South Korea

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Jan 22, 2018
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Jan 22, 2018
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 111.35M

Currency in KRW

Company profile

Market(Ticker): KRX(000720)
Industrial Services
Engineering & Construction
Full time employees: --

Business summary

HYUNDAI ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION Co., Ltd. engages in the civil engineering and construction business. It operates through the following Business Divisions: Infrastructure and Environment, Construction, Plant and Power Plant, and the Other. The Infrastructure and Environment business offers construction of roads, bridges and housing site development. The Consturction division provides construction of skyscrapers, housing work and buildings. The Plant and Power Plant business provides construction of hydrocarbon processing and industrial plants. The Other division offers property development, software installation, and others. The company was founded by Chung Ju-Yung on January 10, 1950 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

Company background

Hyundai Engineering & Construction is a major South Korean general contractor founded in 1950. The company has its roots in Hyundai Civil Works, which was established in 1947.

The company boosted earnings by winning contracts for infrastructure development projects in South Korea and construction works in the Middle East. It is one of the companies that led South Korea's economic growth, referred to as "the Miracle on the Han River," during the 1970s and 1980s. Lee Myung-bak, the company's former chief executive, served as president of South Korea between 2008 and 2013.

Uncollectible accounts receivables resulting from the 1997 Asian currency crisis and other factors caused the company to become virtually bankrupt. The company briefly bolted from Hyundai group to be placed under receivership of creditor banks. However, after restructuring through personnel cuts and other measures, Hyundai Motor brought the company under its wing after a takeover battle in 2011.

Currently, Hyundai Engineering & Construction is one of the leading companies comprising Hyundai Motor group, alongside steelmaker Hyundai Steel and rail manufacturer Hyundai Rotem.

The company's largest division, which deals with plant construction, participated in a 2009 nuclear power plant construction project in the United Arab Emirates. It was South Korea's first time to export a nuclear power plant. The company's other main businesses include building works, and infrastructure and environmental division.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2016

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 18,744.45B
Gross profit 1,772.70B
Operating income 1,020.94B
Income before tax 883,262M
Net income 490,790M
EBITDA 1,212.14B
Diluted EPS 4,403.49
Dividends per share 500
Total assets 19,883.45B
Total liabilities 11,741.15B
Total equity 6,346.68B
Operating cash flow 1,086.52B

Currency in KRW

Revenue 16,156.37M
Gross profit 1,527.94M
Operating income 879.98M
Income before tax 761.30M
Net income 423.02M
EBITDA 1,044.78M
Diluted EPS 3.79
Dividends per share 0.43
Total assets 16,462.54M
Total liabilities 9,721.10M
Total equity 5,254.74M
Operating cash flow 936.50M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Dec 2016

PER 9.71
ROA 2.49%
ROE 8.06%
Operating margin 5.44%
Profit margin 2.61%

Key executive

  • President, Chief Executive Officer & Director: Soo-Hyun Jung
  • Managing Director & Head-Finance: Kwang-Pyung Kim
  • Managing Director & Head-Construction Technology: Seong-Min Park
  • Managing Director & Head-Information Technology: Jong-Won Kim
  • Senior MD, Head-Energy Research & Development: Seok-Hong Lee

Share holders

  • Hyundai Motor Co., Ltd.(20.9%)
  • National Pension Service of Korea(10.4%)
  • Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.(8.7%)
  • Kia Motors Corp.(5.2%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP(1.6%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(1.5%)
  • Nordea Investment Management AB (Denmark)(1.5%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(1.5%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management(1.0%)
  • Hermes Investment Management Ltd.(0.7%)


  • Website:
  • Address: 75 Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 03058, South Korea
  • Phone: +82.2.1577.7755

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