Sime Darby Bhd.


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Prev close: 9.26
Aug 21, 2017
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 6,800.83M

Currency in MYR

Company profile

Market(Ticker): KLS(4197)
Distribution Services
Wholesale Distributors
Full time employees: 101,818

Business summary

Sime Darby Bhd. engages in the provision of integrated businesses. It operates through the following divisions: Plantation, Industrial Equipment, Motors, Property, and Energy and Logistics. The Plantation division is involved in the production of palm and vegetable oil. The Industrial Equipment division offers a complete value chain of heavy equipment products and services including new machines, engines, and used equipment for rental. The Motors division refers to the distribution, import and export of vehicles. The Property division is the development of residential properties. The Energy and Logistics division is the trading, engineering and technical services, ports and logistics and water management across four countries. It also has the following geographical operations: Malaysia, Indonesia, South East Asia, China, Australasia, and Others. The company was founded by Alexander Guthrie, Daniel Harrison, Smith Harrison, Joseph Crosfield, William Middleton Sime, Henry d'Esterre Darby and Herbert Mitford Darby in 1910 and is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Company background

Sime Darby is a Malaysian conglomerate with businesses in plantations, industrial equipment, automotives, property and energy.

As a diversified multinational company with a staff of more than 100,000, operating in 23 countries, Sime Darby plays a key role in the Malaysian economy. Its plantation division is the world's largest producer of palm oil, accounting for about 2.47 million tons, or 5% of global crude palm oil, annually.

Sime Darby Plantation operates upstream and downstream businesses, turning palm oil into consumer products such as cooking oil and detergents. The division owns about 8,600 sq. km of plantation land -- 12 times the size of Singapore -- in Malaysia, Indonesia and Liberia.

The group has dealerships to distribute heavy industry equipment and luxury marques such as BMW, Rolls-Royce and Porsche in the Asia Pacific region. In property development, Sime Darby builds townships in Malaysia and abroad. Mohd Bakke Salleh has been the president of the company since 2010. He formerly worked with state fund Permodalan Nasional, Sime Darby's major shareholder.

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Financial highlights

Jun 2016

  • Local currency
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Revenue 43,962.8M
Gross profit 2,819.4M
Operating income 1,692.6M
Income before tax 2,767.4M
Net income 2,408.8M
EBITDA 3,392.1M
Diluted EPS 0.38
Dividends per share 0.27
Total assets 64,209.3M
Total liabilities 30,311.5M
Total equity 32,512.7M
Operating cash flow 3,024.2M

Currency in MYR

Revenue 10,633.25M
Gross profit 681.92M
Operating income 409.38M
Income before tax 669.34M
Net income 582.61M
EBITDA 820.44M
Diluted EPS 0.09
Dividends per share 0.06
Total assets 15,926.90M
Total liabilities 7,518.66M
Total equity 8,064.66M
Operating cash flow 731.46M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Jun 2016

PER 19.76
ROA 3.80%
ROE 7.63%
Operating margin 3.85%
Profit margin 5.47%

Key executive

  • President & Chief Executive Officer: Jeffri Salim Davidson
  • Chief Operating Officer: Ismee bin Ismail
  • Group Chief Financial Officer: Poh Keow Tong
  • Group Head-Compliance & Corporate Assurance: John Edward Arkosi
  • Group Chief Trading & Procurement Officer: Philip Kunjappy

Share holders

  • Permodalan Nasional Bhd.(44.5%)
  • Employees Provident Fund(10.3%)
  • Kumpulan Wang Persaraan(5.8%)
  • Bumiputra Investment Foundation(5.0%)
  • Lembaga Tabung Haji(2.4%)
  • Public Mutual Bhd.(2.1%)
  • Government of Malaysia(1.0%)
  • CIMB-Principal Asset Management (S) Pte Ltd.(0.7%)
  • Eastspring Investments Bhd.(0.7%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(0.7%)


  • Website:
  • Address: 19th Floor, Wisma Sime Darby, Jalan Raja Laut, Kuala Lumpur, 50350, Malaysia
  • Phone: +60.3.2691.4122

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