Malayan Banking Bhd.


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May 29, 2017
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May 29, 2017
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 10,266.55M

Currency in MYR

Company profile

Market(Ticker): KLS(1155)
Regional Banks
Full time employees: 43,976

Business summary

Malayan Banking Bhd. operates as holding company, which engages in the provision of investment and commercial banking, and financial services. It operates through the following business segments: Community Financial Services, Global Banking, International Banking, Insurance and Takaful, and Head Office and Others. The Community Financial Services segment consist of consumer banking, small and medium enterprise, and business banking. The Global Banking segment offers corporate banking, investment banking, global markets, and transaction banking. The International Banking segment includes operations in Singapore, Indonesia, Greater China, and Philippines and other markets. The Insurance and Takaful segment comprises of conventional, life, general, and family insurance. The company was founded on May 31, 1960 and is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Company background

Maybank is the largest bank by assets in Malaysia, and the fourth-largest in Southeast Asia. Established in 1960 as a privately-held lender, it is currently over 58% state-owned, and has a presence in 20 countries, with a workforce of almost 50,000. Its group President and CEO Abdul Farid Alias took over the leadership in August 2013 from Abdul Wahid Omar, who left to become a government minister. Before joining Maybank, Farid was a director of investment at Khazanah Nasional, Malaysia's state investment arm.

Maybank is strong in Singapore, particularly its regional investment bank, Maybank Kim Eng Holdings, which was born out of the merger with the city-state's Kim Eng Holdings in 2011. In Indonesia, Bank Internasional Indonesia, a 98% owned listed subsidiary, has a network of over 400 branches. Maybank also runs the largest Islamic bank in the region by asset size. It recently won a banking license to operate in Myanmar.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2016

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 36,667.04M
Gross profit --
Operating income 8,773.89M
Income before tax 8,844.45M
Net income 6,742.99M
Diluted EPS 0.67
Dividends per share 0.52
Total assets 735,956.25M
Total liabilities 665,481.43M
Total equity 68,515.73M
Operating cash flow 17,041.73M

Currency in MYR

Revenue 8,850.97M
Gross profit --
Operating income 2,117.91M
Income before tax 2,134.94M
Net income 1,627.67M
Diluted EPS 0.16
Dividends per share 0.12
Total assets 164,056.23M
Total liabilities 148,346.28M
Total equity 15,273.23M
Operating cash flow 4,113.66M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Dec 2016

PER 12.09
ROA 0.93%
ROE 10.35%
Operating margin 23.92%
Profit margin 18.38%

Key executive

  • Group President & Chief Executive Officer: Abdul Farid bin Alias
  • Group Chief Operations Officer: Kah Cho Hon
  • Group Chief Financial Officer: Amirul Feisal bin Zahir
  • Group Chief Technology Officer: M. S. Amar Suresh bin Abdullah
  • Group Head-Community Financial Services: Hong Tat Lim

Share holders

  • Permodalan Nasional Bhd.(35.7%)
  • Employees Provident Fund(12.4%)
  • Bumiputra Investment Foundation(6.5%)
  • Kumpulan Wang Persaraan(3.2%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(1.7%)
  • Government of Malaysia(1.3%)
  • Great Eastern Life Assurance Co. Ltd.(0.8%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(0.8%)
  • Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Ltd.(0.8%)
  • GIC Pte Ltd. (Investment Management)(0.5%)


  • Website:
  • Address: Malayan Banking Berhad, 100 Jalan Tun Perak, Kuala Lumpur, 50050, Malaysia
  • Phone: +60.3.2070.8833

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