won (US$996.09 million), Lotte Group with 795.4 billion won (US$707.34 million) and Nonghyup with 380.7 billion won (US$338.55 million).
The result almost tripled profits reported in the same period a year earlier.
The world's biggest memory chip and smartphone maker has had its de facto leader jailed for bribery and faced a recall of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 device.
It comes weeks after chief executive Kwon Oh-hyun resigned from the firm, citing an "unprecedented crisis".
Samsung Electronics described its latest quarterly result as a "robust performance" overall.Читайте также: Featured Stock: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)
The total dividends for the 2018-2020 period is estimated to be 29 trillion won, the company said.
The dividend payouts have been on the rise since 2012, when the companies paid a combined 6.74 trillion won (US$5.99 billion) in dividends to shareholders.
By sector, the semiconductor business contributed the most to earnings, with its operating profit nearly tripling to 9.96 trillion won from 3.37 trillion won a year earlier.
The firm provides memory chips for PCs, servers and mobile gadgets of its own but also other industry rivals including Apple, with that "component business" helping the firm cushion a fall in sales of its own gadgets.
And its investment in infrastructure, mostly on chip plants, will reach a whopping 46.2 trillion won just for this year, compared to 25.5 trillion won in 2016, it said.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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