Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd.


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Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 5,209.52M

Currency in MYR

Company profile

Market(Ticker): KLS(6399)
Consumer Services
Full time employees: 4,700

Business summary

Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd. engages in the content, media, and entertainment businesses. Its activities include television services, radio services, film library licensing, television content, creation, aggregation and distribution, magazine publication and distribution, multimedia interactive services, and home shopping business. The firm operates through the following segments: Television, Radio, and Others. The Television segment provides television services. The Radio segment offers radio broadcasting services. The company was founded on February 14, 2011 and is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Company background

Astro Malaysia Holdings has a near-monopoly on pay-TV, radio, publications and digital media in its home market. More than half of Malaysia's TV-viewing households get the company's 170-plus channels, which are delivered through satellite dishes and over the Internet. Astro's programming includes both domestic and international content in multiple languages, including Chinese, English, Malay and Tamil.

Ananda Krishnan, a well-known businessman, owns a majority stake in Astro through his privately held company, Usaha Tegas. Krishnan's business interests span the telecommunications, energy, property and gaming sectors.

Astro is currently led by CEO Rohana Rozhan, an accountant who joined the company in the 1990s. The media group is in the process of launching a home shopping channel and broadening its TV programming to reach a wider audience in Southeast Asia.

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Financial highlights

Jan 2016

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 5,475.37M
Gross profit 2,099.37M
Operating income 1,102.67M
Income before tax 821.09M
Net income 615.31M
EBITDA 2,278.75M
Diluted EPS 0.11
Dividends per share 0.12
Total assets 6,983.49M
Total liabilities 6,369.69M
Total equity 600.70M
Operating cash flow 1,748.39M

Currency in MYR

Revenue 1,379.12M
Gross profit 528.78M
Operating income 277.73M
Income before tax 206.81M
Net income 154.98M
EBITDA 573.96M
Diluted EPS 0.02
Dividends per share 0.03
Total assets 1,680.74M
Total liabilities 1,533.01M
Total equity 144.57M
Operating cash flow 440.38M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Jan 2016

PER 23.64
ROA 8.97%
ROE 95.06%
Operating margin 20.13%
Profit margin 11.23%

Key executive

  • Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director: Rohana binti Rozhan
  • Chief Operating Officer: Poh Hock Tan
  • Chief Financial Officer: Shafiq Abdul Jabbar
  • Chief Technology Officer: Aik Chong Phuah
  • Chief Investment Officer, Deputy CFO & IR Contact: Raymond Tan

Share holders

  • Pantai Cahaya Bulan Ventures Sdn. Bhd.(20.6%)
  • Harapan Terus Sdn. Bhd.(8.7%)
  • Employees Provident Fund(6.4%)
  • Permodalan Nasional Bhd.(4.2%)
  • T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.(2.0%)
  • T. Rowe Price International Ltd.(0.6%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(0.6%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(0.4%)
  • Charlemagne Capital (UK) Ltd.(0.4%)


  • Website:
  • Address: All Asia Broadcast Centre, Technology Park Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 57000, Malaysia
  • Phone: +60.3.9543.6688

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