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ComfortDelGro Corp. Ltd.

Company Background

ComfortDelGro is a land transport company operating over 46,000 taxis, buses and rental vehicles around the world. It was formed in 2003 with the merger of the Singaporean transport companies Comfort Group and DelGro. One of ComfortDelGro's major subsidiaries is the London-based city bus operator Metroline. As of March 2014, The Capital Group Companies is ComfortDelGro's largest shareholder, followed by BlackRock. No shareholder owns more than 10%.

With the limited amount of land and population in Singapore, the company has been seeking opportunities beyond the city-state. In 2013, it acquired a portion of London-based FirstGroup's bus business and assets. Later that year, it acquired the Melbourne, Australia-based bus operator Driver Group. Around half of ComfortDelGro's operating profit is generated from businesses in China, Australia, the U.K., Ireland, Vietnam and Malaysia. Kua Hong Pak has been managing director and CEO since the 2003 merger. Prior to joining the group, he was the president and CEO of Times Publishing, where he managed operations across seven countries and economies.

Business Summary

ComfortDelGro Corp. Ltd. is an investment holding company, which engages in the provision of land transportation services. It operates through the following segments: Public Transport Services; Taxi; Automotive Engineering Services; Inspection and Testing Services; Driving Centre; Car Rental and Leasing; and Bus Station. The Public Transport Services segment engages in the provision of bus and rail services to commuters travelling on public transport systems, contracted revenue for operation of scheduled services, provision of coach rental services, and ancillary advertisement. The Taxi segment engages in renting out taxis, operating taxi bureau services and ancillary advertisement. The Automotive Engineering Services segment provides vehicular maintenance and repair services, construction of specialized vehicles, assembly of bus bodies, crash repair services, engineering services, and sale of diesel. The Inspection and Testing Services segment is comprised of motor vehicle inspection services and non-vehicle testing, inspection and consultancy services. The Driving Centre segment operates driving schools. The Car Rental and Leasing segment offers renting and leasing of cars. The Bus Station segment includes commission income from fare collection. The company was founded on March 29, 2003 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2018 SGDUSD
Revenue3,805.20M2,820.12M
Gross Profit872.50M646.63M
Operating income518.70M384.42M
Income before tax439.30M325.57M
Net income303.30M224.78M
EBITDA913M676.64M
Diluted EPS0.140.10
Dividends Per Share0.100.07
Total Assets5,136.70M3,768.67M
Total liabilities1,838.50M1,348.86M
Total equity2,613.60M1,917.53M
Operating cash flow669.80M496.40M
Currency in SGDCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018
Revenue 4,051.30M 4,111.50M 4,059.50M 3,970.90M 3,805.20M
Gross Profit 893.30M 931.20M 944.70M 854.10M 872.50M
Operating income 438.10M 445.60M 464.10M 405.30M 518.70M
Income before tax 436.30M 452.20M 466.60M 425.40M 439.30M
Net income 283.50M 301.90M 317.10M 301.50M 303.30M
EBITDA 791.80M 834.90M 860.10M 814.10M 913M
Diluted EPS 0.13 0.14 0.14 0.13 0.14
Dividends Per Share 0.08 0.09 0.10 0.10 0.10
Total Assets 5,230.70M 5,216.30M 5,049.40M 4,827.70M 5,136.70M
Total liabilities 2,099.60M 1,924.50M 1,577.70M 1,507.50M 1,838.50M
Total equity 2,189.90M 2,335.10M 2,475.50M 2,618.20M 2,613.60M
Operating cash flow 728.50M 599M 707.10M 600.20M 669.80M
 Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018
Revenue 3,197.57M 2,989.61M 2,940.28M 2,876.46M 2,820.12M
Gross Profit 705.05M 677.10M 684.24M 618.69M 646.63M
Operating income 345.78M 324.01M 336.14M 293.59M 384.42M
Income before tax 344.35M 328.81M 337.95M 308.15M 325.57M
Net income 223.75M 219.52M 229.67M 218.40M 224.78M
EBITDA 624.94M 607.08M 622.96M 589.72M 676.64M
Diluted EPS 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10
Dividends Per Share 0.06 0.06 0.07 0.07 0.07
Total Assets 3,947.40M 3,676.94M 3,495.12M 3,612.46M 3,768.67M
Total liabilities 1,584.48M 1,356.57M 1,092.06M 1,128.03M 1,348.86M
Total equity 1,652.63M 1,646.00M 1,713.50M 1,959.14M 1,917.53M
Operating cash flow 574.98M 435.55M 512.15M 434.77M 496.40M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2018
PER15.34
ROA6.08%
ROE11.59%
Operating margin13.63%
Profit margin7.97%

Key executives

  • Group Chief Executive Officer, MD & Director: Ban Seng Yang
  • Group Financial Officer: Chek Siew Choo
  • Group Technology Officer: Eng Hoe Neo
  • Senior Vice President & Head-Treasury: Poh Choo Tan
  • Chief Executive Officer-Taxi Business: Wei Neng Ang

Shareholders

  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (2.6%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors) (1.8%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.8%)
  • Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Ltd. (1.5%)
  • First Eagle Investment Management LLC (1.5%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.3%)
  • Pyrford International Ltd. (1.3%)
  • TD Asset Management, Inc. (0.9%)
  • JPMorgan Asset Management (Singapore) Ltd. (0.6%)
  • CIMB-Principal Asset Management (S) Pte Ltd. (0.5%)

Contact Details

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  • Chengdu ComfortDelGro Taxi Co., Ltd.
  • Spark Car Care
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  • Moove Media Pte Ltd.
  • ComfortDelGro Insurance Brokers Pte Ltd.
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  • Braddell Ltd.
  • Beijing Jin Jian Taxi Services Co. Ltd.
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  • CityFleet Networks Ltd.
  • Waterbank Properties S Pte Ltd.
  • ComfortDelGro (China) Pte Ltd.
  • ComfortDelGro Corporation Australia Pty Ltd.
  • Vinatax Co. Ltd.
  • Comfortdelgro Savico Taxi Co. Ltd.
  • Beijing Tian Long Da Tian Vehicle Inspection Co Ltd
  • Tecobest Investment Ltd
  • Swan Taxis Pty Ltd
  • Delgro Investments Pte Ltd.
  • Metroline Ltd.
  • Vicom Ltd
  • SBS Transit Ltd

Competitors

  • Go-Ahead Group plc
  • Stagecoach Group plc
Last Updated on 19 Sep, 2019

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