Cathay Financial Holdings Co. Ltd.


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Prev close: 50.6
Mar 23, 2017
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 12,563.21M

Currency in TWD

Company profile

Market(Ticker): TAI(2882)
Life/Health Insurance
Full time employees: 46,633

Business summary

Cathay Financial Holdings Co., Ltd. provides financial services. It operates through the following segments: Banking, Life Insurance, Properties Insurance, Securities, and other operating segments. The Banking operating segments operate the permitted businesses of commercial banks provided by the Banking Act of the Republic of China. The Life insurance operating segments operate the sales of traditional insurance policies, investment-linked insurance policies, and floating-rate annuity insurance products. The Properties insurance operating segments engage in fire, marine, land and air, liability, bonding, reinsurance and other insurance. The Securities operating segments are responsible for securities brokerage, discretionary and underwriting. The company was founded on December 31, 2001 and is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.

Company background

Cathay Financial Holding is one of Taiwan's largest financial services companies offering banking, insurance and brokerage products. Founded by brothers Tsai Wan-lin and Tsai Wan-chun, Cathay first started out as a life insurance company in 1962. The company's life insurance business was so successful that it became the highest priced stock on Taiwan's bourse in 1989. To this day, life insurance remains the company's most profitable business.

In 2001, Cathay combined its various units and incorporated itself as a financial holding company. In recent years Cathay has been expanding in Asia, particularly in China, and it became the first Taiwanese company to set up a life insurance operation on the mainland.

Cathay is currently overseen by Chairman Tsai Hong-tu, who has a law degree from Southern Methodist University. He is the son of Tsai Wan-lin and cousin of Fubon Financial Holding Chairman Daniel Tsai. The Tsais are widely recognized to be one of the richest families in Taiwan.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2015

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 776,961.03M
Gross profit --
Operating income 71,901.85M
Income before tax 66,024.49M
Net income 57,513.57M
Diluted EPS 4.58
Dividends per share 2
Total assets 7,563.23B
Total liabilities 7,103.31B
Total equity 453,912.50M
Operating cash flow -154,967.15M

Currency in TWD

Revenue 24,468.07M
Gross profit --
Operating income 2,264.33M
Income before tax 2,079.24M
Net income 1,811.21M
Diluted EPS 0.14
Dividends per share 0.06
Total assets 230,256.53M
Total liabilities 216,254.71M
Total equity 13,818.99M
Operating cash flow -4,880.22M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Dec 2015

PER 10.10
ROA 0.79%
ROE 12.99%
Operating margin 9.25%
Profit margin 7.40%

Key executive

  • President & Director: Chang Keng Li
  • Chief Financial Officer & Deputy Spokesman: Yan Ju Chen
  • Senior Executive Vice President: Tzung Han Tsai
  • Chief Investment Officer: Shu Fen Cheng
  • Chief Risk Officer: Po Tsang Hsieh

Share holders

  • Wan Pao Development Co. Ltd.(18.1%)
  • Lin Yuan Investment Co. Ltd.(15.5%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(2.0%)
  • TSAI HONG TU(1.4%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(1.2%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management(0.7%)
  • Cathay Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.(0.4%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP(0.4%)
  • Schroder Investment Management Ltd.(0.4%)


  • Website:
  • Address: 296 Ren-Ai Road, Section 4, Taipei, 106, Taiwan
  • Phone: +886.2.2708.7698

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