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Samsung Biologics reports 27% rise in third-quarter net

An employee works at a Samsung Biologics factory. [SAMSUNG BIOLOGICS]

An employee works at a Samsung Biologics factory. [SAMSUNG BIOLOGICS]

 
Samsung Biologics reported 56.1 billion won ($49.5 million) in net profit for the third quarter, a 27 percent on-year increase. 
 
The bio company’s sales for the July-September period were 274.6 billion won, up 49 percent from the same period last year. Operating profit reached 56.5 billion won, up 139 percent from a year earlier.  
 
“Our sales and operating profit increased during the third quarter as our three factories experienced even growth for the July-September period,” Samsung Biologics said in a statement Wednesday.  
 
The accumulated operating profit as of the third quarter this year came in at 200.2 billion won, which is 118.3 percent higher than the operating profit for full-year 2019.  
 
Sales in the third quarter dropped by 33.1 billion won compared to the second quarter, as the utilization rate of factories fell. Operating profit dropped due to an increase in selling and general administrative costs.  
 
Total assets reached 6.14 trillion won in the third quarter. The debt-to-equity ratio, which is calculated by dividing a company's total liabilities by its shareholder equity, was at 13.2 percent.  
 
Samsung Biologics announced in August the building of an additional factory. Construction of its fourth plant will begin at the end of the month, and it will be partially up and running by the end of 2022.  
 
The company will also open a research and development center by the end of October in San Francisco.   
 
BY KANG JAE-EUN   [kang.jaeeun@joongang.co.kr]

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