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LG Display swings to profit as panel prices rise

LG Display swings to profit as panel prices rise

A man walks out of the headquarters of LG Display in Seoul, October 20, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak/File Photo GLOBAL BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD PACKAGE - SEARCH "BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD JULY 25" FOR ALL IMAGES

SEOUL: South Korea's LG Display on Wednesday (Juul 27) swung to a profit in the second quarter versus a loss a year earlier, as pandemic-led demand for TVs and laptops drove up panel prices.

The display maker that supplies Apple reported an operating profit of 701 billion won (US$607 million) in the April-June quarter, compared with an operating loss of 517 billion won in the same period last year.

The profit, the company's third consecutive quarterly profit, beat an average analyst forecast of 599 billion won from Refinitiv SmartEstimate, which gives more weight to consistently accurate analysts.

Revenue rose 31 per cent on-year to 7 trillion won, LG Display said in a regulatory filing.

Prices of LG Display's mainstay 55-inch liquid crystal display (LCD) panels for TV sets more than doubled in the April-June quarter from the same period a year earlier, according to market data from TrendForce's WitsView.

Source: Reuters/aj

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