SEOUL, July 8 Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
on Tuesday said operating profit likely fell 24.5
percent in April-June to 7.2 trillion won ($7.12 billion) due to
continued slowing growth in the company's cash cow smartphone
The guidance, released ahead of final second-quarter figures
due around the end of July, was much lower than an 8.3 trillion
won mean estimate of 38 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters
The result would be the South Korean company's third
consecutive quarter of declining operating profit.
Samsung also said second-quarter sales likely fell 9.5
percent to 52 trillion won.
That would compare with analysts' estimate of 54 trillion
won and would be the first annual decline since Samsung adopted
new accounting standards in 2009.
($1 = 1011.0000 South Korean Won)
(Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Ryan Woo)