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Tencent is a multinational investment holding conglomerate whose subsidiaries specialize in various Internet-related services and products, entertainment, AI and technology both in China and globally. Its services include social network, music, web portals, e-commerce, mobile games, internet services, payment systems, smartphones, multiplayer online games, and self-driving cars. Tencent has also developed QQ - an instant messaging software service.

TypePublic
Founded1998
HQSingapore, SG
Websitetencent.com
Employee Ratings4.2

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2018)54,309(+12%)
Job Openings57
Revenue (FY, 2017)¥237.8 B(+57%)
Share Price (Mar 2017)$228.8

Key People/Management at Tencent

MA Huateng Pony

MA Huateng Pony

Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
LAU Chi Ping Martin Lau

LAU Chi Ping Martin Lau

President
XU Chenye Daniel Xu

XU Chenye Daniel Xu

Co-Founder, Chief Information Officer
REN Yuxin Mark Ren

REN Yuxin Mark Ren

Chief Operating Officer, President of Interactive Entertainment Group, Mobile Internet Group and Online Media Group
James Mitchell

James Mitchell

Chief Strategy Officer, Senior Executive Vice President
LAU Sengyee SY Lau

LAU Sengyee SY Lau

Senior Executive Vice President, Chairman of Tencent Advertising, Chairman of Group Marketing and Global Branding
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Tencent Office Locations

Tencent has an office in Singapore
Singapore, SG (HQ)
21 Anson Rd
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Tencent Financials and Metrics

Tencent Revenue

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Tencent's revenue was reported to be ¥237.76 b in FY, 2017 which is a 56.5% increase from the previous period.
CNY

Revenue (FY, 2017)

237.8b

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

56.5%

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

116.9b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %

49.2%

Net income (FY, 2017)

72.5b

EBIT (FY, 2017)

86.4b

Market capitalization (22-Mar-2017)

2.1t

Closing stock price (22-Mar-2017)

228.8

Cash (31-Dec-2017)

105.7b

EV

2.1t
Tencent's current market capitalization is $2.1 t.
Annual
CNYFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

102.9b151.9b237.8b

Revenue growth, %

48%56%

Cost of goods sold

41.6b67.4b120.8b

Gross profit

61.2b84.5b116.9b
Half Year
CNYH1, 2015H1, 2016H1, 2017

Revenue

23.4b35.7b56.6b

Cost of goods sold

9.0b15.2b28.3b

Gross profit

14.4b20.5b28.3b

Gross profit Margin, %

62%57%50%
Annual
CNYFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

43.4b71.9b105.7b

Accounts Receivable

7.1b10.2b16.5b

Inventories

222.0m263.0m295.0m

Current Assets

155.4b149.2b178.4b
Half Year
CNYH1, 2016H1, 2017

Cash

64.2b70.3b

Accounts Receivable

8.8b14.4b

Inventories

216.0m297.0m

Current Assets

247.9b167.8b
Annual
CNYFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash From Operating Activities

45.4b65.5b106.1b

Purchases of PP&E

(5.4b)(8.4b)(12.1b)

Cash From Investing Activities

(63.6b)(70.9b)(96.4b)

Short-term Borrowings

(1.7b)(12.4b)
Half Year
CNYH1, 2015H1, 2016H1, 2017

Cash From Operating Activities

17.3b28.8b47.1b

Purchases of PP&E

(2.3b)(3.4b)(5.0b)

Cash From Investing Activities

(21.0b)(21.7b)(50.3b)

Short-term Borrowings

(977.0m)(6.5b)
CNYY, 2017

EV/EBIT

24.6 x

EV/CFO

20 x

Revenue/Employee

5.3m

Debt/Equity

0.4 x

Debt/Assets

0.2 x

Financial Leverage

2 x
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Tencent Operating Metrics

Q2, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017FY, 2017Q1, 2018

Monthly Active Users (QQ)

843.40 m853.10 m877.10 m899 m876.70 m868.50 m861 m850 m861 m783.40 m805.50 m

Smart Device Monthly Active Users (QQ)

627 m641.50 m658 m666.50 m647.20 m652.50 m678 m662 m678 m683 m694.10 m

Combined Monthly Active Users (Weixin and WeChat)

600 m697 m762.40 m805.70 m846.10 m889.30 m938 m963 m938 m988.60 m1.04 b

Peak Concurrent User Accounts, QQ

233 m241.10 m259.50 m246.90 m250 m243.70 m266 m268 m266 m270.80 m
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Tencent Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
SharkmobMay 21, 2019
SanookDecember 22, 2016
China Music CorpJuly 14, 2016$2.70 b
SupercellJune 21, 2016$8.60 b
Miniclip SAFebruary 18, 2015
CloudaryJanuary 27, 2015
Linktech NaviJanuary 26, 2014
ZamMarch 01, 2012
Riot GamesJanuary 31, 2011$400 m
ComsenzAugust 22, 2010
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Tencent Revenue Breakdown

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Tencent revenue breakdown by business segment: 64.8% from Value-added services, 17.0% from Online advertising and 18.2% from Others

Tencent Online and Social Media Presence

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Tencent News and Updates

Universal Music Group’s $3 Billion Tencent Deal Ushers In A Golden Vibes Era

The world’s largest music publisher Universal Music Group has revived the record label and its valuation thanks to Chinese owned Tencent’s 10% stake in the company. UMG’s parent company Vivendi has been pushing into emerging markets like Africa where global music consumers are poised to triple.

Greenpeace Calls Out Alibaba, Tencent in Maiden China Scorecard

Greenpeace Calls Out Alibaba, Tencent in Maiden China Scorecard

Tencent and UnionPay integrate QR code systems

Tencent and state-owned China UnionPay are integrating their QR code systems for mobile payments, ac...

Tencent Holdings Invests In Platinum Games

In a very interesting piece of news, the suitably massive Tencent Holdings has invested in Platinum Games in order to help with the game studio’s desire to explore self-publishing.

Tencent Teams With State-Backed UnionPay on Mobile Payments

Tencent Teams With State-Backed UnionPay on Mobile Payments

Tencent Invests In Platinum Games, Developer of ‘Bayonetta,’ ‘Nier: Automata’

Tencent’s latest investment focuses on fast-paced action games like ‘Bayonetta,’ ‘Nier: Automata’ and ‘Astral Chain.’
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Tencent Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Tencent founded?

    Tencent was founded in 1998.

  • Who are Tencent key executives?

    Tencent's key executives are MA Huateng Pony, LAU Chi Ping Martin Lau and XU Chenye Daniel Xu.

  • How many employees does Tencent have?

    Tencent has 54,309 employees.

  • What is Tencent revenue?

    Latest Tencent annual revenue is ¥237.8 b.

  • What is Tencent revenue per employee?

    Latest Tencent revenue per employee is ¥4.4 m.

  • Who are Tencent competitors?

    Competitors of Tencent include Facebook, Meituan-Dianping and Sea.

  • Where is Tencent headquarters?

    Tencent headquarters is located at 21 Anson Rd, Singapore.

  • Where are Tencent offices?

    Tencent has an office in Singapore.

  • How many offices does Tencent have?

    Tencent has 1 office.