Hyundai Motor Co., Ltd.

South Korea

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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 2016

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 93,649.02B
Gross profit 17,797.60B
Operating income 5,193.5B
Income before tax 5,578.64B
Net income 5,406.43B
EBITDA 8,540.86B
Diluted EPS 20,133.11
Dividends per share 4,000
Total assets 178,835.92B
Total liabilities 106,491.35B
Total equity 67,189.65B
Operating cash flow 996,964M

Currency in KRW

Revenue 80,718.71M
Gross profit 15,340.25M
Operating income 4,476.42M
Income before tax 4,808.39M
Net income 4,659.95M
EBITDA 7,361.60M
Diluted EPS 17.35
Dividends per share 3.44
Total assets 148,067.49M
Total liabilities 88,169.68M
Total equity 55,629.78M
Operating cash flow 859.31M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Dec 2016

PER 7.25
ROA 3.14%
ROE 8.36%
Operating margin 5.54%
Profit margin 5.77%

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
  • President-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)(3.8%)
  • CHUNG EUI-SUN(2.2%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)(2.1%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(1.5%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(1.4%)
  • 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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