SGX Listed Stock

OVERSEA-CHINESE BANKING CORP (SGX:O39)


SGD 11.240
+0.030 / +0.27%
Share Price as of: 2019-03-19 13:59
Market / ISIN Code: SGX Mainboard / SG1S04926220
GICS® Sector / Industry Group / Industry: Financials / Banks / Banks


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Lawrence Nga
2019-03-19 10:43:05
3 Key Numbers to Understand the Quality of United Overseas Bank Ltd’s Business
United Overseas Bank Ltd (SGX: U11) is one of the three major local banks listed in Singapore’s stock market. In this article, I want to dig deep into UOB’s return on equity, or ROE. The choice of ROE We’re using one metric – the return on equity (or ROE) – to understand UOB’s business. This financial metric gives investors important insight into a company’s ability to generate a profit using the shareholders’ capital it has. A ROE of 20% means a company generates $0.20 in profit for every dollar of shareholders’ capital invested. In general, the higher a company’s ROE, the more profitable it is. A high ROE can also be a sign that a company has a high-quality business. It’s worth noting that the use of high leverage — which increases the financial
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Sudhan P.
2019-03-06 21:30:10
What Investors Should Know About Share Buybacks by Singapore-Listed Companies in February 2019
Last month, 15 companies bought back 20.1 million shares or units for a total amount of S$31.9 million. The latest buyback is up from January 2019’s figure of S$26 million, but down significantly from February 2018’s amount of S$134 million. The Singapore Exchange released those data in a  report yesterday. The top six companies with the most significant share buyback amount in February 2019 were (total amount spent given in brackets): 1) Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (SGX: S63) (S$15.22 million); 2) Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (SGX: O39) (S$6.72 million); 3) Keppel REIT (SGX: K71U) (S$3.93 million); 4) Singapore Post Limited (SGX: S08) (S$1.56 million); 5) StarHub Ltd (SGX: CC3) (S$1.51 million); and 6) Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SGX: Z74) (S$1.11
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Royston Yang
2019-03-05 09:00:55
Be A Business Analyst, Not A Stock Market Analyst
Whenever people talk about investing, the topic of stock markets usually crops up as well. While I agree that it’s impossible to invest if stock markets do not exist, investors have to realise that the market is simply a mechanism to facilitate transactions, and acts as a platform for the display of information as well. One of the more common ice-breaking questions I get from strangers when they engage me on investing is “how has the market been?” or “what is your view of the market?”. Suffice to say that such questions normally trigger a “no comment” response from me, as I consider myself an analyst of businesses, not markets. Here’s why investors should see themselves as business analysts and not market analysts. Markets Are Affected By (To
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Lawrence Nga
2019-03-05 08:53:20
Jardine Strategic Holdings Limited Reported a Strong 2018 Full-Year Result
Last week, Jardine Strategic Holdings Limited (SGX: J37) reported its 2018 full year (FY18) result. As a quick introduction, Jardine Strategic is a conglomerate with interest in the web of Jardines companies which include Jardine Cycle & Carriage Ltd (SGX: C07), Hongkong Land Holdings Limited (SGX: H78), Dairy Farm International Holdings Ltd (SGX: D01) and Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited (SGX: J336). Here, we will look at 10 things that investors should know from its latest earnings update. FY18 revenue increased 11% year on year to US$34.1 billion. Underlying full-year operating profit (excluding non-trading items) jumped 27% year on year to US$3.7 billion. Underlying full year profit attributable to shareholders improved 14% year on year to US$1.8 billion. Similarly, underlyi
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Lawrence Nga
2019-03-05 08:45:38
1 Simple Number for Understanding 3 Important Areas of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Limited
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Limited (SGX: O39), or OCBC, is one of the three major banks based out of Singapore, along with DBS Group Holdings Ltd and United Overseas Bank Ltd. The choice of ROE We’re using one metric — the return on equity, or ROE — to understand F&N’s business. This financial metric gives investors important insight into a company’s ability to generate a profit using the shareholders’ capital it has. A ROE of 20% means a company generates $0.20 in profit for every dollar of shareholders’ capital invested. In general, the higher a company’s ROE, the more profitable it is. A high ROE can also be a sign that a company has a high-quality business. It’s worth noting that the use of high leverage — which increases the financial risk faced
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Sudhan P.
2019-03-04 10:23:52
Here’s How Singapore-Listed Banks Performed in 2018
DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: D05), Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (SGX: O39) and United Overseas Bank Ltd (SGX: U11) are three major listed banks in Singapore. The trio, which make up around 40% of the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI), performed well financially in 2018. For investors who are looking to pick the best of the lot, here’s a comparison of the banks’ 2018 key financial ratios. Key ratios on profitability The table below shows a few key ratios that give us a picture of the banks’ profitability:Source: Banks’ 2018 financial statements (the “best” metrics are in bold) Net interest margin (NIM): Similar to the operating margin for an industrial company. The NIM shows the average interest margin that a bank is earning from its borrowing and lendi
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Sudhan P.
2019-03-01 22:48:43
Thai Beverage Public Company Limited Led the Pack Higher in February
Last month, Singapore’s stock market, as represented by the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI), inched up by 0.7%, or by around 23 points, to 3212.7. Of the 30 index stocks, 18 were in the positive territory, 10 were in the red, while the remaining two were flat. Thailand’s leading beverage producer, Thai Beverage Public Company Limited (SGX: Y92), was the best performer of the pack. The company’s shares rose 11.6% to S$0.815 apiece. For the first quarter ended 31 December 2018, Thai Beverage’s revenue surged 59.7% year-on-year to THB 72.6 billion while net profit attributable to shareholders more than doubled from THB 2.96 billion to THB 7.42 billion. The increased revenue was due to higher volume across all business segments. The spirits segment showed exceptional performance, w
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Lawrence Nga
2019-03-01 09:04:33
Institutional Investors Have Been Selling These 3 Singapore Blue-Chip Shares
There are many ways to find investment ideas. Some useful ways are to screen for stocks, or to look at a list of stocks near their 52-week lows to sieve out potential bargains. Studying what institutional investors have been buying or selling is another avenue. Institutional investors are typically large investment organisations, such as hedge funds, mutual funds, unit trust companies, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, and so on. These investors tend to possess vastly greater resources when researching stocks than individual investors like you and me. Hence, it may be useful to keep a close eye on what they are doing as a way to generate ideas. We’re looking at three Singapore stocks (among the top 10 stocks) that have seen the highest net disposal in dollar value by insti
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Lawrence Nga
2019-02-28 08:21:55
5 Things to Like About United Overseas Bank Ltd Now
United Overseas Bank Ltd (SGX: U11), or UOB, is one of the three major banks based out of Singapore, along with DBS Group Holdings Ltd and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Limited. The company has recently announced its 2018 full-year results, and in them were five pieces of good news I think investors should know. But first, let’s run through the company’s numbers. Here’s a quick summary of some key financial metrics. Source: UOB’s Result Presentation Most metrics improved on a year-on-year basis, but there’s more to these numbers. First of all, total income grew 6% year on year to S$9.1 billion led by loan volume growth, net interest margin uplift, and higher net fee income. In particular, interest income grew 13% year on year to S$6.2 billion due to broad-based loan growth a
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Lawrence Nga
2019-02-28 08:17:16
These 2 Singapore Blue-Chip Companies Recently Announced Weaker Results
We are at the tail-end of the earnings season. Many companies have reported their results in the past few weeks — some of them have had good news to share, and some bad. Today’s we’re looking at two companies that had some not-so-good news to share; they both recently reported negative results. First up is Venture Corporation Ltd (SGX: V03), an electronics manufacturing services provider with expertise in a wide range of activities. In the latest quarter ended 31 December 2018, Venture reported that revenue went down 16.6% year on year to S$905.9 million. Similarly, profit attributable to shareholders declined by 24.7% year on year to S$107.7 million. As a result, Venture’s diluted earnings per share (EPS) worsened by 25.1% year on year to Singapore 37.1 cents. As of 3
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Lawrence Nga
2019-02-28 08:12:42
5 Things to Like About Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Limited Now
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Limited (SGX: O39), or OCBC, is one of the three main local banks listed in Singapore, along with United Overseas Bank Ltd and DBS Group Holdings Ltd. The company has recently announced its 2018 full-year results, and in them are are five pieces of good news I think investors should know. But first, let’s run through the company’s numbers. Here’s a quick summary of some key financial metrics from the earnings update. Source: OCBC’s Result Presentation Overall, we can see that all metrics improved on a year-on-year basis. Here are the five points worth mentioning. First of all, net interest income grew 9% year on year driven by improvement in net interest margin and loan growth. Moreover, the growth was broad based across all markets. Similarly, net pr
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Lawrence Nga
2019-02-26 10:13:52
1 Simple Number for Understanding 3 Important Aspects of DBS Group Holdings Ltd
DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: D05), or DBS Group, is one of the three major banks based out of Singapore, along with United Overseas Bank Ltd and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Limited. The choice of ROE We’re using one metric — the return on equity, or ROE — to understand F&N’s business. This financial metric gives investors important insight into a company’s ability to generate a profit using the shareholders’ capital it has. A ROE of 20% means a company generates $0.20 in profit for every dollar of shareholders’ capital invested. In general, the higher a company’s ROE, the more profitable it is. A high ROE can also be a sign that a company has a high-quality business. It’s worth noting that the use of high leverage — which increases the financial risk f
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Sudhan P.
2019-02-25 11:52:01
A Behind-The-Scenes Look at Singapore’s Straits Times Index and Malaysia’s FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI
Investors use a country’s stock market index to get a flavour of what the country has to offer. In Singapore, the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) is our stock market benchmark. Similarly, in our neighbouring country Malaysia, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI is its main stock market index. Both indices have 30 index components. The Straits Times Index’s major components As of 31 January 2019, the top 10 constituents of the STI took up 69.8% of the index. The top three components of the index are all made up of banks – DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: D05), Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (SGX: O39), and United Overseas Bank Ltd (SGX: U11). Other heavyweights of the index include Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SGX: Z74), Keppel Corporation Limited (SGX: BN4) and CapitaLand
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Jeremy Chia
2019-02-24 12:44:00
The Week in Numbers: Singapore Budget 2019
The much anticipated Singapore budget was announced earlier this week. Notably, the budget included a S$1.1 billion bicentennial package. The package includes a GST cash voucher of up to S$300 for around 1.2 million Singaporeans. Special groups will also receive additional bonuses. Among them, middle-income earners will have a 50% personal income tax rebate of up to S$200, while Singaporeans aged 17 to 20 will receive a top-up of S$500 in their post-secondary accounts for further studies. Also, the budget included a Merdeka generation package for the 500,000 Singaporeans born in the 1950s. The package includes a S$200 Medisave top up each year for five years, and a S$100 top-up to the Passion silver card, among other additional benefits. Other notable announcements in the budget include d
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David Kuo
2019-02-23 09:28:23
Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust’s Latest Earnings: Sharp Drop In DPU
Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust (SGX: D5IU) reported its 2018 full-year earnings, on Friday 22 February. As a quick introduction, Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust is a REIT with a portfolio of 23 retail malls and seven retail spaces across Indonesia. Here are nine things investors should know about the REIT’s latest results: Gross revenue for the year increased 16.4% to S$230.3 million, while its net property income declined by 10.5% to S$164.9 million. Gross revenue increased on the back of the collection of service and utilities recovery charges from tenants. The huge drop in net income was attributed to three reasons: 1) A significant weakening of the Indonesian rupiah, 2) New tax regulations that mandate a 10% tax on service and utility recovery charges and 3) Increase in total
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Lawrence Nga
2019-02-23 08:33:33
10 Quick Things Investors Should Know About Wilmar International Limited’s Latest Earnings
On Thursday, Wilmar International Limited (SGX: F34) released its 2018 fourth-quarter earnings update. Wilmar is an agricultural company that operates through four main segments: tropical oils, oilseeds and grains, sugar, and other. Here are 10 things investors should know about Wilmar’s latest results: Revenue for the quarter fell by 3.0% to US$11.1 billion. Gross profit was down by 8.8% to US$975.1 million. EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation) declined by 8.0% to US$774.1 million. Net profit for the quarter plunged 52.9% to US$200.9 million. Core net profit fared better, down by “only” 10.3% year on year to S$334.7 million. The conglomerate’s gross margin declined from 9.3% last year to 8.8% this quarter. Similarly, its EBITDA margin fell fro
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Chin Hui Leong
2019-02-22 19:35:24
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. Limited’s Full-Year 2018 Earnings: Weak Fourth Quarter But Higher Final Dividend
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. Limited (SGX: O39) released its full-year 2018 (FY 2018) earnings on Friday morning. OCBC is one of the big three banks in Singapore and offers a suite of banking services in Singapore and parts of Asia. Here are 13 key highlights from the bank’s full-year earnings report:- 1. Net interest income (NII) rose 9% year on year for 2018 to S$5.9 billion, but was offset by a 7% year on year decline in non-interest income. The combination resulted in total income rising by 2% year on year to S$9.7 billion from S$9.5 billion. For the fourth quarter of 2018 (4Q 2018), total income fell by 11% year on year due to a large decline (-32% year on year) in non-interest income from S$1.2 billion a year ago to just S$830 million in the latest quarter. 2. FY2018 operatin
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Sudhan P.
2019-02-22 17:05:21
Should You Be Worried About Currency Fluctuations When Investing in Malaysian Shares?
Imagine it is 2003 right now. 1 Singapore dollar can buy you around 2.2 Malaysian ringgit. The Malaysian economy has been recovering well from the depths of the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997. You, as a Singaporean, have decided to invest in our neighbouring country. You have identified three companies to invest in: Public Bank (KLSE: 1295.KL), Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia (KLSE: 2836.KL) and Ajinomoto Malaysia Berhad (KLSE: 2658.KL). Enter the great Malaysian companies Founded in 1965, the year when Singapore separated from Malaysia to become an independent country, Public Bank is Malaysia’s second-largest bank. Carlsberg Brewery has been operating in Malaysia for almost 50 years and produces alcoholic drinks such as its namesake Carlsberg beer, Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc beer, and Somers
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Lawrence Nga
2019-02-20 15:39:31
5 Things I Like About DBS Group Holdings Ltd’s Latest Earnings Update
DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: D05), or DBS, is one of the three major banks based out of Singapore, along with United Overseas Bank Ltd and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Limited. The company has recently announced its 2018 fourth-quarter earnings update, and there are five positive things I think investors should take note. But first, let’s run through the company’s numbers. The results Here’s a quick summary of some key financial metrics for the quarter. Source: DBS’s Result Presentation All metrics improved on a year-on-year basis, but there’s more to these numbers. First of all, total income for the quarter grew 6% year on year to S$3.2 billion due to double-digit percentage growth in net interest income, offset slightly by lower non-interest income. Secondly, DBS Group’
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David Kuo
2019-02-16 15:07:09
The Week Ahead DBS, UOB And OCBC
It’s a big week for earnings with Singapore’s three big banks and two giants from the property sector set to report. Geopolitical and economic headwinds had no impact on third-quarter results at DBS Group (SGX: D05). However, Singapore’s biggest bank did miss market forecast when it posted numbers in November. But Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (SGX: O39) topped forecasts when it reported a 12% jump in third-quarter profits. That was thanks to a rise in net interest income as a result of growth in customer loans. United Overseas Bank (SGXU11) also chimed in with a surge in quarterly profits last time. Earnings climbed 14% on strong loan growth and an improvement in net interest margin. In November, CapitaLand (SGX: C31) reported a 13.6% rise in third-quarter profits. The propert





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