Singapore Exchange Ltd.


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Feb 19, 2018
Prev close: 7.71
Feb 19, 2018
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 1,071.64M

Currency in SGD

Company profile

Market(Ticker): SES(S68)
Investment Banks/Brokers
Full time employees: 787

Business summary

Singapore Exchange Ltd. operates as an investment holding company, which engages in the treasury management, provision of management and administrative services to related corporations, provision of contract processing and technology connectivity services. It operates through the following business segments: Equities and Fixed Income, Derivatives, Market Data and Connectivity, and Corporate. The Equities and Fixed Income segment provides issuer services, securities trading and clearing, post trade services, membership and collateral management. The Derivatives segment provides trading and clearing services, membership and collateral management. The Market Data and Connectivity segment provides market data and connectivity services. The Corporate segment is a non-operating segment comprising corporate activities which are not allocated to the three operating segments described above. The company was founded on August 21, 1999 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Company background

Singapore Exchange (SGX) plays a key role in Asia's securities and derivatives market, offering the world's largest offshore market for Asian equities index derivatives. Its markets attract many overseas players, and approximately 40% of listed companies have their origins overseas. The company was formed in 1999 through a consolidation of three Singaporean companies that ran exchanges and clearing services, namely Stock Exchange of Singapore (SES), Singapore International Monetary Exchange (Simex) and Securities Clearing and Computer Services (SCCS). The company went public in November 2000. Over 20% of SGX shares are held by SEL Holdings, a special-purpose company wholly owned by Temasek Holdings under Singapore's regulations that restrict the exercise of votes attached to shares of financial exchange companies.

Magnus Bocker was appointed CEO in December 2009. Prior to joining SGX, he spearheaded the creation of the Nordic Exchanges Company (OMX), the world's largest provider of technology solutions for exchanges and clearing organizations. He also played a key role in OMX's merger with Nasdaq in 2008, eventually becoming president of Nasdaq OMX. Under Bocker's leadership, SGX has been diversifying its derivatives offerings. In recent years, SGX has launched Chinese yuan futures contracts as well as gold futures, the "Singapore Kilobar Gold Contract."

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Financial highlights

Jun 2017

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 806.44M
Gross profit 541.32M
Operating income 412.81M
Income before tax 408.88M
Net income 339.69M
EBITDA 470.34M
Diluted EPS 0.31
Dividends per share 0.28
Total assets 2,046.60M
Total liabilities 1,014.07M
Total equity 1,032.53M
Operating cash flow 393.27M

Currency in SGD

Revenue 579.19M
Gross profit 388.78M
Operating income 296.48M
Income before tax 293.66M
Net income 243.97M
EBITDA 337.80M
Diluted EPS 0.22
Dividends per share 0.20
Total assets 1,486.44M
Total liabilities 736.51M
Total equity 749.92M
Operating cash flow 282.45M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Jun 2017

PER 23.15
ROA 16.34%
ROE 33.59%
Operating margin 51.18%
Profit margin 42.12%

Key executive

  • Chief Executive Officer & Director: Boon Chye Loh
  • President & Chief Operating Officer: Muthukrishnan Ramaswami
  • Chief Financial Officer: Lay Chew Chng
  • Legal, Compliance & Corporate Secretariat: Glenn Seah
  • Executive Vice President & Head-Listings: Liang Ying Wong

Share holders

  • Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd. (Investment Company)(23.3%)
  • Japan Exchange Group, Inc.(4.9%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(1.9%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(1.2%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management(1.1%)
  • Epoch Investment Partners, Inc.(0.7%)
  • CPH Capital Fondsmaeglerselskab A/S(0.6%)
  • Columbia Wanger Asset Management LLC(0.5%)
  • Aviva Investors Global Services Ltd.(0.3%)
  • SSgA Funds Management, Inc.(0.3%)


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  • Address: 2 Shenton Way, No. 02-02, SGX Centre 1, Singapore, 068804, Singapore
  • Phone: +65.6236.8888

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