SGX Listed Stock

SINGAPORE PRESS HLDGS LTD (SGX:T39)


SGD 2.500
-0.010 / -0.40%
Share Price as of: 2019-01-23 16:49
Market / ISIN Code: SGX Mainboard / SG1P66918738
GICS® Sector / Industry Group / Industry: Communication Services / Media & Entertainment / Media


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Lawrence Nga
2019-01-23 09:22:38
These 3 Singapore-Listed Companies Are Trading Close To Their 52-Week Lows
I’m a value investor. So, I like to search for companies that are trading at good value. A list of stocks that are near their respective 52-week lows is a good place to start my search for a good reason. These are the stocks that are either neglected or beaten down by investors. And, some of these stocks can be bargains in relation to their actual economic worth because market participants can at times react too negatively to certain companies that have sound long-term prospects but have experienced some short-term stumbles. As such, I will screen for stocks that are trading near 52-week lows nearly once every week. There are many stocks that pop up on my screen each time I run it.  So what are the companies that have shown up on this week’s list? Here are three of them: Source: SGX.
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Lawrence Nga
2019-01-17 20:45:40
2 Things Investors Should Know About SPH REIT Now
SPH REIT (SGX: SK6U) is an owner of two retail malls in Singapore, namely, Paragon and The Clementi Mall. It also owns a leasehold interest in The Rail Mall. Newspaper publisher Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SGX: T39) is the sponsor, manager, and a large unitholder of SPH REIT. There are two things to know about the REIT right now: its latest financial performance and valuation. Financial performance Here is a table showing important items from SPH REIT’s financial performance for the first quarter of financial year ending 31 August 2019. Source: SPH REIT Results Presentation From the above, we can see that SPH REIT delivered a mixed quarter. On one hand, gross revenue grew marginally by 0.6% year-on-year to S$53.8 million. Yet, net property income fell by 1.0% to S$41.8 million. T
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Sudhan P.
2019-01-14 10:06:59
Singapore Press Holdings Limited’s First Quarter Earnings: What Investors Should Know
Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SGX: T39) is Asia’s leading media organisation with four operating segments, namely, media, property, treasury and investment, and others. On Friday, Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) announced its financial results for the first quarter ended 30 November 2018 (1Q FY19). Financial highlights Operating revenue for 1Q FY19 came in at S$254.3 million, down 1.7% compared to S$258.8 million seen a year ago. The fall was largely due to lower media sales, which declined by 6.8%. SPH noted that the rate of decline in print ad revenue was the slowest seen in four quarters while revenue from digital ads saw double-digit growth of 12.9%. Overall digital revenue (which includes revenue from circulation, ads, online classifieds and other digital portals) improved by 10
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Jeremy Chia
2019-01-08 16:56:31
What To Look For When SPH Releases Its Earnings Report
Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SGX: T39) will release an earnings update for the three-month period from September to November 2018. The quarter also marks the start of a new financial year. In its previous financial year, SPH recorded 4.8% lower revenue but operating profit remained stable. The media giant has been facing a challenging operating environment, mainly due to the proliferation of digital media and online news sources. Here’s what investors should look out for when SPH releases its quarterly results on Friday. Digital and print advertising revenue trends Print advertising revenue declined double digit in the last financial year. Digital revenue, while up 13% from the previous year, still could not make up for the shortfall in traditional print revenue. In the coming earn
DollarsAndSense.sg
Dinesh Dayani
2019-01-07 10:14:54
Straits Times Index (STI) Stocks: How Much Would You Have Gained (Or Lost) If You Invested In 2018
The Straits Times Index (STI) is made up of the 30 strongest and most liquid stocks listed in Singapore. Comprising close to 80% of the entire market value in Singapore, the returns that the stocks on the STI provides is essentially the market returns or benchmark returns. For investors who are new or prefer taking a hands-off approach, being able to invest in the STI can be the most practical way to invest. This is primarily because it offers several advantages such as diversifying our investment portfolio with just one investment as well as receiving the market returns without requiring much knowledge or spending time monitoring and adjusting our portfolios. Currently, there are two listed STI exchange traded funds (ETFs) – the SPDR STI ETF and the Nikko AM Singapore STI ETF – that w
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Max Chew
2019-01-06 09:37:02
4 Stocks This Week (Defensive Stocks) [4 January 2019] – M1; Raffles Medical; Sheng Siong; Wilmar
According to Investopedia, a defensive stock is a stock that is able to provide a consistent dividend and retain stable earnings regardless of the market condition. Due to a regular demand for their products and services, these stocks tend to remain relatively stable even during a market downturn. Conversely, they tend to underperform the market during times of economic expansion. For this week’s column, we feature 4 defensive stocks listed on SGX and how they fared for the past year. Read Also: How To Diversify Your Investment Portfolio Outside Of Singapore M1 Limited (SGX: B2F) M1 Limited is one of the major telecommunications companies providing mobile and fixed services to consumers and corporate customers in Singapore. As of 30 September 2018, M1 has around 1.36 million postpaid cus
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David Kuo
2019-01-05 03:26:20
The Week Ahead: Sino-US Trade Talks Resume
How exciting. It’s time for the first earnings season of 2019, when Singapore Press Holdings (SGX: T39) will fire the starting gun for Singapore’s blue chips. In October, the media and property group said it was making good progress growing its property, digital portfolio and aged care business, including its recently-acquired assets in the student accommodation sector. On the economic front, a US delegation will hold talks with China that are aimed at diffusing the trade war between the two countries. It will be the first face-to-face meeting since the two countries agreed not to impose new tariffs for 90 days. US inflation numbers on Friday could provide important pointers on the pace of interest-rate increases. Both core inflation and headline inflation are expected to be unchanged
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Sudhan P.
2019-01-02 15:33:38
It’s a Wrap: The Top 3 and Bottom 3 Blue-Chips for December
Singapore’s stock market benchmark, the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI), ended December in the red. For the month, the index tumbled 1.6% to 3,069. Of the 30 index components, 10 were in the positive territory, three were flat while the remaining 17 were in the red. The top three best-performers of the Straits Times Index for December were Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited (SGX: J36), Dairy Farm International Holdings Ltd (SGX: D01) and Wilmar International Limited (SGX: F34).Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence Jardine Matheson is a diversified Asian-based business group with interests in a few listed entities in Singapore, including Dairy Farm. The latter operates supermarkets, hypermarkets, convenience stores, and health and beauty, and home furnishings stores in Asia. For its
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Chin Hui Leong
2018-12-24 10:33:10
Singapore’s Top 10 Blue-Chips That Pay You A Dividend
The Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI), Singapore’s key stock market barometer, has had a rough 2018, falling 9.1% from the start of this year until the end of November. Apart from being well-known among investors, the STI’s 30 component companies are also known for their dividends. But some blue-chips are offering a higher yield compared to the rest. With that in mind, let’s have a look at the top 10 dividend-paying stocks on the STI (data as of 30 November 2018). For the first five, click on this link. 6. ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited (SGX: C52) has a presence in seven countries and is one of the largest land transport companies in the world. Within the transport sector, ComfortDelGro has businesses in the taxi, bus, rail, car rental, and automotive engineering services. Comfo
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Lawrence Nga
2018-12-21 09:46:03
3 Blue-Chips That Have Fallen More Than 20% From Their 52-Week Highs
Warren Buffett once said that as an investor, it is important to be “fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.” The idea is simple. When everyone is buying shares in a company, it’s unlikely that the company’s shares will be a good bargain. On the other hand, when others are shying away from the shares of a company, we might be able to pick some up at a good price. How can we tell if investors are staying away from a company’s shares? By seeing if it has fallen hard in recent times. In this article, we will look at three blue-chip shares with prices that have declined significantly from their respective highs over the past year: SATS Ltd (SGX: S58), Thai Beverage Public Company Limited (SGX: Y92) and Keppel Corporation Limited (SGX: BN4). They are blue-ch
The Asia Report Bottoms Up Investing
Richard Tay (Jun Hao)
2018-12-14 04:41:43
Is Singapore Press Holdings a good buy? Part 1 / 2
One of the first ever articles I wrote (this was back in 2011) was on local companies with economic moats. This was really long ago and thanks to the power of the internet its still out there:https://quantitativevalue.org/2011/01/16/economic-moats-of-locally-listed-companies/ Back then, I wrote:SPH is the dominant provider of printed newspaper and magazines in Singapore. It has done extremely well over the years. However, its economic moat has weakened somewhat in recent years with the rising popularity of the Internet.   Ah, if only I realized the significance of what I wrote.It was also one of the first companies I ever analyzed by familiarity seeing that it was within my simple circle of competence. The company was one of the “blue-chip” stocks, and traded within
The Fifth Person
Kenny Quek
2018-12-13 12:13:29
10 things I learned from the 2018 Singapore Press Holdings AGM
Singapore Property Holdings. Excuse me, I meant Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) is not the same as it was ten years ago. The newspaper industry has been disrupted by the Internet. More and more companies prefer to spend their advertising dollars on Facebook or Google — that’s where they can get the most bang for their buck by targeting consumers based on their demographics and interests, instead of blindly advertising to the masses. Source: Singapore Press Holdings 2018 Annual Report Newspapers, whether digital or print, face intense competition when there is so much free news content out there. You can keep up-to-date with what’s happening around the world through Channel NewsAsia, BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC, or whichever your favourite news site is. This trend contributed
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Lawrence Nga
2018-11-23 10:20:40
3 Billion Dollar REITs That Are Trading Close To Their 52-Week Lows
One of the more popular types of investments in Singapore is the real estate investment trust (REIT). Due to the structure of REITs, they are required to pay out most of their taxable income to their unitholders; this results in them offering high distribution yields for investors. Moreover, since we’re currently in a relatively low interest rate environment, REITs, with their high yields, would seem like an attractive avenue for investors to earn income. But, not every REIT would be a good investment. And with around 41 REITs and stapled trusts (trusts that consist of a REIT and a business trust) in our local stock market, it’s important that investors attempt to separate the wheat from the chaff. So, where should we start in our hunt for potential investing opportunities amongst REIT
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Sudhan P.
2018-11-14 16:04:49
3 Top Dividend-Yielding Billionaire Shares That Had Outstanding Total Returns
In a recent report by the Singapore Exchange, the 10 best-performing billionaire shares, which have market capitalisations of more than S$1 billion, were revealed. The 10 companies have a focus on providing goods and services to consumers. They have averaged a total return (which includes capital gains and dividends) of 29% for 2018 year-to-date. Of those 10 stocks, I picked the top three companies with the highest dividend yields, which have more than the average yield of 2.5% (data as of 9 November 2018). Company #1 The first company on the list with a dividend yield of 5.4% is M1 Ltd (SGX: B2F), one of the three major telcos in Singapore. Year-to-date, the company’s total return was 26.7%. Part of the share price growth was driven by news that Keppel Corporation Limited (SGX: BN4) and
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Jeremy Chia
2018-11-09 12:36:47
2 Trends Showing Why Singapore Press Holdings Limited’s Media Revenue Will Continue to Decline
By now, we should know that no business is immune from disruption. Even Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SGX: T39), the dominant newspaper provider in Singapore, is no different. In recent years, SPH’s Media segment has seen year-on-year declines in revenue. This is a consequence of consumers going online to receive news instead of from traditional print newspapers, leading to SPH’s print advertising business (which is under the Media segment) being on a consistent downward trend. In the financial year ended 31 August 2018 (FY2018), SPH’s Media segment experienced a 9.6% decline in revenue. Here are some reasons to believe the trend might continue. Print ad decline still in double digits Despite slightly slower declines than in FY2017, SPH’s print advertising reven
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Lawrence Nga
2018-11-07 10:15:16
These 2 Companies Announced Mixed Results Recently
We are now in the busiest part of the earnings season. Given that many companies are reporting their results at the same time, it might be useful to categorise them into three buckets of positive, negative and mixed. In this article, I will look at two companies that have recently reported mixed results. M1 Ltd  (SGX: B2F)  is the first company that we will look at in this article. As a quick introduction, M1 is the smallest player within Singapore’s telecommunications industry. Its business can be broken down into four segments, namely, Mobile services, Fixed services, International Call services, and Handset sales. In its third quarter ended 30 September 2018, M1 reported that sales was up 10.1% year-on-year to S$274.6 million. Service revenue was up 1.9% year-on-year to S$190.2
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Sudhan P.
2018-11-05 15:53:44
What Investors Should Know About Share Buybacks by Singapore-Listed Companies in October 2018
Companies which buyback their shares could signal to the market that their shares are undervalued. Last month, 29 companies repurchased 30.8 million shares or units for a total amount of S$59.9 million, according to a report released by the Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX: S68) recently. The October buyback was 36% down from September’s buyback of S$94 million. In October, some companies were on blackout periods, which means that they cannot conduct share repurchases ahead of their earnings release. The top six companies with the largest share buyback amount in October 2018 were DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: D05), Keppel REIT (SGX: K71U), City Developments Limited (SGX: C09), SATS Ltd (SGX: S58), Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SGX: T39), and Singapore Exchange. The six companies spe
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Lawrence Nga
2018-11-05 09:51:27
Institutional Investors Were Selling These 3 Blue Chip Stocks Recently
There are many ways to find investment ideas. Some useful methods 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 than individual investors like you and me when researching stocks. Hence, it may be useful to keep a close eye on what they are doing, as a way to generate ideas. In this article, I will look at three Singapore stocks that were among the top 10 shares that saw the highest net disposal in dollar v
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Sudhan P.
2018-11-02 14:18:31
These 3 Companies Have Repurchased Their Shares This Week
One of the best investors in the world, Warren Buffett, is a big advocate of companies buying back their shares for the correct reasons. And that is, if the firm’s shares are below their intrinsic values, and the reinvestment opportunities into the company are not as attractive. With that, let’s look at three businesses picked randomly that have bought back their shares or units so far during the week, as of market open today. Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX: S68) Singapore Exchange (SGX) is the sole stock market operator in Singapore. On 29 and 30 October 2018, the company bought back a total of 148,000 shares at a price range of between S$6.74 and S$6.87 per share. The total cost came up to around S$1.0 million. SGX shares closed at S$6.98 each on Thursday. This translates to a pric
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Lawrence Nga
2018-11-02 13:04:39
These 2 Companies Have Served Up Weaker Results Recently
It’s earnings season again! Given that many companies are reporting their results at the same time, it might be useful to categorise them into three buckets: positive, negative and mixed. In this article, we will look at two companies that have recently reported negative results. Keppel Corporation Limited (SGX: BN4) is the first company that we will look at. As a quick introduction, Keppel Corporation a conglomerate with major business segments including Offshore and Marine, Property, Infrastructure, and Investment. For the quarter ended 30 September 2018, Keppel Corporation reported that revenue was down 20% year-on-year to S$1.3 billion. Similarly, operating profit declined 9% year-on-year to S$ 271 million. As a result, net profit declined by 15% year-on-year to S$226 million while e





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