Compal Electronics, Inc.


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Shares: 4,422.46M

Currency in TWD

Company profile

Market(Ticker): TAI(2324)
Electronic Technology
Computer Processing Hardware
Full time employees: 72,796

Business summary

Compal Electronics, Inc. engages in the research, development, design, production, and sale of computing, communications, and consumer products. Its products include notebook PCs, Liquid-Crystal display products, smart device, Ultrabook PCs, 2-in-1 PCs, All-In-One (AIO) PCs, Tablet PCs, Servers, Auto Electronics (AE), Smart Home products, Public Displays, Smart Phones, Smart Accessory, and Wearable Devices. The company was founded by Chau Ing Hsu on June 1, 1984 and is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.

Company background

Compal Electronics is a leading Taiwanese computer maker, with assets totaling over $11 billion. It manufactures notebooks, mobile devices and liquid crystal display products.

The company supplies PCs to such big-name clients as Dell and Lenovo Group. It has a business presence in mainland China, the U.S., Vietnam, Brazil, Poland and Mexico, and has more than 6,000 employees.

As part of Compal's efforts to expand, the company has been shifting away from its core PC business and venturing into the industrial computer and mobile device sectors. Compal reportedly helps produce Apple's iPads, as well as smartphones for such companies as HTC and Sony.

It has also tried to diversify into other fields through takeovers. In 2014, it acquired a minority stake in Taiwanese industrial and embedded PC-maker Avalue Technology to tap into the health care and connected-device sectors.

The company was established by the Hsu family in 1984. Chairman Rock Hsu also serves as chairman of more than 30 technology companies in Taiwan, including Kinpo Electronics, AcBel Polytech and Vibo Telecom.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2015

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 847,305.69M
Gross profit 32,288.94M
Operating income 11,312.45M
Income before tax 11,424.93M
Net income 8,684.61M
EBITDA 17,237.06M
Diluted EPS 1.97
Dividends per share 1.00
Total assets 327,925.57M
Total liabilities 218,327.45M
Total equity 103,775.79M
Operating cash flow 9,375.57M

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Revenue 26,683.37M
Gross profit 1,016.84M
Operating income 356.25M
Income before tax 359.79M
Net income 273.49M
EBITDA 542.82M
Diluted EPS 0.06
Dividends per share 0.03
Total assets 9,983.42M
Total liabilities 6,646.80M
Total equity 3,159.36M
Operating cash flow 295.25M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Dec 2015

PER 9.20
ROA 2.45%
ROE 8.47%
Operating margin 1.33%
Profit margin 1.02%

Key executive

  • General Manager & Director: Jui Tsung Chen
  • Spokesman, Head-Finance & Accounting: Ching Hsiung Lue
  • Director & Deputy General Manager: Tsung Pin Weng
  • Director & Deputy General Manager: Yung Ching Chang
  • Director & Deputy General Manager: Wen Chung Shen

Share holders

  • Kinpo Electronics, Inc.(3.4%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(3.1%)
  • Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Ltd.(2.9%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP(2.8%)
  • Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (Investment Management)(2.2%)
  • Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. LLC(1.9%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(1.7%)
  • Fidelity Management & Research Co.(1.6%)
  • GIC Pte Ltd. (Investment Management)(1.5%)
  • Fubon Life Insurance Co., Ltd.(1.4%)


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  • Address: No. 581, Ruiguang Road, Neihu District, Taipei, 11492, Taiwan
  • Phone: +886.2.8797.8588

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