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Huawei is a global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. The company offers a range of products, services, and business solutions for telecom carriers, including wireless network, fixed network, cloud core network, carrier software, IT infrastructure, network energy, professional services, and network rollout services. It also builds a digital infrastructure platform utilizing cloud computing, software-defined networking, big data, and IoT to enable the digital transformation of the government, public utilities, finance, energy, transport, and manufacturing industries. In addition, Huawei provides smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, converged home devices, and applications on these devices for consumers and businesses.

TypePrivate
Founded1987
HQShenzhen, CN
Websitehuawei.com
Employee Ratings3.7
Overall CultureD+

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Employees (est.) (Mar 2020)194,000
Revenue (FY, 2019)¥858.8 B(+20%)
Cybersecurity ratingFMore

Key People/Management at Huawei

Ren Zhengfei

Ren Zhengfei

Director, CEO
Guo Ping

Guo Ping

Deputy Chairman, Rotating Chairman
Liang Hua

Liang Hua

Chairman
Peng Zhongyang

Peng Zhongyang

Director, President of the Enterprise BG
Hu Houkun

Hu Houkun

Deputy Chairman, Rotating Chairman
Meng Wanzhou

Meng Wanzhou

Deputy Chairwoman, CFO
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Huawei Office Locations

Huawei has offices in Shenzhen, Beijing, Cupertino, Dar El Beïda and in 63 other locations
Shenzhen, CN (HQ)
Huawei Base, Bantian, Longgang District
Beijing, CN
West Tower of China Overseas Property Plaza , Building 7,NO.8
Dar El Beïda, DZ
16 Rue Mohamed Khemisti
Buenos Aires, AR
Ing Enrique Butty 240
Sydney, AU
Level 6,Tower B,799 Pacific Highway, Chatswood
Wien, AT
Wagramer Str. 19
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Huawei Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

1987
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Huawei Revenue

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Huawei's revenue was reported to be ¥858.83 b in FY, 2019 which is a 19.1% increase from the previous period.
CNY

Revenue (H1, 2020)

454.0b

Cash (31-Dec-2019)

170.7b
Annual
CNYFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

521.6b603.6b721.2b858.8b

Revenue growth, %

16%19%19%

Cost of goods sold

311.4b365.5b443.0b322.7b

Gross profit

210.1b238.1b278.2b536.1b
Half Year
CNYH1, 2017H1, 2018H1, 2019H1, 2020

Revenue

283.1b325.7b401.3b454.0b
CNYFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

123.0b175.3b184.1b170.7b

Accounts Receivable

108.9b106.3b91.1b135.7b

Inventories

74.0b72.4b94.5b165.4b

Current Assets

355.5b405.3b530.1b703.9b
CNYFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash From Operating Activities

49.2b96.3b74.7b91.4b

Cash From Investing Activities

(28.5b)(24.7b)(93.9b)(145.0b)

Cash From Financing Activities

(10.9b)(16.9b)26.9b37.7b

Net Change in Cash

9.8b54.7b7.7b37.7b
CNYFY, 2016

Revenue/Employee

5.8m

Debt/Equity

0.3 x

Debt/Assets

0.1 x

Financial Leverage

3.2 x
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Huawei Operating Metrics

Huawei's Smartphones Shipped was reported to be 238.7 m in FY, 2019.
FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q4, 2017FY, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q4, 2018FY, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Nov, 2019Q4, 2019FY, 2019

Smartphones Shipped

139 m34.60 m38.50 m39.10 m41 m153 m39.30 m54.20 m52 m59.70 m206 m59.10 m56.60 m66.80 m56.20 m238.70 m

Smartphones Shipped (China)

76.20 m21 m23 m22 m24 m90 m21.20 m28.50 m25 m30 m104.80 m29.90 m37.30 m41.50 m33.30 m142 m

Patents Issued

62.52 k74.31 k87.81 k87.81 k

Mobile Users

340 m500 m
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Huawei Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
VocordJune 04, 2019
Vokord Telekom ZaoJune 03, 2019$50 m
HexaTierDecember 27, 2016$42 m
Toga NetworksDecember 07, 2016
NeulSeptember 22, 2014$25 m
Centre for Integrated PhotonicsJanuary 26, 2012
Huawei Symantec TechnologiesNovember 14, 2011
3LeafFebruary 19, 2011
Harbour Networks HoldingsSeptember 11, 2006
Beijing Huawei Digital Technologies Co
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Huawei Revenue Breakdown

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Huawei revenue breakdown by business segment: 34.5% from Carrier, 10.4% from Enterprise, 54.4% from Consumer and 0.6% from Other

Huawei revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 24.0% from Europe, the Middle East and Africa, 8.2% from Asia Pacific , 6.1% from Americas , 59.0% from China and 2.7% from Other

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Huawei Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

F

49/100

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Huawei Online and Social Media Presence

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Huawei Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    D+

    59/100

  • CEO Rating

    B

    72/100

  • Compensation

    C

    60/100

  • Diversity

    D

    55/100

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Huawei News and Updates

The Trump administration is revoking the licenses of companies that supply to Huawei, as a final blow to the Chinese tech giant

Summary List PlacementPresident Donald Trump's administration is taking what will likely be its final stab at weakening Huawei by revoking the licenses of companies that supply materials to the Chinese tech giant, according to a new report from Reuters.  Companies including Intel and the Japanese …

Trump Halts Huawei Supply in Final China Blow, Reuters Says

Current licensed suppliers that have been notified include Intel Corp.

China A.I. firms and Huawei filed patents for tech that could identify Uighur Muslims, report says

A research firm that analyzes video surveillance technology examined Chinese patent applications for systems that could be used to identify ethnic groups.

Surveillance group exposes disturbing Huawei patent for AI-powered Uighur detection

A Huawei patent that mentions AI-powered identification of Uighur people and other ethnic groups has been discovered. The patent was exposed by video surveillance research group IPVM, the same organization that had previously spotted references to an AI “Uighur alarm” on Huawei‘s website, as well as…

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who is under house arrest, is accused of breaching COVID-19 rules by booking out a Vancouver restaurant for Christmas

Summary List PlacementMeng Wanzhou, the Huawei CFO under house arrest in Vancouver over fraud charges, has been accused of violating local COVID-19 guidelines by booking out a restaurant for Christmas. Meng — the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei — was arrested in Canada in December 2018 und…
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Huawei Blogs

Tech4Nature: Protecting the Planet in Partnership with IUCN

We're running a 3-year partnership project with IUCN that will pilot cutting-edge tech to protect biodiversity in five countries covering more than 300 protected areas. [Video]

Challenges and Responsibilities for the ICT Industry in Africa

The speech of John Omo, Secretary-General of the African Telecommunications Union John Omo, at AfricaCom 2020.

A Full Series of 5G Solutions for “1+N” Target Networks

At the 2020 Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBBF), Yang Chaobin, President of Huawei Wireless Network Solution, unveiled the future-oriented "1+N" 5G target networks and released a full series of 5G solutions for building simplified "1+N" 5G networks.

New Revenue Drivers Explored at 4G/5G FWA Industry Summit

Highlights of the 4G/5G FWA Industry Summit @ the Huawei 2020 Mobile Broadband Forum.

If Data Is the Oil then 5G is the Pipe

Guest poster & data science expert Dr. Iain Brown explains the value of AI, 5G & a data-driven in today's economic environment.

Digital Transformation for Bankers Is As Much About Management Attitudes As It Is Technology

New technologies are at the heart of the digital revolution in financial services. So why are IT departments taking a back seat?
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Huawei Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Huawei founded?

    Huawei was founded in 1987.

  • Who are Huawei key executives?

    Huawei's key executives are Ren Zhengfei, Guo Ping and Liang Hua.

  • How many employees does Huawei have?

    Huawei has 194,000 employees.

  • What is Huawei revenue?

    Latest Huawei annual revenue is ¥858.8 b.

  • What is Huawei revenue per employee?

    Latest Huawei revenue per employee is ¥4.4 m.

  • Who are Huawei competitors?

    Competitors of Huawei include Nokia, Xiaomi and Sony.

  • Where is Huawei headquarters?

    Huawei headquarters is located at Huawei Base, Bantian, Longgang District, Shenzhen.

  • Where are Huawei offices?

    Huawei has offices in Shenzhen, Beijing, Cupertino, Dar El Beïda and in 63 other locations.

  • How many offices does Huawei have?

    Huawei has 68 offices.