South Korea's Samsung Electronics said on Friday it expected a sharp increase in first-quarter operating profit to 8.7 trillion won ($7.7 billion), up 52.9 percent from the first three months of 2012.
Samsung Electronics logo is seen outside the company's office in San Jose, California, on July 30, 2012. Samsung said on Friday it expected to earn an operating profit of $7.7 bln in the first quarter of 2013, up 52.9% from a year earlier.
Samsung, the world's largest technology firm by revenue, was giving earnings guidance before official results are made available later this month.
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