Hyflux Ltd.


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Jan 19, 2018
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 864.53M

Currency in SGD

Company profile

Market(Ticker): SES(600)
Producer Manufacturing
Industrial Machinery
Full time employees: 2,800

Business summary

Hyflux Ltd. is an investment holding company, which engages in providing water and energy solutions for communities and industries. It operates through the Municipal and Industrial business segments. The Municipal segment supplies a range of infrastructure solutions including water, power, and waste-to-energy to municipalities and governments. The Industrial segment offers liquid separation applications for industrial customers such as the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food processing, and petrochemical oil-related industries. The company was founded by Ooi Lin Lum in 1989 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Company background

Hyflux ranks among the global leaders in water treatment. It has set up water recycling and desalination plants around the world. The business was founded by Olivia Lum, a former chemist at Glaxo Pharmaceutical, in 1989. Under the name Hydrochem, it started as a trading company that sold water systems in its home market of Singapore, along with Malaysia and Indonesia. Ten years later, it began manufacturing its own treatment membranes. Its seawater desalination plants play an integral role in the city-state, where fresh water is scarce.

Today, Lum owns about 30% of Hyflux's stock and holds the posts of executive chairman and group CEO. She remains the driving force behind the company's international expansion. In recent years, Hyflux has been exploring new markets in Latin America and Africa, aiming to build on its presence across Southeast Asia, China, India and the Middle East. In 2014, Hyflux partnered with Mexico's infrastructure bank, Banco Interacciones, to implement water and other projects there. Hyflux also formed a joint venture to develop water treatment plants in Nigeria.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2016

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 986.97M
Gross profit 112.52M
Operating income 61.95M
Income before tax 4.46M
Net income -34.94M
EBITDA 123.52M
Diluted EPS -0.07
Dividends per share 0.00
Total assets 3,843.33M
Total liabilities 3,079.59M
Total equity 742.40M
Operating cash flow -372.08M

Currency in SGD

Revenue 714.86M
Gross profit 81.50M
Operating income 44.87M
Income before tax 3.23M
Net income -25.30M
Diluted EPS -0.05
Dividends per share 0.00
Total assets 2,660.29M
Total liabilities 2,131.65M
Total equity 513.88M
Operating cash flow -269.49M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Dec 2016

PER --
ROA -1.01%
ROE -4.44%
Operating margin 6.27%
Profit margin -3.54%

Key executive

  • Executive Chairman & Group Chief Executive Officer: Ooi Lin Lum
  • Group Chief Operating Officer & Group EVP: Lup Wai Wong
  • Group Chief Financial Officer & Group EVP: Suat Wah Lim
  • Group Senior Vice President-Investment: Tien Liang Nah
  • Group Executive Vice President: Cheow Teck Chang

Share holders

  • LUM OOI LIN /HYFLUX/(30.9%)
  • Hyflux Ltd.(9.1%)
  • Mondrian Investment Partners Ltd.(4.5%)
  • Matthews International Capital Management LLC(4.3%)
  • JGC Corp.(1.7%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP(1.6%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(1.3%)
  • Calvert Research & Management(1.1%)
  • ACTIAM NV(0.5%)


  • Website:
  • Address: Hyflux Innovation Centre, 80 Bendemeer Road, Singapore, 339949, Singapore
  • Phone: +65.6214.0777

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