July 27 (Reuters) – Samsung SDI Co Ltd 006400, the world’s No. 2 rechargeable battery maker, said on Tuesday its second quarter profit rose 33 percent, boosted by increasing demand for its component products.
The maker of lithium-ion batteries for mobile phones and plasma display panels for TVs reported a 68.4 billion won ($57.4 million) net profit for the three months ended June, compared with a 51.4 billion won net profit a year earlier.
The company had been expected to report a net profit of 66.2 billion won based on averaged estimates from 13 analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
(Reporting by Suh Kyung-min, editing by Ken Wills)