HSBC Holdings PLC is a British multinational banking and financial services holding company. HSBC is organised within four business groups: Commercial Banking; Global Banking and Markets (investment banking); Retail Banking and Wealth Management; and Global Private Banking.
HSBC has a significant presence in each of the world's major financial markets, with the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe each representing around one third of its business. HSBC is the largest bank in Hong Kong and prints most of Hong Kong's local currency in its own name.

Company Growth (employees)
London, GB
Size (employees)
235,175 (est)-7%
HSBC was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in London, GB

Key People at HSBC

Samir Assaf

Samir Assaf

Chief Executive, Global Banking and Markets
Peter Boyles

Peter Boyles

Chief Executive, Global Private Banking
John Flint

John Flint

Chief Executive, Retail Banking and Wealth Management
Pam Kaur

Pam Kaur

Group Head of Internal Audit
Stuart Levey

Stuart Levey

Chief Legal Officer
Peter Wong

Peter Wong

Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

HSBC Office Locations

HSBC has offices in London, New York, Melville, Miami and in 239 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
8 Canada Sq Canary Wharf

HSBC Data and Metrics

HSBC Financial Metrics

HSBC's revenue was reported to be £18.6 b in FY, 2015 which is a 2% increase from the previous period.
Numbers are in £, GBP

Revenue (FY, 2015)

18.6 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2014 - FY, 2015), %


Net income (FY, 2015)

2 b

Market capitalization (26-May-2017)

168.8 b

Closing share price (26-May-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

1.2 b


210.4 b
HSBC's current market capitalization is $168.8 b.
Numbers are in £, GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


20.3 b18.3 b18.6 b

Revenue growth, %


Pre tax profit

3.3 b2 b3 b

Net Income

2.5 b1.4 b2 b
Numbers are in £, GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


67.6 b42.9 b39.7 b1.2 b

Accounts Receivable

586.7 b608.2 b567.3 b


Current Assets

728.5 b713.6 b649.5 b


75.3 b76.4 b71.5 b


7.9 b7.3 b7 b1.6 b

Total Assets

811.7 b797.3 b727.9 b201 b

Accounts Payable

672.2 b696.1 b639 b

Total Debt

42 b40.3 b38.5 b42.8 b

Current Liabilities

777 b758.5 b687.3 b

Common Stock

Preferred Stock

1.6 b1.6 b1.3 b1.3 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

14.1 b14.2 b18.2 b18.1 b

Retained Earnings

526 m83 m918 m1.6 b

Total Equity

32.4 b36.1 b37.5 b20.4 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

1.3 x1.1 x1 x2.1 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.1 x0.1 x0.1 x0.2 x

Financial Leverage

25.1 x22.1 x19.4 x9.9 x
Numbers are in £, GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

(338 m)354 m330 m129 m

Depreciation and Amortization

286 m142 m158 m(45 m)

Accounts Receivable


Accounts Payable

Cash From Operating Activities

12.5 b(33.4 b)(9.7 b)(3 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

1.2 b(7.3 b)(9.5 b)(14.1 b)

Short-term Borrowings

3.8 b(6.3 b)(7.8 b)110 m

Long-term Borrowings

(4.4 b)(3.7 b)(9.9 b)(4.9 b)

Dividends Paid

(73 m)(73 m)(65 m)(67 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(1.1 b)(750 m)(893 m)14.4 b

Income Taxes Paid

(754 m)(564 m)(997 m)
Y, 2016


-70.1 k x


2.1 x


0.2 x

Financial Leverage

9.9 x

HSBC Market Value History

HSBC Median Salaries

Source: 259 public H-1B filings from HSBC

HSBC Online and Social Media Presence

HSBC News and Updates

HSBC Company Life and Culture

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