Axiata Group Bhd.


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Jan 22, 2018
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 9,048.16M

Currency in MYR

Company profile

Market(Ticker): KLS(6888)
Wireless Telecommunications
Full time employees: 25,000

Business summary

Axiata Group Bhd. is an investment holding company, which engages in the provision of mobile communication and network transmission related services. It also offers technical and management services on an international scale with investments in subsidiaries, joint ventures, and associates. The company was founded on June 12, 1992 and is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Company background

Mobile telecommunications operator Axiata calls itself an Asiacentric multinational. Its rationale: It has controlling interests in cellular companies in Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Cambodia as well as strategic stakes in India and Singapore. With a subscriber base exceeding 240 million -- a number that has grown sixfold since 2007 -- the group is one of Asia's biggest mobile operators.

Axiata was one of the earliest to roll out 4G services in Malaysia and Sri Lanka. The group is also one of the region's biggest telecommunications tower players, owning more than 13,000 towers in four countries via Edotco Group, a subsidiary Axiata plans to list in the near future.

Axiata was incorporated in 1992 as an international business division of Telekom Malaysia, the state telecommunications company. It was separated from Telekom and subsequently listed in 2008. Khazanah Nasional and other state funds combined hold more than 60% of Axiata's shares. The group is led by its President and CEO Jamaludin Ibrahim, a former IBM engineer who joined Axiata in 2008 after nine years as CEO of Maxis Communications, a leading Malaysian mobile operator.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2016

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  • US Dollar
Revenue 21,565.39M
Gross profit 8,142.08M
Operating income 2,431.36M
Income before tax 1,104.29M
Net income 504.25M
EBITDA 8,026.27M
Diluted EPS 0.05
Dividends per share 0.08
Total assets 71,655.94M
Total liabilities 42,789.84M
Total equity 23,580.65M
Operating cash flow 7,080.13M

Currency in MYR

Revenue 5,205.61M
Gross profit 1,965.39M
Operating income 586.90M
Income before tax 266.56M
Net income 121.72M
EBITDA 1,937.44M
Diluted EPS 0.01
Dividends per share 0.01
Total assets 15,973.23M
Total liabilities 9,538.53M
Total equity 5,256.49M
Operating cash flow 1,709.05M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Dec 2016

PER 82.80
ROA 0.78%
ROE 2.14%
Operating margin 11.27%
Profit margin 2.33%

Key executive

  • President, Group CEO, Managing Director & Director: Jamaludin bin Ibrahim
  • Group Chief Financial Officer: Vivek Sood
  • Chief Information Security Officer: Abid Abdul Adam
  • Group Chief Technology Officer: Amandeep Singh
  • Head-Southeast Asian Operations: Mohammed Shazalli Ramly

Share holders

  • Khazanah Nasional Bhd. (Investment Company)(37.2%)
  • Employees Provident Fund(16.2%)
  • Permodalan Nasional Bhd.(16.0%)
  • Kumpulan Wang Persaraan(3.4%)
  • Public Mutual Bhd.(2.9%)
  • Lembaga Tabung Haji(2.5%)
  • Bumiputra Investment Foundation(1.5%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(0.8%)
  • First State Investment Management (UK) Ltd.(0.7%)
  • CIMB-Principal Asset Management (S) Pte Ltd.(0.7%)


  • Website:
  • Address: Axiata Tower, 9 Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, Kuala Lumpur, 50470, Malaysia
  • Phone: +60.3.2263.8888

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