Tencent's 2019 annual company report recently revealed that Tencent's largest shareholder is MIH TC, which still holds a 31% stake; Tencent CEO Pony Ma holds 8.58% and Martin Lau holds 0.55%.
As of April 5, 2020, Tencent's market value was 3.5957 billion Hong Kong dollars (about 463.8 billion US dollars). Based on this calculation, Tencent CEO Pony Ma was worth nearly 40 billion US dollars, and Tencent President Martin Lau was worth nearly 2.55 billion US dollars.
According to the equity disclosure of the Stock Exchange, Pony Ma sold goods for four consecutive trading days from January 14 to 17, 2020, involving a total of 5 million shares and cashing out to HK $1.996 billion.
After the transaction was completed, Pony Ma's shareholding in Tencent became 814 million shares, with a shareholding ratio of 8.53%. The last time Pony Ma reduced its shareholding was in October 2017, when it reduced its holdings of 6 million shares of Tencent shares, totaling HK $2.1 billion. This is more than two years later, Pony Ma cashed again.
Martin Lau sold 500,000 shares of the company at an average price of HK $384.1789 per share on January 3, 2020, cashing in HK $192.1 million.
Martin Lau's last sale of Tencent shares was in March 2018, when Martin Lau reduced its holdings of 1 million shares of Tencent shares at an average price of HK $434.36 per share, for a total price of HK $434 million.
In September 2017, Martin Lau also reduced its holdings of 600,000 shares of Tencent shares. At that time, Martin Lau sold Tencent shares at a price of 346 Hong Kong dollars/share, and the total amount of cash was 207 million Hong Kong dollars.
From April 2017 to March 2018, Martin Lau has reduced its holdings of a total of 3 million shares of Tencent five times, totaling more than 980 million yuan. With Martin Lau cashing out again this time, the total cash out over the past three years has exceeded 1 billion yuan.
The report shows that Tencent's revenue in 2019 was 377.3 billion yuan, an increase of 21% over the same period last year.
Among them, Tencent's 2019 value-added service business revenue was 200 billion yuan, an increase of 13% over the same period last year. Value-added service business included online game service revenue and social network revenue. Tencent's 2019 game revenue was 114.7 billion yuan, compared with the same period Increase by 10%.
Tencent's game revenue growth was mainly due to the increase in the revenue contribution of domestic smartphone games (including "Glory of the King" and "Peace Elite") and the contribution of overseas games (such as "PUBG Mobile" and Supercell's games), partly by personal computers Client games (such as "Dungeon and Warriors") are offset by falling revenue.
Tencent's social network revenue in 2019 was 85.281 billion yuan, an increase of 17%. The increase mainly reflected the increase in revenue from digital content services such as live broadcast services and video streaming subscriptions.
Tencent's fintech and enterprise services business in 2019 was 101.4 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 39%. This increase was mainly driven by the increase in revenue from commercial payments due to the increase in the number of daily active users and the number of transactions per capita. The increase in revenue from cloud services also contributed to the annual revenue growth.
Tencent's online advertising business revenue in 2019 was 68.377 billion yuan, an increase of 18% year-on-year. Among them, social and other advertising revenue increased 33% to 52.897 billion yuan.
The increase mainly reflected the increase in advertising inventory and exposure of WeChat (mainly WeChat Moments and WeChat applets), which resulted in more advertising revenue, and the revenue contribution of the Mobile Advertising Alliance due to increased traffic and advertising video.
Media advertising revenue fell 15% to 15.480 billion yuan. The decrease was mainly due to the uncertainty of the scheduling time, the challenging macro environment and the lack of the FIFA World Cup in 2019, which led to the decline in advertising revenue of media platforms including Tencent Video and Tencent News.