DRB-Hicom Bhd.


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Feb 15, 2018
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 1,933.24M

Currency in MYR

Company profile

Market(Ticker): KLS(1619)
Consumer Durables
Motor Vehicles
Full time employees: 58,110

Business summary

DRB-Hicom Bhd. is an investment holding company, which engages in the provision of automotive, services, and property businesses. The company was founded on August 28, 1990 and is headquartered in Shah Alam, Malaysia.

Company background

DRB-Hicom counts automaking, services and property development among its many lines of business. It lead Malaysia's efforts to industrialize in the early 1980s, when national car Proton was introduced. The automaker was later spun off.

Proton Holdings was acquired in 2012 by DRB-Hicom. Besides automaking, DRB-Hicom is a contract manufacturer and distributor for Japanese and European brand cars. Proton recently appointed former Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad as chairman in a bid to halt declining market share.

Under its services division, DRB-Hicom owns postal service Pos Malaysia, solid waste management company Alam Flora and commercial vehicle inspection business Puspakom. DRB-Hicom is also involved in township development in the country.

The company is majority owned by Etika Strategi, a private company controlled by tycoon Syed Mokhtar Albukhary. DRB-Hicom is headed by Managing Director Khamil Jamil, a lawyer by training.

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Financial highlights

Mar 2017

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 12,058.33M
Gross profit 1,491.21M
Operating income -257.63M
Income before tax -471.66M
Net income -454.40M
EBITDA 664.29M
Diluted EPS -0.23
Dividends per share 0.01
Total assets 44,190.64M
Total liabilities 35,103.97M
Total equity 7,363.57M
Operating cash flow 48.41M

Currency in MYR

Revenue 2,867.49M
Gross profit 354.61M
Operating income -61.26M
Income before tax -112.16M
Net income -108.05M
EBITDA 157.97M
Diluted EPS -0.05
Dividends per share 0.00
Total assets 9,985.45M
Total liabilities 7,932.20M
Total equity 1,663.89M
Operating cash flow 11.51M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Mar 2017

PER --
ROA -1.05%
ROE -6.53%
Operating margin -2.13%
Profit margin -3.76%

Key executive

  • Group Managing Director & Director: Faisal Albar bin Ali Rethza Albar
  • Head-Group Information Technology: Kim Fatt Cham
  • Group Director-Business Development: Khalid bin Abdol Rahman
  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer: Radzaif bin Mohamed
  • Head-Risk Management: Chee Kong Cheah

Share holders

  • Employees Provident Fund(7.3%)
  • Lembaga Tabung Haji(6.3%)
  • Kumpulan Wang Persaraan(3.4%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP(1.7%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(1.4%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management(1.4%)
  • Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Ltd.(1.0%)
  • Macquarie Bank Ltd.(0.5%)
  • Tai Tak Estates Sdn. Bhd.(0.5%)


  • Website:
  • Address: Wisma DRB-HICOM, No. 2, Jalan Usahawan U1/8, Shah Alam, 40150, Malaysia
  • Phone: +60.3.2052.8000

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