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UOL Group Ltd.

  • 6.62 SGD
  • -0.05
  • -0.75%
  • Singapore
    Mar 19, 2019
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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 business segments: Property Development, Property Investments, Hotel Operations, Investments, and Management Services. The Property Development segment refers to the development of properties for sale. The Property Investment segment includes leasing of commercial properties and serviced suites. The Hotel Operations segment operates owned hotels. The Investments segment invests in quoted and unquoted available-for-sale financial assets. The Management Services segment provides hotel management under the "Pan Pacific" and PARKROYAL brands and project management and related services. 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 2018 SGDUSD
Gross Profit883.15M654.52M
Operating income576.39M427.18M
Income before tax710.08M526.26M
Net income433.72M321.44M
Diluted EPS0.510.38
Dividends Per Share0.170.12
Total Assets20,663.70M15,160.46M
Total liabilities6,193.57M4,544.07M
Total equity9,647.90M7,078.43M
Operating cash flow-522.67M-387.36M
Currency in SGDCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018
Revenue 1,360.71M 1,278.74M 1,440.73M 2,103.15M 2,349.13M
Gross Profit 581.17M 503.87M 485.01M 700.04M 883.15M
Operating income 452.89M 355.58M 343.97M 509.83M 576.39M
Income before tax 600.19M 294.70M 221.98M 931.38M 710.08M
Net income 685.99M 391.38M 287.04M 891.00M 433.72M
EBITDA 512.86M 422.81M 410.58M 641.11M 752.80M
Diluted EPS 0.87 0.49 0.35 1.08 0.51
Dividends Per Share 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.17 0.17
Total Assets 11,848.46M 11,501.28M 11,558.14M 19,623.44M 20,663.70M
Total liabilities 3,717.56M 3,100.16M 2,922.77M 5,477.15M 6,193.57M
Total equity 7,642.72M 7,894.17M 8,127.15M 9,445.12M 9,647.90M
Operating cash flow -436.52M 504.82M 540.70M 934.96M -522.67M
 Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018
Revenue 1,073.97M 929.82M 1,043.52M 1,523.49M 1,740.99M
Gross Profit 458.70M 366.38M 351.29M 507.10M 654.52M
Operating income 357.45M 258.56M 249.14M 369.31M 427.18M
Income before tax 473.71M 214.28M 160.77M 674.68M 526.26M
Net income 541.43M 284.59M 207.90M 645.43M 321.44M
EBITDA 404.79M 307.44M 297.38M 464.41M 557.91M
Diluted EPS 0.69 0.35 0.25 0.78 0.38
Dividends Per Share 0.11 0.10 0.10 0.12 0.12
Total Assets 8,941.56M 8,107.20M 8,000.37M 14,683.81M 15,160.46M
Total liabilities 2,805.49M 2,185.29M 2,023.10M 4,098.43M 4,544.07M
Total equity 5,767.66M 5,564.56M 5,625.49M 7,067.58M 7,078.43M
Operating cash flow -344.53M 367.07M 391.63M 677.27M -387.36M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2018
Operating margin24.53%
Profit margin18.46%

Key executives

  • Group Chief Executive Officer: Wee Sin Liam
  • Chief Financial Officer & Group Secretary: Thiam Fong Foo
  • Senior General Manager-Property & Engineering: Weng Khoon Chan
  • Senior General Manager-Investment: Wui Leung Ho
  • General Manager-Marketing: Kheng Lip Hauw


  • WEE FAMILY (27.6%)
  • Haw Par Corp. Ltd. (8.3%)
  • United Overseas Bank Ltd. (Singapore) (7.0%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1.9%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.2%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (0.8%)
  • Fidelity Management & Research Co. (0.5%)
  • BlackRock Advisors (UK) Ltd. (0.5%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.4%)
  • JPMorgan Asset Management (Singapore) Ltd. (0.4%)

Contact Details

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

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Last Updated on 19 Mar, 2019

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