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THE INVESTOR
November 21, 2018
Big Reunion

Mobile & Internet

SK Telecom’s net profit jumps 32% in Q3

  • PUBLISHED :October 30, 2018 - 13:41
  • UPDATED :October 30, 2018 - 13:41
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[THE INVESTOR] SK Telecom said on Oct. 30 that its third quarter net profit rose 32.4 percent from a year earlier.

Net income reached a record high of 1.04 trillion won (US$910.40 million) in the July-September period, compared with a profit of 793 billion won for the same period the previous year, the company said in a regulatory filing.


SK Telecom said shareholding gains from SK hynix gave a boost to its quarterly bottom line. SK Telecom holds a controlling 20.1 percent stake in the world’s second-biggest chipmaker by sales.

SK hynix’s third quarter net profit surged 53.6 percent on-year to 4.69 trillion won on record sales of 11.4 trillion won.

Still, SK Telecom said its operating profit fell 22.5 percent on-year to 304.1 billion won in the third quarter, while sales dropped 5.77 percent to 4.18 trillion won over the cited period.

By Song Seung-hyun and newswires (ssh@heraldcorp.com)

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