Tencent, the largest technology conglomerate in China, has had a good first quarter.
The company's Q1 2021 profit jumped by over 65% to $7.4 billion, on the back of $21 billion in revenue.
Tencent's Q1 2021 revenues beat analysts estimates, hitting $21 billion with $7.4 billion in profit.
A large part of the growth in revenues was from the company's Gaming, Fintech, and Cloud business units.
According to CEO, Pony Ma, Tencent will increase investments in enterprise software, high-production-value games, and short-form video entertainment.
Why It Matters
Tencent's grip over China's population continues to strengthen as the company's service extends to all facets of everyday life — communication, social media, entertainment, business services, payments, and more.