ASUSTek Computer, Inc.


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Dec 12, 2017
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Dec 12, 2017
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 742.76M

Currency in TWD

Company profile

Market(Ticker): TAI(2357)
Electronic Technology
Computer Processing Hardware
Full time employees: --

Business summary

ASUSTek Computer, Inc. engages in the manufactures and distribution of computers, communication products and consumer electronics solutions. It offers laptops, personal computers (PCs), broadband products, graphics cards, three-dimension graphics display cards, liquid crystal display monitors, mobile telephones, pocket PCs, server motherboards, server systems, computer accessories and peripherals. The company was founded on April 2, 1990 and is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.

Company background

Asustek Computer, based in Taiwan, is one of the world's major PC makers, with total assets of over $11 billion. It manufactures not only PC components and notebook computers but also tablet PCs, servers and smartphones. As a leading electronic technology company in the industry, it has more than 11,000 employees worldwide.

Facing fierce competition in the PC market, the company has been strengthening its smartphone business, hoping to boost growth. Asus launched its ZenFone smartphone brand in 2014 and it became one of the region's best-selling smartphones. The company targets total smartphone shipments of 17 million units in 2015, double 2014's tally. Asus also plans to expand the "Internet of Things" and cloud computing sectors by entering the wearable device market with a new smartwatch brand.

Chairman Jonney Shih has led the company since 1993 and also served as CEO until 2008. He is known as the father of the netbook low-cost and lightweight PCs, which revolutionized the PC market in 2006. Asus became the world's top global notebook brand. Shih is the largest individual shareholder in Asus, with a 4% stake.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2016

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 466,802.70M
Gross profit 65,184.62M
Operating income 18,751.95M
Income before tax 24,268.49M
Net income 19,202.73M
EBITDA 20,349.70M
Diluted EPS 25.6
Dividends per share 17
Total assets 364,219.92M
Total liabilities 180,002.71M
Total equity 181,485.48M
Operating cash flow 50,268.76M

Currency in TWD

Revenue 14,474.14M
Gross profit 2,021.17M
Operating income 581.44M
Income before tax 752.49M
Net income 595.41M
EBITDA 630.98M
Diluted EPS 0.79
Dividends per share 0.52
Total assets 11,300.99M
Total liabilities 5,585.11M
Total equity 5,631.12M
Operating cash flow 1,558.68M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Dec 2016

PER 10.25
ROA 5.50%
ROE 11.00%
Operating margin 4.01%
Profit margin 4.11%

Key executive

  • Chief Executive Officer, Director & GM: Chen Lai Shen
  • Co-Chief Operating Officer & Director: Shu Pin Hu
  • Co-Chief Operating Officer & Director: Hsien Yueh Hsu
  • Chief Financial Officer & Spokesman: Nick Wu
  • Director & Vice President: Ming Chieh Hsieh

Share holders

  • First State Investment Management (UK) Ltd.(8.8%)
  • National Westminster Bank Plc (Private Banking)(6.2%)
  • Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (Investment Management)(4.3%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(3.2%)
  • Infinity Grow International Ltd.(2.8%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(2.4%)
  • GIC Pte Ltd. (Investment Management)(2.0%)
  • Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Ltd.(2.0%)
  • Bureau Of Labor Insurance for TW(1.6%)


  • Website:
  • Address: No. 15 Lide Road, Beitou District, Taipei, 112, Taiwan
  • Phone: +886.2.2894.3447

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