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Electronic Technology

SK hynix, Inc.

Company Background

SK Hynix is one of world's largest manufacturers of semiconductors.

The company began as Hyundai Electronics Industries, established in 1983 by South Korea's Hyundai group. In 1999, the company acquired LG Semiconductor from South Korea's LG group. It changed its name to Hynix Semiconductor in 2001. The company came under the supervision of financial institutions in 2001 amid balance sheet troubles and restructured. In 2011, the company came under the umbrella of leading South Korean mobile carrier SK Telecom, a unit under SK Holdings. It changed its name to SK Hynix in 2012.

SK Holdings also operates businesses in energy and other sectors. The group's Chairman Chey Tae-won also serves part-time as Chairman of SK Hynix. SK Hynix's earnings have rapidly grown thanks to its aggressive capital investment, after becoming a member of the country's major conglomerate.

Japanese electronics maker Toshiba filed a damages suit against its business partner SK Hynix over the leak of NAND flash memory data, which has been settled. The two companies continued to work together on a next-generation memory chip even during the lawsuit.

SK Hynix operates plants in South Korea's Icheon, Gyeonggi Province; Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk Province; and China's Wuxi, Jiangsu Province.

Business Summary

SK hynix, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of semiconductor products. Its products include dynamic random access memory, flash memory, complementary metal oxide semiconductor image sensor, and others. The company was founded on October 15, 1949 and is headquartered in Icheon, South Korea.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2018 KRWUSD
Gross Profit24,323.18B22,101.57M
Operating income20,867.63B18,961.64M
Income before tax21,341.03B19,391.80M
Net income15,540.11B14,120.72M
Diluted EPS22,252.1520.21
Dividends Per Share1,5001.36
Total Assets63,658.33B57,051.74M
Total liabilities16,806.00B15,061.84M
Total equity46,845.71B41,983.97M
Operating cash flow22,227.19B20,197.03M
Currency in KRWCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018
Revenue 17,125.56B 18,797.99B 17,197.97B 30,109.43B 40,445.06B
Gross Profit 7,264.88B 7,708.39B 5,780.57B 16,641.10B 24,323.18B
Operating income 5,111.77B 5,335.77B 3,280.72B 13,746.93B 20,867.63B
Income before tax 5,035.16B 5,244.47B 3,193.70B 13,439.56B 21,341.03B
Net income 4,195.45B 4,322.35B 2,953.77B 10,641.51B 15,540.11B
EBITDA 8,555.75B 9,289.00B 7,737.18B 18,773.16B 27,295.96B
Diluted EPS 5,842 6,002 4,184 15,072.14 22,252.15
Dividends Per Share 300 500 600 1,000 1,500
Total Assets 26,883.27B 29,677.90B 32,216.02B 45,418.46B 63,658.33B
Total liabilities 8,846.97B 8,290.20B 8,192.49B 11,597.54B 16,806.00B
Total equity 18,036.45B 21,386.86B 24,016.95B 33,815.28B 46,845.71B
Operating cash flow 5,866.69B 9,319.52B 5,548.92B 14,690.61B 22,227.19B
 Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018
Revenue 16,268.87M 16,608.88M 14,823.41M 26,633.49M 36,750.93M
Gross Profit 6,901.46M 6,810.71M 4,982.43M 14,719.99M 22,101.57M
Operating income 4,856.06M 4,714.39M 2,827.74M 12,159.93M 18,961.64M
Income before tax 4,783.28M 4,633.73M 2,752.74M 11,888.05M 19,391.80M
Net income 3,985.58M 3,818.99M 2,545.94M 9,413.01M 14,120.72M
EBITDA 8,127.75M 8,207.26M 6,668.89M 16,605.92M 24,802.83M
Diluted EPS 5.54 5.30 3.60 13.33 20.21
Dividends Per Share 0.28 0.44 0.51 0.88 1.36
Total Assets 24,458.24M 25,310.56M 26,673.30M 42,425.35M 57,051.74M
Total liabilities 8,048.92M 7,070.23M 6,782.99M 10,833.25M 15,061.84M
Total equity 16,409.45M 18,239.61M 19,884.87M 31,586.82M 41,983.97M
Operating cash flow 5,573.21M 8,234.22M 4,782.77M 12,994.67M 20,197.03M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2018
Operating margin51.59%
Profit margin38.42%

Key executives

  • Chairman-Executive Board: Tae-Won Chey
  • President, Chief Executive Officer & Director: Seok-Hee Lee
  • Managing Director & Head-Finance: Kwon Hong
  • Managing Director & Head-Technology: Tae-Hoon Kim
  • Senior MD & Head-Production and Technology: Sang-Seon Lee


  • SK Telecom Co., Ltd. (20.0%)
  • National Pension Service of Korea (10.2%)
  • SK hynix, Inc. (6.0%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors) (2.1%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1.9%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.8%)
  • Samsung Asset Management Co., Ltd. (1.4%)
  • Lazard Asset Management LLC (0.9%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (0.9%)
  • Fidelity Management & Research Co. (0.8%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: 2091 Gyeongchung-daero, Bubal-eup, Icheon, 17336, South Korea
  • Phone: +82.31.630.4114

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