Financial Strength / Ratings
Financial Strength
With a market capitalisation of about HKD307.8 billion at 31 December 2019, Hang Seng Bank is one of Hong Kong’s largest listed companies. The corresponding figure was HKD1.7 billion on 13 June 1972 when the Bank was first listed.
The Bank reported a profit attributable to shareholders of HKD24,840 million in 2019, compared with HKD54.7 million in 1972.
Hang Seng’s cost efficiency ratio for 2019 was 30.0% – among the lowest in the banking world.
Ratings
MOODY'S               
Hang Seng Bank Long-term Bank Deposit 
(local / foreign currency)

Aa2 / Aa3

Short-term Bank Deposit 
(local and foreign currency)
Prime -1

Outlook

Negative(m)*

Hang Seng China

Long-term Bank Deposit
(local and foreign currency)

A2

Short-term Bank Deposit
(local and foreign currency)
Prime -1

Outlook

Stable

* Outlook on Hang Seng Bank's long-term foreign currency bank deposit rating is Stable

STANDARD & POOR'S
Hang Seng Bank Long-term Issuer Credit 
(local and foreign currency)

AA-

Short-term Issuer Credit 
(local and foreign currency)
A-1+

Outlook

Stable

Hang Seng China

Long-term Issuer Credit 
(local and foreign currency)

A+

Short-term Issuer Credit 
(local and foreign currency)
A-1

Outlook

Stable

Last update: 18 February 2020