China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd.


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Jan 19, 2018
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 10,088.2M

Currency in HKD

Company profile

Market(Ticker): HKG(1055)
Full time employees: 93,132

Business summary

China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. engages in the provision of domestic, international, and regional scheduled and unscheduled air transportation of passenger, cargo, mail and baggage, general aviation, and aircraft maintenance. The company operates through the following segments: Airline Transportation Operations, and Other segments. The Airline Transportation Operations segment engages in the passenger and cargo and mail operations. The other segment includes hotel and tour operation, ground services, cargo handling and other miscellaneous services. China Southern Airlines was founded on March 25, 1995 and is headquartered in Guangzhou, China.

Company background

China Southern Airlines is one of the top three Chinese carriers, alongside Air China and China Eastern Airlines. By sales and passenger numbers in 2014, it ranked No. 1.

China Southern in 2014 carried more than 100 million passengers for the first time. As of April 2015, it had 474 aircraft in its fleet.

The airline is based at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province. It was established in 1995 and listed on the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing in 1997.

The airline is expanding internationally. Its strength is in the Asia-Pacific region, flying to popular destinations such as Bangkok and other parts of Southeast Asia, as well as Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Last year, the airline served 1,052 destinations in 177 countries and regions, including code shares.

China Southern's subsidiaries include Xiamen Airlines, Shantou Airlines, Guizhou Airlines, Zhuhai Airlines, Chongqing Airlines and Henan Airlines. It is a member of SkyTeam, an alliance led by U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2016

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 133,838.83M
Gross profit 20,955.58M
Operating income 10,122.00M
Income before tax 8,218.65M
Net income 5,906.35M
EBITDA 25,041.54M
Diluted EPS 0.59
Dividends per share 0.11
Total assets 223,642.59M
Total liabilities 162,146.20M
Total equity 47,932.41M
Operating cash flow 31,185.09M

Currency in HKD

Revenue 17,241.81M
Gross profit 2,699.60M
Operating income 1,303.96M
Income before tax 1,058.76M
Net income 760.88M
EBITDA 3,225.98M
Diluted EPS 0.07
Dividends per share 0.01
Total assets 28,845.38M
Total liabilities 20,913.59M
Total equity 6,182.31M
Operating cash flow 4,017.42M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Dec 2016

PER 6.76
ROA 2.64%
ROE 12.54%
Operating margin 7.56%
Profit margin 4.41%

Key executive

  • Executive Director, Vice Chairman & President: Wan Geng Tan
  • Chief Financial Officer & Chief Accountant: Li Xin Xiao
  • Executive Director & Vice President: Zi Fang Zhang
  • Chief Economist: Liang Su
  • Chief Operating Officer-Flight Operations: Zheng Rong Zhang

Share holders

  • China State-Owned Assets Supervision & Admn Commission(34.7%)
  • American Airlines Group, Inc.(8.8%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(2.1%)
  • Citigroup Global Markets Ltd. (Investment Management)(1.7%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(1.0%)
  • FIL Investment Management (Hong Kong) Ltd.(0.8%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management(0.8%)
  • AllianceBernstein LP(0.7%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP(0.4%)
  • BlackRock Advisors (UK) Ltd.(0.3%)


  • Website:
  • Address: 278 Ji Chang Road, Guangzhou, 510405, China
  • Phone: +86.20.86124462

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