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YTL Corp Bhd.

Company Background

YTL is an ethnic Chinese-owned conglomerate that is involved in utilities, property development, telecommunications and transport.

Established in 1955 as a construction company, YTL -- through its subsidiary YTL Power International -- has evolved into a leading utilities provider in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and the U.K. In Malaysia, it owns two gas-fired power plants with a capacity of 1,212 megawatts.

YTL wholly owns Wessex Water, a water and sewerage operator in the U.K., which the company acquired from defunct U.S. electricity trader Enron. These utilities contributed about 80% of the group's revenue.

The company owns luxury hotels in Europe, Japan, Malaysia and Thailand.

YTL is headed by Managing Director Francis Yeoh Sock Ping, a civil engineer by training, together with his siblings. He is the eldest son of the founder, Yeoh Tiong Lay, after whom the company is named. The Yeoh family owns a majority of YTL's shareholdings. YTL has three listed subsidiaries in Malaysia and another in Singapore. It is also dual-listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Business Summary

YTL Corp. Bhd. is an investment holding and management company, which engages in the ownership and management of regulated utilities and infrastructural assets. It operates through the following segments: Construction; Information Technology and e-Commerce Related Business; Hotel Operations; Cement Manufacturing and Trading; Management Services and Others; Property Investment and Development; and Utilities. The Construction segment includes constructing buildings, schools, army barracks, hospitals, hotels and office blocks, and infrastructure projects. The Information Technology and e-Commerce Related Business segment is involved in developing, owning, and operating digital media networks and wireless fixed broadband services. The Hotel Operations segment manages hotels and resorts. The Cement Manufacturing and Trading segment manufactures and trades ready-mixed concrete, aggregates, and cement. The Management Services and Others segment provides maintenance and monitoring services for power stations, and cement plants. The Property Investment and Development segment develops residential houses, apartments, and condominiums. The Utilities segment comprises water and sewerage operations; power generation and merchant multi-utilities; and power transmission, generation, and communications business. The company was founded by Yeoh Tiong Lay in 1955 and is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Financial Highlights

Jun 2019 MYRUSD
Gross Profit4,107.06M995.28M
Operating income2,275.38M551.40M
Income before tax625.41M151.55M
Net income242.58M58.78M
Diluted EPS0.020.00
Dividends Per Share0.040.00
Total Assets76,727.09M18,566.74M
Total liabilities55,271.72M13,374.88M
Total equity13,262.68M3,209.36M
Operating cash flow2,770.26M671.33M
Currency in MYRCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Jun 2015Jun 2016Jun 2017Jun 2018Jun 2019
Revenue 16,754.72M 15,377.50M 14,728.68M 15,890.14M 18,047.52M
Gross Profit 4,568.48M 4,451.69M 4,148.92M 4,486.88M 4,107.06M
Operating income 2,983.94M 2,713.10M 2,510.91M 2,764.12M 2,275.38M
Income before tax 2,026.08M 1,617.44M 1,255.40M 936.86M 625.41M
Net income 1,017.64M 916.43M 813.30M 340.99M 242.58M
EBITDA 4,765.56M 4,407.70M 4,076.76M 4,312.39M 3,783.77M
Diluted EPS 0.09 0.08 0.07 0.03 0.02
Dividends Per Share 0.09 0.09 0.04 0.04 0.04
Total Assets 66,890.91M 67,511.69M 74,971.41M 71,344.38M 76,727.09M
Total liabilities 45,778.46M 45,145.62M 51,571.83M 49,235.45M 55,271.72M
Total equity 14,546.54M 14,529.63M 14,800.06M 14,041.93M 13,262.68M
Operating cash flow 3,120.13M 2,866.71M 2,244.38M 2,257.76M 2,770.26M
 Jun 2015Jun 2016Jun 2017Jun 2018Jun 2019
Revenue 4,848.42M 3,719.34M 3,437.07M 3,899.22M 4,373.53M
Gross Profit 1,322.01M 1,076.72M 968.19M 1,101.02M 995.28M
Operating income 863.48M 656.21M 585.94M 678.27M 551.40M
Income before tax 586.30M 391.21M 292.96M 229.89M 151.55M
Net income 294.48M 221.65M 189.79M 83.67M 58.78M
EBITDA 1,379.04M 1,066.08M 951.35M 1,058.20M 916.93M
Diluted EPS 0.02 0.02 0.01 0.00 0.00
Dividends Per Share 0.02 0.02 0.01 0.00 0.00
Total Assets 17,728.84M 16,746.04M 17,465.06M 17,661.68M 18,566.74M
Total liabilities 12,133.17M 11,198.21M 12,013.98M 12,188.50M 13,374.88M
Total equity 3,855.43M 3,604.02M 3,447.76M 3,476.15M 3,209.36M
Operating cash flow 902.89M 693.37M 523.74M 554.02M 671.33M

Valuation Measures

Jun 2019
Operating margin12.60%
Profit margin1.34%

Key executives

  • Managing Director & Executive Director: Seok Kian Yeoh
  • Secretary: Say Keng Ho


  • Yeoh Tiong Lay & Sons Holdings Sdn. Bhd. (48.3%)
  • Employees Provident Fund (5.9%)
  • YTL Corp Bhd. (3.3%)
  • Permodalan Nasional Bhd. (3.0%)
  • Jamaican Gold Ltd. (2.3%)
  • Tien Shia International Ltd. (1.9%)
  • Orchestral Harmony Ltd. (1.7%)
  • Steeloak International Ltd. (1.6%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1.4%)
  • YEOH SOCK PING (1.2%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: Yeoh Tiong Lay Plaza, 55 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, 55100, Malaysia
  • Phone: +60.3.2142.6633

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  • YTL Energy Sdn. Bhd.
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