ASUSTek Computer, Inc.


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Feb 12, 2018
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Feb 12, 2018
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 2017

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 392,899M
Gross profit 52,337M
Operating income 12,518M
Income before tax 19,339M
Net income 15,545M
Diluted EPS --
Dividends per share --
Total assets 323,911M
Total liabilities 137,923M
Total equity 175,144M
Operating cash flow --

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Revenue 12,914.66M
Gross profit 1,720.32M
Operating income 411.46M
Income before tax 635.67M
Net income 510.96M
Diluted EPS --
Dividends per share --
Total assets 10,884.65M
Total liabilities 4,634.74M
Total equity 5,885.51M
Operating cash flow --

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Valuation measures

Dec 2017

PER 13.37
ROA 4.51%
ROE 8.71%
Operating margin 3.18%
Profit margin 3.95%

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%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(3.2%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(2.6%)
  • Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. LLC(1.6%)
  • Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Ltd.(1.6%)
  • Invesco Asset Management Ltd.(1.4%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management(1.3%)
  • Schroder Investment Management Ltd.(1.2%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP(1.0%)


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

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