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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 2020 HKDUSD
Gross Profit----
Operating income40,974.92M5,282.99M
Income before tax55,688.04M7,179.99M
Net income30,930.90M3,987.99M
Diluted EPS1.490.19
Dividends Per Share1.060.13
Total Assets23,138.76B2,984.16B
Total liabilities21,723.05B2,801.58B
Total equity1,349.39B174,029.00M
Operating cash flow-108,521.88M-13,991.99M
Currency in HKDCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020
Revenue 624,629.37M 614,829.84M 676,286.09M 738,804.33M 602,346.08M
Gross Profit -- -- -- -- --
Operating income 76,700.83M 112,154.21M 145,856.71M 117,488.79M 40,974.92M
Income before tax 36,933.76M 115,271.34M 136,012.75M 86,132.33M 55,688.04M
Net income 19,243.13M 84,146.83M 107,585.98M 47,473.46M 30,930.90M
EBITDA -- -- -- -- --
Diluted EPS 0.54 3.74 4.94 2.31 1.49
Dividends Per Share 4.18 3.79 4.06 2.42 1.06
Total Assets 18,413.62B 19,713.44B 20,028.44B 21,155.92B 23,138.76B
Total liabilities 17,130.72B 18,340.55B 18,682.72B 19,817.31B 21,723.05B
Total equity 1,227.13B 1,313.30B 1,283.12B 1,270.71B 1,349.39B
Operating cash flow 338,815.71M 66,745.47M 257,816.04M 307,296.46M -108,521.88M
 Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020
Revenue 80,467.99M 78,896.99M 86,287.99M 94,292.99M 77,661.99M
Gross Profit -- -- -- -- --
Operating income 9,880.99M 14,391.99M 18,609.99M 14,994.99M 5,282.99M
Income before tax 4,757.99M 14,791.99M 17,353.99M 10,992.99M 7,179.99M
Net income 2,478.99M 10,797.99M 13,726.99M 6,058.99M 3,987.99M
EBITDA -- -- -- -- --
Diluted EPS 0.07 0.48 0.63 0.29 0.19
Dividends Per Share 0.53 0.48 0.51 0.30 0.13
Total Assets 2,374.98B 2,521.77B 2,558.12B 2,715.15B 2,984.16B
Total liabilities 2,209.51B 2,346.14B 2,386.24B 2,543.35B 2,801.58B
Total equity 158,275.99M 167,999.99M 163,886.00M 163,084.00M 174,029.00M
Operating cash flow 43,647.99M 8,564.99M 32,894.99M 39,219.99M -13,991.99M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2020
Operating margin6.80%
Profit margin5.13%

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
  • Chief Information Officer: Steven C. van Wyk
  • Group Chief Compliance Officer: Colin Bell


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Contact Details

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Last Updated on 3 Dec, 2021

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