Tencent Holdings Ltd.

Tencent Holdings Ltd.

Tencent Holdings Ltd.

Overview
Date Founded

1998

Headquarters

Tencent Building,Kejizhongyi Avenue, Hi-tech Park,Nanshan District,Shenzhen, Guangdong 518057

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

54.3K

Industries

Internet Software & 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 Operation Officer

Chief Information Officer

Chief Strategy Officer, Senior Executive Vice President

President-Interactive Entertainment Business

Senior Executive Vice President, President of Weixin Group

Chief Exploration Officer, Senior Executive Vice President

Senior Executive Vice President, Chairman of Group Marketing & Global Branding

Board of Directors

Co-Founder at Tencent Holdings Ltd.

President & Executive Director at Tencent Holdings Ltd.

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

Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director at Colour Life Services Group Co. Ltd.

Former Senior Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (China)

Chief Executive Officer at CSL Mobile Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer at MIH Ltd.

Vice President at The Chinese Medical Association

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Price Associates' investment approach is based on the belief that fundamental proprietary research drives value-added, active investment management. The firm maintains a global research platform that includes interconnected teams of research analysts. Their strategy begins with bottom-up analysis. Price Associates uses both qualitative and quantitative analysis to evaluate investment opportunities. Portfolios are created with a commitment to diversification and a strict attention to valuation appropriate to the chosen investment universe. The firm focuses its analytical process on three areas of research: the industry, the contracts issued, and the creditworthiness of each individual issuer. Price Associates' Private Asset management Group provides balanced, equity and fixed-income investment management services to meet the needs of individuals, trusts, endowments, foundations, institutions, retirement plans and IRAs and other entities.

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Temasek-IM is an active, long-term manager which takes stakes in regional or global companies with significant potential. The firm aims to build companies into profitable operations while promoting sound corporate governance. They do not involve themselves in commercial or operational decisions except to exercise shareholder voting rights and help companies recruit management. Their investment decisions are taken independently of the Singapore Government. Temasek-IM has a long term investment horizon and because they invest off their own balance sheet, they are not constrained by 'fund life'. As an owner investor, the firm is mostly invested in equities but do not set limits for geographies, sectors, or asset classes. Their global portfolio spans a broad spectrum of industries: financial services; telecommunications, media & technology; consumer & real estate; transportation & industrials; life sciences & agribusiness; as well as energy & resources. Temasek-IM invests in companies based in Singapore, Asia and the OECD countries.

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Baillie Gifford is an active, team-oriented, research-based manager which is completely focused on delivering long-term returns. The firm's investment philosophy focuses on growth while their universe is global. They employ bottom-up conviction to portfolio construction. Their diversified strategies maximize investment opportunities, aiming to achieve steady returns. For equities, Baillie Gifford's analysts conduct qualitative, fundamental analysis to identify the most competitive, innovative and efficient growth companies. For multi-asset strategy, the firm invests in various asset classes such as listed equities, property, high yield credit, commodities, emerging market government bonds and insurance linked securities. For fixed-income, Baillie Gifford invests in government bonds and currencies, emerging market bonds, investment grade and high yield.

Recent Transactions
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Tencent Holdings Ltd. purchases Sumo Group Plc from Perwyn Bidco (UK) Ltd.

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Tencent Holdings Ltd. purchases Funcom SE from Kgj Capital AS

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Tencent Holdings Ltd. purchases Universal Music Group, Inc. from Vivendi SA

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Advised onSequoia Capital China Advisors (Hong Kong) Ltd., Mountain Tiger Ltd. purchase Bona Film Group

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Advised onTencent Holdings Ltd. purchases Supercell Oy from SoftBank Group Corp.

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

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Global General Counsel & Senior Vice President-Legal, Compliance & Risk Management at Zhejiang Ant Small & Micro Financial Services Group Co., Ltd.

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Partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Clients

Netflix, Inc. is an Internet subscription service company, which provides subscription service streaming movies and television episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by mail. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming and Domestic DVD. The Domestic Streaming segment derives revenues from monthly membership fees for services consisting solely of streaming content to its members in the United States. The International Streaming segment includes fees from members outside the United States. The Domestic DVD segment covers revenues from services consisting solely of DVD-by-mail. The company was founded by Marc Randolph and Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr., on August 29, 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, CA.

Carnival Corporation & plc is a global cruise company and one of the largest vacation companies in the world. Our portfolio of leading cruise brands includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn in North America; P&O Cruises (UK), and Cunard in the United Kingdom; AIDA Cruises in Germany; Costa Cruises in Southern Europe; Iberocruceros in Spain; and P&O Cruises (Australia) in Australia. These brands, which comprise the most recognized cruise brands in North America, the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy, offer a wide range of holiday and vacation products to a customer base that is broadly varied in terms of cultures, languages and leisure-time preferences. We also own a tour company that complements our cruise operations: Holland America Princess Alaska Tours in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon. Combined, our vacation companies attract 10 million guests annually

Carnival Corp. engages in the operation of cruise ships. It operates through the following business segments: North America; Europe, Australia, and Asia (EEA); Cruise Support; and Tour and Other. The North America segment includes Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, and Seabourn. The Europe, Australia, and Asia (EEA) segment comprises of AIDA, Costa, Cunard, P&O Cruises (Australia), P&O Cruises (UK). The Cruise Support segment represents port destinations and private islands for the benefit of its cruise brands. The Tour and Other segment o[perates hotel and transportation operations of Holland America Princess Alaska Tours. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Miami, FL.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$3.16T
Total Enterprise Value
$3.05T
Earnings Per Share
$9.87
EBITDAMargin
35.3%
Enterprise Value Sales
8.25x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
23.36x
TEVNet Income
32.75x
Debt TEV
0.07x
Net Profit
$93.2B
Total Debt
$206B
Revenue
$370B
Total Equity
$406B
EBITDA
$131B
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
38.92%
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
44.86%
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Think & Learn Pvt Ltd. provides educational services. It specializes in K-12 education by providing courses and examination preparation for CBSE, ICSE, CAT, IAS, and NEET. The company was founded by Divya Gokulnath and Byju Raveendran in 2011 and is headquartered in Bangalore, India.

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Sipai Beijing Network Technology Co. Ltd. is a Chinese company located in Beijing. The firm operates network for healthcare. It was founded in 2014 by Xu Guang Ma.

Investors
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Life Peer at United Kingdom House of Lords

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Life Peer at United Kingdom House of Lords

Suppliers
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21Vianet Group, Inc. is the largest carrier-neutral Internet data center services provider in China. 21Vianet provides hosting and related services, managed network services and cloud computing infrastructure services, improving the reliability, security and speed of its customers' Internet connections through 21Vianet's Internet infrastructure. Customers may locate their servers and networking equipment in 21Vianet's data centers and connect to China's Internet backbone through 21Vianet's extensive fiber optic network. In addition, 21Vianet’s proprietary smart routing technology, BroadEx, enables customers' data to be delivered across the Internet in a faster and more reliable manner. 21Vianet operates in 42 cities throughout China, servicing a diversified and loyal base of more than 1,972 customers that span many industries ranging from Internet companies to government entities and blue-chip enterprises to small- to mid-sized enterprises.

Wangsu Science & Technology Co., Ltd. Internet Software & Services | Shanghai, SH

Wangsu Science & Technology Co., Ltd. engages in the provision of online business solutions. It specializes in offering online business solutions & content delivery network platform that include content distribution and acceleration, server hosting, and renting. Its business activities include the provision of Internet data center business and access services; sales of computer hardware and software. accessories, and office equipment. Its products and services include content distribution network services (Content Delivery Network, or CDN), Internet data center services (Internet Data Center, or IDC), cloud computing and security. The company was founded on January 26, 2000 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China.

NCSoft Corp. Other Consumer Durables | Seoul, SL

NCSOFT is a leading developer and publisher of online games. A gaming powerhouse with a global reach, the company was founded in 1997 in Seoul, South Korea. Today NCSOFT is home to numerous industry-leading franchises, including Aion, City of Heroes Guild Wars, and Lineage. NCSOFT also publishes casual games in some regional markets. With offices in China, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, NCSOFT games entertain and delight players around the world.

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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