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SGD 3.070
+0.010 / +0.33%
Share Price as of: 2019-02-22 17:06
Market / ISIN Code: SGX Mainboard / SG1T75931496
GICS® Sector / Industry Group / Industry: Communication Services / Telecommunication Services / Diversified Telecommunication Services

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A Path to Forever Financial Freedom (3Fs)
2019-02-22 13:25:05
Is Tenant Concentration A Risk To Your Reits Portfolio?
Following my last article which I wrote on Ireit Global, there’s been a good amount of discussion from readers regarding the concern on tenant concentration that surrounds Ireit’s leasing activity over the past couple of years. I am here to provide my own thoughts based on my working knowledge and a good balance discussion of both the advantages and disadvantages which I see and will use several case studies on it.The tenant concentration concern has been brought up several times during the AGM and the management has also taken steps to abate the concern when they bought the Berlin property in order to “diversify” their tenets of tenants spread across their 5 portfolios. But there's more to that reason alone.Here are my further thoughts:1.) David vs Goliath Ireit Glo
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Chin Hui Leong
2019-02-20 15:30:56
Kingsmen Creative’s Full-Year Earnings Impacted By Large Tax Expense
Kingsmen Creatives (Kingsmen) (SGX: 5MZ) reported its full-year 2018 earnings yesterday. The group is a leading communication design and production group that was established in 1976. The company has a network of 21 offices and full-service facilities serving global clients in its Exhibitions & Thematic, Retail & Corporate Interiors, Research & Design, and Alternative Marketing segments. The following are 12 key highlights from the earnings and press release:- 1) Revenue for the year was up 17.5% year on year from S$307.3 million to S$361 million, and the group saw broad-based growth across all its divisions. However, cost of goods sold increased by a higher 21.2% year on year due to lower margins on several projects and events. The combination led to gross profit rising just 6
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Richard Tay (Jun Hao)
2019-02-19 12:01:16
Lessons Learnt From Hyflux, Singtel & Starhub
I writing a topical email every week to my mailing list. Here’s our last email to subscribers which I thought I share. You can sign up on our mailing list to get the latest updates when it goes out every week. Investing for “yield” is one of the main draws of the Singapore stock exchange. However, investors chasing yield have been burn badly in recent years – something I have talked about. The following email will cover both dividend paying stocks, bonds, preference shares and perpetuals. This email is one of the longest emails I’ve sent out but bear with me as the lessons here are timeless and apply to almost any investing situation. In this article, I am going to run through how investors can analyze whether a company’s dividend or payout is sustainable in the long run u
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2019-02-18 14:01:03
Singtel share price in for terrifying ride
What a perfect storm for Singtel share price. Singtel share price is set to face reality once more as the telco announced a set of disastrous Q3FY2019 financial results which saw most business units reporting declining profits. Net profit declined 14% to $823 million due to increased competition in India. In my last article on Singtel share price, I predicted that this counter would enter 2019 in bad shape. Indeed, Singtel share price plunged to $2.86 on 3 January 2019 and only recently recovered to the $3.00 level. However, the recent financial results would likely roil Singtel share price again. It appears to me that Singtel share price is set for a roller coaster ride as the Q3FY2019 results fell short of many analyst estimates. Most business units reported declining profits on year-on-
Jimmy Ng
2019-02-15 17:33:45
A Good Start After Lunar New Year Break
US stocks moved higher on persisting optimism around the trade talk, after President Trump said that he would allow for flexibility to delay the trade-deal deadline if both sides are making sufficient progress. Furthermore, Trump indicated that he would still like to meet with Chinese leader Xi Jinping soon in an effort to put an end to the trade war. Meanwhile, Trump reassured market participants that a second government shutdown was unlikely even though he was unhappy with the tentative agreement. Over the last three weeks, Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 3.5 percent closing at 25,439.39. Correspondingly, China equities surged on hopes that the trade talk can achieve breakthrough, after the market re-opened from a one-week long Lunar New Year holiday. Overall Shanghai Composite Index
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Chin Hui Leong
2019-02-15 09:40:57
The Malaysia Dispatch: From One Island To Another
I have arrived in my hometown, Penang island. I can tell. As I exit the plane, I can feel the gust of hot air on my face. Yes, I may have flown from one island to another, but the weather in my hometown feels a little warmer compared to Singapore. The Penang airport is a lot smaller compared to Changi Airport, handling less than a tenth of what the Singapore airport does. But location matters more than size today. And that’s because I have arrived home.   My Undivided Attention I have spent half of my life in Penang and the other half in Singapore. The first difference you’ll notice in Penang is the language. My hometown’s main dialect is a local variant of Hokkien which is different from Singapore’s own Hokkien. But you can quickly catch on to the local lingo. There are e
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Lawrence Nga
2019-02-15 08:56:38
Singapore Telecommunications Limited’s Underlying Net Profit Plunged 28.4%
Yesterday, Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SGX: Z74), or Singtel, released its 2019 third-quarter earnings update. The earnings update highlights ten things we think are important for investors to note: Sales revenue was up 0.9% year on year to S$4.6 billion. However, EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation) for the quarter fell 10.6% year on year to S$1.2 billion. EBITDA margin was down from 29.0% from the corresponding period last year to 25.7%. Pre-tax profits from Singtel’s associates was down 32.9% year on year to S$371 million. Similarly, net profit declined 14.2% year on year to S$823 million. Excluding exceptional items, underlying net profit declined 28.4% year on year to S$680 million. Free cash flow came in lower, at S$387 million as co
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Lawrence Nga
2019-02-15 08:52:06
SATS Ltd Just Reported Earnings — Here’s What You Should Know
On Wednesday, SATS Ltd (SGX: S58) released its third-quarter earnings update for FY18-19. SATS provides food solutions and gateway services solutions. The food solutions segment covers airline catering, food distribution, and industrial catering, and the gateway solutions segment includes ground handling services of passengers, flights, and cargo. Here are ten things investors should know about SATS’s latest results: Revenue for the quarter was up by 5.5% year on year to S$464.0 million. Operating profit was down marginally by 0.6% to S$65.3 million, mainly due to higher expenditures. The conglomerate’s operating margin fell from 14.9% last year to 14.1% in this quarter. Associates and joint venture’s profit after tax contribution jumped by 51.1% to S$20.7 million, mainly due to str
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David Kuo
2019-02-14 22:30:04
Singapore Airlines Ltd’s Latest Earnings: Fuel Costs Affect Profits Again
Singapore Airlines Ltd (SGX: C6L) reported a downbeat set of earnings yesterday for the third quarter of the fiscal year ending 31 March 2019 (2018/2019). Here are some of the key financial highlights from the third-quarter results: 1) Revenue grew 6.5% year-on-year to S$4.34 billion. 2) Total operating costs increased by 9.1% to S$3.95 billion. 3) As a result, operating profit declined by 14.6% to S$387.6 million. 4) Profit attributable to shareholders followed suit, dropping by 27%, from S$389.3 million to S$284.1 million. 5) Similarly, earnings per share ticked down by 27% from 32.9 cents to 24.0 cents. 6) As of 31 December 2018, SIA’s balance sheet had S$1.32 billion in cash and bank balances, and S$5.06 billion in total debt. This translates to a net debt position S$3.74 billion. Th
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David Kuo
2019-02-13 20:36:21
ComfortDelGro Corporation Ltd’s Latest Earnings: Uninspiring Profits
ComfortDelGro Corporation Ltd (SGX: C52) is a land-transportation conglomerate with business interests in bus, taxi and rail services. Apart from Singapore, it has a presence in six other countries, namely, China, United Kingdom, Australia, Malaysia, Ireland, and Vietnam. ComfortDelGro announced its financial results for the full year ended 31 December 2018, yesterday. Here are some of the key financial highlights from the latest full-year results: 1) Revenue grew 6.4% year-on-year to S$3.80 billion. 2) Total operating costs followed suit – increased by 6.3% to S$3.37 billion. 3) As a result, operating profit rose slightly by 2.8% to S$358.8 million. 4) Profit attributable to shareholders saw a 0.6% rise, from S$301.5 million to S$303.3 million. 5) Consequently, earnings per share
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Richard Tay (Jun Hao)
2019-02-12 13:42:54
How to avoid losing money in stocks and investments
I writing a topical email every week to my mailing list. Here’s our last email to subscribers which I thought I share. You can sign up on our mailing list to get the latest updates when it goes out every week. Investors often focus on investing returns which is easy enough to understand. At the same time, experience has taught me that the biggest impediment to long term returns are catastrophic losses and improper position sizing. Examples in the last few years are common enough – from Hyflux perpetuals to Oil & Gas bonds. These problems become fatal when concentrated positions are taken inadvertently. It is important to start off by differentiating between scams and investments that simply did not turn out well. There is always an inherent risk in investing in businesses as not a
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Jeremy Chia
2019-02-12 10:36:04
2 Companies to Watch This Week (StarHub Ltd and ComfortDelGro Corporation Ltd)
This week, a host of companies will be giving updates on their results for the final quarter of 2018. Two companies in particular are in the spotlight:StarHub Ltd (SGX: CC3) and ComfortDelGro Corporation Ltd (SGX: C52). Here’s what investors should be looking out for when they release their results later this week. Pay TV on the decline StarHub Ltd is Singapore’s second largest telecommunications company. Its business can be divided into five main business segments: mobile, pay TV, broadband, enterprise fixed, and equipment sales. In the past year, Starhub’s share price has fallen nearly 40% from its high of S$2.99 in 2018 due to disruptive competition from online streaming and a fourth telco company making its way into Singapore. The company has suffered from lower revenue and prof
Timothy Ho
2019-02-11 12:04:17
What Happens To Your CPF Savings When You Pass On?
You (or your parents) may have received WhatsApp messages about what would happen to your CPF monies (including your MediSave) when you pass on. Depending on which version of these messages you receive, some of these (fake) claims include your CPF monies going to the MediSave accounts of your Next-Of-Kin (NOK), or that your unused MediSave savings goes to the government. Source: Various Sources Online The first thing to take note is that the message above, and other variations of it, are fake and baseless. As clarified by, the default nomination that your NOK/nominees will receive will be in cash. So, unless you specify otherwise, CPF will pay out your CPF savings to your nominees in cash via cheque or GIRO. What Are The Different Types Of CPF Nomination? It’s not entirely acc
Lim Si Jie
2019-02-11 09:31:02
Kick Off Your Alpha Pursuit With These 5 SG Stocks
UOBKH’s alpha pick portfolio managed to outperform the broader market last year. Even during the tumultuous month of last December, as a result of uncertainty from the US-China trade dispute and tightening of US monetary policy, UOBKH’s alpha picks managed to stay resilient and put up a reasonable performance. UOBKH reshuffled its alpha picks with five recommendations for investors to start their alpha pursuit for 2019. Investors Takeaway: Kick Off Your Alpha Pursuit With These 5 SG Stocks By UOBKH Netlink NBN Trust Netlink NBN Trust (Netlink) is the latest addition into UOBKH’s set of alpha picks. According to UOBKH, Netlink has a dominant market share of 90 percent of the residential market and 35 percent of the non-residential fibre connections market. Netlink Trust’s growth i
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Jeremy Chia
2019-02-10 22:38:25
The Week in Numbers: Factory Activity in Asia Slows
Factory activity shrank across Asia in January. China’s official Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) was 49.5 in January and 49.4 in December. A reading below 50 indicates contraction on a monthly basis. Japan’s factory activity was the slowest in 29 months, with weakening exports and output. Much of the decline across Asia has been due to weakening China economy and the ongoing trade war. A Reuters poll of economists showed that growth forecasts for 33 of 46 economies have been cut. Singapore has also not been spared. Factory growth cooled for the fifth consecutive month. The republic’s PMI dipped 0.4 points to 50.7, its lowest reading since December 2016. Singapore’s key electronics sector shrank for a third straight month, with PMI standing at 49.6. Meanwhile, former Fed chairman
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David Kuo
2019-02-09 14:48:47
The Week Ahead: Singtel, SIA and ComfortDelGro
It’s a big week for Singapore’s transportation sector with numbers from a port operator, an airport services outfit and a cab firm. Hutchison Port Holdings (SGX: NS8U) posted a slump in third-quarter profits in October. Revenue fell nearly 7% because of weaker within Asia. The Hong Kong-based port operator said it will continue to focus on improving costs given the soft global trade outlook. Airport services company, SATS (SGX: S58), reported a 9% drop in second-quarter earnings because of the absence of a one-time gain a year ago. But SATS said revenues was 4.2% higher, with gateway services up 6.3% and food solutions up 2.5%. ComfortDelGro (SGX:C52) said third-quarter profits were down 2%. But revenues improved 8.5% with increased revenues from its existing business and contributions
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Sudhan P.
2019-02-08 16:48:23
The Foolish Face-Off: Singapore Telecommunications Limited Versus StarHub Ltd
With more than 700 companies to choose from in Singapore’s stock market, it might be challenging to make the right choices. In this article, I will compare two companies operating in the telecommunications industry, Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SGX: Z74) and StarHub Ltd (SGX: CC3), to determine which might give you more bang for your buck. Introducing the Contenders Singapore Telecommunications Limited, or Singtel for short, is the largest telco in Singapore with a 49% mobile market share. On top of its operations in Singapore, it has businesses in countries such as Australia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand. In all, Singtel boasts over 650 million mobile customers in 21 countries. StarHub, on the other hand, operates only in Singapore and is our country’s seco
Max Chew
2019-01-31 12:05:50
[2019 Edition] Complete Guide To Prepaid SIM Plans In Singapore
All three major telcos – Singtel, StarHub and M1 –  offer prepaid SIM cards, giving you plenty of options depending on your intended usage. Different bundles vary in terms of validity period, amount of local/roaming data, talk time and SMS. Some also provide features such as unlimited usage on certain social messaging apps. For your convenience, you can use this handy guide we compiled to help you find the right prepaid SIM card that suits your needs. All prices in this article are inclusive of GST. Long Validity Prepaid SIM Cards A longer validity prepaid SIM card is suitable for those who live in Singapore and prefer prepaid SIM card over a post-paid plan. All these SIM cards have bundled local data. For local outgoing calls and SMS, some cards come with bundle while others charge
Max Chew
2019-01-30 12:04:26
Financial Spring Cleaning: 4 Things To Do Before Chinese New Year To Get Your Finances In Order
In preparation for Lunar New Year, many households have the tradition of doing spring cleaning. In addition to cleaning your home this year, it is worth considering doing a spring clean for your financial life as well. To help get you started, here are 4 financial spring cleaning goals to help you keep yourself in the pink of financial health for rest of the year. #1 Review Your Insurance Coverage A yearly review on your insurance portfolio is important to ensure that there are no gaps or too much redundancies in your insurance coverage. As we progress in life, our required coverage may differ significantly. New parents may want to get their new-born adequately insured, while retirees who no longer have dependents may choose to make adjustments to their life insurance policies. Another
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Sudhan P.
2019-01-22 16:49:19
Singapore’s Top 5 Dividend Shares Among the World’s Best
There are 26 Singapore-listed shares in the FTSE All-World High Dividend Yield Index. This global dividend yield index contains 1,389 globally-listed shares that have a higher-than-average dividend yield. The index excludes real estate investment trusts (REITs) and stocks that are forecast to pay no dividend over the next 12 months. Here, let’s look at the best five Singapore-listed companies – part of the FTSE All-World High Dividend Yield Index – that have the highest dividend yields (yield data as of 18 January 2019). The best of the lot Taking the top spot is the Straits Times Index’s (SGX: ^STI) highest yielding component, Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (SGX: NS8U). The trust has a distribution yield of 9.9%. Investors should not be misled by the high yield as the trust’s di

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