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SM and YG Entertainment record all time highest quarterly profits!

By yckim124   Friday, May 13, 2016   84,684   13,645   79
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Both SM and YG Entertainment have recorded their all time highest quarterly profits, this 1st quarter of 2016. 


According to reports by Herald POP, YGE gained a total of 9.4 billion KRW (~8.2 million USD) in operating profit for the 1st quarter of 2016. This is a 32.6% increase since last year, and the highest profit earned since the label's establishment in 1996. 


SM Entertainment's operation profit for the 1st quarter came out at 9 billion KRW (~7.7 million USD), a 139.8% increase since last year. 


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In addition, SM Entertainment also marked its highest sales profit this 1st quarter of 2016 by earning a total of 90.5 billion KRW (~77 million USD). YG Entertainment's total sales profit reached 72.9 billion KRW (~61.6 million USD), an incredible 64.3% increase since the prior year. While SM Entertainment's sales profits were divided between  overseas market sales and SM C&C's drama production market sales, while YG Entertainment's focused on domestic and overseas market sales. 


Maybe the most surprising thing is, both labels can still go up from here! Congratulations, Lee Soo Man and Yang Hyun Suk!

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federick Saturday, May 14, 2016

They should join Show Me the Real Money

Arachi Friday, May 13, 2016

Hoping SM artists are actually seeing this raise on their pay check as well!

Kim_Powers Friday, May 13, 2016

Well, just with Taeyeon SME are making money this First Quarter of 2016 with Digitals sales: Rain, Secret and  Jeju Blue Night got 6 million+ downloads and 46 million+ streams (GAON info) and the other SM Station song are making some money also, not at Taeyeon level but every cent counts :) Plus every single SNSD, EXO, SJ, RV, F(x) member are doing CFs, dramas, shows... and nothing is for free..............................Gaddess Taeyeon!!!

pseudonymousX Kim_Powers Friday, May 13, 2016

gaddess !!!

Exo_Leia Friday, May 13, 2016

I wonder how much it will go up when SNSD and Exo comeback... Hopefully F(x) too

Eva69 Exo_Leia Friday, May 13, 2016

I think it would be a big hit for SM when Exo comes back this june :D Do u know Suju's ticket is sold out including Kyu's solo concert and upcoming SJ super camp. What a surprise even half of SJ still on military duty but Sj still can slay now thats why SJ is called The king of the kpop. Moreover SM town live concert will be held this years so wait SM's income will more increase a lot. Lol

Exo_Leia Eva69 Friday, May 13, 2016

Wow that's really good! I know that they have a large fanbase, but I thought that the income wouldn't be as much do to them being on military duty. I'm so happy for them! And I'm sooo looking forward to SM town live concert, I'm waiting for an english song hahaha Thanks for the information! ^-^

Eva69 Exo_Leia Monday, May 16, 2016

Yup SM and its artist will always slay, ur welcome. Me 2 very looking forward for SM town live. ;)

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Fan  kokoro666 (Banned) Friday, May 13, 2016

Sn didn't sell a big amount of album. All of their 2016 comebacks flop.

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SalimatouBaldeOh Friday, May 13, 2016

SME gets their money from EXO.

Mira_jung SalimatouBaldeOh Friday, May 13, 2016

Yeah thats why exo hasnt had a comeback idiot

SalimatouBaldeOh Mira_jung Saturday, May 14, 2016

And Idiot, that's why EXO is making a comeback in JUNE and SME is taking their time on them to make more money. And, dumb-ass before you reply have you not seen how much money the EXO members movies have been making. So you may take this L. Without EXO SME is just like JYP makes OKAY and not as much. Without EXO YGE would have made more money than SME.

Fan Friday, May 13, 2016

I don't know how SM overcome all of disasstera and I'm glad. They achieved this flop after flop this year, they didn't even released anything strong. I think other branches also doing good. Keep going. I'm so proud of you

Lynnbia Friday, May 13, 2016

YG is doing well with only Winner's inachieved comeback , and Leehi (recently AKMU) i can't belive they did better without BIGBANG i guess YG really did use all the money they gained for IKON last year

shf_ren Lynnbia Friday, May 13, 2016

Music is not YG's only profit resource.

Fan Lynnbia Friday, May 13, 2016

Bigbang still has concerts and they're making most of the money from it.

Lynnbia shf_ren Friday, May 13, 2016

i know but BB is supposed to be YG's money maker

Lynnbia Fan Friday, May 13, 2016

yeah , now that you said it it totally makes sence

Natsumejy Lynnbia Friday, May 13, 2016

But remember BigBang made their 'made japanese series' and it was well sold plus the final concerts in seoul and japan, plus the fanmeetings tour, that's a lot of money imo

shannnnt Lynnbia Friday, May 13, 2016

Isn't this solely based on first quarter? Big Bang's comeback last year wasn't during the first quarter.

ALF Lynnbia Friday, May 13, 2016

Much of that profit is the MADE tour Japan. And the fan meeting in China. And some millionaire CFs the BigBang and the GD. So yes, BigBang is the main responsible for this for profit YG.

mingkyjoey Lynnbia Friday, May 13, 2016

IKON has been touring Asia with their iKoncert Tour like crazy, I'm sure thats a big part of YG's revenue plus BB's MADE tour

Lynnbia mingkyjoey Saturday, May 14, 2016

In the end it's all about concerts :')

kaiasma Friday, May 13, 2016

woah, wait till exo comes back 0_0

melenay Friday, May 13, 2016

didn't leave lee soo man SM? I mean he isn't the CEO anymore right?

Lotus_Girl melenay Friday, May 13, 2016

he is the owner of the company

MMelissa (Banned) melenay Friday, May 13, 2016

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1Minoz melenay Friday, May 13, 2016

He's the chairman who is the CEO's boss. He just doesn't manages his artists.

melenay Lotus_Girl Friday, May 13, 2016

I know he is but I did read somewhere that he left after his wifes dead. I don't know what anymore.

Lotus_Girl melenay Friday, May 13, 2016

Not been the CEO doesn't mean he isn't the owner anymore

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