Remember from Dilbert; growing companies lose money, and if they're paying Samsung a lot from profits, then they aren't growing fast enough. ;)
Anything that would deflate the EBITDA would then be positive for long term shareholders, as the Samsung cut basically comes out of their pocket. Investing in a lot of new projects and new hires would then be a plus for shareholders, as the unwanted "profit-sharing" is reduced. Hell, exec bonuses may even increase, as long as they are taxed as salary and hit the bottom line before the profit.
They'd just go something like this: "We're doing it to retain key personnel and becoming more competitive in a market with more players, not to screw over Samsung, who just coincidentally happens to be one of those players" ... yeah right. See next court battle, where Stan Lee will make a guest apperance.