SK hynix, Inc.

South Korea

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Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 728.00M

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Company profile

Market(Ticker): KRX(000660)
Electronic Technology
Full time employees: --

Business summary

SK hynix, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of semiconductor products. It operates through memory and non-memory semiconductor businesses. The memory semiconductor business offers computing, server, graphics, consumer, mobile memories, and NAND flash. The non-memory semiconductor business provides complementary metal-oxide semiconductor image sensors. The company was founded on October 15, 1949 and is headquartered in Icheon, South Korea.

Company background

SK Hynix is one of world's largest manufacturers of semiconductors.

The company began as Hyundai Electronics Industries, established in 1983 by South Korea's Hyundai group. In 1999, the company acquired LG Semiconductor from South Korea's LG group. It changed its name to Hynix Semiconductor in 2001. The company came under the supervision of financial institutions in 2001 amid balance sheet troubles and restructured. In 2011, the company came under the umbrella of leading South Korean mobile carrier SK Telecom, a unit under SK Holdings. It changed its name to SK Hynix in 2012.

SK Holdings also operates businesses in energy and other sectors. The group's Chairman Chey Tae-won also serves part-time as Chairman of SK Hynix. SK Hynix's earnings have rapidly grown thanks to its aggressive capital investment, after becoming a member of the country's major conglomerate.

Japanese electronics maker Toshiba filed a damages suit against its business partner SK Hynix over the leak of NAND flash memory data, which has been settled. The two companies continued to work together on a next-generation memory chip even during the lawsuit.

SK Hynix operates plants in South Korea's Icheon, Gyeonggi Province; Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk Province; and China's Wuxi, Jiangsu Province.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2017

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 30,109B
Gross profit 17,407B
Operating income 13,953B
Income before tax 13,428B
Net income 10,641.51B
Diluted EPS 15,072
Dividends per share 1,000
Total assets 45,418B
Total liabilities 11,597B
Total equity 33,821B
Operating cash flow --

Currency in KRW

Revenue 26,633.10M
Gross profit 15,397.47M
Operating income 12,342.21M
Income before tax 11,877.82M
Net income 9,413.01M
Diluted EPS 13.33
Dividends per share 0.88
Total assets 42,424.91M
Total liabilities 10,832.74M
Total equity 31,592.17M
Operating cash flow --

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Dec 2017

PER 5.07
ROA 27.41%
ROE 36.79%
Operating margin 46.34%
Profit margin 35.34%

Key executive

  • Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer: Sung-Wook Park
  • Co-President, Director & Head-Management Support: Joon-Ho Kim
  • Senior Managing Director & Head-Finance: Myung-Young Lee
  • MD & Head-Research and Development: Seung-Ho Pi
  • Senior MD & Head-Production and Technology: Sang-Seon Lee

Share holders

  • SK Telecom Co., Ltd.(20.0%)
  • National Pension Service of Korea(10.0%)
  • SK hynix, Inc.(3.0%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)(2.7%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(1.9%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(1.7%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors)(1.6%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management(0.9%)
  • Lazard Asset Management LLC(0.8%)
  • APG Asset Management NV(0.8%)


  • Website:
  • Address: 2091 Gyeongchung-daero, Bubal-eup, Icheon-si, 17336, South Korea
  • Phone: +82.31.630.4114

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