Tencent and Alibaba are the leading social media companies in GlobalData’s mobile payments theme

China’s Tencent and Alibaba and South Korea’s Naver are the leading social media companies in the mobile payments theme, according to the latest Thematic Scorecard from GlobalData.

A mobile payment refers to transactions made or received using a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet.

All three companies gained the highest Thematic score (5 out of 5) for the mobile payments theme in GlobalData’s Thematic Scorecard for the social media sector. A Thematic score of 5 out of 5 indicates that the company’s competitive position in this theme will significantly improve its future performance.

On their tail, with scores of 4 out of 5, are South Korea’s Kakao, Google, and Japan’s Line.

GlobalData’s Thematic Scorecard ranks companies within a sector on the basis of overall leadership in the 10 themes that matter most to their industry, generating a leading indicator of future performance.

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