Henderson Land Development Co. Ltd.

Hong Kong

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Feb 15, 2018
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 4,001.15M

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Company profile

Market(Ticker): HKG(12)
Real Estate Development
Full time employees: 8,032

Business summary

Henderson Land Development Co. Ltd. is an investment holding company, which engages in the property development and investment, construction, infrastructure, hotel operation, finance, department store operation, and project management. It operates through the following business segments: Property Development; Property Leasing; Hotel Operations; Department Store Operations and Others; and Utility and Energy. The Property Development segment involves in the development and sale of properties. The Property Leasing segment offers leasing of properties. The Hotel Operations segment includes hotel operations and management. The Department Store Operations and Others segment comprises of department store operations and management. The Utility and Energy segment consists of production, distribution and marketing of gas, water supply, and energy businesses. The company was founded by Lee Shau Kee in 1976 and is headquartered in Hong Kong.

Company background

Henderson Land Development is a major property developer that is based and listed in Hong Kong. It builds residential properties, including luxury condominiums, as well as office and commercial complexes, such as the International Finance Centre on Hong Kong Island and the World Financial Centre in Beijing.

Its chairman, Lee Shau-kee, was a founding member of leading Hong Kong real estate developer Sun Hung Kai Properties. But in 1976, he branched out and created Henderson Land Development.

With the money generated from the company's listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange, Lee began acquiring old buildings and farmland and developed the land for sale. This strategy has enabled Henderson Land to grow rapidly over the years. The company is now the biggest landowner in Hong Kong's New Territories.

Group company Hong Kong and China Gas is the dominant supplier of city gas in Hong Kong. It also supplies city gas across the mainland, and boasts more than 20 million customers.

Henderson Land's subsidiaries also include Hong Kong Ferry Holdings and Miramar Hotel and Investment.

Lee is a high-profile stock investor and has been called the "Warren Buffett of Asia." His comments on stock markets attract keen attention from the Hong Kong public.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2016

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 26,167M
Gross profit 11,465M
Operating income 6,946M
Income before tax 16,661M
Net income 21,916M
Diluted EPS 5.48
Dividends per share 1.40
Total assets 355,498M
Total liabilities 86,197M
Total equity 263,534M
Operating cash flow 9,048M

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Revenue 3,370.96M
Gross profit 1,476.98M
Operating income 894.81M
Income before tax 2,146.35M
Net income 2,823.33M
EBITDA 1,022.09M
Diluted EPS 0.70
Dividends per share 0.18
Total assets 45,852.07M
Total liabilities 11,117.67M
Total equity 33,990.57M
Operating cash flow 1,165.61M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Dec 2016

PER 6.84
ROA 6.33%
ROE 8.51%
Operating margin 26.54%
Profit margin 83.75%

Key executive

  • Chairman & General Manager: Shau Kee Lee
  • Chief Financial Officer: Andrew Fung
  • GM-Information Technology Department: Tak Cheung Kum
  • Treasurer & Executive Director: Woon King Fung Lee
  • Vice Chairman & Head-Human Resources Department: Ko Yin Lam

Share holders

  • Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)(0.9%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(0.8%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management(0.7%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(0.6%)
  • Third Avenue Management LLC(0.3%)
  • LEE SHAU KEE(0.3%)
  • State Street Global Advisors Asia Ltd.(0.3%)
  • Hong Kong & China Gas Co. Ltd.(0.2%)
  • BlackRock Advisors (UK) Ltd.(0.2%)


  • Website:
  • Address: 72-76/F, Two International Finance Centre, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Phone: +852.2908.8888

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