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CIMB Group Holdings Bhd.

Company Background

CIMB Group Holdings has grown into a regional banking group through mergers and acquisitions, especially in the past 10 years under ex-Group CEO Nazir Razak. Its recent major acquisitions include the Royal Bank of Scotland's Asia-Pacific investment banking business in 2012. Nazir, the youngest brother of Prime Minister Najib Razak, was re-designated as the group's chairman and made a director at Khazanah Nasional from September 2014.

Government investment fund Khazanah Nasional is the major shareholder of the bank with a 30% stake. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group holds 5%. The group is now headed by Acting Group Chief Executive Zafrul Abdul Aziz, who was once the head of Maybank investment banking. Overseas businesses led by listed subsidiaries such as Bank CIMB Niaga in Indonesia and CIMB Thai Bank make substantial contributions to group profit. The group is also one of the top brokers in Southeast Asia and one of the leading global Islamic bond issuers.

Business Summary

CIMB Group Holdings Bhd. engages in the provision of financial and banking services. It operates through the following segments: Consumer Banking; Commercial Banking; Wholesale Banking; and Ventures, Partnerships & Funding (GVPF). The Consumer Banking segment offers conventional and Islamic banking solutions to individual customers, and small businesses. The Commercial Banking segment deals with financial solutions for both conventional and Islamic to various businesses. The Wholesale Banking segment caters the banking needs of both corporate and institutional clients. The GVPF segment drives all strategic partnerships across business lines and explores strategic joint ventures. The company was founded by Kheng Chiang Wee and Kheng Whatt Wee in 1924 and is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2019 MYRUSD
Gross Profit----
Operating income5,633.40M1,359.74M
Income before tax5,944.19M1,434.76M
Net income4,559.65M1,100.57M
Diluted EPS0.460.11
Dividends Per Share0.260.06
Total Assets573,245.65M140,140.73M
Total liabilities515,976.57M126,140.22M
Total equity56,237.17M13,748.23M
Operating cash flow6,763.45M1,632.50M
Currency in MYRCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019
Revenue 23,269.92M 25,465.94M 28,589.39M 26,073.50M 28,525.18M
Gross Profit -- -- -- -- --
Operating income 4,009.84M 4,756.64M 6,134.00M 7,332.65M 5,633.40M
Income before tax 3,828.35M 4,768.45M 6,109.98M 7,200.66M 5,944.19M
Net income 2,849.50M 3,564.19M 4,475.17M 5,583.51M 4,559.65M
EBITDA -- -- -- -- --
Diluted EPS 0.33 0.41 0.49 0.59 0.46
Dividends Per Share 0.14 0.20 0.25 0.25 0.26
Total Assets 462,252.35M 486,441.13M 507,116.98M 534,089.04M 573,245.65M
Total liabilities 420,019.72M 439,361.97M 457,310.55M 481,701.07M 515,976.57M
Total equity 41,250.77M 45,508.17M 48,445.47M 51,374.29M 56,237.17M
Operating cash flow 2,820.51M 6,988.04M 11,672.55M 3,824.70M 6,763.45M
 Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019
Revenue 5,951.88M 6,147.16M 6,649.44M 6,461.22M 6,885.18M
Gross Profit -- -- -- -- --
Operating income 1,025.62M 1,148.19M 1,426.67M 1,817.09M 1,359.74M
Income before tax 979.20M 1,151.04M 1,421.08M 1,784.38M 1,434.76M
Net income 728.83M 860.35M 1,040.85M 1,383.63M 1,100.57M
EBITDA -- -- -- -- --
Diluted EPS 0.08 0.09 0.11 0.14 0.11
Dividends Per Share 0.03 0.04 0.05 0.06 0.06
Total Assets 107,663.29M 108,435.38M 125,306.89M 129,241.14M 140,140.73M
Total liabilities 97,826.88M 97,940.70M 112,999.88M 116,564.07M 126,140.22M
Total equity 9,607.72M 10,144.48M 11,970.71M 12,431.77M 13,748.23M
Operating cash flow 721.41M 1,686.82M 2,714.85M 947.79M 1,632.50M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2019
Operating margin19.74%
Profit margin15.98%

Key executives

  • Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director: Abdul Rahman bin Ahmad
  • Group Chief Operating Officer: Omar Siddiq bin Amin Noer Rashid
  • Group Chief Financial Officer: Khairulanwar Rifaie
  • Group Chief Legal & Compliance Officer: Keen Yew Kwan
  • Chief Executive Officer-Group Wholesale Banking: Shahnaz Farouque bin Jammal Ahmad


  • Khazanah Nasional Bhd. (Investment Company) (25.8%)
  • Employees Provident Fund (16.2%)
  • Permodalan Nasional Bhd. (10.8%)
  • Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (7.0%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (2.5%)
  • Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Ltd. (1.7%)
  • Great Eastern Life Assurance Co. Ltd. (1.2%)
  • Fubon Life Insurance Co., Ltd. (1.1%)
  • GIC Pte Ltd. (Investment Management) (1.0%)
  • M&G Investment Management Ltd. (1.0%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: Level 13, Menara CIMB, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur, 50470, Malaysia
  • Phone: +60.3.2261.8888

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