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Noble Group Ltd.

Business Summary

Noble Group Ltd. is an investment holding company, which engages in management and provision of supply chain services. It operates through the following segments: Energy, Gas and Power, Mining and Metals, and Corporate. The Energy segment involves in the following divisions: Energy Coal, which trades and provides supply chain and risk management services on bituminous and sub-bituminous; and Oil Liquids, which trades and offers expertise in crude oil, distillates, gasoline, naphtha, ethanol, and other refined products. The Gas and Power segment includes the following divisions: Gas and Power, which trades and provides supply chain management services on gas, liquefied natural gas, power, and input coal; and Energy Solutions, which offers supply and risk management services to retail customers on power and gas. The Mining and Metals segment consists of the following divisions: Metals, which trades and provides supply chain management services on aluminum, alumina and bauxite, copper, zinc, lead, nickel, and other raw materials; and Carbon Steel Materials, which trades and provides risk management and logistics services on iron ore, met coal, met coke, and specialty ores and alloys. The Corporate segment comprises the following: Logistics, which provides internal and external customers with ocean transport in the dry bulk segment, long term freight solutions, and freight market guidance; Financial Services, which leverages the origination and customer solution activities; and certain investments in associates and joint ventures and other corporate activities. The company was founded by Richard Samuel Elman in 1986 and is headquartered in Hong Kong.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2017 SGDUSD
Gross Profit-3,403.59M-2,465.51M
Operating income-4,206.78M-3,047.33M
Income before tax-5,404.82M-3,915.18M
Net income-5,396.54M-3,909.18M
Diluted EPS-5.23-3.79
Dividends Per Share00
Total Assets6,429.61M4,811.14M
Total liabilities8,031.23M6,009.60M
Total equity-1,607.17M-1,202.61M
Operating cash flow-354.57M-256.85M
Currency in SGDCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2013Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017
Revenue 103,088.01M 108,728.10M 91,746.80M 11,965.38M 8,881.70M
Gross Profit 1,936.89M 1,913.53M 124.72M 667.84M -3,403.59M
Operating income 1,382.17M 1,233.09M -739.89M 35.06M -4,206.78M
Income before tax 1,085.09M 577.62M -1,965.42M 28.27M -5,404.82M
Net income 862.81M 271.56M -2,332.45M -98.82M -5,396.54M
EBITDA 1,506.79M 1,347.90M -578.46M 141.28M -4,122.47M
Diluted EPS 0.31 0.15 -1.85 -0.01 -5.23
Dividends Per Share 0.07 0.07 0 0 0
Total Assets 24,895.18M 26,754.88M 24,364.69M 17,851.76M 6,429.61M
Total liabilities 18,371.44M 20,571.41M 20,250.16M 12,676.82M 8,031.23M
Total equity 6,511.00M 6,174.37M 4,106.30M 5,167.31M -1,607.17M
Operating cash flow 464.15M -1,472.11M -609.27M -1,589.62M -354.57M
 Dec 2013Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017
Revenue 82,383.14M 85,816.08M 66,712.40M 8,666.50M 6,433.78M
Gross Profit 1,547.87M 1,510.30M 90.69M 483.71M -2,465.51M
Operating income 1,104.56M 973.24M -538.00M 25.39M -3,047.33M
Income before tax 867.15M 455.90M -1,429.13M 20.48M -3,915.18M
Net income 689.52M 214.34M -1,696.01M -71.57M -3,909.18M
EBITDA 1,204.16M 1,063.86M -420.62M 102.32M -2,986.26M
Diluted EPS 0.25 0.11 -1.35 -0.01 -3.79
Dividends Per Share 0.06 0.05 0 0 0
Total Assets 19,717.39M 20,190.84M 17,174.56M 12,356.72M 4,811.14M
Total liabilities 14,550.48M 15,524.42M 14,274.25M 8,774.70M 6,009.60M
Total equity 5,156.82M 4,659.55M 2,894.51M 3,576.73M -1,202.61M
Operating cash flow 370.92M -1,161.90M -443.02M -1,151.36M -256.85M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2017
Operating margin-47.36%
Profit margin-60.76%

Key executives

  • Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director: William James Randall
  • Chief Operating Officer: Neil Dhar
  • Group Chief Financial Officer: Paul Alan Jackaman
  • Group Chief Risk Officer: David Port
  • Head-Carbon Steel Materials Asset Development: Stephen James Motteram


  • ELMAN FAMILY (18.2%)
  • China Investment Corp. (Investment Company) (9.5%)
  • Abu Dhabi Financial Group LLC (8.1%)
  • Orbis Investment Management Ltd. (7.9%)
  • Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc. (5.2%)
  • Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Ltd. (4.9%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1.5%)
  • KOH YEW CHOO /NOBLE/ (0.5%)
  • KEK SIN SHEN (0.4%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: 18th Floor, Mass Mutual Tower, 38 Gloucester Road, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Phone: +852.2861.3511

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Last Updated on 28 Dec, 2018

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