Swire Pacific Ltd.

Hong Kong

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Feb 15, 2018
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Feb 15, 2018
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 3,887.08M

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Company profile

Market(Ticker): HKG(19)
Producer Manufacturing
Industrial Conglomerates
Full time employees: 90,000

Business summary

Swire Pacific Ltd. is a holding company with diversified interests. It operates its business through the following divisions: Property, Aviation, Beverages, Marine Services, and Trading and Industrial. The Property division designs, develops and manages mixed-use developments that successfully transform urban areas. The Aviation division provides cargo airlines, aircraft engineering, catering and airport services. The Beverages division involves bottling, distribution, and delivery of beverage products. The Marine Services division includes international offshore energy support, and dockyard and towage services. The Trading and Industrial division engages in the retail and distribution of apparel and motor vehicles and is involved in the sugar and paint businesses. The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Hong Kong.

Company background

Swire Pacific is a Hong Kong conglomerate with a workforce of over 130,000 staff around the world. It operates business units in the areas of property development, aviation, marine services, beverages and trading. John Slosar became its chairman in 2014. U.K-based John Swire & Sons holds a 49% stake in Swire Pacific.

The conglomerate owns 82% of Hong Kong-listed Swire Properties, one of the region's leading property developers. Swire Properties operates offices properties, hotels, and major shopping malls in Hong Kong, mainland China, and the U.S.

The company has a 45% stake in Cathay Pacific Airways, the special administrative region's flag carrier, offering passenger and cargo services to about 200 cities worldwide. Its marine services unit, Swire Pacific Offshore, owns and operates around 90 offshore support vessels.

Swire's beverages unit has had a strategic partnership with Coca-Cola since the 1960s, and became one of the largest franchises in the world. It manufactures 57 brands and supplies a franchise population of more than 450 million people. Its sales territories include the U.S., Hong Kong, Taiwan and seven provinces in mainland China.

Its trading and industrial division includes automotive trading in Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan, Malaysia. It also operates wholesale and retail sales of casual shoes, apparel and accessories across China.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2016

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Revenue 62,389M
Gross profit 21,826M
Operating income 9,519M
Income before tax 15,748M
Net income 9,644M
EBITDA 12,694M
Diluted EPS 6.41
Dividends per share 2.1
Total assets 373,498M
Total liabilities 101,330M
Total equity 224,879M
Operating cash flow 13,190M

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Revenue 8,037.27M
Gross profit 2,811.73M
Operating income 1,226.28M
Income before tax 2,028.73M
Net income 1,242.39M
EBITDA 1,635.30M
Diluted EPS 0.82
Dividends per share 0.27
Total assets 48,173.70M
Total liabilities 13,069.52M
Total equity 29,004.85M
Operating cash flow 1,699.20M

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Valuation measures

Dec 2016

PER 11.55
ROA 2.62%
ROE 4.35%
Operating margin 15.25%
Profit margin 15.45%

Key executive

  • Finance Director: Mei Shuen Low
  • Executive Director-Beverages Division: Patrick Healy
  • Secretary: Yat Hung Fu

Share holders

  • John Swire & Sons Ltd.(45.5%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(1.5%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(1.0%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management(1.0%)
  • Schroder Investment Management Ltd.(0.9%)
  • Aberdeen Asset Managers Ltd.(0.8%)
  • Lazard Asset Management LLC(0.7%)
  • State Street Global Advisors Asia Ltd.(0.5%)
  • APG Asset Management NV(0.5%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP(0.5%)


  • Website:
  • Address: 33rd Floor, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Phone: +852.2840.8098

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