LG Electronics has estimated that its fourth-quarter gross sales reached a file quarterly excessive, apparently backed by its robust dwelling equipment enterprise, however the working revenue is more likely to sink due largely to elevated logistics prices.
The corporate anticipated to log 21 trillion gained ($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 earnings, nonetheless, probably got here in at 681.6 billion gained, 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 gained 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 accordance with the estimates.
If the preliminary outcomes develop into 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 predicted to have earned 74.72 trillion gained in gross sales and three.86 trillion gained 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 probably 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 gadgets amongst US customers within the first half of this yr.
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