Uni-President Enterprises Corp.


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Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 5,682.01M

Currency in TWD

Company profile

Market(Ticker): TAI(1216)
Consumer Non-Durables
Food: Major Diversified
Full time employees: 5,290

Business summary

Uni-President Enterprises Corp. engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of food products. It specializes in food, fast food, dairy product, integrated, and baking business group. Its products include livestock feed, aquatic feed, flour, edible oil, instant noodle, fruit juice, sports drink, tea, fresh milk, yogurt, diluted fermented milk, probiotic health food, soy bean milk, coffee, meat processing, soy sauce and condiments, spices, frozen food, ice cream, bread, cake, and frozen dough. The company was founded on August 25, 1967 and is headquartered in Tainan, Taiwan.

Company background

Uni-President Enterprises is a Taiwanese food and beverage company with significant operations in Taiwan and China. It sells a wide range of products, including soft drinks, instant noodles and pastries. It also operates logistics services across Taiwan.

Uni-President owns the 7-Eleven convenience store franchise -- now an independently listed company on the Taiwan Stock Exchange -- in Shanghai and Taiwan. The company also operates the Starbucks franchise in Taiwan.

The company was founded by Wu Hsiu-chi and Kao Ching-yuen in 1967 in the southern Taiwanese City of Tainan. Wu was married to Kao's cousin. Before setting up Uni-President, Wu and Kao worked together in the textile businesses. Kao was widely considered a leader of the Tainan Group, an influential gathering of Tainan-based tycoons, as was Wu before his death in 2005.

Alex Lo, Uni-President's chairman and president, is Kao's son-in-law. He has an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2015

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 416,151.32M
Gross profit 129,834.96M
Operating income 21,637.73M
Income before tax 22,797.45M
Net income 14,107.83M
EBITDA 41,229.59M
Diluted EPS 2.47
Dividends per share 2
Total assets 398,948.48M
Total liabilities 243,258.75M
Total equity 96,336.24M
Operating cash flow 50,855.08M

Currency in TWD

Revenue 13,105.44M
Gross profit 4,088.76M
Operating income 681.41M
Income before tax 717.93M
Net income 444.28M
EBITDA 1,298.40M
Diluted EPS 0.07
Dividends per share 0.06
Total assets 12,145.65M
Total liabilities 7,405.81M
Total equity 2,932.87M
Operating cash flow 1,601.52M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Dec 2015

PER 22.13
ROA 3.53%
ROE 14.98%
Operating margin 5.19%
Profit margin 3.39%

Key executive

  • General Manager: Jung Lung Hou
  • Head-Finance & Deputy General Manager: Chung Ming Su
  • Vice President: Jui Sheng Wang
  • Vice President: Ying Chang Yu
  • Vice President: Tsung Yi Liu

Share holders

  • KAO HSIU LING(6.2%)
  • Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (Investment Management)(3.7%)
  • BNP Paribas Investment Partners Singapore Ltd.(3.1%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(2.7%)
  • HOU PO MING(2.6%)
  • HOU PO YU(2.2%)
  • GIC Pte Ltd. (Investment Management)(2.1%)
  • First State Investment Management (UK) Ltd.(1.7%)
  • T. Rowe Price International Ltd.(1.7%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(1.5%)


  • Website:
  • Address: No. 301 Zhongzheng Road, Yongkang District, Tainan, 710 01, Taiwan
  • Phone: +886.6.253.2121

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