HSBC Holdings is a British multinational banking and financial services holding company. The Company is organized within four business groups: Commercial Banking; Global Banking and Markets (investment banking); Retail Banking and Wealth Management; and Global Private Banking. HSBC's Commercial Banking provides financial services to small, medium-sized and middle-market enterprises. Its Global Banking and Markets arm provides investment banking and financing solutions for corporate and institutional clients, including corporate banking, investment banking, capital markets, trade services, payments and cash management, and leveraged acquisition finance. Group Private Banking provides services to high-net-worth individuals and their families. The Company's Retail banking and wealth management provides a full range of personal financial services, including current and savings accounts, mortgage loans, car financing, insurance, credit cards, loans, pensions, and investments.
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Employee Rating

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TypePublic
HQLondon, GB
Founded1865
Size (employees)229,195 (est)
Websitehsbc.com
HSBC was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in London, GB
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Key People/Management at HSBC

Phillip Ameen

Phillip Ameen

Board Member
Kathleen Casey

Kathleen Casey

Board Member
GBS Laura Cha

GBS Laura Cha

Board Member
Henri de Castries

Henri de Castries

Board Member
Joachim Faber

Joachim Faber

Board Member
Irene Lee

Irene Lee

Board Member
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HSBC Office Locations

HSBC has offices in London, Aberdeen, Andover, Basingstoke and in 229 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
8 Canada Sq Canary Wharf
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HSBC Financials and Metrics

HSBC Revenue

HSBC's revenue was reported to be £19.76 b in FY, 2017 which is a 170.6% increase from the previous period.
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2017)

19.8b

Revenue growth (FY, 2016 - FY, 2017), %

170.6%

Net income (FY, 2017)

1.8b

EBIT (FY, 2017)

2.3b

Market capitalization (11-Jan-2019)

166.0b

Closing stock price (11-Jan-2019)

41.4

Cash (31-Dec-2017)

97.6b

EV

1.4t
HSBC's current market capitalization is $166 b.
Annual
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

28.3b31.0b13.4b25.1b21.6b20.5b20.3b18.3b18.6b19.0b19.8b

Revenue growth, %

(57%)88%(14%)(5%)(1%)(10%)2%2%171%

Operating expense total

1.4b981.0m34.9b

EBIT

(5.6b)(6.4b)(7.2b)(8.2b)(9.1b)4.0b4.4b2.3b4.0b3.1b1.0b3.3b2.0b703.0m878.0m2.3b
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Cost of goods sold

216.0m227.0m

Sales and marketing expense

226.0m246.0m

Operating expense total

216.0m121.0m226.0m246.0m522.0m232.0m138.0m713.0m135.0m67.0m61.0m81.0m

EBIT

229.0m225.0m543.0m606.0m168.0m182.0m182.0m140.0m109.0m17.0m17.0m(24.0m)
Annual
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

599.0m559.0m533.0m3.1b1.6b1.6b1.8b1.2b1.3b5.3b3.6b7.1b9.5b14.3b14.3b56.5b51.6b67.6b42.9b124.0m1.2b97.6b

Accounts Receivable

80.5b392.6b627.2b623.7b623.7b653.2b671.6b586.7b608.2b567.3b594.9b

Inventories

73.9b1.1t

Current Assets

82.7b87.4b71.3b91.9b130.5b189.2b205.1b233.2b276.8b87.7b383.8b411.7b651.4b649.6b649.6b721.5b734.1b728.5b713.6b649.5b727.9b812.8b
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q2, 2014Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Cash

225.0m195.0m153.0m131.0m106.0m271.0m120.0m203.0m50.0m26.0m

Inventories

83.6b84.9b81.7b79.8b77.6b69.6b

Goodwill

1.6b1.6b1.6b1.6b1.6b1.6b

Total Assets

41.0b34.4b27.5b25.6b21.7b19.0b15.3b11.8b10.3b8.0b
Annual
GBPFY, 1996FY, 1997FY, 1998FY, 1999FY, 2000FY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

864.0m1.1b1.0b1.2b1.4b1.6b1.5b1.6b1.8b3.0b2.8b3.3b3.5b1.8b3.2b2.4b1.2b2.5b1.4b(431.0m)(179.0m)1.8b

Depreciation and Amortization

286.0m142.0m7.0m(45.0m)

Inventories

Accounts Payable

Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Net Income

613.0m335.0m284.0m164.0m(221.0m)(258.0m)(74.0m)(208.0m)(612.0m)422.0m437.0m306.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

6.0m4.0m87.0m37.0m4.0m5.0m1.0m1.0m1.0m(22.0m)

Cash From Operating Activities

451.0m76.0m5.8b2.6b1.2b3.6b124.0m42.0m(690.0m)(6.0b)81.0m

Cash From Investing Activities

1.9b3.5b(14.1b)(14.4b)(25.1b)(13.8b)(17.6b)(18.2b)5.8b
GBPY, 2017

EV/EBIT

610 x

EV/CFO

95 x

Revenue/Employee

85.1k

Debt/Equity

31.4 x

Debt/Assets

1.7 x

Financial Leverage

18.8 x
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HSBC Operating Metrics

HSBC's Customers was reported to be 38 m in FY, 2017.
FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Countries

67

Customers

47 m38 m38 m

Offices

3.90 k
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HSBC Online and Social Media Presence

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HSBC News and Updates

HSBC leans on blockchain tech to process $250bn worth of fx transactions

Global bank HSBC has processed more than 3 million foreign exchange (fx) transactions using blockchain technology.  According to a report, the transactions, completed over the past year, were worth $250bn. If previous statements are anything to go by, HSBC likely used a permissioned (aka private) bl…

HSBC settles FX deals worth $250 billion on blockchain in last year

HSBC has settled $250 billion worth of forex trades using blockchain in the last year, it said on Monday, suggesting the heavily hyped technology is gaining traction in a sector until now hesitant to embrace it.

HSBC to pay $30 million to settle bond rigging lawsuit in U.S.

HSBC Holdings Plc has agreed to pay $30 million to settle litigation by investors who accused 11 big banks of rigging the roughly $9 trillion government agency bond market from 2009 to 2015.

York manufacturer boosts global exports with seven-figure HSBC funding

A York-based advanced manufacturer is aiming for growth overseas following a seven-figure funding boost from HSBC UK. York Instruments, established in 2015, designs and manufactures medical brain scanners for the diagnosis and treatment planning of epilepsy and other brain disorders, as well as brai…

HSBC slammed over 'anti-Brexit' ad campaign

HSBC is facing criticism over an advertising campaign stating the UK is “not an island” amid complaints it is anti-Brexit. The bank’s new campaign, launched last week, highlights the influence of other cultures on life in the UK. The posters and accompanying video celebrate Britons’ penchant f…

Say goodbye to tea and carrots: 80% of British food is imported so there will be food shortages if there's a no-deal Brexit, HSBC tells clients (TSCO)

Most people think Britain only imports about 50% of its food. But the reality is that 80% of food is imported, including basics such as carrots and tea. Under a no-deal Brexit, "any slowdown would lead to shortages of lorries, drivers and food," HSBC is advising its clients. Britain's frozen-food …
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HSBC Company Life and Culture

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HSBC Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was HSBC founded?

    HSBC was founded in 1865.

  • Who are HSBC key executives?

    HSBC's key executives are Phillip Ameen, Kathleen Casey and GBS Laura Cha.

  • How many employees does HSBC have?

    HSBC has 229,195 employees.

  • What is HSBC revenue?

    Latest HSBC annual revenue is £19.8 b.

  • What is HSBC revenue per employee?

    Latest HSBC revenue per employee is £86.2 k.

  • Who are HSBC competitors?

    Competitors of HSBC include Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America.

  • Where is HSBC headquarters?

    HSBC headquarters is located at 8 Canada Sq Canary Wharf, London.

  • Where are HSBC offices?

    HSBC has offices in London, Aberdeen, Andover, Basingstoke and in 229 other locations.

  • How many offices does HSBC have?

    HSBC has 233 offices.