BDO Unibank, Inc.


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Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 4,367.55M

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Company profile

Market(Ticker): PHS(BDO)
Regional Banks
Full time employees: 31,443

Business summary

BDO Unibank, Inc. operates as a full-service bank, which provides a complete array of industry products and services, including lending, deposit-taking, foreign exchange, brokering, trust and investments, credit cards, corporate cash management and remittances in the philippines. It operates through the following segments: Commercial Banking; Investment Banking; Private Banking; Leasing and Financing; and Others. The Commercial Banking segment handles the entire lending corporate and consumer, trade financing and cash management services for corporate and retail customers. The Investment Banking segment provides services to corporate clients outside the traditional loan and deposit products. The Private Banking segment offers traditional and non-traditional investment. The Leasing and Financing segment handles direct leases, sale and leaseback arrangements and real estate leases. The Other segment includes asset management, insurance brokerage, realty management, remittance, accounting service, credit card service and computer service. The company was founded on August 16, 1967 and is headquartered in Makati, Philippines.

Company background

BDO Unibank, the Philippines' largest bank by assets, is a unit SM Investments, the country's biggest conglomerate by market value. BDO is a full-service, universal bank offering an array of services, including corporate and retail banking, treasury, trust, credit cards, corporate cash management, and remittances. Through its subsidiaries, it also offers leasing, investment banking, private banking, bancassurance, insurance brokerage, and stock brokerage services.

The bank operates more than 850 branches and over 2,400 ATMs. BDO also has a branch in Hong Kong and 15 overseas remittance and representative offices in Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East.

Formerly known as Acme Savings Bank, which was acquired by the SM Group in 1976, BDO went public in 2002. The bank is chaired by Teresita Sy-Coson, the eldest daughter of SM Group founder Henry Sy. Its CEO, Nestor Tan, held several key positions with Bankers Trust in New York and Barclays in London before joining BDO in 1997.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2016

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Revenue 123,176M
Gross profit --
Operating income 33,599M
Income before tax 32,418M
Net income 26,090M
Diluted EPS 6.74
Dividends per share 1.14
Total assets 2,326.38B
Total liabilities 2,108.85B
Total equity 216,792M
Operating cash flow 42,333M

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Revenue 2,593.86M
Gross profit --
Operating income 707.53M
Income before tax 682.66M
Net income 549.40M
Diluted EPS 0.14
Dividends per share 0.02
Total assets 46,796.85M
Total liabilities 42,420.99M
Total equity 4,360.91M
Operating cash flow 891.45M

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Valuation measures

Dec 2016

PER 15.87
ROA 1.19%
ROE 12.54%
Operating margin 27.27%
Profit margin 21.18%

Key executive

  • President, Chief Executive Officer & Director: Nestor V. Tan
  • Executive VP & Head-Central Operations Group: Dennis B. Velasquez
  • Executive Vice President & Head-Global Operations: Anthony Q. Chua
  • SVP & Head-Information Technology Group: Arthur L. Tan
  • Executive VP & Head- Information Technology Group: Ricardo V. Martin

Share holders

  • SM Investments Corp.(48.9%)
  • Sybase Equity Investment Corp.(4.8%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(1.4%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(1.1%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP(0.6%)
  • DFC Holdings, Inc.(0.6%)
  • T. Rowe Price International Ltd.(0.5%)
  • Dacon Corp.(0.5%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management(0.4%)
  • OppenheimerFunds, Inc.(0.4%)


  • Website:
  • Address: BDO Corporate Center, 7899 Makati Avenue, Makati City, 0726, Philippines
  • Phone: +63.2.840.7000

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