SAIC Motor Corp. Ltd.


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Jan 19, 2018
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Jan 19, 2018
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 11,683.5M

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Company profile

Market(Ticker): SHG(600104)
Consumer Durables
Motor Vehicles
Full time employees: 171,395

Business summary

SAIC Motor Corp. Ltd. engages in the development, manufacture, sale of automobiles and related parts. It operates through the following business segments: Vehicles & Parts and Financing. The company's business activities include the sale of passenger and commercial vehicles, and components such as engine, transmission, power train, chassis, exterior trim and also offers automotive trade services such as auto financing business. It is currently establishing an intelligent logistics service platform to deliver extended services to clients. SAIC Motor was founded on November 24, 1997 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China.

Company background

SAIC Motor is a Chinese state-owned automaker based in Shanghai. Founded in 1955, SAIC is one of China's three biggest automakers, alongside FAW and Dongfeng Motor. SAIC has established joint ventures with major Western automakers, including Volkswagen of Germany and General Motors of the U.S. In addition to producing and selling foreign brand vehicles in China, SAIC has also focused on the development of its own-brand vehicles in recent years, and has a bus and truck manufacturer under its wing.

The company set up a joint venture with Volkswagen in 1984 to produce the Santana passenger car, as part of the Chinese government's reform and opening-up policy. That was the first joint venture with foreign capital for a Chinese automaker, and played a central role in the country's increased use of automobiles.

In 1997, SAIC signed a joint-venture contract with GM to produce and sell its Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac brands. In 2002, SAIC established SAIC-GM-Wuling Automotive, a joint venture with GM, to increase SAIC's share of the market for small, cheap commercial vehicles.

SAIC released its own brand sedan, the Roewe, in 2006. Although the automaker is trying to strengthen its own-brand vehicles to break away from foreign capital, sales are still comparatively small. SAIC is also expanding overseas operations. It has established an automotive joint venture in Thailand with the Thai conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group.

SAIC Chairman Chen Hong studied electrical engineering at Tongji University in Shanghai. Chen was sent on loan to Shanghai General Motors in 1997 to help with the establishment of the joint venture. He stayed with the company until 2003, but is said to still have strong connections with GM.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2016

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Revenue 748,895.44M
Gross profit 95,137.92M
Operating income 19,898.23M
Income before tax 22,740.95M
Net income 32,008.61M
EBITDA 27,413.19M
Diluted EPS 2.90
Dividends per share 1.65
Total assets 590,631.61M
Total liabilities 343,244.81M
Total equity 191,920.97M
Operating cash flow 39,915.82M

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Revenue 112,725.04M
Gross profit 14,320.32M
Operating income 2,995.11M
Income before tax 3,423.00M
Net income 4,817.99M
EBITDA 4,126.28M
Diluted EPS 0.43
Dividends per share 0.24
Total assets 84,989.07M
Total liabilities 49,391.29M
Total equity 27,616.51M
Operating cash flow 6,008.19M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Dec 2016

PER 8.07
ROA 5.80%
ROE 17.44%
Operating margin 2.65%
Profit margin 4.27%

Key executive

  • President, Director & Deputy Party Secretary: Zhi Xin Chen
  • Chief Financial Officer: Yong Wei
  • Head-Commercial Vehicle Technology: Xin Ping Cao
  • Vice President: Lang Hui Zhou
  • Vice President: Jian Wei Yu

Share holders

  • Shanghai State-Owned Assets Supervision & Administration(71.2%)
  • Nanjing State Owned Assets Supervision & Admin Commission(3.5%)
  • China Securities Finance Corp. Ltd.(2.8%)
  • Zhongyuan Asset Management Co., Ltd.(1.5%)
  • China Investment Corp. (Investment Management)(0.8%)
  • China Huarong Asset Management Co., Ltd.(0.7%)
  • Guangdong State-Owned Assets Supervision & Administration(0.7%)
  • Hebei State-Owned Assets Supervision & Admin. Commission(0.7%)
  • Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. of China Ltd.(0.7%)
  • Comgest SA(0.6%)


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  • Address: No. 489, Weihai Road, Jingan District, Shanghai, 200041, China
  • Phone: +86.21.2201.1888

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