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Singapore Telecommunications Ltd.

Company Background

Formerly the public telephone authority, Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) was privatized in 1992, before it listed the shares on the Singapore Exchange in 1993. Temasek Holdings, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, holds a majority of the shares. The group's chief executive, Chua Sock Koong, joined the company in 1989. She was chief financial officer before taking over as CEO in 2007. Forbes magazine ranked her as one of the world's 100 most powerful women in 2014.

SingTel Group makes most of its money outside Singapore, through major telecommunication affiliates. Not only does it own Optus of Australia, it also partially owns Bharti Airtel of India, Telekomunikasi Selular of Indonesia, Advanced Info Service of Thailand, Globe Telecom of the Philippines and Pacific Bangladesh Telecom of Bangladesh. The company has been making a series of acquisitions in the digital advertisement industry through Amobee, a former Silicon Valley-based ad agency wholly owned by SingTel since 2012.

Business Summary

Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. is an investment holding company, which engages in the provision of telecommunications systems and services. It operates through the following segments: Group Consumer, Group Enterprise, Group Digital Life, and Corporate. The Group Consumer segment includes mobile, pay TV, fixed broadband and voice, as well as equipment sales. The Group Enterprise segment provides services include mobile, equipment sales, fixed voice and data, managed services, cloud computing, cyber security, information technology, and professional consulting. The Group Digital Life segment focuses on digital marketing, regional premium over-the-top video, and advanced analytics and intelligence capabilities. The Corporate segment comprises the costs of Group functions not allocated to the business segments.The company was founded on March 28, 1992 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2019 SGDUSD
Gross Profit4,717.60M3,473.70M
Operating income2,245M1,653.05M
Income before tax2,183.20M1,607.55M
Net income3,094.50M2,278.57M
Diluted EPS0.180.13
Dividends Per Share0.170.12
Total Assets48,914.80M36,112.80M
Total liabilities19,105.10M14,104.90M
Total equity29,837.80M22,028.64M
Operating cash flow4,989.80M3,674.13M
Currency in SGDCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019
Revenue 17,222.90M 16,961.20M 16,711.40M 17,268M 17,371.70M
Gross Profit 6,771.50M 6,096.50M 5,458.10M 5,076.80M 4,717.60M
Operating income 2,778M 2,712.30M 2,536.20M 2,540.20M 2,245M
Income before tax 2,727.70M 2,585.90M 2,455.70M 4,350.90M 2,183.20M
Net income 3,781.50M 3,870.80M 3,852.70M 5,473M 3,094.50M
EBITDA 4,946.70M 4,868.40M 4,782.40M 4,791.70M 4,467.20M
Diluted EPS 0.23 0.24 0.23 0.33 0.18
Dividends Per Share 0.17 0.17 0.17 0.17 0.17
Total Assets 42,066.80M 43,565.70M 48,294.20M 48,495.50M 48,914.80M
Total liabilities 17,298.90M 18,563.20M 20,080.60M 18,784M 19,105.10M
Total equity 24,733.30M 24,966.80M 28,191.20M 29,714.70M 29,837.80M
Operating cash flow 5,524.80M 4,381.90M 5,004.50M 5,593.50M 4,989.80M
 Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019
Revenue 13,366.09M 12,233.19M 12,076.12M 12,729.14M 12,791.29M
Gross Profit 5,255.12M 4,397.07M 3,944.17M 3,742.37M 3,473.70M
Operating income 2,155.91M 1,956.23M 1,832.72M 1,872.51M 1,653.05M
Income before tax 2,116.87M 1,865.07M 1,774.55M 3,207.27M 1,607.55M
Net income 2,934.69M 2,791.79M 2,784.06M 4,034.43M 2,278.57M
EBITDA 3,838.96M 3,511.31M 3,455.89M 3,532.21M 3,289.33M
Diluted EPS 0.18 0.17 0.17 0.24 0.13
Dividends Per Share 0.13 0.12 0.12 0.12 0.12
Total Assets 30,667.63M 32,352.36M 34,562.51M 36,982.59M 36,112.80M
Total liabilities 12,611.28M 13,785.23M 14,371.00M 14,324.65M 14,104.90M
Total equity 18,031.12M 18,540.62M 20,175.48M 22,660.38M 22,028.64M
Operating cash flow 4,287.60M 3,160.42M 3,616.39M 4,123.25M 3,674.13M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2019
Operating margin12.92%
Profit margin17.81%

Key executives

  • Group Chief Executive Officer & Director: Sock Koong Chua
  • Group Chief Financial Officer: Cheng Cheng Lim
  • Group Chief Technology Officer: Chin Kok Chong
  • Group Chief Information Officer: William Woo
  • Chief Executive Officer-Consumer Singapore: Kuan Moon Yuen


  • Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd. (Investment Company) (52.5%)
  • Central Provident Fund (5.0%)
  • Emirates Investments Group LLC (2.1%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors) (1.1%)
  • Templeton Global Advisors Ltd. (1.1%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.0%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (0.7%)
  • Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. (0.5%)
  • BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Ltd. (0.5%)
  • BlackRock Advisors (UK) Ltd. (0.2%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: 31 Exeter Road, Comcentre, Singapore, 239732, Singapore
  • Phone: +65.6838.3388

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