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Singapore Telecommunications Ltd.

  • 3.19 SGD
  • +0.01
  • +0.31%
  • Singapore
    Jun 19, 2018
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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. The company is a communications and ICT solutions group, which provides portfolio of services from next-generation communication, technology services to infotainment to both consumers and businesses. It operates through the following segments: Group Consumer, Group Enterprise, and Group Digital Life. 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, IT 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 company was founded on March 28, 1992 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2018 SGDUSD
Gross Profit5,407.80M3,986.37M
Operating income2,745.10M2,023.55M
Income before tax4,318M3,183.02M
Net income5,451.40M4,018.51M
Diluted EPS0.330.24
Dividends Per Share0.170.12
Total Assets48,253.70M36,798.19M
Total liabilities18,600.10M14,184.40M
Total equity29,656.80M22,616.23M
Operating cash flow5,593.50M4,123.25M
Currency in SGDCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2014Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018
Revenue 16,848.10M 17,222.90M 16,961.20M 16,711.40M 17,531.80M
Gross Profit 7,201.80M 6,771.50M 6,096.50M 5,458.10M 5,407.80M
Operating income 2,915.10M 2,778M 2,712.30M 2,536.20M 2,745.10M
Income before tax 2,955.30M 2,727.70M 2,585.90M 2,455.70M 4,318M
Net income 3,652M 3,781.50M 3,870.80M 3,852.70M 5,451.40M
EBITDA 5,050.90M 4,946.70M 4,868.40M 4,782.40M 5,090.60M
Diluted EPS 0.22 0.23 0.24 0.23 0.33
Dividends Per Share 0.16 0.17 0.17 0.17 0.17
Total Assets 39,320M 42,066.80M 43,565.70M 48,294.20M 48,253.70M
Total liabilities 15,427.40M 17,298.90M 18,563.20M 20,080.60M 18,600.10M
Total equity 23,868.20M 24,733.30M 24,966.80M 28,191.20M 29,656.80M
Operating cash flow 5,093.70M 5,524.80M 4,381.90M 5,004.50M 5,593.50M
 Mar 2014Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018
Revenue 13,383.75M 13,366.09M 12,233.19M 12,076.12M 12,923.60M
Gross Profit 5,720.94M 5,255.12M 4,397.07M 3,944.17M 3,986.37M
Operating income 2,315.69M 2,155.91M 1,956.23M 1,832.72M 2,023.55M
Income before tax 2,347.62M 2,116.87M 1,865.07M 1,774.55M 3,183.02M
Net income 2,901.06M 2,934.69M 2,791.79M 2,784.06M 4,018.51M
EBITDA 4,012.32M 3,838.96M 3,511.31M 3,455.89M 3,752.54M
Diluted EPS 0.18 0.18 0.17 0.17 0.24
Dividends Per Share 0.13 0.13 0.12 0.12 0.12
Total Assets 31,267.14M 30,667.63M 32,352.36M 34,562.51M 36,798.19M
Total liabilities 12,267.82M 12,611.28M 13,785.23M 14,371.00M 14,184.40M
Total equity 18,979.92M 18,031.12M 18,540.62M 20,175.48M 22,616.23M
Operating cash flow 4,046.32M 4,287.60M 3,160.42M 3,616.39M 4,123.25M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2018
Operating margin15.65%
Profit margin31.09%

Key executives

  • Group CEO & Non-Independent Executive Director: Sock Koong Chua
  • Group Chief Financial Officer: Cheng Cheng Lim
  • Group Chief Technology Officer: Chin Kok Chong
  • Chief Executive Officer-Consumer Singapore: Kuan Moon Yuen
  • Head-Satellite Overseeing: Kian Soon Lim


  • Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd. (Investment Company) (52.3%)
  • Central Provident Fund (5.2%)
  • Templeton Global Advisors Ltd. (1.4%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1.1%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors) (1.0%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.0%)
  • CI Investments, Inc. (0.6%)
  • Aberdeen Asset Management (Asia) Ltd. (0.5%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (0.5%)
  • Templeton Investment Counsel LLC (0.3%)

Contact Details

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

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Last Updated on 19 Jun, 2018

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