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Producer Manufacturing

Catcher Technology Co., Ltd.

Company Background

Catcher Technology makes metal housings for electronic devices, including smartphones, tablets and notebook computers.

 

Metal housings are increasingly replacing plastic ones. The shift is occurring for practical as well as aesthetic reasons: Even thin metal cases offer increased strength.

 

Catcher was established as a metal parts maker in 1984. It was founded by the father of current Chairman Hung Shui-Shu. Prior to joining the company, Hung was an ear and nose doctor.

 

The company emphasizes the development of proprietary technology, including molds and surface-treatment techniques.

 

Catcher built expertise by making housings for home appliances and personal computers. This helped it land an order for thin housing for Apple's MacBook Air notebook.

 

Beginning with the iPhone 6, which hit the market in 2014, Catcher also provides housings for Apple smartphones.

 

Catcher's main plants are located in China's Jiangsu Province and Tainan in southern Taiwan. It is honing its manufacturing prowess and cost competitiveness by adopting metalworking equipment that features computer numerical co

Business Summary

Catcher Technology Co., Ltd. engages in the research and development of magnesium die casting parts and technology, and manufacturing of integral casing for smart phones and laptops. The company was founded on November 23, 1984 and is headquartered in Tainan, Taiwan.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2021 TWDUSD
Revenue41,094.97M1,471.25M
Gross Profit12,941.06M463.30M
Operating income8,760.12M313.62M
Income before tax12,074.18M432.27M
Net income8,575.04M306.99M
EBITDA13,678.76M489.71M
Diluted EPS11.240.40
Dividends Per Share10.210.36
Total Assets246,902.80M8,924.09M
Total liabilities95,476.08M3,450.90M
Total equity151,377.13M5,471.39M
Operating cash flow9,783.67M350.26M
Currency in TWDCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020Dec 2021
Revenue 93,295.96M 95,416.14M 91,628.11M 82,506.03M 41,094.97M
Gross Profit 40,653.12M 37,439.64M 21,081.19M 20,918.40M 12,941.06M
Operating income 33,433.24M 29,604.36M 14,109.14M 16,165.74M 8,760.12M
Income before tax 32,699.46M 41,300.59M 19,992.99M 14,896.70M 12,074.18M
Net income 21,843.25M 27,972.18M 11,272.12M 21,129.82M 8,575.04M
EBITDA 44,093.44M 41,847.26M 26,230.59M 24,955.41M 13,678.76M
Diluted EPS 28.03 35.87 14.52 27.42 11.24
Dividends Per Share 12 12 10 12 10.21
Total Assets 213,863.96M 257,159.91M 243,114.27M 255,903.19M 246,902.80M
Total liabilities 80,729.28M 105,835.59M 94,525.76M 97,831.59M 95,476.08M
Total equity 133,050.44M 151,219.31M 148,462.71M 157,975.06M 151,377.13M
Operating cash flow 33,820.28M 29,147.93M 29,196.63M 22,088.13M 9,783.67M
 Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020Dec 2021
Revenue 3,066.65M 3,164.24M 2,964.09M 2,802.08M 1,471.25M
Gross Profit 1,336.27M 1,241.59M 681.95M 710.43M 463.30M
Operating income 1,098.95M 981.75M 456.41M 549.02M 313.62M
Income before tax 1,074.83M 1,369.63M 646.75M 505.92M 432.27M
Net income 717.99M 927.63M 364.64M 717.61M 306.99M
EBITDA 1,449.35M 1,387.76M 848.53M 847.54M 489.71M
Diluted EPS 0.92 1.18 0.46 0.93 0.40
Dividends Per Share 0.39 0.39 0.32 0.40 0.36
Total Assets 7,186.65M 8,366.46M 8,110.02M 9,107.52M 8,924.09M
Total liabilities 2,712.81M 3,443.26M 3,153.27M 3,481.79M 3,450.90M
Total equity 4,471.00M 4,919.78M 4,952.55M 5,622.28M 5,471.39M
Operating cash flow 1,111.67M 966.62M 944.48M 750.16M 350.26M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2021
PER13.83
ROA3.41%
ROE5.54%
Operating margin21.31%
Profit margin20.86%

Key executives

  • General Manager & Director: Tien-Szu Hung
  • Assistant VP, Head-Finance & Accounting: Mei Hsing Chen
  • Chief Investment Officer, Deputy GM & Spokesperson: Chun Yi Wu
  • Deputy General Manager: Wen Chien Chien
  • Investor Relations Specialist: Pin Ying Li

Shareholders

  • The Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec (3.5%)
  • Cathay Securities Investment Trust Co., Ltd. (3.4%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (3.1%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (2.1%)
  • Franklin Mutual Advisers LLC (2.0%)
  • Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. LLC (2.0%)
  • Polaris Capital Management LLC (1.6%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.6%)
  • HUNG SHUI SHU /CATCHER/ (1.4%)
  • HUNG TIEN SZU (1.4%)

Contact Details

Related Companies

  • Catcher Technology Co. Ltd. /2 Subsidiaries/
  • Castmate International Co. Ltd.
  • Gigamag Co. Ltd.
  • Nanomag International Co. Ltd.

Competitors

  • Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
  • BYD Electronic (International) Co., Ltd.
  • Silitech Technology Corporation
  • Waffer Technology Corp.
Last Updated on 17 Aug, 2022

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