UOL Group Ltd.


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Prev close: 8.63
Nov 17, 2017
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 841.50M

Currency in SGD

Company profile

Market(Ticker): SES(U14)
Real Estate Development
Full time employees: --

Business summary

UOL Group Ltd. engages in the development of and investment in properties. It provides property management, project management, treasury, rental of serviced suites, and hospitality services. It operates through the following business segments: Property Development, Property Investments, Hotel Operations, Investments, and Management Services. The Property Development segment refers to development of properties for sale in Singapore and China. The Property Investment segment comprises of leasing of commercial properties and serviced suites in Singapore. The Hotel Operations segment operates owned hotels in Singapore, Australia, Vietnam, Malaysia, China, and Myanmar; and key asset and profit contribution from hotels in Singapore Australia. The Investments segment invests in quoted and unquoted available-for-sale financial assets. The Management Services segment engages in provision of hotel management, project management, and related services. The company's portfolio comprises residential apartments, offices, retail malls, hotels, spas and restaurants. UOL Group was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Company background

UOL Group is one of Singapore's leading property developers. Its major shareholders are United Overseas Bank (UOB), one of the country's three major banking groups, and the founding Wee family, which together own a stake of about 40%. The group is led by CEO Gwee Lian Kheng, who has been with the organization since 1973.

UOL was founded in 1963 as Faber Union. In 1975, it received its current name after being purchased by UOB in 1973. Its business includes developing and managing residential properties, shopping malls, office buildings and hotels, many of them in prime areas of Singapore. UOL has been expanding into Malaysia and China in recent years. It acquired a 100% stake in global hotel chain Pan Pacific Hotels Group in 2007. UOL then merged its existing hotel chain, operated under the Parkroyal brand, with Pan Pacific. The group now operates over 30 hotels in Asia, Oceania, and North America under two brands. UOL recently made a foray into the U.K. In August, the group acquired a site for hotel, residential and retail development in London. The hotel will be operated under the Pan Pacific brand.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2016

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 1,440.73M
Gross profit 485.01M
Operating income 343.97M
Income before tax 221.98M
Net income 287.04M
EBITDA 410.58M
Diluted EPS 0.35
Dividends per share 0.15
Total assets 11,558.14M
Total liabilities 2,922.77M
Total equity 8,127.15M
Operating cash flow 540.70M

Currency in SGD

Revenue 1,043.52M
Gross profit 351.29M
Operating income 249.14M
Income before tax 160.77M
Net income 207.90M
EBITDA 297.38M
Diluted EPS 0.25
Dividends per share 0.10
Total assets 8,000.37M
Total liabilities 2,023.10M
Total equity 5,625.49M
Operating cash flow 391.63M

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Valuation measures

Dec 2016

PER 16.72
ROA 2.48%
ROE 3.58%
Operating margin 23.87%
Profit margin 19.92%

Key executive

  • Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director: Lian Kheng Gwee
  • Chief Financial Officer & Secretary: Thiam Fong Foo
  • Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer: Wee Sin Liam
  • General Manager-Marketing: Kheng Lip Hauw
  • Deputy General Manager-Internal Audit: Bin Hong Yeo

Share holders

  • WEE FAMILY(26.8%)
  • United Overseas Bank Ltd. (Singapore)(7.0%)
  • Haw Par Corp. Ltd.(5.0%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(1.6%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(1.0%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP(0.9%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management(0.8%)
  • APG Asset Management NV(0.6%)
  • JPMorgan Asset Management (Singapore) Ltd.(0.5%)
  • Sentry Investments, Inc.(0.4%)


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  • Address: No. 33-00, United Square, 101 Thomson Road, Singapore, 307591, Singapore
  • Phone: +65.6255.0233

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