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  • Taiwan
    Mar 25, 2019
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Company Background

TPK Holding is a major manufacturer of touch panels for smartphones, tablets and PCs. Its client list includes Apple of the U.S. and Chinese smartphone makers. The Taiwan-based company's main production facilities are in Xiamen, in China's Fujian Province.

Chairman Michael Chiang established TPK in 2005, having recognized the potential of touch panels. Previously, he founded Taiwan Video & Monitoring to tap the VCR and monitor market.

Until the early 2000s, resistive touch panels, which respond to pressure on the display surface, were the norm. Chiang's company improved technology for transparent projected capacitive touch screens, which respond to even a light touch. He established a mass production system and supplied panels to Apple for the first iPhone, released in 2007. That made capacitive touch panels an industry standard.

TPK boosted capital spending on expectations that Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system, released in 2012, would increase demand for touch panels. The market did not expand as anticipated, and the company remains saddled with overcapacity. A price war with Chinese panel producers has also intensified.

TPK in November 2014 appointed Michael Chung, a former executive of Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn Technology Group, as president and CEO in the hope that he would improve earnings.

Business Summary

TPK Holding Co., Ltd. engages in the research and development, and production of touch technology application solutions, indium tin oxide glass, and protective glass. Its offers touch sensors, touch modules, and touch screens including glass-glass, glass-film-film, single glass solutions, one glass solutions, touch-on-lens, and glass-films. Its products are used in mobile and consumer electronic devices such as automotive monitors, notebooks personal computers, all-in-one personal computers, and large-sized business platforms. The company was founded on November 21, 2005 and is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2017 TWDUSD
Gross Profit7,536.09M247.71M
Operating income2,649.19M87.07M
Income before tax3,275.91M107.67M
Net income2,404.39M79.03M
Diluted EPS6.630.21
Dividends Per Share30.09
Total Assets82,978.31M2,788.39M
Total liabilities45,807.69M1,539.31M
Total equity36,947.69M1,241.58M
Operating cash flow16,914.56M555.98M
Currency in TWDCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2013Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017
Revenue 159,067.43M 129,516.91M 121,363.61M 89,216.28M 107,208.48M
Gross Profit 19,286.75M 10,235.76M 5,177.46M 2,576.71M 7,536.09M
Operating income 9,979.21M 1,962.68M -85.98M -1,687.25M 2,649.19M
Income before tax 10,827.36M 964.16M -20,930.17M -1,468.97M 3,275.91M
Net income 7,188.50M 276.80M -20,006.50M -1,467.40M 2,404.39M
EBITDA 16,559.86M 9,994.83M 9,592.82M 7,088.84M 11,048.07M
Diluted EPS 21.21 0.84 -57.86 -4.27 6.63
Dividends Per Share 4.97 0.47 0 0 3
Total Assets 151,201.08M 152,722.77M 115,227.72M 87,683.38M 82,978.31M
Total liabilities 107,941.07M 107,181.88M 84,111.21M 58,611.13M 45,807.69M
Total equity 42,353.93M 44,722.89M 30,693.41M 28,832.81M 36,947.69M
Operating cash flow 19,970.21M 14,386M 4,466.17M 11,875.00M 16,914.56M
 Dec 2013Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017
Revenue 5,359.18M 4,274.03M 3,821.98M 2,766.32M 3,523.96M
Gross Profit 649.79M 337.77M 163.04M 79.89M 247.71M
Operating income 336.21M 64.76M -2.70M -52.31M 87.07M
Income before tax 364.78M 31.81M -659.13M -45.54M 107.67M
Net income 242.19M 9.13M -630.04M -45.49M 79.03M
EBITDA 557.92M 329.82M 302.09M 219.80M 363.15M
Diluted EPS 0.71 0.02 -1.82 -0.13 0.21
Dividends Per Share 0.16 0.01 0 0 0.09
Total Assets 5,073.26M 4,832.69M 3,508.01M 2,720.63M 2,788.39M
Total liabilities 3,621.75M 3,391.61M 2,560.69M 1,818.58M 1,539.31M
Total equity 1,421.10M 1,415.19M 934.43M 894.62M 1,241.58M
Operating cash flow 672.82M 474.73M 140.64M 368.20M 555.98M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2017
Operating margin2.47%
Profit margin2.24%

Key executives

  • President & Chief Executive Officer: Leo Hsieh
  • Head-Finance: Chung Yi Chen
  • Director & Senior Deputy General Manager: Heng Yao Chang
  • Director & Senior Deputy General Manager: Shih Ming Liu
  • Director & Senior Deputy General Manager: Tsung Liang Tsai


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  • Norges Bank Investment Management (0.9%)
  • BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. (0.9%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (0.9%)
  • APG Asset Management NV (0.8%)
  • Lingohr & Partner Asset Management GmbH (0.3%)
  • BlackRock Advisors (UK) Ltd. (0.3%)
  • Schroder Investment Management Ltd. (0.2%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: 13-18, Section 6, Minquan East Road, Taipei, 114, Taiwan
  • Phone: +886.2.77271199

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