Return to Shareholder

In order to fulfill the shareholder-centric management,
Samsung Electronics has returned to shareholders through dividends and share buyback.
The company will continue to make efforts to improve shareholder value.
Shareholder return
(Unit : KRW 100 M)
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
total payout common 7,179 10,467 18,721 26,045 26,772
preferred 1,093 1,598 2,849 3,955 3,915
total 8,272 12,066 21,570 30,000 30,687
payout ratio 6.2% 5.2% 7.2% 13.0% 16.4%
amount of shares purchased common 0 0 0 21,892 28,763
preferred 0 0 0 2,567 13,765
total 0 0 0 24,459 42,528
total shareholder return 8,272 12,066 21,570 54,459 73,216
net income 133,592 231,854 298,212 230,825 186,946
total payout ratio 6.2% 5.2% 7.2% 23.6% 39.2%

* The amount of shares purchased in 2015 is based on the completion of 1st phase of 2015 special buyback program.
(Duration of the buyback program : October 30th, 2015 ~ January 12th, 2016)

shareholder return
Dividends
Year-end Cash Dividend Resolution

Under the BOD resolution dated January 28, 2016, SEC completed the year-end dividend payment as follows:

2015 Year-end Dividend Details
  • Type of dividend : Cash
  • Dividend per share :
    - KRW 20,000 per common share
    - KRW 20,050 per preferred share
  • Dividend yield: 1.6% for common share, 1.9% for preferred share.
    * The dividend yield was calculated as follows :
    (Dividend per share) divided by (the average of ending prices of the stock for
    the week leading up to two days prior to the record date) multiplied by 100
  • Record date : December 31, 2015
  • Total payout : KRW 3.07 trillion
  • Dividend pay date : April 11, 2016

dividends
Dividend payment history for the recent 5 years
(Unit : KRW 100 M)
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
net income 133,592 231,854 298,212 230,825 186,946
payout ratio 6.2% 5.2% 7.2% 13.0% 16.4%
dividend per share
(KRW)
common 5,500 8,000 14,300 20,000 21,000
preferred 5,550 8,050 14,350 20,050 21,050
total payout common 7,179 10,467 18,721 26,045 26,772
preferred 1,093 1,598 2,849 3,955 3,915
total 8,272 12,066 21,570 30,000 30,687
Treasury stock

Samsung Electronics announced share buyback program in October 29th, 2015, and completed the program in January 12th, 2016.

  • 1. Common Stock : 2,230,000
  • 2. Preferred Stock : 1,240,000

Treasury Shareholding after completing buyback program
  • - Common Stock : 17,981,686 (12.4% of outstanding shares of common stock)
  • - Preferred Stock : 3,229,693 (15.0% of outstanding shares of preferred stock)
treasury stock
Share buyback history for the recent 5 years
(Unit : KRW 100 M, thousands shares)
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Net income 133,592 231,854 298,212 230,825 186,946
amount of shares
purchased
common 0 0 0 21,892 28,763
preferred 0 0 0 2,567 13,765
total 0 0 0 24,459 42,528
number of shares
purchased
common 0 0 0 1,650 2,230
preferred 0 0 0 250 1,240
number of treasury
shares outstanding
common 16,913 16,451 16,384 17,987 20,212
preferred 2,980 2,980 2,980 3,230 4,470

* The amount of shares purchased/number of shares purchased/number of treasury shares outstanding in 2015 is based on the completion of 1st phase of 2015 special buyback program.
(Duration of the buyback program : October 30th, 2015 ~ January 12th, 2016)