LG Electronics has estimated that its fourth-quarter gross sales reached a document quarterly excessive, apparently backed by its sturdy house equipment enterprise, however the working revenue is prone to sink due largely to elevated logistics prices.
The corporate anticipated to log 21 trillion received ($17.5 billion) in gross sales for the September-December interval, up 20.7 per cent from a yr earlier, it mentioned in a regulatory submitting.
Working revenue, nevertheless, probably got here in at 681.6 billion received, down 21 per cent from a yr in the past.
The fourth-quarter working revenue prediction was 16.2 per cent decrease than the market consensus of 813.7 billion received in a survey by Yonhap Infomax, the monetary knowledge agency of Yonhap Information Company.
In contrast with the third quarter, the working revenue probably superior 26.1 per cent, with the gross sales rising 11.8 per cent, in line with the estimates.
If the preliminary outcomes turn out to be official, the fourth-quarter gross sales would characterize the largest-ever quarterly efficiency within the firm’s historical past.
On the cumulative foundation, the tech firm is anticipated to have earned 74.72 trillion received in gross sales and three.86 trillion received in working revenue for 2021.
Analysts mentioned strong demand for family home equipment, LG’s mainstay enterprise, probably helped drive up the income.
“Such demand, particularly for the premium lineup within the North America market, seems to not have peaked but, which means that we might presumably anticipate additional momentum within the first half of subsequent yr,” Kim Ji-san, an analyst at Kiwoom Securitis Co., mentioned.
Analysts predicted a alternative cycle for electrical equipment objects amongst US shoppers within the first half of this yr.
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