Britain's largest bank, HSBC has steadily expanded away from its roots in South East Asia. In the UK it took over Midland Bank, while there has been a succession of acquisitions in the US, which includes Household International, now known as HSBC Finance.
Hsbc Holdings Plc Ord $0.50 (Uk Reg) is listed on the London Stock Exchange trading with ticker code HSBA.L, and is part of the Banking sector. It has a market capitalisation of £12,789,092m, with approximately 20,036m shares in issue. Over the last year, Hsbc share price has been traded in a range of 0.55, hitting a high of 1.025, and a low of 0.475.
Hsbc, officially known as Hsbc Holdings Plc Ord $0.50 (Uk Reg) was formed in January of 1959, making the company sixty years old. The company filed its latest accounts on 31st December 2014, showing a turnover of approximately 63.78 billion GBX, and a pre-tax profit margin of 19.78%. Hsbc currently has 20 directors, and has had 56 previous directors over the last 60 years. In the last set of accounts produced by Kpmg Audit Plc, the company showed 13.76 billion paid in salaries to the 264,767 staff (average wage of 52 thousand), with the directors receiving an average 766 thousand each. In the accounts filed in 2014, the company paid 6355531541 in dividends, or 0.3172 per share. These accounts also showed Hsbc to have a net worth of 110.00 billion, with 87.77 billion held in cash.
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|Shares in Issue||20,036m|
|52 Week High||1.025|
|52 Week Low||0.475|