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Energy Minerals

China Shenhua Energy Co. Ltd.

Company Background

China Shenhua Energy is a Chinese state-owned coal company, which handles the mining, production and transport of coal as well as power generation. Besides coal mines and power plants, the company also runs railways and ports to transport coal. In size it is one of the largest companies in China, and is one of the world's largest coal firms. Its output and capital investment are widely monitored in and outside China as important indicators of the Chinese economy.

The company was established in 2004, and its parent firm is Shenhua Group, a large enterprise under direct control of the government. The company's actions tend to reflect government policies. The Chinese Communist Party has the power to pick the company's top officials.

Environmental protection is a major challenge facing the company. China relies on coal for 70% of the electricity it generetes, but coal is also a key source of air pollution. Against this backdrop, China Shenhua Energy is under pressure to introduce state-of-the-art power facilities, including ultrasupercritical power generation systems and integrated coal gasification combined cycle systems, so costs will likely increase in the short term. The company must brace itself for lower coal demand, as the Chinese government aims to reduce dependence on coal-fired power generation over the medium and long term.

China Shenhua Energy regards chemicals as a new source of revenue. It is already producing polyethylene and polypropylene. The company aims to complement its coal business, which is vulnerable to price fluctuations, by nurturing a high-end chemicals business.

Business Summary

China Shenhua Energy Co., Ltd. engages in the production and sale of coal and electricity. It operates through the following business segments: Coal, Power, Railway, Port, and Shipping. The Coal segment includes the production and sale of coal as well as the operation of coal mines. The Power segment includes the generation and sale of power and electricity. The Railway segment includes the operation of transportation railways for coal and non-coal commodities. The Port segment provides logistics and vessels for coal and non-coal cargo. The Shipping segment includes self-operated vessel management and allocation for coal distribution. The company was founded on November 8, 2004 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2018 HKDUSD
Gross Profit103,869.49M13,252.81M
Operating income93,346.81M11,910.21M
Income before tax82,548.14M10,532.39M
Net income52,278.24M6,670.23M
Diluted EPS2.620.33
Dividends Per Share1.030.13
Total Assets674,664.93M86,171.26M
Total liabilities208,444.74M26,623.50M
Total equity378,248.48M48,311.60M
Operating cash flow99,928.82M12,750.01M
Currency in HKDCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018
Revenue 318,509.90M 218,411.18M 213,968.97M 286,825.75M 312,815.45M
Gross Profit 93,219.27M 64,577.64M 65,663.95M 98,259.14M 103,869.49M
Operating income 81,514.95M 51,848.12M 56,220.79M 88,894.92M 93,346.81M
Income before tax 77,320.27M 42,051.82M 47,923.85M 83,897.44M 82,548.14M
Net income 49,461.46M 21,769.70M 29,105.30M 55,111.78M 52,278.24M
EBITDA 106,453.97M 79,122.85M 83,561.78M 116,741.97M 119,647.60M
Diluted EPS 2.48 1.09 1.46 2.77 2.62
Dividends Per Share 0.93 0.37 0.52 1.12 1.03
Total Assets 688,576.68M 668,113.86M 643,422.75M 686,176.95M 674,664.93M
Total liabilities 231,623.01M 233,772.00M 213,935.39M 231,082.12M 208,444.74M
Total equity 375,865.22M 355,745.92M 353,630.43M 366,785.26M 378,248.48M
Operating cash flow 81,385.32M 62,383.28M 90,398.20M 104,606.89M 99,928.82M
 Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018
Revenue 41,073.23M 28,172.73M 27,564.59M 36,806.42M 39,912.42M
Gross Profit 12,021.03M 8,329.83M 8,459.17M 12,608.93M 13,252.81M
Operating income 10,511.70M 6,687.86M 7,242.65M 11,407.29M 11,910.21M
Income before tax 9,970.78M 5,424.24M 6,173.79M 10,765.99M 10,532.39M
Net income 6,378.27M 2,808.06M 3,749.49M 7,072.12M 6,670.23M
EBITDA 13,727.70M 10,206.01M 10,764.86M 14,980.71M 15,265.95M
Diluted EPS 0.32 0.14 0.18 0.35 0.33
Dividends Per Share 0.12 0.04 0.06 0.14 0.13
Total Assets 88,793.04M 86,206.56M 82,988.55M 87,776.71M 86,171.26M
Total liabilities 29,868.15M 30,163.54M 27,593.35M 29,560.34M 26,623.50M
Total equity 48,468.40M 45,901.80M 45,611.19M 46,919.68M 48,311.60M
Operating cash flow 10,494.99M 8,046.78M 11,645.56M 13,423.50M 12,750.01M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2018
Operating margin29.84%
Profit margin16.71%

Key executives

  • Chief Executive Officer: Ji Ping Yang
  • Chief Financial Officer: Shan Cheng Xu
  • Executive Vice President: Zhao Yongfeng
  • Executive Director & Senior Vice President: Dong Li
  • Senior Vice President: Jin Li Wang


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  • Hang Seng Investment Management Ltd. (1.1%)
  • Merian Global Investors (UK) Ltd. (1.0%)
  • State Street Global Advisors Asia Ltd. (0.9%)
  • BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd. (0.9%)
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Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: 22 Binhe Road, Andingmen West, Beijing, 100011, China
  • Phone: +86.10.5813.3399

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Last Updated on 24 Jan, 2020

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