SK Hynix posts its highest quarterly profit since 2018 on solid chip demand
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By Joyce Lee and Heekyong Yang
SEOUL (Reuters) -SK Hynix posted its highest quarterly operating profit since 2018 as demand for server and mobile memory chips remained solid, offsetting a slowdown in personal computer sales as COVID-19 lockdowns eased.
The world’s second-biggest memory chipmaker, which serves customers including Apple Inc, said on Tuesday that operating profit rose to 4.2 trillion won ($3.57 billion) in the July-September quarter, up from 1.3 trillion won a year earlier.
That compares with a Refinitiv Smartestimate of a 4.1 trillion won profit, based on polling from 18 analysts. The Smartestimate gives more weight to consistently accurate analysts.
Third quarter revenue rose 45% on-year to 11.8 trillion won.
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