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Tencent Tech Investment Pursuing Aggressive Growth in the West

Report by Alistair Taylor
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The 20,000 Foot View: Tencent, currently the fifth most valuable public company in the world, saw income from ‘other gains’ increase in XXX 2017 by XXX on XXX 2016 figures, going XXX million to XXX billion. These other gains comprised one-off gains from IPOs, tax rebates and investment subsidies. Tencent’s plans to continue investing in content and technology may weigh on short-term profitability, but the return from these investments – as illustrated by the eight-fold year-on-year (YoY) increase in 2017, will anchor long-term growth, in turn potentially funding more aggressive growth and innovation strategies.

Key Findings

  • Tencent’s three music apps, QQ Music, Kugou and Kuwo, combined account for XXX of the Chinese market share for music subscribers
  • Tencent has been involved with XXX major acquisitions and investments in gaming since 2008
  • Tencent has XXX of the gaming market share in China 
  • Tencent invested more than XXX billion in India between 2015 and 2018 as it looks to capture the next billion users to come online
  • Tencent invested XXX billion in XXX 2018 and continues to build its growing gaming empire
  • Tencent Video users are XXX times more likely to regularly watch sports than overall XXX of Tencent’s WeChat weekly users are sports fans

Companies and brands mentioned in this report: Activision Blizzard, Alibaba, Baidu, Bank of America Merril Lynch, BBC Worldwide, China Everbright, China Literature, Douya, XXX eBay, Epic Games, Facebook, FlipKart, Gaana, Goldman Sachs, Hike, Huya, Jio, Kuguo, Kuwo, Major League Baseball, Meilishuo, Meituan Dianping, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Motion Picture Association of America, National Basketball Association, Ola, Paytm, Pear Video, QQ Music, Riot Games, Snap Inc., Soguo, Spotify, Supercell, Tang Media Partners, Tencent, Tencent Music, Tencent Video, Uber, Ubisoft, Vivendi, Wallmart, WeChat, Whatsapp

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