China Merchants Port Holdings Co., Ltd.

Hong Kong

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Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 3,277.62M

Currency in HKD

Company profile

Market(Ticker): HKG(144)
Other Transportation
Full time employees: 5,760

Business summary

China Merchants Port Holdings Co., Ltd. engages in ports operation, bonded logistics and cold chain operations, property development and investment. The company operates through the following business segments: Ports Operation, Bonded Logistics Operations, Port-related Manufacturing Operations, and Other Operations. The Ports Operation segment includes container terminal operation, bulk and general cargo terminal operations. The Bonded Logistics Operations segments include logistic park operation, ports transportation, cold storage and logistics operation and airport cargo handling. The Port-related Manufacturing Operations segment includes construction of modular housing and container manufacturing. Its port network expands across the Bohai Economic Zone, the Yangtze River Delta, the Xiamen Bay Economic Zone, the Pearl River Delta, and the Southwest region includes the coastal hub ports in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Ningbo, Shanghai, Qingdao, Tianjin, Xiamen Bay and Zhanjiang. China Merchants Holdings is also developing marine logistics services relating to the port industry, which include the Bonded Logistics Park in Shenzhen, Qingdao and the Tianjin Haitian Bonded Logistics Zone, apart from the fast and safe information platforms serving for its terminals, logistics parks and customers, and the South China Shuttle Barge Services to Shenzhen western terminals. The company was founded in May 28, 1991 and is headquartered in Hong Kong.

Company background

China Merchants Port Holdings is China's stated-owned port operator. Its parent company China Merchants Group was the first Chinese company to operate commercial vessels, establish an insurance company and a bank. The company's predecessor was founded in 1991 in Hong Kong and in 1997 changed to its current name.

The company has port facilities in Hong Kong and mainland China, including in Shenzhen, Ningbo, Shanghai, Qingdao, Tianjin and Xiamen. It also operates overseas, including in Nigeria and Djibouti among other African countries, South Asia and Europe. The company has about 130 berths for loading and unloading at wharves and piers around the world, accommodating 60 million containers. It has more than a 30% share of the berths in mainland China.

In recent years, the company has stepped up its upgrade of port facilities overseas as part of China's "Maritime Silk Road" plan. Proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping, the sea routes are aimed at connecting China to Europe via Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

In 2014, the company held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new container terminal at the Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Worth more than $500 million, the terminal is one of the country's largest foreign investment projects. China Merchants Holdings (International) is also helping fund a $10 billion port in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. The port, which is being promoted by the Tanzanian government, is likely to become the largest in Africa.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2016

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Revenue 7,976M
Gross profit 3,317M
Operating income 2,336M
Income before tax 2,997M
Net income 5,494M
Diluted EPS 1.75
Dividends per share 0.87
Total assets 103,113M
Total liabilities 44,594M
Total equity 50,689M
Operating cash flow 3,874M

Currency in HKD

Revenue 1,027.50M
Gross profit 427.31M
Operating income 300.93M
Income before tax 386.08M
Net income 707.76M
EBITDA 462.48M
Diluted EPS 0.22
Dividends per share 0.11
Total assets 13,299.49M
Total liabilities 5,751.72M
Total equity 6,537.85M
Operating cash flow 499.06M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Dec 2016

PER 10.95
ROA 5.34%
ROE 10.53%
Operating margin 29.28%
Profit margin 68.88%

Key executive

  • Managing Director & Executive Director: Jing Tao Bai
  • Chief Financial Officer: Sheng Zhou Lu
  • Executive Director & Deputy General Manager: Zhi Xian Wang
  • Overseas Operation Officer: Yun Shu Liu
  • General Manager-Audit Department: Jian Li Zhao

Share holders

  • China State-Owned Assets Supervision & Admn Commission(31.3%)
  • China Merchants Union BVI Ltd.(27.8%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(1.3%)
  • CAPFI DELEN Asset Management SA(1.2%)
  • Causeway Capital Management LLC(1.0%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(1.0%)
  • Harding Loevner LP(0.9%)
  • Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Ltd.(0.8%)
  • Hermes Investment Management Ltd.(0.7%)
  • Invesco Hong Kong Ltd.(0.7%)


  • Website:
  • Address: 38th Floor, China Merchants Tower, Shun Tak Centre, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Phone: +852.2102.8888

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