Advantech Co., Ltd.


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Feb 12, 2018
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Feb 12, 2018
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 697.03M

Currency in TWD

Company profile

Market(Ticker): TAI(2395)
Electronic Technology
Computer Processing Hardware
Full time employees: 7,648

Business summary

Advantech Co., Ltd. engages in the provision of system integration solutions. Its products include industrial control and control products; industrial computer and workstations; embedded computer card; and ultra-thin liquid crystal display computer. The company was founded by Tienchung Chen, Chunsheng Ho, and Kochen Liu on September 7, 1981 and is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.

Company background

Advantech is a leading Taiwanese maker of industrial computers, with assets totaling about $10 billion. It provides clients with comprehensive system integration, hardware, software and consumer-focused design services, as well as global logistics support.

Its products range from motherboards to industrial automation devices to applied computers. Advantech employs over 7,000 people and has sales and marketing networks in around 20 countries.

The company has promoted group restructuring to improve efficiency. It merged with Advantech Investment and Management Service in 2009, and with Netstar Technology in 2014. It is seeking to diversify its revenue sources by entering the fields of smart cities and solutions related to the Internet of Things.

K.C. Liu, chairman and CEO, established Advantech in 1983. Before founding the company, he served as an R&D engineer and later as a sales engineer in the instrument department of Hewlett-Packard's Taiwan unit. Asustek Computer, a major Taiwanese PC maker, holds a stake of about 14% in the company.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2016

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 42,002.19M
Gross profit 16,435.54M
Operating income 6,631.49M
Income before tax 7,031.80M
Net income 5,666.86M
EBITDA 7,451.58M
Diluted EPS 8.09
Dividends per share 5.72
Total assets 38,538.95M
Total liabilities 13,152.05M
Total equity 25,213.58M
Operating cash flow 7,927.99M

Currency in TWD

Revenue 1,302.36M
Gross profit 509.61M
Operating income 205.62M
Income before tax 218.03M
Net income 175.71M
EBITDA 231.05M
Diluted EPS 0.25
Dividends per share 0.17
Total assets 1,195.78M
Total liabilities 408.08M
Total equity 782.32M
Operating cash flow 245.82M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Dec 2016

PER 28.40
ROA 15.62%
ROE 23.35%
Operating margin 15.78%
Profit margin 13.49%

Key executive

  • Chairman & Chief Executive Officer: Ko Chen Liu
  • General Manager: Chun Sheng Ho
  • Head-Finance & General Manager: Ching Hsi Chen
  • General Manager: Chia Hao Chang
  • General Manager: Shu Yan Tsai

Share holders

  • ASUSTek Computer, Inc.(14.4%)
  • AIDC Investment Co. Ltd.(11.7%)
  • Ke Chen Investment Co. Ltd.(11.7%)
  • LIU KO CHEN(3.6%)
  • Yuan Wang Partners Fund Ltd.(3.3%)
  • Advantech Foundation(2.8%)
  • First State Investments (Hong Kong) Ltd.(2.8%)
  • Tran Fei Development Co. Ltd.(2.6%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(1.8%)


  • Website:
  • Address: Alley 20, Lane 26, No. 1 Rueiguang Road, Taipei, 114 66, Taiwan
  • Phone: +886.2.2792.7818

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