Samsung disappoints investors despite record $8.3 billion profit

By Jos
Jul 5, 2013
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  1. It’s not easy living up to expectations when you are consistently delivering stellar results and competing for the top spot of the market. We’ve seen it happen with Apple’s declining share price, despite the iPhone and iPad still selling like...

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  2. I don't get it.
  3. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,392   +329

    Really... how sad are these people... "Oh let me cry about that 6.4% we was wrong about then lets cry some more over how I am disappointed in my investment doing a record breaking profit.

    Then lets also cry some more over how my investment is doing better than ever because lets be honest as a investor I only want my investment to do worse than ever and loose me money... cry cry cry cry cry"
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,519   +2,062

    I get it. It's the age old adage, greed begets greed. The investors will never have enough money to make them happy.
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,560   +2,901

    You have that right.

    Investors are what I call legal thieves. Anything over a 20% profit in return is extortion in my book. But then thats not likely to change because its the same people doing the investing and creating our laws.
    PC nerd likes this.
  6. Rich people problems.
  7. Those retards are turning this into another Apple-like balloon. And they are supposed to be knowledgeable?
    Could someone make a law for shooting investors in the nuts with a shotgun when they complain about record profits?
  8. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    Its not just about 'investor greed', but rather more about dangers of 'Galaxy S' fatigue, since, it too just like iPhone, starting to feel like a tired brand (e.g. S4 is rather an update, then an upgrade and everything Galaxy mantra). Hence, the probability that Sammy may have already peaked. Obviously, it doesn't mean Samsung will be going anywhere any time soon, however, IF, the trend continued, it could mean that the only android maker with significant profitability could need to look in other directions.
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,707   +1,887

    I think there's an age old saying about this. It goes like this, "and they cried all the way to the bank"....

    "Tears of joy", are a thing of the past. This is the 3rd millennium, and we wallow in, "tears of greed".
  10. umbala

    umbala TS Addict Posts: 169   +145

    Mo' money
    mo' problems

  11. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,754   +1,107

    It's about expectations. If something is predicted to be A and it turns out to be less than A, then that's 'not meeting expectations' It doesn't matter if A is losing a billion or making a billion.

    If something is predicted to be A and it turns out better than everyone is happy. Look at what the stock market does when the unemployment numbers come in at 7.6% instead of 7.7% Stocks go up, everyone praises the 'recovery' and headlines are all positive. Meanwhile everyone forgets that 7.6% is still like double from what it's supposed to be.

    it's expectations, not greed. No smart investor has more than just a fraction of their money in one place anyway.

    Archean got it right... How is the S4 supposed to sell well when everyone is using an S3? Same reason the iPhone 5 wasn't popular... no reason to upgrade from a 4S.
  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,560   +2,901

    Now there is a group of leaches, I'd like to pour salt on.
  13. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,754   +1,107

    If you mean hedge funds I'll agree with you, but general investing in the stock market is part of any smart retirement planning.

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