Hyundai Motor Co., Ltd.

South Korea

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Feb 19, 2018
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 285.47M

Currency in KRW

Company profile

Market(Ticker): KRX(005380)
Consumer Durables
Motor Vehicles
Full time employees: --

Business summary

Hyundai Motor Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and distribution of motor vehicles and parts. It operates through the following business areas: Vehicle, Financial and Others. The Vehicle division offers motor vehicles. The Financial division provides financing, leasing and credit cards. The Other division includes manufacture of railways. The company was founded on December 29, 1967 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

Company background

South Korea's Hyundai Motor is the world's fifth-largest automaker in terms of sales. Hyundai Motor was established in 1967 by the late Chung Ju-yung, the founder of former Hyundai conglomerate. Before his death in 2001, Chung picked his fifth son Chung Mong-hun as his successor. However, his second son Chung Mong-koo opposed the decision and bolted from the group, taking automobile operations with him.

Currently, Hyundai Motor group is comprised of steelmaker Hyundai Steel, logistics business Hyundai Glovis, autoparts maker Hyundai Mobis and other companies.

In 1998, Hyundai Motor acquired fellow South Korean automaker Kia Motors, which went bankrupt during the 1997 Asian currency crisis. The deal helped Hyundai Motor secure No. 1 position in South Korea and boost its presence in the global market.

Although at one time Japan's Mitsubishi Motors provided capital and technical assistance to Hyundai Motor, the two automakers have dissolved their alliance. Hyundai has rapidly improved quality and adopted innovative car body designs by hiring former workers from German automaker Audi since the 2000s. It has seen sales rise fast both at home and abroad.

Hyundai Motor has taken market share from Japanese rivals in the North American market. It saw sales rise there fast after the won weakened during the global financial crisis.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2017

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 96,376.07B
Gross profit 17,578B
Operating income 4,574.66B
Income before tax 4,438.55B
Net income 4,032.82B
EBITDA 11,535B
Diluted EPS --
Dividends per share 4,000
Total assets 178,199B
Total liabilities 103,442B
Total equity 74,757B
Operating cash flow --

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Revenue 85,250.07M
Gross profit 15,548.73M
Operating income 4,046.55M
Income before tax 3,926.14M
Net income 3,567.25M
EBITDA 10,203.35M
Diluted EPS --
Dividends per share 3.53
Total assets 166,455.55M
Total liabilities 96,625.09M
Total equity 69,830.45M
Operating cash flow --

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Dec 2017

PER 11.04
ROA 2.25%
ROE 5.68%
Operating margin 4.74%
Profit margin 4.18%

Key executive

  • Chairman & Co-Chief Executive Officer: Mong-Koo Chung
  • Co-President, Co-CEO & Director: Won-Hui Lee
  • Co-President, Co-CEO & Director: Gab-Han Yoon
  • Chief Financial Officer: Byeong-Cheol Choi
  • Vice Chairman-Executive Board, Head-R&D: Moon-Sik Kwon

Share holders

  • Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.(20.7%)
  • National Pension Service of Korea(8.0%)
  • Hyundai Motor Co., Ltd.(6.0%)
  • CHUNG MONG KOO(5.1%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors)(3.9%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)(2.7%)
  • CHUNG EUI-SUN(2.2%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(1.6%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(1.5%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP(1.3%)


  • Website:
  • Address: 12 Heolleung-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul, 06797, South Korea
  • Phone: +82.2.3464.1114

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