ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronCrossEye IconFacebook IconIcon FacebookGoogle Plus IconLayer 1InstagramCreated with Sketch.Linkedin IconIcon LinkedinShapeCreated with Sketch.Icon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailMenu BurgerIcon Opinion QuotePositive ArrowIcon PrintRSS IconIcon SearchSite TitleTitle ChevronTwitter IconIcon TwitterYoutube Icon

Maxis Bhd.

  • 5.69 MYR
  • +0.03
  • +0.53%
  • Malaysia
    Aug 16, 2018
  • Ticker
  • Prev. close
  • Market cap (MYR)
  • Market cap (USD)
  • Shares

Company Background

Established in 1995, Maxis was one of the first mobile communications providers in Malaysia.

The company is constantly revamping its business model and was one of the first operators to introduce 4G services in 2013. Its 4G service reaches 15% of the Malaysian population, making Maxis a market leader in this area.

Maxis also offers cloud computing to small and medium businesses. The company's 2G and 3G networks cover 95% and 83% of the Malaysian population respectively.

Maxis' CEO is Norwegian Morten Lundal, former CEO of DiGi.Com, another Malaysian telecommunications company. He was also a top executive at Vodafone, the U.K.'s leading mobile phone company.

Maxis is more than 60% controlled by Usaha Tegas, a private investment arm of Malaysian billionaire Ananda Krishnan.

Business Summary

Maxis Bhd. is an investment holding company, which engages in the provision integrated telecommunication services. It operates through Malaysia, and Other Countries segments. It offers postpaid, prepaid, phones, and broadband. The company was founded on August 7, 2009 and is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2017 MYRUSD
Gross Profit3,420.49M795.55M
Operating income3,225.04M750.09M
Income before tax2,893.93M673.08M
Net income2,191.55M509.72M
Diluted EPS0.280.06
Dividends Per Share0.200.04
Total Assets19,626.01M4,849.52M
Total liabilities12,584.09M3,109.48M
Total equity7,041.91M1,740.03M
Operating cash flow3,419.45M795.31M
Currency in MYRCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2013Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017
Revenue 9,084.45M 8,388.50M 8,600.57M 8,611.79M 8,696.43M
Gross Profit 5,730.02M 5,417.56M 5,579.54M 5,532.45M 3,420.49M
Operating income 3,094.50M 3,015.44M 2,888.34M 2,982.38M 3,225.04M
Income before tax 2,496.47M 2,436.02M 2,460.59M 2,736.83M 2,893.93M
Net income 1,765.46M 1,717.44M 1,738.95M 2,013.16M 2,191.55M
EBITDA 4,460.95M 4,435.28M 4,337.33M 4,430.29M 4,643.58M
Diluted EPS 0.23 0.22 0.23 0.26 0.28
Dividends Per Share 0.40 0.40 0.20 0.20 0.20
Total Assets 17,329.58M 18,438.54M 19,357.72M 20,005.16M 19,626.01M
Total liabilities 11,312.76M 13,700.78M 15,137.20M 15,284.26M 12,584.09M
Total equity 6,001.83M 4,715.40M 4,190.01M 4,720.89M 7,041.91M
Operating cash flow 3,131.89M 3,715.72M 3,612.78M 2,614.72M 3,419.45M
 Dec 2013Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017
Revenue 2,883.50M 2,563.70M 2,199.81M 2,078.78M 2,022.65M
Gross Profit 1,818.77M 1,655.72M 1,427.11M 1,335.46M 795.55M
Operating income 982.23M 921.58M 738.76M 719.91M 750.09M
Income before tax 792.40M 744.50M 629.35M 660.63M 673.08M
Net income 560.37M 524.88M 444.78M 485.95M 509.72M
EBITDA 1,415.95M 1,355.51M 1,109.38M 1,069.41M 1,080.02M
Diluted EPS 0.07 0.06 0.05 0.06 0.06
Dividends Per Share 0.12 0.12 0.05 0.04 0.04
Total Assets 5,290.66M 5,273.42M 4,508.61M 4,459.46M 4,849.52M
Total liabilities 3,453.75M 3,918.42M 3,525.61M 3,407.10M 3,109.48M
Total equity 1,832.34M 1,348.60M 975.89M 1,052.36M 1,740.03M
Operating cash flow 994.09M 1,135.60M 924.06M 631.16M 795.31M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2017
Operating margin37.08%
Profit margin25.20%

Key executives

  • Chief Financial Officer: Norman Wayne Treeby
  • Chief Technology Officer: Morten Bangsgaard
  • Head-Products, Devices, Innovation & Roaming: T. Kugan K. Thirunavakarasu
  • Head-Strategy & Transformation: Dushyan Vaithiyanathan
  • Head-Sales & Services: Lay Han Tan


  • Binariang GSM Sdn. Bhd. (62.3%)
  • Employees Provident Fund (11.8%)
  • Permodalan Nasional Bhd. (10.4%)
  • Lembaga Tabung Haji (1.7%)
  • Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (1.4%)
  • Public Mutual Bhd. (1.4%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1.1%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (0.6%)
  • Great Eastern Life Assurance Co. Ltd. (0.4%)
  • Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Ltd. (0.3%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: Level 8, 11, 14 - 25, Menara Maxis, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, 50088, Malaysia
  • Phone: +60 3 2330 7000

Related Companies

  • PT Maxis Communications
  • Maxis Mobile Sdn. Bhd.
  • Maxis International Sdn. Bhd.
  • Advanced Wireless Technologies Sdn. Bhd.
  • Maxis Mobile Services Sdn. Bhd.
  • Maxis Broadband Sdn. Bhd.


    Last Updated on 16 Aug, 2018

    You have {{numberReadArticles}} FREE ARTICLE{{numberReadArticles-plural}} left this month

    Subscribe to get unlimited access to all articles.

    Get unlimited access
    NAR site on phone, device, tablet

    You have {{numberReadArticles}} FREE ARTICLE{{numberReadArticles-plural}} left this month

    Subscribe to get unlimited access to all articles.

    3 months for $9

    Get unlimited access
    NAR site on phone, device, tablet

    Your trial period has expired

    You need a subscription to...

    • Read all stories with unlimited access
    • Use our mobile and tablet apps
    See all offers and subscribe

    Your full access to the Nikkei Asian Review has expired

    You need a subscription to:

    • Read all stories with unlimited access
    • Use our mobile and tablet apps
    See all offers
    NAR on print phone, device, and tablet media