Sime Darby Bhd.


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Oct 17, 2017
Prev close: 9.07
Oct 17, 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: 120,000

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 2017

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Revenue 31,087M
Gross profit 202M
Operating income 922M
Income before tax 1,007M
Net income 615M
Diluted EPS 0.36
Dividends per share 0.23
Total assets 67,680M
Total liabilities 29,361M
Total equity 37,343M
Operating cash flow 4,125M

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Revenue 7,254.44M
Gross profit 47.13M
Operating income 215.15M
Income before tax 234.99M
Net income 143.51M
EBITDA 350.73M
Diluted EPS 0.08
Dividends per share 0.05
Total assets 15,766.48M
Total liabilities 6,839.83M
Total equity 8,699.28M
Operating cash flow 962.60M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Jun 2017

PER 25.87
ROA 0.93%
ROE 1.76%
Operating margin 2.96%
Profit margin 1.97%

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(10.9%)
  • Bumiputra Investment Foundation(6.1%)
  • Kumpulan Wang Persaraan(5.6%)
  • Lembaga Tabung Haji(2.4%)
  • Public Mutual Bhd.(2.1%)
  • Government of Malaysia(1.0%)
  • Eastspring Investments Bhd.(0.7%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(0.7%)
  • CIMB-Principal Asset Management (S) Pte Ltd.(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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