The SCMP Group is a diversified media company whose principal operations include newspaper, magazine and book publishing; interactive products and services. The main purpose of its publishing business is to create, distribute and syndicate high-quality content focusing on Greater China and the Asian region. The company's shares are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.
For over 100 years the South China Morning Post has been the region's most trusted voice about Hong Kong, China and the rest of Asia. With a reputation for meticulous research and unbiased reporting, it is widely read and universally respected, and commands the most influential readership of any newspaper in the region.
But the South China Morning Post is more than just the daily newspaper. Through its subscription-based online service, SCMP.com delivers news and information to an international audience through multiple online channels and platforms.
From print to pixels, books to bookshops, the SCMP Group brings news, information, and entertainment to the people of Hong Kong, China and beyond. We see our business as 'total publishing'. Much more than traditional publishing, it is a model that leverages expertise, maximises control and builds synergies within the Group to underpin our success.
Its impressive portfolio of businesses includes such well known names as the South China Morning Post and the Sunday Morning Post - Hong Kong's leading English language newspapers; Cosmopolitan and Harper's Bazaar - trend-setting fashion and lifestyle magazines; Dymocks - Hong Kong's most respected retailer; an award-winning website, as well as Chinese and English language book publishing.
The founding company and namesake, the South China Morning Post, reached its centenary year in 2003. However, the SCMP Group, as we know it, really came into being in 1996 with the acquisition of TVE, bringing with it the nucleus of our magazine and book businesses.
A strong balance sheet and financial discipline are the bedrock of the Group. We are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and employ almost 1,000 people in our newspaper, magazine and ventures divisions.
The major shareholder, the Kerry Group, is a diversified and dynamic multinational conglomerate with extensive interests in commodity trading, foods and beverages, hotels, property development and, through the SCMP Group, media.
Today, they have built a strong fit Group that is more focused than ever before on the core activities in which we excel. With our guiding principles of financial discipline and customer focus, we believe in connecting minds, cultures, businesses and people with their communities and the rest of the world. We will continue to inform and entertain Hong Kong and China, while giving the world a window on the Greater China region.