MediaTek, Inc.


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Jan 19, 2018
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Market cap(USD):
Shares: 1,581.46M

Currency in TWD

Company profile

Market(Ticker): TAI(2454)
Electronic Technology
Full time employees: --

Business summary

MediaTek, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of integrated circuit (IC) chip. Its products include mobile communication chipset, tablet personal computer chip, bluetooth chip, wireless local area network chip, global positioning system chip, near field communication single-chip, multi-functional single-chip, multi-mode wireless charging chip, wearable devices Single-chip, wisdom home networking Chip, biosensor analog front-end wafers, optical storage chipset, digital video disc player single chip, blu-ray player chipset, high integration digital television control chip, United States and Europe regulation television decoding and demodulation chipset, digital subscriber loop terminal communications chipset, automotive electronic chipset power management, control chips for variety of electronic products and universal serial bus power delivery type-c control chip. The company was founded on May 28, 1997 and is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Company background

MediaTek is a leading Taiwanese fabless chipmaker, which provides large-scale integration systems essential for smartphones, flat-screen TVs and other electronic devices. The company's strength is in supplying low-priced chips.

MediaTek was founded in 1997 by Tsai Ming-kai, who was formerly an engineer at Taiwanese chip foundry United Microelectronics. Tsai became chairman and CEO of the company. The chipmaker started as a developer of LSIs for CD-ROMs, and later expanded its business to cellphones and smartphones.

The company distributes reference designs, which include blueprints and recommended parts for the production of smartphones, allowing manufacturers in China and other countries to easily develop smartphones. Therefore, MediaTek is sometimes referred to as "the architect of cheap smartphones."

In February 2014, MediaTek further increased its market share of semiconductors used for flat-screen TVs by acquiring fellow Taiwanese chip maker MStar Semiconductor.

Although MediaTek rapidly boosted its market share of chips for smartphones in China, India and other emerging markets, the chipmaker will be stiffer competition for U.S Qualcomm and Chinese chip producer Spreadtrum Communications. The company is working to create demand for automobiles and wearables.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2016

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 275,511.71M
Gross profit 91,466.52M
Operating income 23,077.78M
Income before tax 26,546.74M
Net income 23,700.59M
EBITDA 29,971.85M
Diluted EPS 15.13
Dividends per share 8
Total assets 370,711.77M
Total liabilities 124,048.89M
Total equity 244,778.91M
Operating cash flow 30,041.89M

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Revenue 8,542.78M
Gross profit 2,836.10M
Operating income 715.57M
Income before tax 823.13M
Net income 734.88M
EBITDA 929.33M
Diluted EPS 0.46
Dividends per share 0.24
Total assets 11,502.42M
Total liabilities 3,848.98M
Total equity 7,594.98M
Operating cash flow 931.50M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Dec 2016

PER 14.28
ROA 6.56%
ROE 9.76%
Operating margin 8.37%
Profit margin 8.60%

Key executive

  • Vice Chairman & Co-Chief Executive Officer: Ching Chiang Hsieh
  • Co-Chief Executive Officer & Director: Li Hsing Tsai
  • CFO, Head-Accounting & Deputy General Manager: Ta Wei Ku
  • Deputy General Manager: Kuo Hung Lu
  • Deputy General Manager: Cheng Te Chuang

Share holders

  • GIC Pte Ltd. (Investment Management)(6.0%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)(4.0%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(3.2%)
  • LEE CHUI HSING(2.9%)
  • Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (Investment Management)(2.7%)
  • TSAI MING KAI(2.5%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(2.3%)
  • First State Investment Management (UK) Ltd.(2.1%)
  • CHO CHIH CHE(1.8%)
  • New Labor Pension Fund(1.3%)


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  • Address: No. 1 Dusing 1st Road, Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu, 300, Taiwan
  • Phone: +886.3.567.0766

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