PLDT, Inc.


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Feb 15, 2018
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 216.05M

Currency in PHP

Company profile

Market(Ticker): PHS(TEL)
Major Telecommunications
Full time employees: 18,038

Business summary

PLDT, Inc. engages in providing telecommunication services. The company operates through the following segments: Wireless, Fixed Line, and Others. The Wireless segment is consists of cellular through text messaging and wireless broadband. The Fixed Line segment provides fixed line telecommunications services throughout the country, servicing retail, corporate and small medium enterprise, or SME clients. It offers local exchange, international long distance, national long distance, data and other network and miscellaneous services. The Other segments includes, process solutions though subsidiaries. The Other business includes investment. PLDT was founded on November 28, 1928 and is headquartered in Makati City, Philippines.

Company background

PLDT is the county's dominant telecommunications carrier. The company commands around 70% of the fixed line segment and about two-thirds of the wireless cellular market via the Smart Communications, Talk 'N Text and Sun Cellular brands.

PLDT also has a minority interest in business process outsourcing company SPI Global. Its business thrust in recent years has been aimed at becoming a multimedia company from a traditional telecommunications services provider. It has moved to increase its media assets in line with this goal.

Through its trust fund, PLDT now controls two broadsheet newspapers, the Philippine Star and BusinessWorld, and has a minority stake in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. It also owns TV5, the nation's third-largest broadcaster. In August, the company made a 10% investment in Rocket Internet, a German startup engaged in e-commerce.

PLDT is majority owned by First Pacific, a Hong Kong-listed company controlled by Indonesia's Salim Group. It is also backed by Japan's NTT group, which has an around 22% stake in the company. With 576-billion-peso ($12.8 billion) market capitalization at the end of 2013, PLDT is one of the Philippines' most valuable companies.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2016

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  • US Dollar
Revenue 165,262M
Gross profit 83,048M
Operating income 27,021M
Income before tax 20,890M
Net income 20,006M
EBITDA 62,405M
Diluted EPS 92.32
Dividends per share 77
Total assets 475,119M
Total liabilities 366,582M
Total equity 108,175M
Operating cash flow 47,254M

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Revenue 3,480.11M
Gross profit 1,748.83M
Operating income 569.01M
Income before tax 439.90M
Net income 421.28M
EBITDA 1,314.13M
Diluted EPS 1.94
Dividends per share 1.62
Total assets 9,557.33M
Total liabilities 7,374.04M
Total equity 2,176.01M
Operating cash flow 995.08M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Dec 2016

PER 14.78
ROA 4.29%
ROE 18.04%
Operating margin 16.35%
Profit margin 12.10%

Key executive

  • Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer: Manuel Velez Pangilinan
  • Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President: Anabelle Lim-Chua
  • SVP, Head-Internal Audit & Fraud Risk Management: Jun Ramirez Florencio
  • Senior Vice President & Head-Human Resources: Menardo G. Jimenez
  • Vice President: Ricardo Carpio Rodriguez

Share holders

  • NTT DoCoMo, Inc.(14.5%)
  • Philippine Telecommunications Investment Corp.(12.0%)
  • First Pacific Co. Ltd.(9.9%)
  • JG Summit Holdings, Inc.(8.0%)
  • Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp.(5.8%)
  • Social Security System(3.8%)
  • Semilion Enterprises, Inc.(3.5%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(1.8%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(0.8%)


  • Website:
  • Address: Ramon Cojuangco Building, Makati Avenue, Makati City, 1200, Philippines
  • Phone: +63.2.840.1864

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