0004.HK - Wharf (Holdings) Limited

HKSE - HKSE Delayed Price. Currency in HKD

Wharf (Holdings) Limited

Ocean Centre
16th Floor Harbour City Canton Road
Kowloon City
Hong Kong
852 2118 8118
http://www.wharfholdings.com

SectorReal Estate
IndustryReal Estate Services
Full Time Employees8,400

Key Executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. Tin Hoi NgChairman & MD29.11MN/A1952
Ms. Yuk Fong LeeVice Chairman17.1MN/A1956
Mr. Yiu Cheung Tsui FCCA, FCPA, FCMA, FCIS, CGMA, CGA-Canada, CPAVice Chairman & Group CFO18.93MN/A1947
Mr. On Kiu ChowDeputy Chairman49.08MN/A1950
Mr. Kwok Pong ChanExec. Director16.86MN/A1961
Amounts are as of December 31, 2018 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in HKD.

Description

Founded in 1886 as the 17th company incorporated in Hong Kong, The Wharf (Holdings) Limited (Stock code: 0004) is a premier company with a long history and Hong Kong as its base. As one of the 30 constituent stocks in the original Hang Seng Index 50 years ago, Wharf is among the top local blue chips that are most actively traded and widely held. Backed by a long standing mission of "Building for Tomorrow" and a proven track record in management and execution, the Group has produced consistent and productive performance over the years. To provide investors with choice, the Group completed a demerger in November 2017 to separately list its Hong Kong investment properties portfolio with a sharp focus. Today, The Wharf (Holdings) Limited is principally engaged in properties in Hong Kong and Mainland China. The Group also manages an expanding hotel portfolio in Asia under Wharf Hotels, a logistics business primarily in Hong Kong and the Mainland, and has started to invest in the new economy primarily in China under Wharf CME2. Wharf's Peak Portfolio redefines the concept of luxury living with a collection of the rarest and most prestigious residences nestled on the Peak, epitomising a unique and exclusive lifestyle at the most sought-after addresses in town. Other properties under development include 1 Plantation Road, 11 Plantation Road and 77 Peak Road. Kowloon East Waterfront Portfolio in the vibrant CBD2 under the Government's "Energising Kowloon East" initiative is another focus of the Group. It showcases a rare collection of premier developments that span a 500-metre coastline and enjoy a spectacular harbour view. In the Mainland, investment properties are led by the IFS series at the very heart of CBD or new CBD in select cities. IFS developments are positioned as trendsetting landmarks with unrivalled location, superior planning and design, retailer and shopper critical mass, as well as top-notch management. Chengdu IFS (which opened in 2014) and Changsha IFS (opening by phases in mid-2018) are comparable to Harbour City in Hong Kong in scale and dominance. The slightly smaller Chongqing IFS opened in 2017. The Group continues to adopt a selective land acquisition policy with strategic focuses on key Tier 1 or 2 cities in order to secure quality land bank and expected returns. As at the end of June 2018, the land bank of development properties in China was maintained at 3.8 million square metres. Wharf Hotels manages an expanding portfolio of 17 hotels in Asia. That is spearheaded by a prominent collection of four contemporary urban chic Niccolo hotels (including The Murray, Hong Kong and the newly opened Niccolo Changsha) and 13 Marco Polo hotels in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the Philippines. One more Niccolo hotel is due to open in the next two years. The Group also owns and operates Modern Terminals and Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals, key components in Hong Kong's success as a hub for international trade and international transportation for decades. Meanwhile, CME2 represents a strategic initiative and a long term investment in infrastructure in the new economy, with capital released from the exit from Wharf T&T and i-CABLE in 2016 and 2017 re-invested in a progressive CME2 arena that covers much larger markets with greater growth potential. "Building for Tomorrow" also extends to Wharf's "Business-in-Community" pursuit. In addition to the flagship school improvement programme "Project WeCan", the Group also supports Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation, Shanghai International Tower-running Grand Prix, and Operation Panda, etc. Backed by an enthusiastic team of staff volunteers, the Group also supports a series of "Business-in-Community" initiatives and works with different NGOs to bring benefits to different segments of society.

Corporate Governance

Wharf (Holdings) Limited’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of October 4, 2019 is 5. The pillar scores are Audit: 2; Board: 8; Shareholder Rights: 4; Compensation: 5.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.