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TCL Corp.

  • 3.30 CNY
  • +0.08
  • +2.48%
  • China
    Apr 20, 2018
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Company Background

TCL is a Chinese home appliance maker. Its operations include core product, liquid crystal display (LCD) TV sets, smartphones, white goods, LCD panels and PCs. It has a strong profile worldwide, ranked fourth in LCD TV sets and seventh in smartphones.

TCL began in 1981 in Huizhou, Guangdong Province, as a minor manufacturer owned by local government. Its little countryside factory grew into a world-famous consumer electronics company, in part due to its strong leader, Chairman Li Dongsheng. The company is widely admired in China.

Unlike most Chinese home appliance makers, TCL looked abroad for opportunities from its early days. In 2002 it partnered with Matsushita Electric Industrial (now Panasonic) in home appliances. Between 2004 and 2006 it surprised industry by taking over the TV-set operations of Thomson and the cellphone operations of Alcatel-Lucent, both of France. It is also known for its close relationships with Japanese electronics leaders such as Sony and Sharp on product sharing.

TCL's smartphone operations are growing rapidly, set to surpass LCD TV operation. Sales are rising quickly in the Americas.

Business Summary

TCL Corp. engages in the manufacture of household appliances and multimedia products. Its business segments include product, service, and venture capital and investment businesses. Its Product business consists of semiconductor display, brand terminal product, electronics, business systems, and parts and materials industries. Its business activities encompass development, production and sale of semiconductor display panels, liquid crystal display television, mobile phones, household appliances, audio and video products, and wireless intelligent interconnect products; business to business platforms; and web conferencing and webcasting support services. Its Service business covers internet application and service, sales and logistics service, and financial businesses. It provides home and mobile internet applications, online to offline platforms, and industrial financial services. Its Venture Capital and Investment business involves in project investment focusing on new materials, new energy, consumer, and high end manufacturing industries. The company was founded by Dong Sheng Li in 1981 and is headquartered in Huizhou, China.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2016 CNYUSD
Gross Profit17,569.82M2,644.64M
Operating income-1,088.52M-163.84M
Income before tax1,880.66M283.08M
Net income1,602.12M241.15M
Diluted EPS0.130.01
Dividends Per Share0.080.01
Total Assets147,136.78M21,172.28M
Total liabilities95,838.89M13,790.76M
Total equity22,764.89M3,275.75M
Operating cash flow8,611.63M1,296.23M
Currency in CNYCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2012Dec 2013Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016
Revenue 69,219.29M 85,037.59M 100,778.15M 104,408.83M 106,111.92M
Gross Profit 11,095.73M 14,642.48M 17,449.68M 17,079.02M 17,569.82M
Operating income 357.75M 1,122.67M 2,247.85M 898.50M -1,088.52M
Income before tax 1,623.80M 3,709.79M 5,010.68M 3,231.72M 1,880.66M
Net income 796.08M 2,109.06M 3,183.20M 2,567.00M 1,602.12M
EBITDA 2,678.94M 4,595.72M 5,818.55M 4,904.75M 4,327.01M
Diluted EPS 0.09 0.24 0.34 0.21 0.13
Dividends Per Share 0.03 0.06 0.08 0.08 0.08
Total Assets 80,492.35M 78,080.63M 92,876.88M 111,754.82M 147,136.78M
Total liabilities 59,094.29M 51,993.06M 60,405.57M 68,626.00M 95,838.89M
Total equity 11,746.29M 14,168.31M 18,194.34M 24,210.10M 22,764.89M
Operating cash flow 4,007.96M 5,377.49M 6,121.57M 7,801.93M 8,611.63M
 Dec 2012Dec 2013Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016
Revenue 10,970.23M 13,832.46M 16,355.57M 16,612.06M 15,972.15M
Gross Profit 1,758.51M 2,381.79M 2,831.95M 2,717.37M 2,644.64M
Operating income 56.69M 182.61M 364.81M 142.95M -163.84M
Income before tax 257.34M 603.44M 813.19M 514.18M 283.08M
Net income 126.16M 343.06M 516.61M 408.42M 241.15M
EBITDA 424.57M 747.55M 944.30M 780.37M 651.30M
Diluted EPS 0.01 0.04 0.05 0.03 0.01
Dividends Per Share 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.01 0.01
Total Assets 12,919.49M 12,897.57M 14,970.48M 17,209.99M 21,172.28M
Total liabilities 9,484.98M 8,588.35M 9,736.55M 10,568.25M 13,790.76M
Total equity 1,885.34M 2,340.36M 2,932.68M 3,728.30M 3,275.75M
Operating cash flow 635.20M 874.71M 993.48M 1,241.33M 1,296.23M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2016
Operating margin-1.02%
Profit margin1.50%

Key executives

  • Chairman & Chief Executive Officer: Dong Sheng Li
  • President & Director: Lian Ming Bo
  • Chief Financial Officer & Director: Xu Bin Huang
  • Chief Technology Officer & Senior Vice President: Xiao Lin Yan
  • Director & Senior Vice President: Wei Huang


  • Huizhou State Owned Asset Sup. & Adm. Commssion (7.4%)
  • Guangdong State-Owned Assets Supervision & Administration (5.2%)
  • Tsinghua University Education Foundation (4.0%)
  • Xinjiang Dongxing Huarui Equity Investment Partnership LP (3.8%)
  • Xinjiang Jiutian Liancheng Equity Investment Partnership LP (3.4%)
  • BOSC Asset Management Co. Ltd. (3.2%)
  • Guokai Innovation Capital Investment Co. Ltd. (2.9%)
  • China Securities Finance Corp. Ltd. (2.7%)
  • China Investment Corp. (Investment Company) (1.7%)
  • Guokai Jingcheng Beijing Investment Fund Ltd. (1.4%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: TCL Technology Building, No. 17 Huifeng 3rd Road, Huizhou, 516001, China
  • Phone: +86.755.33311666

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Last Updated on 20 Apr, 2018

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