Singapore Telecommunications Ltd.


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Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 16,329.2M

Currency in SGD

Company profile

Market(Ticker): SES(Z74)
Major Telecommunications
Full time employees: 25,000

Business summary

Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. is an investment holding company, which engages in the operations and provision of telecommunications systems and services. It operates through the following segments: Group Consumer, Group Enterprise, and Group Digital Life. The Group Consumer segment includes mobile, residential pay television service, fixed and satellite telecommunications, and equipment sales. The Group Enterprise segment comprises integrated infocomm technology solutions, managed services, local and international leased circuits, and mobile and business pay television service. The Group Digital Life segment focuses on electronic commerce, concierge, hyper-local services, and mobile advertising. The company was founded on March 28, 1992 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Company background

Formerly the public telephone authority, Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) was privatized in 1992, before it listed the shares on the Singapore Exchange in 1993. Temasek Holdings, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, holds a majority of the shares. The group's chief executive, Chua Sock Koong, joined the company in 1989. She was chief financial officer before taking over as CEO in 2007. Forbes magazine ranked her as one of the world's 100 most powerful women in 2014.

SingTel Group makes most of its money outside Singapore, through major telecommunication affiliates. Not only does it own Optus of Australia, it also partially owns Bharti Airtel of India, Telekomunikasi Selular of Indonesia, Advanced Info Service of Thailand, Globe Telecom of the Philippines and Pacific Bangladesh Telecom of Bangladesh. The company has been making a series of acquisitions in the digital advertisement industry through Amobee, a former Silicon Valley-based ad agency wholly owned by SingTel since 2012.

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Financial highlights

Mar 2016

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 16,961.2M
Gross profit 6,096.5M
Operating income 2,712.3M
Income before tax 2,585.9M
Net income 3,870.8M
EBITDA 4,868.4M
Diluted EPS 0.24
Dividends per share 0.17
Total assets 43,565.7M
Total liabilities 18,563.2M
Total equity 24,966.8M
Operating cash flow 4,381.9M

Currency in SGD

Revenue 12,233.19M
Gross profit 4,397.07M
Operating income 1,956.23M
Income before tax 1,865.07M
Net income 2,791.79M
EBITDA 3,511.31M
Diluted EPS 0.17
Dividends per share 0.12
Total assets 32,352.36M
Total liabilities 13,785.23M
Total equity 18,540.62M
Operating cash flow 3,160.42M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Mar 2016

PER 15.72
ROA 9.04%
ROE 15.57%
Operating margin 15.99%
Profit margin 22.82%

Key executive

  • Group CEO & Non-Independent Executive Director: Sock Koong Chua
  • Group Chief Financial Officer: Cheng Cheng Lim
  • Group Chief Information Officer: Choy Peng Wu
  • Group Chief Technology Officer: Chin Kok Chong
  • Chief Executive Officer-Consumer Singapore: Kuan Moon Yuen

Share holders

  • Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd. (Investment Company)(49.9%)
  • Central Provident Fund(5.3%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors)(3.0%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(0.9%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(0.8%)
  • Aberdeen Asset Management (Asia) Ltd.(0.7%)
  • Templeton Global Advisors Ltd.(0.7%)
  • CI Investments, Inc.(0.6%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management(0.3%)
  • Schroder Investment Management Ltd.(0.3%)


  • Website:
  • Address: 31 Exeter Road, Comcentre, Singapore, 239732, Singapore
  • Phone: +65.6838.3388

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