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Henderson Land Development Co. Ltd.

Company Background

Henderson Land Development is a major property developer that is based and listed in Hong Kong. It builds residential properties, including luxury condominiums, as well as office and commercial complexes, such as the International Finance Centre on Hong Kong Island and the World Financial Centre in Beijing.

Its chairman, Lee Shau-kee, was a founding member of leading Hong Kong real estate developer Sun Hung Kai Properties. But in 1976, he branched out and created Henderson Land Development.

With the money generated from the company's listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange, Lee began acquiring old buildings and farmland and developed the land for sale. This strategy has enabled Henderson Land to grow rapidly over the years. The company is now the biggest landowner in Hong Kong's New Territories.

Group company Hong Kong and China Gas is the dominant supplier of city gas in Hong Kong. It also supplies city gas across the mainland, and boasts more than 20 million customers.

Henderson Land's subsidiaries also include Hong Kong Ferry Holdings and Miramar Hotel and Investment.

Lee is a high-profile stock investor and has been called the "Warren Buffett of Asia." His comments on stock markets attract keen attention from the Hong Kong public.

Business Summary

Henderson Land Development Co. Ltd. is an investment holding company, which engages in the property development and investment, construction, infrastructure, hotel operation, finance, department store operation, and project management. It operates through the following business segments: Property Development; Property Leasing; Department Store Operation; Others Businesses; and Utility and Energy. The Property Development segment involves in the development and sale of properties. The Property Leasing segment offers leasing of properties. The Department Store Operation segment comprises of department store operations and management. The Other Businesses segment is comprised of hotel operation and management, construction, provision of finance, investment holding, project management, property management, agency services, cleaning and security guard services, as well as the trading of building materials and disposal of leasehold land. The Utility and Energy segment consists of production, distribution and marketing of gas, water supply, and energy businesses. The company was founded by Shau Kee Lee in 1976 and is headquartered in Hong Kong.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2021 HKDUSD
Gross Profit12,440M1,600.44M
Operating income9,297M1,196.08M
Income before tax11,558M1,486.97M
Net income13,195M1,697.57M
Diluted EPS2.720.35
Dividends Per Share1.800.23
Total Assets550,304M70,585.28M
Total liabilities198,125M25,412.69M
Total equity335,020M42,971.66M
Operating cash flow3,422M440.25M
Currency in HKDCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020Dec 2021
Revenue 28,026M 22,308M 24,373M 25,423M 23,885M
Gross Profit 12,682M 12,321M 12,995M 15,706M 12,440M
Operating income 8,581M 8,899M 9,720M 12,662M 9,297M
Income before tax 33,382M 33,495M 19,086M 9,554M 11,558M
Net income 30,809M 31,157M 16,994M 10,192M 13,195M
EBITDA 9,512M 9,777M 10,097M 13,090M 9,799M
Diluted EPS 5.78 6.43 3.51 2.10 2.72
Dividends Per Share 1.41 1.63 1.80 1.80 1.80
Total Assets 410,998M 441,106M 455,245M 461,087M 550,304M
Total liabilities 113,055M 123,114M 129,852M 128,895M 198,125M
Total equity 292,574M 313,153M 320,851M 327,607M 335,020M
Operating cash flow 1,913M 3,721M 8,850M 9,468M 3,422M
 Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020Dec 2021
Revenue 3,596.38M 2,846.29M 3,110.70M 3,277.85M 3,072.88M
Gross Profit 1,627.39M 1,572.04M 1,658.54M 2,025.01M 1,600.44M
Operating income 1,101.14M 1,135.43M 1,240.55M 1,632.54M 1,196.08M
Income before tax 4,283.68M 4,273.65M 2,435.93M 1,231.82M 1,486.97M
Net income 3,953.51M 3,975.35M 2,168.93M 1,314.08M 1,697.57M
EBITDA 1,220.61M 1,247.45M 1,288.67M 1,687.72M 1,260.67M
Diluted EPS 0.74 0.82 0.44 0.27 0.35
Dividends Per Share 0.18 0.20 0.22 0.23 0.23
Total Assets 52,575.44M 56,340.05M 58,426.16M 59,465.55M 70,585.28M
Total liabilities 14,462.15M 15,724.67M 16,665.21M 16,623.35M 25,412.69M
Total equity 37,426.47M 39,997.31M 41,178.03M 42,250.88M 42,971.66M
Operating cash flow 245.48M 474.76M 1,129.51M 1,220.73M 440.25M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2021
Operating margin38.92%
Profit margin55.24%

Key executives

  • Co-Chairman & Co-Managing Director: Ka Kit Lee
  • Co-Chairman & Co-Managing Director: Ka Shing Lee
  • Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director: Hau Chung Fung
  • GM-Information Technology Department: Tak Cheung Kum
  • Chief Treasurer & Executive Director: Woon King Fung Lee


  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (0.8%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (0.6%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (0.4%)
  • LEE SHAU KEE (0.3%)
  • State Street Global Advisors Asia Ltd. (0.2%)
  • Geode Capital Management LLC (0.2%)
  • BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG (0.1%)
  • BlackRock Advisors (UK) Ltd. (0.1%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.1%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: 72-76/F, Two International Finance Centre, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Phone: +852.2908.8888

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Last Updated on 30 Sep, 2022

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