Singapore Telecommunications Ltd.


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Jan 19, 2018
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Jan 19, 2018
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 16,329.2M

Currency in SGD

Company profile

Market(Ticker): SES(Z74)
Major Telecommunications
Full time employees: 25,000

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.

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.

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Financial highlights

Mar 2017

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 16,711.4M
Gross profit 5,458.1M
Operating income 2,536.2M
Income before tax 2,455.7M
Net income 3,852.7M
EBITDA 4,782.4M
Diluted EPS 0.23
Dividends per share 0.17
Total assets 48,294.2M
Total liabilities 20,080.6M
Total equity 28,191.2M
Operating cash flow 5,004.5M

Currency in SGD

Revenue 12,076.12M
Gross profit 3,944.17M
Operating income 1,832.72M
Income before tax 1,774.55M
Net income 2,784.06M
EBITDA 3,455.89M
Diluted EPS 0.17
Dividends per share 0.12
Total assets 34,562.51M
Total liabilities 14,371.00M
Total equity 20,175.48M
Operating cash flow 3,616.39M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Mar 2017

PER 16.36
ROA 8.38%
ROE 14.49%
Operating margin 15.17%
Profit margin 23.05%

Key executive

  • Group CEO & Non-Independent Executive Director: Sock Koong Chua
  • Group Chief Financial Officer: Cheng Cheng Lim
  • Group Chief Information Officer: Choy Peng Wu
  • Group Chief Technology Officer: Chin Kok Chong
  • Chief Executive Officer-Consumer Singapore: Kuan Moon Yuen

Share holders

  • Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd. (Investment Company)(52.3%)
  • Central Provident Fund(5.2%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors)(1.6%)
  • Templeton Global Advisors Ltd.(1.3%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(1.1%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(0.9%)
  • CI Investments, Inc.(0.6%)
  • Aberdeen Asset Management (Asia) Ltd.(0.6%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management(0.3%)
  • Templeton Investment Counsel LLC(0.3%)


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

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