China Mengniu Dairy Co., Ltd.

Hong Kong

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Jan 19, 2018
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Jan 19, 2018
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 3,927.36M

Currency in HKD

Company profile

Market(Ticker): HKG(2319)
Consumer Non-Durables
Food: Meat/Fish/Dairy
Full time employees: 41,613

Business summary

China Mengniu Dairy Co., Ltd. is an investment holding company, which engages in the manufacture and distribution of dairy products. It operates through the following segments: Liquid Milk Products, Ice Cream Products, Milk Powder Products, and Others. The Liquid Milk Products segment produces and distributes ultra-high temperature milk, milk beverages, and yogurt. The Ice Cream Products segment offers its products under the Deluxe, Mood for Green, Ice+, and Suibian brands. The Milk Powder Products segment includes infant milk formula brand products such as Milex, Meimengyi, Ruipuen Oushi Series, Yashily Super a-Golden, Yashili Golden Ambery, Arla Merla, Arla Baby & Me, and Dumex Series. The Others segment comprises of cheese products, plant-based nutrition product, and trading business. The company was founded on February 16, 2004 and is headquartered in Hong Kong.

Company background

China Mengniu Dairy is a Chinese manufacturer and distributor of dairy products, including raw milk, yogurt, milk beverages, ice cream and milk powder. The state-owned company held the largest share of the domestic milk market until 2014. Mengniu Dairy became the first dairy products maker to be included on the Hang Seng Index in 2014.

In August 1999, Mengniu Dairy was established as a private company in Hohhot, the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. In 2009, however, China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs (COFCO), China's largest state-owned agricultural conglomerate, acquired a stake in the company, becoming its biggest shareholder. It listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) in June 2004. It has more than 50 plants in over 20 provinces in China, with an annual production capacity of more than 8.1 million tons.

The company has formed strategic alliances with makers of dairy products in Denmark, France, the U.S. and New Zealand. In 2008, it was revealed that milk powder manufactured by Chinese dairy company Sanlu Group was contaminated with the toxic chemical melamine. Mengniu Dairy's milk powder was also found to be tainted with the substance, shaking the Chinese public's sense of safety regarding domestic milk powder.

It plans to expand its business overseas. In April, the company announced its strategic alliance with Shanghai Disney Resort, scheduled to open in the spring of 2016. It aims to increase its name recognition among overseas visitors by selling its own-brand milk and ice cream, along with other products, at the theme park.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2016

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 62,836.77M
Gross profit 20,589.67M
Operating income 1,791.84M
Income before tax -539.09M
Net income -877.66M
EBITDA 3,631.29M
Diluted EPS -0.22
Dividends per share 0.10
Total assets 54,805.24M
Total liabilities 25,757.16M
Total equity 23,255.44M
Operating cash flow 5,752.57M

Currency in HKD

Revenue 8,094.95M
Gross profit 2,652.46M
Operating income 230.83M
Income before tax -69.44M
Net income -113.06M
EBITDA 467.80M
Diluted EPS -0.02
Dividends per share 0.01
Total assets 7,068.77M
Total liabilities 3,322.15M
Total equity 2,999.48M
Operating cash flow 741.07M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Dec 2016

PER --
ROA -1.52%
ROE -3.53%
Operating margin 2.85%
Profit margin -1.39%

Key executive

  • Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director: Min Fang Lu
  • Chief Financial Officer: Ping Zhang
  • Secretary & Financial Controller: Wai Cheong Kwok
  • Investor Relations Contact: Lei Shi

Share holders

  • China State-Owned Assets Supervision & Admn Commission(31.4%)
  • First State Investments (Hong Kong) Ltd.(3.9%)
  • FIL Investment Advisors (UK) Ltd.(2.8%)
  • Genesis Investment Management LLP(2.0%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(1.6%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(1.4%)
  • T. Rowe Price International Ltd.(1.4%)
  • First State Investment Management (UK) Ltd.(1.3%)
  • T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.(1.1%)
  • First State Investments (Singapore)(1.1%)


  • Website:
  • Address: Suites 801-2, 8th Floor, COFCO Tower, 262 Gloucester Road, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Phone: +852.2180.9050

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