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The Hurun Research Institute has released a new ranking that shows who are the biggest Chinese private companies in the energy sector.
Power battery giant CATL, valued at RMB 1.04 trillion ($142 billion), is the most valuable private company in China's energy industry, according to the Hurun China Most Valuable Private Energy Companies 2023 ranking released today.
This is the first time Hurun has released the list, where Chinese private companies are defined as non-state-owned enterprises headquartered in China.
New energy vehicle (NEV) maker BYD (OTCMKTS: BYDDY) ranked second on the list, with a value of RMB 700 billion.
Extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) maker Li Auto (NASDAQ: LI) ranked third, with a value of RMB 300 billion.
Battery electric vehicle (BEV) maker Nio (NYSE: NIO) ranked eighth on the list, with a value of RMB 140 billion.
Battery maker Eve Energy ranked No. 9 with a value of RMB 110 billion, while lithium producer Ganfeng Lithium ranked No. 12 with RMB 100 billion.
The list examines Chinese private companies with an energy-related business that accounts for more than 50 percent of their business, and ranks them by market capitalization or valuation.
For example, BYD's NEVs contribute more than 50 percent of sales, while Geely's figure is less than 50 percent, so Geely is not on the list, Hurun said.
Among the top 100 private Chinese energy companies, there are 29 battery makers, and CATL is worth as much as the other 28 peers combined, according to Hurun's report.
Twelve companies related to NEVs made the list, including electric vehicles and electric two-wheelers.
Chinese private energy firms worth over RMB 100 billion
|Ranking||Firm||Value (RMB billions)||Main Business||Main Product||Headquarter City|
|2||BYD||700||New Energy Vehicle||EVs||Shenzhen|
|3||Li Auto||300||New Energy Vehicle||EVs||Beijing|
|4||LONGi Green Energy||210||Photovoltaics||Photovoltaic Modules & Cells||Xi'an|
|5||Formosa Petrochemical||170||Energy Chemicals||Petroleum Products||Taipei|
|6||Sungrow Power Supply||160||Photovoltaics||Photovoltaic Inverter||Hefei|
|7||Tongwei||150||Photovoltaics||High-purity Crystalline Silicon||Chengdu|
|8||Nio||140||New Energy Vehicle||EVs||Shanghai|
|9||TCL Zhonghuan||110||Photovoltaics||Photovoltaic Wafer||Tianjin|
|12||Ganfeng Lithium||100||Energy Metals||Lithium Battery Materials||Xinyu|
|12||Baofeng Energy||100||Energy Chemicals||Coking Products||Yinchuan|
|Source: Hurun Research Institute|
($1 = RMB 7.3273)