Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd.


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Jan 19, 2018
Prev close: 2.57
Jan 19, 2018
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 5,213.88M

Currency in MYR

Company profile

Market(Ticker): KLS(6399)
Consumer Services
Full time employees: 4,850

Business summary

Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd. engages in the content, media, and entertainment businesses. Its activities include television services, radio services, film library licensing, television content, creation, aggregation and distribution, magazine publication and distribution, multimedia interactive services, and home shopping business. The firm operates through the following segments: Television, Radio, and Others. The Television segment provides television services. The Radio segment offers radio broadcasting services. The company was founded on February 14, 2011 and is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Company background

Astro Malaysia Holdings has a near-monopoly on pay-TV, radio, publications and digital media in its home market. More than half of Malaysia's TV-viewing households get the company's 170-plus channels, which are delivered through satellite dishes and over the Internet. Astro's programming includes both domestic and international content in multiple languages, including Chinese, English, Malay and Tamil.

Ananda Krishnan, a well-known businessman, owns a majority stake in Astro through his privately held company, Usaha Tegas. Krishnan's business interests span the telecommunications, energy, property and gaming sectors.

Astro is currently led by CEO Rohana Rozhan, an accountant who joined the company in the 1990s. The media group is in the process of launching a home shopping channel and broadening its TV programming to reach a wider audience in Southeast Asia.

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Financial highlights

Jan 2017

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 5,612.64M
Gross profit 2,151.50M
Operating income 1,085.20M
Income before tax 843.74M
Net income 623.68M
EBITDA 2,176.93M
Diluted EPS 0.12
Dividends per share 0.12
Total assets 6,360.37M
Total liabilities 5,730.56M
Total equity 623.41M
Operating cash flow 1,768.19M

Currency in MYR

Revenue 1,351.56M
Gross profit 518.09M
Operating income 261.32M
Income before tax 203.17M
Net income 150.18M
EBITDA 524.22M
Diluted EPS 0.02
Dividends per share 0.03
Total assets 1,435.91M
Total liabilities 1,293.72M
Total equity 140.74M
Operating cash flow 425.79M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Jan 2017

PER 22.66
ROA 9.34%
ROE 101.89%
Operating margin 19.33%
Profit margin 11.11%

Key executive

  • Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director: Rohana binti Rozhan
  • Chief Operating Officer: Poh Hock Tan
  • Chief Financial Officer: Shafiq Abdul Jabbar
  • Chief Technology Officer: Aik Chong Phuah
  • Chief Investment Officer, Deputy CFO & IR Contact: Wei Ming Tan

Share holders

  • Khazanah Nasional Bhd.(20.6%)
  • Harapan Terus Sdn. Bhd.(8.6%)
  • Employees Provident Fund(7.3%)
  • Permodalan Nasional Bhd.(5.4%)
  • T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.(1.9%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(1.3%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(0.6%)
  • Bumiputra Investment Foundation(0.3%)
  • Charlemagne Capital (UK) Ltd.(0.3%)


  • Website:
  • Address: All Asia Broadcast Centre, Technology Park Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 57000, Malaysia
  • Phone: +60.3.9543.6688

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