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Non-Energy Minerals

China Steel Corp.

  • 24.90 TWD
  • +0.25
  • +1.01%
  • Taiwan
    Aug 17, 2018
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Company Background

Headquartered in southern Taiwan city of Kaohsiung, China Steel was founded by the Taiwan government in December 1971 to boost the development of various industries in Taiwan.

It became a listed company in 1974, and the government started to sell its stake in the company in 1989, but China steel remains a government-controlled entity.

The company sells steel plates, bars, wire rods, and hot and cold rolled coils. The Taiwan market accounts for more than half of China Steel's sales, and the steel maker exports mainly to China, Japan and Southeast Asia.

Chairman Sung Jyh-yuh has a master's degree in mechanical engineering from National Taiwan University. He is a China steel veteran who started working for the company in 1977.

Business Summary

China Steel Corp. engages in the production of crude steel. It specializes in steel plates, steel bars, wire rods, hot and cold rolled coils and sheet, coated steel products, electrogalvanized coils, electrical steel coils, hot-dip galvanized coils, and titanium and nickel-base alloy. The company was founded on December 3, 1971 and is headquartered in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2017 TWDUSD
Gross Profit38,753.48M1,273.83M
Operating income25,997.48M854.54M
Income before tax23,727.61M779.93M
Net income16,905.58M555.68M
Diluted EPS1.090.03
Dividends Per Share0.880.02
Total Assets667,715.87M22,437.82M
Total liabilities335,763.89M11,282.95M
Total equity304,010.06M10,215.90M
Operating cash flow46,831.98M1,539.37M
Currency in TWDCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2013Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017
Revenue 348,265.68M 366,512.07M 285,053.78M 293,055.80M 347,012.00M
Gross Profit 36,658.83M 42,414.42M 19,922.74M 38,078.81M 38,753.48M
Operating income 24,681.24M 29,809.05M 8,170.41M 25,484.12M 25,997.48M
Income before tax 22,928.25M 27,940.91M 9,302.76M 22,563.04M 23,727.61M
Net income 15,981.54M 22,132.13M 7,604.72M 16,038.36M 16,905.58M
EBITDA 56,239.43M 65,454.56M 43,545.81M 61,466.55M 60,719.58M
Diluted EPS 1.02 1.42 0.49 1.03 1.09
Dividends Per Share 0.68 1 0.50 0.85 0.88
Total Assets 681,999.37M 682,740.02M 678,139.01M 676,121.79M 667,715.87M
Total liabilities 362,629.65M 348,095.78M 357,414.18M 346,542.10M 335,763.89M
Total equity 289,687.05M 304,674.59M 294,320.81M 302,559.88M 304,010.06M
Operating cash flow 50,769.27M 61,740.07M 47,670.74M 52,001.86M 46,831.98M
 Dec 2013Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017
Revenue 11,733.52M 12,094.82M 8,976.92M 9,086.77M 11,406.34M
Gross Profit 1,235.08M 1,399.66M 627.40M 1,180.70M 1,273.83M
Operating income 831.54M 983.69M 257.30M 790.18M 854.54M
Income before tax 772.48M 922.04M 292.96M 699.61M 779.93M
Net income 538.43M 730.35M 239.48M 497.30M 555.68M
EBITDA 1,894.77M 2,159.98M 1,371.34M 1,905.89M 1,995.86M
Diluted EPS 0.03 0.04 0.01 0.03 0.03
Dividends Per Share 0.02 0.03 0.01 0.02 0.02
Total Assets 22,883.19M 21,604.32M 20,645.38M 20,978.67M 22,437.82M
Total liabilities 12,167.35M 11,014.99M 10,881.18M 10,752.49M 11,282.95M
Total equity 9,719.90M 9,640.99M 8,960.35M 9,387.81M 10,215.90M
Operating cash flow 1,710.48M 2,037.41M 1,501.24M 1,612.42M 1,539.37M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2017
Operating margin7.49%
Profit margin4.87%

Key executives

  • General Manager & Director: Hung Nan Lin
  • Chief Financial Officer: Hung Tai Chou
  • Director, Deputy General Manager & Spokesman: Hsi Chin Wang


  • Government of Taiwan (20.0%)
  • China Steel Corp. (4.4%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (2.6%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.8%)
  • Yun Hung Investment Co. Ltd. (1.5%)
  • Cathay Life Insurance Co., Ltd. (Invt Port) (1.2%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.1%)
  • Yun Ying Investment Co. Ltd. (1.0%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.0%)
  • Civil Servant's Retirement Fund (0.9%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: No. 1, Chung Kang Road, Hsiaokang District, Kaohsiung City, 812 33, Taiwan
  • Phone: +886.7.8021111

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Last Updated on 17 Aug, 2018

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