CapitaLand – Annual Report 2009

The following key indicators were extracted from the annual report of CapitaLand for the year ended 31 December 2009.




Change over 2008



+ 7%

Profit to shareholders


– 16.6%

Earnings per share



Return on equity (ROE)


-3.5% points

Return on Assets (ROA)


-2.4% points

Dividend per share



Dividend yield


+0.25% point

Debt to Equity (times)



Net Assets per share



Price of share as at 31 Dec




CapitaLand’s total revenue for 2009 rose 7 per cent over 2008 to $2.96 billion despite a challenging year. Profit attributable to shareholders, however, declined 16.6 per cent to $1.05 billion due to net revaluation loss and higher impairment loss. This resulted in lower earnings per share of 26.2 ¢ and lower Return on Equity ratio of 8.7 per cent. Return on Assets was lower at 5.5 per cent.


During the year, CapitaLand strengthened its capital structure by:

1. rights issue that raised $1.8 billion

2. issue of convertible bond that raise $1.2 billion

3. sale of 34.5 per cent stake in subsidiary CapitaMalls Asia that raised $2.8 billion


These actions increased its cash and cash equivalent amount from $4.2 billion to $8.7 billion. At the same time, the debt to equity ratio improved significantly to 0.09 times from 0.47 times in 2008. CapitaLand now has a war chest of $8.7 billion to capitalise on investment opportunities. It did so on 18 January 2010 by investing $3.1 billion to own 100 per cent of Orient Overseas Development Limited (OODL). OODL owns a portfolio of seven sites in Shanghai, Kunshan and Tianjin comprising residential, office, retail and serviced residences/hotel properties.


For 2009, CapitaLand was proposing a first and final dividend of 5.5 cents and a special dividend of 5 cents per share on account of its operation and the successful initial public offering of CapitaMalls Asia. This is higher than 7 cents in 2008. The dividend yield was 2.5 per cent based on 31 December 2009 last traded share price.


The Net Asset per share as at 31 December 2009 was $3.03. The Price to Book ratio was 1.38 on that date (based on last traded price of $4.20). Currently, the price of CapitaLand is $4.10.


Copyright © 2010, the author known as LKT in Singapore.


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