Tencent Holdings Ltd.

Tencent Holdings Ltd.

Tencent Holdings Ltd.

Overview
Date Founded

1998

Headquarters

Tencent Binhai Towers,No. 33 Haitian 2nd Road,Nanshan District,Shenzhen, Guangdong 518054

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

51.4K

Industries

Internet Software & Services
Consumer Services
Advertising & Marketing
Holding Companies
Computer Software

Company Description

Founded in November, 1998, Tencent has grown into one of China's largest and most used Internet service portal. Since its establishment over the last decade, Tencent has maintained steady growth under its user-oriented operating strategies. On June 16, 2004, Tencent Holdings Limited (SEHK 700) went public on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. It is Tencent's mission to enhance the quality of human life through Internet services. Presently, Tencent is providing value-added Internet, mobile and telecom services and online advertising under the strategic goal of providing users with "one-stop online lifestyle services". Tencent’s leading Internet platforms in China – QQ (QQ Instant Messenger), QQ.com, QQ Games, Qzone, 3g.QQ.com, SoSo, PaiPai and Tenpay – have brought together China's largest Internet community, to meet the various needs of Internet users including communication, information, entertainment, e-commerce and others. As of Sep 30, 2011, the active QQ users accounts for QQ IM amounted to 711.7 million while its peak concurrent users reached 145.4 million. The development of Tencent has profoundly influenced the ways hundreds of millions of Internet users communicate with one another as well as their lifestyles. It also brings possibilities of a wider range of applications to the China’s Internet industry. Looking forward, Tencent remains committed to enhancing its development and innovation capabilities while strengthening its nationwide branding for its long term development. More than 50% of Tencent employees are R&D staff. Tencent has obtained patents relating to the technologies in various areas: instant messaging, e-commerce, online payment services, search engine, information security, gaming, and many more. In 2007, Tencent invested more than RMB100 million in setting up the Tencent Research Institute, China's first Internet research institute, with campuses in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. The institute focuses on the self-development of core Internet technologies, in pursuing its development and innovation for the industry. Tencent's long term vision is to become the most respected Internet enterprise. In order to fulfill corporate social responsibilities and to promote civil Internet communities, Tencent has been actively participating in public charity programs. In 2006, Tencent inaugurated the Tencent Charity Fund, the first charity foundation set up by a Chinese Internet enterprise, and the public charity website gongyi.qq.com. The website focuses on youth education, assisting impoverished communities, care for the disadvantaged, and disaster relief. Tencent has currently begun a number of public charity projects across China. It strives to help build a harmonious society and to become a good corporate citizen

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Executives & Employees

Co-Founder

President & Executive Director

Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Information Officer

Chief Strategy Officer, Senior Executive Vice President

Chairman of Group Marketing & Global Branding

President-Cloud & Smart Industries Group, Senior Executive Vice President

Chief Exploration Officer Senior Executive Vice President

Senior Executive Vice President President of Weixin Group

Board of Directors

Co-Founder at Tencent Holdings Ltd.

President & Executive Director at Tencent Holdings Ltd.

Former Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at South Ocean Holdings Ltd.

Founder at TCL Technology Group Corp.

Chief Executive Officer at Saudi Integrated Telecom Co.

Former Senior Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP

Chief Executive Officer at MIH Ltd.

Vice President at Peking University Alumni Association (Hong Kong) Ltd.

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Recent Transactions
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Advisors & Consultants
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Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Clients

PCCW Limited (PCCW) is a Hong Kong-based company which holds interests in telecommunications, media, IT solutions, property development and investment, and other businesses. The Company holds a majority interest in HKT, Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider. HKT meets the needs of the Hong Kong public and local and international businesses with a wide range of services including local telephony, local data and broadband, international telecommunications, mobile, and other telecommunications businesses such as customer premises equipment sale, outsourcing, consulting, and contact centers. PCCW also owns a fully integrated multimedia and entertainment group in Hong Kong, which includes a highly successful IPTV operation, now TV. As the provider of Hong Kong's first quadruple-play experience, PCCW offers a range of innovative media content and services across four delivery platforms – fixed-line, broadband Internet access, TV and mobile. Also wholly-owned by the Group, PCCW Solutions is a leading information technology outsourcing and business process outsourcing provider in Hong Kong and mainland China. In addition, PCCW holds a majority interest in Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited, and overseas investments including the wholly-owned UK Broadband Limited

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2020
Market Capitalization
$763B
Total Enterprise Value
$715B
Earnings Per Share
$2.43
Revenue
$69.5B
Debt TEV
0.06x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
26.57%
TEVNet Income
31x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
29.02x
Enterprise Value / Sales
10.28x
EBITDAMargin
35.43%
Net Profit
$23.1B
Total Equity
$118B
Total Debt
$39.9B
EBITDA
$24.6B
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Co-Founder & Investor at Frontier Digital Ventures Ltd.

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Founder & Managing Partner at K3 Ventures Pvt. Ltd.

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Director at Unity Capital

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Awards & Honors
2015
Forbes Asia - Asia's Fab 50 List
Sponsored by Forbes Magazine
Rank #37
2014
Forbes - World's 100 Most Innovative Companies
Sponsored by Forbes Magazine
2014
Forbes Asia - Asia's Fab 50 List
Sponsored by Forbes Magazine
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