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Hang Seng Bank Ltd.

Company Background

Hang Seng Bank is a major local bank in Hong Kong and a member of the U.K.'s HSBC group.

Hang Seng has a strong presence in Hong Kong's retail banking sector, with more than 240 branches and numerous ATMs set up at MTR stations and shopping malls. More than half of Hong Kong's adult population is said to have an account at Hang Seng Bank.

The bank established a subsidiary in mainland China in 2007 and operates some 50 branches in such cities as Shanghai and Beijing. It plans to focus on selling financial products, such as investment trusts and insurance.

Hang Seng Bank started as a money exchanger in 1933 and was once the largest Chinese-capitalized bank in Hong Kong. But the plunge of the real estate and stock markets in Hong Kong in 1965 triggered a run on the bank. As a result, it eventually went under Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corp. umbrella.

Currently, Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corp. owns roughly 60% of Hang Seng Bank. The two entities work together closely in many ways, such as sharing ATMs.

The Hang Seng Index, introduced in 1969, is considered Hong Kong's benchmark stock index.

Hang Seng Bank Vice-Chairman and CEO Rose Lee Wai-mun has held key posts at HSBC's Hong Kong division.

Business Summary

Hang Seng Bank Ltd. provides commercial banking and related financial services. It operates through the following business segments: Wealth and Personal Banking, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Other. The Wealth and Personal Banking segment offers a range of products and services to meet the personal banking, consumer lending, and wealth management needs of individual customers. The Commercial Banking segment provides products and services to corporate, commercial, and small-to-medium sized enterprises customers. The Global Banking and Markets segment gives tailored financial solutions to major corporate and institutional clients. The Other segment represents the holdings of premises, investment properties, equity shares and subordinated debt funding as well as central support, and functional costs with associated recoveries. The company was founded by Sin Hang Ho in 1933 and is headquartered in Hong Kong.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2021 HKDUSD
Gross Profit----
Operating income16,295M2,096.40M
Income before tax16,385M2,107.98M
Net income13,257M1,705.55M
Diluted EPS6.930.89
Dividends Per Share5.100.65
Total Assets1,820.18B233,467.80M
Total liabilities1,647.51B211,319.86M
Total equity172,588M22,137.16M
Operating cash flow40,426M5,200.93M
Currency in HKDCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020Dec 2021
Revenue 55,632M 66,063M 77,987M 65,224M 56,848M
Gross Profit -- -- -- -- --
Operating income 23,557M 28,054M 28,681M 19,784M 16,295M
Income before tax 23,674M 28,432M 28,813M 19,414M 16,385M
Net income 19,693M 23,863M 24,421M 15,987M 13,257M
EBITDA -- -- -- -- --
Diluted EPS 10.30 12.48 12.77 8.36 6.93
Dividends Per Share 6.70 7.50 8.20 5.50 5.10
Total Assets 1,478.41B 1,571.29B 1,676.99B 1,759.78B 1,820.18B
Total liabilities 1,333.32B 1,416.17B 1,509.81B 1,588.33B 1,647.51B
Total equity 145,049M 155,101M 167,066M 171,356M 172,588M
Operating cash flow 34,300M 16,687M 33,370M 14,169M 40,426M
 Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020Dec 2021
Revenue 7,138.88M 8,429.04M 9,953.41M 8,409.49M 7,313.67M
Gross Profit -- -- -- -- --
Operating income 3,022.91M 3,579.43M 3,660.53M 2,550.80M 2,096.40M
Income before tax 3,037.92M 3,627.66M 3,677.37M 2,503.09M 2,107.98M
Net income 2,527.07M 3,044.70M 3,116.83M 2,061.24M 1,705.55M
EBITDA -- -- -- -- --
Diluted EPS 1.32 1.59 1.63 1.07 0.89
Dividends Per Share 0.85 0.95 1.04 0.70 0.65
Total Assets 189,121.30M 200,693.16M 215,225.10M 226,956.55M 233,467.80M
Total liabilities 170,560.16M 180,879.77M 193,770.11M 204,844.82M 211,319.86M
Total equity 18,554.87M 19,810.20M 21,441.25M 22,099.47M 22,137.16M
Operating cash flow 4,401.48M 2,129.11M 4,258.98M 1,826.84M 5,200.93M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2021
Operating margin28.66%
Profit margin23.32%

Key executives

  • Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director: Diana Ferreira Cesar
  • Chief Operating Officer: Eunice Chan
  • Chief Operating Officer: Wai Man Chiu
  • Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director: Say Pin Saw
  • Chief Compliance Officer: Hing Keung Tsang


  • HSBC Holdings Plc (62.1%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.1%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (0.9%)
  • Geode Capital Management LLC (0.4%)
  • State Street Global Advisors Asia Ltd. (0.4%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (0.3%)
  • BlackRock Advisors (UK) Ltd. (0.2%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors) (0.2%)
  • APG Asset Management NV (0.2%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors) (0.2%)

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    Last Updated on 26 Jan, 2023

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