Cathay Financial Holdings Co. Ltd.


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Prev close: 47.3
Apr 24, 2017
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 12,563.20M

Currency in TWD

Company profile

Market(Ticker): TAI(2882)
Life/Health Insurance
Full time employees: 51,151

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 2016

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 936,018.07M
Gross profit --
Operating income 106,906.26M
Income before tax 48,982.40M
Net income 47,618.81M
Diluted EPS 3.79
Dividends per share 0
Total assets 8,127.71B
Total liabilities 7,599.03B
Total equity 522,180.08M
Operating cash flow -220,180.27M

Currency in TWD

Revenue 29,023.09M
Gross profit --
Operating income 3,314.84M
Income before tax 1,518.79M
Net income 1,476.51M
Diluted EPS 0.11
Dividends per share 0
Total assets 252,186.43M
Total liabilities 235,782.58M
Total equity 16,202.18M
Operating cash flow -6,827.12M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Dec 2016

PER 12.71
ROA 0.60%
ROE 9.75%
Operating margin 11.42%
Profit margin 5.08%

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

  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(2.0%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(1.2%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management(0.7%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP(0.4%)
  • Schroder Investment Management Ltd.(0.4%)
  • BlackRock Advisors (UK) Ltd.(0.3%)
  • APG Asset Management NV(0.2%)
  • Yuanta Securities Investment Trust Co., Ltd.(0.2%)
  • Schroder Investment Management (Hong Kong) Ltd.(0.2%)
  • Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. LLC(0.1%)


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

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