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DBS Group Holdings Ltd.

Company Background

DBS Group Holdings was originally incorporated as The Development Bank of Singapore in 1968. It started as a financing institution for Singaporean companies and urban development projects. As the bank grew to include overseas divisions in China and Southeast Asia, the name was officially changed to DBS in 2003 to reflect its role as a regional bank. Its largest minority shareholder is Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings. The group has Singapore's largest network of over 2300 branches and self-service banking machines and also holds the leading domestic market share in the nation's banking sector.

CEO and director Piyush Gupta has led the group since 2009. Prior to joining DBS, Gupta was CEO of Citigroup's Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand operations. Under Gupta's leadership, DBS is undergoing expansion both across the region and at home. In 2014, DBS acquired Societe Generale's private banking business in Singapore and Hong Kong for $220 million, strengthening its wealth management business which targets millionaires in Asia. DBS was also the first Singaporean bank to incorporate in China in 2007. It now has branches in 10 major Chinese cities, as well as 50 branches in Hong Kong.

Business Summary

DBS Group Holdings Ltd. is an investment company, which provides retail, small and medium-sized enterprise, corporate, and investment banking services. It operates through the following business segments: Consumer Banking/Wealth Management, Institutional Banking, Treasury Markets, and Others. The Consumer Banking/Wealth Management segment provides services including current and savings accounts, fixed deposits, loans and home finance, cards, payments, investment, and insurance products. The Institutional Banking segment offers financial services and products to institutional clients. The Treasury Markets segment deals with structuring, market-making, and trading across a broad range of treasury products. The others segment covers activities from corporate decisions and income; and expenses not attributed to the business segments described. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2020 SGDUSD
Gross Profit----
Operating income5,360M3,885.78M
Income before tax5,368M3,891.58M
Net income4,606M3,339.16M
Diluted EPS1.811.31
Dividends Per Share0.870.63
Total Assets650,132M491,909.33M
Total liabilities598,890M453,138.10M
Total equity51,225M38,758.36M
Operating cash flow6,148M4,457.05M
Currency in SGDCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020
Revenue 14,193M 15,687M 18,402M 21,032M 18,191M
Gross Profit -- -- -- -- --
Operating income 5,036M 5,175M 6,567M 7,577M 5,360M
Income before tax 5,083M 5,175M 6,659M 7,583M 5,368M
Net income 4,188M 4,296M 5,491M 6,299M 4,606M
EBITDA -- -- -- -- --
Diluted EPS 1.66 1.68 2.14 2.46 1.81
Dividends Per Share 0.60 0.93 1.20 1.23 0.87
Total Assets 481,776M 517,880M 550,914M 579,108M 650,132M
Total liabilities 436,618M 469,890M 503,851M 529,318M 598,890M
Total equity 42,797M 45,646M 46,233M 48,972M 51,225M
Operating cash flow 9,346M 7,759M 6,939M 7,149M 6,148M
 Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020
Revenue 10,279.95M 11,363.45M 13,638.15M 15,417.12M 13,187.74M
Gross Profit -- -- -- -- --
Operating income 3,647.56M 3,748.70M 4,866.95M 5,554.18M 3,885.78M
Income before tax 3,681.60M 3,748.70M 4,935.13M 5,558.57M 3,891.58M
Net income 3,033.35M 3,111.96M 4,069.50M 4,617.36M 3,339.16M
EBITDA -- -- -- -- --
Diluted EPS 1.20 1.21 1.59 1.80 1.31
Dividends Per Share 0.43 0.67 0.88 0.90 0.63
Total Assets 333,478.22M 387,518.68M 404,192.22M 430,675.62M 491,909.33M
Total liabilities 302,220.52M 351,608.77M 369,663.24M 393,647.40M 453,138.10M
Total equity 29,623.45M 34,155.93M 33,920.02M 36,419.88M 38,758.36M
Operating cash flow 6,769.28M 5,620.51M 5,142.65M 5,240.44M 4,457.05M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2020
Operating margin29.46%
Profit margin25.32%

Key executives

  • Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer: Piyush Gupta
  • Chief Financial Officer: Sok Hui Chng
  • Chief Information Officer & Head-Operations: Jimmy Ng
  • MD, Head-Legal & Group Compliance Officer: Chee Kin Lam
  • Head-Singapore Region: Tse Koon Shee


  • Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd. (Investment Company) (28.7%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1.6%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.4%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.3%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors) (1.3%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors) (1.2%)
  • Harding Loevner LP (0.9%)
  • Davis Selected Advisers LP (0.8%)
  • DBS Group Holdings Ltd. (0.7%)
  • Mawer Investment Management Ltd. (0.7%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: Marina Bay Financial Centre, 12 Marina Boulevard, Singapore, 018982, Singapore
  • Phone: +65.6878.8888

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