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Financial Strength / Ratings
Financial Strength
With a market capitalisation of about HKD336.1 billion at 31 Dec 2018, 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 HKD24,211 million in 2018, compared with HKD54.7 million in 1972.
Hang Seng’s cost efficiency ratio for 2018 was 29.5% – among the lowest in the banking world.
Ratings
MOODY'S               
Hang Seng Bank Long-term Bank Deposit 
(local and foreign currency)

Aa2

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

Outlook

Stable(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 is negative.

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

AA-

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

Outlook

Stable

Hang Seng China

Long-term Counterparty Credit 
(local and foreign currency)

A+

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

Outlook

Stable