Korean Companies Five Years After the Global Financial Crisis

Kim Seung-Pyo, Research Fellow, Samsung Economic Research Institute

Despite a rapid comeback from the 2008 crisis, Korean firms' growth is slowing

Challenges

Currency Crisis
Year Operating profit to sales Operating profit to total assets
1996 5.4 4.5
1997 6.3 4.8
1998 5 3.9
1999 6.2 4.6
2000 7.1 5.9
2001 5.7 4.6
2002 7.2 5.9
Global Financial Crisis
Year Operating profit to sales Operating profit to total assets
2006 7.1 5.2
2007 7.1 4.9
2008 5.6 3.9
2009 5.9 3.8
2010 7.4 5
2011 5.8 3.9
2012 5.2 3.4

Responses

Future Strategies

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