Ever wondered what the most valuable Chinese brands are? Many global or multinational companies work hard to get strong footholds for their products in the ever-growing Chinese markets.
There is no wonder that if Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) sells more iPhones in China, AAPL stock would rally, and if the electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) sells more cars in China, TSLA stock would climb higher.
That’s the main reason behind the CEO’s of these big companies giving bigger attention to the sales in China. A few Chinese local companies are trying to expand their wings globally, too. One classic example is Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA), which made a record breaking debut in the U.S. market, and other companies — like Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU) and Tencent Holdings ADR (OTCMKTS:TCEHY) — already tasted international success in the past.
Year-over-year brand value of companies changes depending on their performances over the last few quarters. Towards the end of January 2015, WPP PLC and Millward Brown , Inc. announced the list of BrandZ top 100 most valuable Chinese brands.
We will reveal here the list of top five Chinese brands in the world, according to the BrandZ top 100. Also see the list of five most valuable Chinese brands in 2014. One Forbes report suggested that nearly 14 Chinese companies expanded globally in 2014.
Evolution of these Chinese brands from local market on to the global markets makes it clear that more Chinese companies would look to emulate them in the future and make themselves the most valuable Chinese brands. With more Chinese companies going global and booming Chinese markets, no wonder the listed companies are not just the most valuable brands in China but also in the world.
5 Most Valuable Chinese Stocks: Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU)
Brand Value: $30.897 billion
With a whopping $30.879 billion brand value the internet giant Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU) holds fifth place in the list.
No wonder that Baidu made it into the list as this can be termed as China’s Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG).
Baidu holds majority of the search engine market in China, as Google holds majority of the search engine market in the world. Many Chinese prefer the local search engine Baidu over the Google search engine, mainly because of the fact that Baidu has been doing a great job in maintaining its standards since 2000.
5 Most Valuable Chinese Stocks: International and Commercial Bank of China Ltd (ICBC)
Brand Value: $34.521 billion
International and Commercial Bank of China Ltd was once the leading brand in China with much larger brand value, but the bank has lost most of its brand value in the last couple of years.
Year over year, ICBC has dropped nearly 13% of the brand value, whereas the other internet giants have grown by more than 50% during the same period.
The ever-performing and consistent ICBC deserved a place in the top five valuable Chinese brands, which involves in many businesses like corporate banking, personal banking and treasury banking.
5 Most Valuable Chinese Stocks: China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:CHL)
Brand Value: $55.927 billion
China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:CHL) was once topper in the list of most valuable Chinese brands.
China Mobile provides telecommunication and other services in China and Hong Kong. China Mobile had lost near 9% of its brand value year over year.
As of December 2014, China Mobile is the largest operator in the world, with around 806 million subscribers.
5 Most Valuable Chinese Stocks: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA)
Brand Value: $59.684 billion
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) enters the list of top Chinese brands for the first time and jump straight into the second spot. With a whopping $59.684 brand value, Alibaba is not far behind the leader.
Alibaba made a stunning debut in U.S. with a record breaking initial public offering and has started to stabilize its position in the U.S. market. At this rate, we might even see Alibaba holding top spot in the 2016 list of top Chinese brands.
Alibaba’s e-commerce platform is the most preferred platform in China, and BABA istrying to expand that ability in the other countries as well.
5 Most Valuable Chinese Stocks: Tencent Holdings ADR (OTCMKTS:TCEHY)
Brand Value: $66.077 billion
For two consecutive years, Tencent Holdings ADR (OTCMKTS:TCEHY) takes the top spot in the list of most valuable Chinese brands. Tencent Holdings mainly provide services to customer in internet and telecommunication sector.
Tencent Holdings provides a lot of value added services for mobiles to consumers in China. The investment holding company went public in 2004, and since then, it has shown strong growth consistently.