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UOL Group Ltd.

Company Background

UOL Group is one of Singapore's leading property developers. Its major shareholders are United Overseas Bank (UOB), one of the country's three major banking groups, and the founding Wee family, which together own a stake of about 40%. The group is led by CEO Gwee Lian Kheng, who has been with the organization since 1973.

UOL was founded in 1963 as Faber Union. In 1975, it received its current name after being purchased by UOB in 1973. Its business includes developing and managing residential properties, shopping malls, office buildings and hotels, many of them in prime areas of Singapore. UOL has been expanding into Malaysia and China in recent years. It acquired a 100% stake in global hotel chain Pan Pacific Hotels Group in 2007. UOL then merged its existing hotel chain, operated under the Parkroyal brand, with Pan Pacific. The group now operates over 30 hotels in Asia, Oceania, and North America under two brands. UOL recently made a foray into the U.K. In August, the group acquired a site for hotel, residential and retail development in London. The hotel will be operated under the Pan Pacific brand.

Business Summary

UOL Group Ltd. engages in the investments in properties, subsidiaries, associated companies, and listed and unlisted securities. It operates through the following segments: Property Development, Property Investments, Hotel Operations, Investments, and Others. The Property Development segment refers to the development of properties for sale. The Property Investment segment includes the leasing of commercial properties and serviced suites. The Hotel Operations segment operates owned hotels. The Investments segment invests in quoted and unquoted financial assets. Its portfolio includes residential units, office towers and shopping malls, hotels, and serviced suites. The company was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2019 SGDUSD
Gross Profit1,045.62M766.47M
Operating income830.85M609.03M
Income before tax782.29M573.44M
Net income478.81M350.98M
Diluted EPS0.560.41
Dividends Per Share0.170.12
Total Assets20,653.77M15,359.96M
Total liabilities6,319.48M4,699.72M
Total equity10,047.48M7,472.18M
Operating cash flow998.06M731.61M
Currency in SGDCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019
Revenue 1,278.74M 1,440.73M 2,114.37M 2,397.34M 2,283.34M
Gross Profit 503.87M 485.01M 705.43M 1,031.63M 1,045.62M
Operating income 355.58M 343.97M 512.89M 815.39M 830.85M
Income before tax 294.70M 221.98M 1,037.66M 684.09M 782.29M
Net income 391.38M 287.04M 880.23M 418.30M 478.81M
EBITDA 422.81M 410.58M 644.17M 991.79M 1,021.50M
Diluted EPS 0.49 0.35 1.07 0.49 0.56
Dividends Per Share 0.15 0.15 0.17 0.17 0.17
Total Assets 11,501.28M 11,558.14M 19,632.50M 20,620.35M 20,653.77M
Total liabilities 3,100.16M 2,922.77M 5,478.69M 6,186.71M 6,319.48M
Total equity 7,894.17M 8,127.15M 9,451.13M 9,621.05M 10,047.48M
Operating cash flow 504.82M 540.70M 929.42M -522.67M 998.06M
 Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019
Revenue 929.82M 1,043.52M 1,531.62M 1,776.72M 1,673.76M
Gross Profit 366.38M 351.29M 511.00M 764.56M 766.47M
Operating income 258.56M 249.14M 371.53M 604.30M 609.03M
Income before tax 214.28M 160.77M 751.66M 507.00M 573.44M
Net income 284.59M 207.90M 637.63M 310.01M 350.98M
EBITDA 307.44M 297.38M 466.63M 735.04M 748.79M
Diluted EPS 0.35 0.25 0.77 0.36 0.41
Dividends Per Share 0.10 0.10 0.12 0.12 0.12
Total Assets 8,107.20M 8,000.37M 14,690.58M 15,128.65M 15,359.96M
Total liabilities 2,185.29M 2,023.10M 4,099.59M 4,539.03M 4,699.72M
Total equity 5,564.56M 5,625.49M 7,072.08M 7,058.73M 7,472.18M
Operating cash flow 367.07M 391.63M 673.26M -387.36M 731.61M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2019
Operating margin36.38%
Profit margin20.97%

Key executives

  • Group CEO & Non-Independent Executive Director: Wee Sin Liam
  • Chief Financial Officer & Group Co-Secretary: Thiam Fong Foo
  • Chief Investment Officer & Chief Asset Officer: Hwee Peng Goh
  • General Manager-Marketing: Kheng Lip Hauw
  • Senior General Manager-Property & Engineering: Weng Khoon Chan


  • WEE FAMILY (28.4%)
  • Haw Par Corp. Ltd. (8.3%)
  • United Overseas Bank Ltd. (Singapore) (7.0%)
  • Silchester International Investors LLP (5.0%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (2.0%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.1%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (0.9%)
  • First Eagle Investment Management LLC (0.6%)
  • AllianceBernstein LP (0.5%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.4%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: No. 33-00, United Square, 101 Thomson Road, Singapore, 307591, Singapore
  • Phone: +65.6255.0233

Related Companies

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  • UOL Residential Development Pte Ltd.
  • Hotel Investments (Suzhou) Pte Ltd.
  • Secure Venture Development (Simei) Pte Ltd.
  • UOL Venture Investments Pte Ltd.
  • Success Venture Pty Ltd.
  • UOL Claymore Investment Pte Ltd.
  • UOL Treasury Services Pte Ltd.
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  • Vista Development Pte Ltd.
  • Duchess Walk Pte Ltd.
  • Flamegold Pte Ltd.
  • Novena Square Investments Ltd.
  • UOL Capital Investments Pte Ltd.
  • UOL Development Pte Ltd.
  • Pan Pacific Hotels & Resorts Pte Ltd.
  • Promatik Emas Sdn. Bhd.
  • UOL Overseas Development Pte Ltd.
  • UOL Overseas Investments Pte Ltd.
  • UOL Tiong Bahru Plaza Pte Ltd.
  • UOL Property Investments Pte Ltd.
  • UOL Equity Investments Pte Ltd.
  • Hotel Negara Ltd.
  • Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited
  • United Industrial Corp. Ltd.


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  • Shangri-La Hotel Public Co. Ltd.
Last Updated on 19 Oct, 2020

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