Compal Electronics, Inc.


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Jan 19, 2018
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Market cap(USD):
Shares: 4,420.28M

Currency in TWD

Company profile

Market(Ticker): TAI(2324)
Electronic Technology
Computer Processing Hardware
Full time employees: --

Business summary

Compal Electronics, Inc. engages in the research, development, design, production, and sale of computing, communications, and consumer products. Its products include notebook PCs, liquid-crystal display products, smart device, ultrabook pcs, 2-in-1 pcs, all-in-one pcs, tablet pcs, servers, auto electronics, smart home products, public displays, smart phones, smart accessory, and wearable devices. The company was founded by Chau Ing Hsu on June 1, 1984 and is headquartered in Taipei City, Taiwan.

Company background

Compal Electronics is a leading Taiwanese computer maker, with assets totaling over $11 billion. It manufactures notebooks, mobile devices and liquid crystal display products.

The company supplies PCs to such big-name clients as Dell and Lenovo Group. It has a business presence in mainland China, the U.S., Vietnam, Brazil, Poland and Mexico, and has more than 6,000 employees.

As part of Compal's efforts to expand, the company has been shifting away from its core PC business and venturing into the industrial computer and mobile device sectors. Compal reportedly helps produce Apple's iPads, as well as smartphones for such companies as HTC and Sony.

It has also tried to diversify into other fields through takeovers. In 2014, it acquired a minority stake in Taiwanese industrial and embedded PC-maker Avalue Technology to tap into the health care and connected-device sectors.

The company was established by the Hsu family in 1984. Chairman Rock Hsu also serves as chairman of more than 30 technology companies in Taiwan, including Kinpo Electronics, AcBel Polytech and Vibo Telecom.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2016

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 766,810.03M
Gross profit 31,867.08M
Operating income 11,063.64M
Income before tax 10,741.36M
Net income 8,130.89M
EBITDA 16,731.75M
Diluted EPS 1.84
Dividends per share 1.20
Total assets 347,016.11M
Total liabilities 234,732.29M
Total equity 105,804.38M
Operating cash flow 1,348.69M

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Revenue 23,776.46M
Gross profit 988.10M
Operating income 343.05M
Income before tax 333.05M
Net income 252.11M
EBITDA 518.80M
Diluted EPS 0.05
Dividends per share 0.03
Total assets 10,767.20M
Total liabilities 7,283.26M
Total equity 3,282.89M
Operating cash flow 41.81M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Dec 2016

PER 9.81
ROA 2.40%
ROE 7.75%
Operating margin 1.44%
Profit margin 1.06%

Key executive

  • President, Chief Executive Officer & Director: Jui-Tsung Chen
  • Chief Finance Officer & Vice President: Ching Hsiung Lue
  • Director & Executive Vice President: Chao-Cheng Chen
  • Director & Executive Vice President: Chung-Pin Wong
  • Deputy General Manager: Chih Chuan Chen

Share holders

  • Kinpo Electronics, Inc.(3.4%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(3.2%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP(3.0%)
  • Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (Investment Management)(2.2%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(2.2%)
  • Fidelity Management & Research Co.(1.6%)
  • GIC Pte Ltd. (Investment Management)(1.5%)
  • Fubon Life Insurance Co., Ltd.(1.4%)
  • Pu Hsin Insurance Ltd.(1.3%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management(1.3%)


  • Website:
  • Address: No. 581 & 581-1, Ruiguang Road, Neihu District, Taipei, 11492, Taiwan
  • Phone: +886.2.8797.8588

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