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Manila Electric Co.

Company Background

Manila Electric is the Philippines' largest power distributor, serving more than 5 million customers and covering a quarter of the Philippine population. Its franchise area extends to over 100 cities and municipalities on the main Philippine island of Luzon, where Manila is located. Aside from electricity distribution, the company has also ventured into power generation through its wholly owned subsidiary,

Meralco PowerGen. Meralco PowerGen has stakes in local power generators Global Business Power and Redondo Peninsula Energy as well as in Singapore-based PacificLight Power.

The company is a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Investments, the local unit of Hong Kong-listed, but Indonesia's Salim-controlled, First Pacific. In October 2008, the Philippine Energy Regulatory Commission granted Meralco a consolidated Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the operation of electric service within its franchise coverage, effective until June 2028, to coincide with its congressional franchise.

Business Summary

Manila Electric Co. engages in the generation and distribution of electricity. It operates through the following segments: Power and Other Services. The Power segment consists of electricity distribution, power generation, and retail electricity supply. The Services and Others segment involves primarily in electricity-related services such as electro-mechanical engineering, construction, consulting, and related manpower as well as light rail-related maintenance services, electronic transaction and bills collection, insurance and electronic business development and energy systems management. The company was founded in 1903 and is headquartered in Pasig, Philippines.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2019 PHPUSD
Gross Profit46,294M894.04M
Operating income41,362M798.79M
Income before tax33,401M645.05M
Net income23,285M449.68M
Diluted EPS20.660.39
Dividends Per Share15.850.30
Total Assets357,019M7,049.44M
Total liabilities271,778M5,366.33M
Total equity84,230M1,663.14M
Operating cash flow44,752M864.26M
Currency in PHPCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019
Revenue 258,399M 257,181M 282,556M 304,454M 318,315M
Gross Profit 39,501M 39,230M 39,939M 42,476M 46,294M
Operating income 35,036M 35,086M 34,915M 38,645M 41,362M
Income before tax 24,903M 28,370M 27,862M 30,545M 33,401M
Net income 19,098M 19,176M 20,384M 23,017M 23,285M
EBITDA 41,946M 42,393M 42,431M 46,467M 50,088M
Diluted EPS 16.94 17.02 18.09 20.42 20.66
Dividends Per Share 18.36 22.78 16.99 15.90 15.85
Total Assets 282,239M 296,037M 303,355M 336,251M 357,019M
Total liabilities 201,378M 220,891M 228,923M 253,364M 271,778M
Total equity 80,276M 74,417M 73,610M 82,042M 84,230M
Operating cash flow 41,104M 35,417M 29,672M 41,629M 44,752M
 Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019
Revenue 5,674.98M 5,415.76M 5,604.64M 5,778.99M 6,147.40M
Gross Profit 867.52M 826.11M 792.21M 806.25M 894.04M
Operating income 769.46M 738.84M 692.55M 733.54M 798.79M
Income before tax 546.92M 597.42M 552.65M 579.79M 645.05M
Net income 419.43M 403.81M 404.32M 436.89M 449.68M
EBITDA 921.22M 892.71M 841.64M 882.01M 967.31M
Diluted EPS 0.37 0.35 0.35 0.38 0.39
Dividends Per Share 0.40 0.47 0.33 0.30 0.30
Total Assets 5,998.06M 5,954.98M 6,076.82M 6,394.42M 7,049.44M
Total liabilities 4,279.63M 4,443.36M 4,585.79M 4,818.18M 5,366.33M
Total equity 1,706.00M 1,496.94M 1,474.55M 1,560.17M 1,663.14M
Operating cash flow 902.73M 745.81M 588.55M 790.18M 864.26M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2019
Operating margin12.99%
Profit margin7.31%

Key executives

  • President, Chief Executive Officer & Director: Ray Celis Espinosa
  • Chief Finance Officer & Senior Vice President: Betty C. Siy-Yap
  • Head-Information, Communications & Technology: Roque D. Bacani
  • Chief Information Security Officer & VP: Maria T. Migrino
  • Vice President, Compliance Officer & Head-Legal: William S. Pamintuan


  • Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (45.4%)
  • JG Summit Holdings, Inc. (29.5%)
  • First Philippine Holdings Corp. (3.9%)
  • Government Service Insurance System (1.3%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (0.8%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (0.4%)
  • Mantes Corp. (0.2%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.1%)
  • Geode Capital Management LLC (0.1%)
  • Andra AP-fonden (0.1%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: Lopez Building, Ortigas Avenue, 8th Floor, Pasig, 1605, Philippines
  • Phone: +63.2.1622.2798

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  • Meralco PowerGen Corp.
  • Meralco Financial Services Corp.
  • Corporate Information Solutions, Inc.
  • Meralco Energy, Inc.
  • Republic Surety & Insurance Co., Inc.
  • Clark Electric Distribution Corp.
  • Meralco Industrial Engineering Services Corp.
  • e-Meralco Ventures, Inc.
  • Manila Electric Co. ESOP
  • Republic Surety & Insurance Co.
  • Meridian Atlantic Ltd.


  • Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc.
Last Updated on 20 Oct, 2020

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