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HSBC Holdings Plc

Business Summary

HSBC Holdings Plc engages in the provision of banking and financial services. It operates through the following business segments: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, Global Private Banking, and Corporate Centre. The Retail Banking and Wealth Management segment consists of retail banking, wealth management, asset management, and insurance. The Commercial Banking segment offers banking products and services. The Global Banking and Markets segment includes transaction banking, financing, advisory, capital markets, and risk management services. The Global Private Banking offers transaction banking, financing, advisory, capital markets and risk management services to high net worth individuals and families. The Corporate Centre segment is comprises of central treasury, including balance sheet management, other legacy businesses, interests in associates and joint ventures, central stewardship costs and the UK bank levy. The company was founded on January 1, 1959 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2019 HKDUSD
Gross Profit----
Operating income117,488.79M14,994.99M
Income before tax86,132.33M10,992.99M
Net income47,473.46M6,058.99M
Diluted EPS2.310.29
Dividends Per Share2.420.30
Total Assets21,155.92B2,715.15B
Total liabilities19,817.31B2,543.35B
Total equity1,270.71B163,084.00M
Operating cash flow307,296.46M39,219.99M
Currency in HKDCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019
Revenue 679,435.52M 624,629.37M 614,829.84M 676,286.09M 738,804.33M
Gross Profit -- -- -- -- --
Operating income 128,188.80M 76,700.83M 112,154.21M 145,856.71M 117,488.79M
Income before tax 126,452.22M 36,933.76M 115,271.34M 136,012.75M 86,132.33M
Net income 104,830.29M 19,243.13M 84,146.83M 107,585.98M 47,473.46M
EBITDA -- -- -- -- --
Diluted EPS 4.96 0.54 3.74 4.94 2.31
Dividends Per Share 4.05 4.18 3.79 4.06 2.42
Total Assets 18,675.19B 18,413.62B 19,713.44B 20,028.44B 21,155.92B
Total liabilities 17,261.52B 17,130.72B 18,340.55B 18,682.72B 19,817.31B
Total equity 1,343.47B 1,227.13B 1,313.30B 1,283.12B 1,270.71B
Operating cash flow 42,794.20M 338,815.71M 66,745.47M 257,816.04M 307,296.46M
 Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019
Revenue 87,640.00M 80,467.99M 78,896.99M 86,287.99M 94,292.99M
Gross Profit -- -- -- -- --
Operating income 16,535.00M 9,880.99M 14,391.99M 18,609.99M 14,994.99M
Income before tax 16,311.00M 4,757.99M 14,791.99M 17,353.99M 10,992.99M
Net income 13,522.00M 2,478.99M 10,797.99M 13,726.99M 6,058.99M
EBITDA -- -- -- -- --
Diluted EPS 0.64 0.07 0.48 0.63 0.29
Dividends Per Share 0.52 0.53 0.48 0.51 0.30
Total Assets 2,409.65B 2,374.98B 2,521.77B 2,558.12B 2,715.15B
Total liabilities 2,227.24B 2,209.51B 2,346.14B 2,386.24B 2,543.35B
Total equity 173,347.98M 158,275.99M 167,999.99M 163,886.00M 163,084.00M
Operating cash flow 5,520.00M 43,647.99M 8,564.99M 32,894.99M 39,219.99M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2019
Operating margin15.90%
Profit margin6.42%

Key executives

  • Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director: Noel Paul Quinn
  • Group Chief Operating Officer: John M. Hinshaw
  • Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director: Ewen James Stevenson
  • Head-EMEA Regulatory Compliance: Alison Hewitt
  • Group Chief Compliance Officer: Colin Bell


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Contact Details

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