Axiata Group Bhd.


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Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 8,973.46M

Currency in MYR

Company profile

Market(Ticker): KLS(6888)
Wireless Telecommunications
Full time employees: --

Business summary

Axiata Group Bhd. is an investment holding company, which engages in the provision of mobile communication and network transmission related services. It also offers technical and management services on an international scale with investments in subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates. The company was founded on June 12, 1992 and is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Company background

Mobile telecommunications operator Axiata calls itself an Asiacentric multinational. Its rationale: It has controlling interests in cellular companies in Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Cambodia as well as strategic stakes in India and Singapore. With a subscriber base exceeding 240 million -- a number that has grown sixfold since 2007 -- the group is one of Asia's biggest mobile operators.

Axiata was one of the earliest to roll out 4G services in Malaysia and Sri Lanka. The group is also one of the region's biggest telecommunications tower players, owning more than 13,000 towers in four countries via Edotco Group, a subsidiary Axiata plans to list in the near future.

Axiata was incorporated in 1992 as an international business division of Telekom Malaysia, the state telecommunications company. It was separated from Telekom and subsequently listed in 2008. Khazanah Nasional and other state funds combined hold more than 60% of Axiata's shares. The group is led by its President and CEO Jamaludin Ibrahim, a former IBM engineer who joined Axiata in 2008 after nine years as CEO of Maxis Communications, a leading Malaysian mobile operator.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2016

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 21,565.39M
Gross profit 2,817.74M
Operating income 2,808.50M
Income before tax 1,104.29M
Net income 504.25M
EBITDA 8,403.41M
Diluted EPS 0.05
Dividends per share 0
Total assets 70,488.73M
Total liabilities 41,868.52M
Total equity 23,580.65M
Operating cash flow 6,961.90M

Currency in MYR

Revenue 5,205.61M
Gross profit 680.16M
Operating income 677.93M
Income before tax 266.56M
Net income 121.72M
EBITDA 2,028.48M
Diluted EPS 0.01
Dividends per share 0
Total assets 15,713.04M
Total liabilities 9,333.15M
Total equity 5,256.49M
Operating cash flow 1,680.51M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Dec 2016

PER 82.80
ROA 0.79%
ROE 2.14%
Operating margin 13.02%
Profit margin 2.33%

Key executive

  • President, Group CEO & Managing Director: Jamaludin bin Ibrahim
  • Group Chief Financial Officer: C. T. Veeravali Thirumala
  • Group Chief Technology Officer: Amandeep Singh
  • Head-Corporate Development: Annis Mohamad
  • Group Chief Strategy Officer: Dominic P. Arena

Share holders

  • Khazanah Nasional Bhd. (Investment Company)(37.5%)
  • Employees Provident Fund(15.6%)
  • Permodalan Nasional Bhd.(15.5%)
  • Kumpulan Wang Persaraan(2.6%)
  • Public Mutual Bhd.(1.8%)
  • Lembaga Tabung Haji(1.8%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(1.5%)
  • Bumiputra Investment Foundation(1.4%)
  • Eastspring Investments Bhd.(0.9%)
  • Great Eastern Life Assurance Co. Ltd.(0.6%)


  • Website:
  • Address: Axiata Tower, 9 Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, Kuala Lumpur, 50470, Malaysia
  • Phone: +60.3.2263.8888

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