StarHub Ltd.


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Dec 12, 2017
Prev close: 2.97
Dec 12, 2017
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 1,731.65M

Currency in SGD

Company profile

Market(Ticker): SES(CC3)
Wireless Telecommunications
Full time employees: 2,965

Business summary

StarHub Ltd. is engages in the operations of telecommunications services and other businesses relating to the info-communications industry. It operates through the following segments: Mobile, Pay Television (TV), Broadband, Enterprise Fixed, and Sale of Equipment. The company was founded on May 5, 1998 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Company background

StarHub offers a full range of information and communications services to both corporate and individual customers in Singapore, including fixed-line telephone services, a mobile network, a multichannel pay TV network and broadband Internet services. The company was created in 1998 by a consortium led by Singapore Technologies Telemedia, a unit of Singapore's state-owned investment firm Temasek Holdings, as a part of telecommunications market liberalization efforts at the time. StarHub officially launched operations in 2000, and was listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange in 2004. Temasek Holdings is the largest shareholder of StarHub, with a majority stake, followed by Japan's Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT).

Tan Tong Hai was appointed CEO in 2013. Prior to joining StarHub in 2009 as chief operating officer, Tan held management positions at various Internet-related companies, including IBM Asia Pacific. In the face of heated price competition especially in broadband services, StarHub is adding new services to encourage the bundled use of services across different devices. One of such efforts is StarHub's "TV Anywhere" service which allows pay TV subscribers to watch TV programs on their Internet-enabled mobile devices.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2016

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 2,396.7M
Gross profit 875.7M
Operating income 429.8M
Income before tax 411.9M
Net income 341.4M
Diluted EPS 0.19
Dividends per share 0.2
Total assets 2,196.3M
Total liabilities 2,000M
Total equity 194.9M
Operating cash flow 528.9M

Currency in SGD

Revenue 1,735.92M
Gross profit 634.26M
Operating income 311.30M
Income before tax 298.33M
Net income 247.27M
EBITDA 503.24M
Diluted EPS 0.14
Dividends per share 0.14
Total assets 1,520.24M
Total liabilities 1,384.37M
Total equity 134.90M
Operating cash flow 383.08M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Dec 2016

PER 14.19
ROA 16.63%
ROE 178.50%
Operating margin 17.93%
Profit margin 14.24%

Key executive

  • Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director: Tong Hai Tan
  • Chief Financial Officer: Choon Hwee Chia
  • Chief Information Officer: John Tan
  • Chief Technology Officer: Siew Loong Chong
  • Chief Business Officer: Pak Lum Mock

Share holders

  • Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pte Ltd.(55.7%)
  • Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp.(9.9%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(2.1%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(0.8%)
  • BlackRock Advisors (UK) Ltd.(0.8%)
  • TD Asset Management, Inc.(0.6%)
  • Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.(0.6%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management(0.5%)
  • Schroder Investment Management (Hong Kong) Ltd.(0.5%)
  • Forsta AP-fonden(0.4%)


  • Website:
  • Address: No. 05-01 StarHub Green, 67 Ubi Avenue 1, Singapore, 408942, Singapore
  • Phone: +65.6825.5000

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