Monthly Archives: February 2011

STI lost ground in 2011

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended at 3,190.04 points on the last trading day of 2010. It declined 3.73 per cent from 52-week high point reached on 9 November 2010 at 3,313.61 points. This drop was due to factors pertaining … Continue reading

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FY 2010 Annual performance of Keppel Corp and SembCorp Industries

Annual performance of Keppel Corporation is compared against SembCorp Industries’ in this post. Keppel Corporation Net Profit $1.42 billion (up 12%) ROE   22.3% EPS    88.7 cents Total cash dividend per share  42 cents (47.3% of EPS) Dividend yield 3.68% (based … Continue reading

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FY 2010 Annual performance of UOB, DBS, OCBC

With the release of UOB Bank results today, a comparison is made with DBS Bank and OCBC Bank. On most accounts, UOB turned in a splendid performance compared to DBS and OCBC. The return on equity (ROE) is the highest … Continue reading

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FY 2010 Annual performance of CapitaLand and City Developments

Annual performance of CapitaLand is compared against City Developments’ in this post. CapitaLand Net Profit attributable to shareholders, $1.27 billion (20.9% increase) ROE   9.2% EPS     29.9 cents Total cash dividend per share, 6.0 cents (20% of EPS) Dividend yield … Continue reading

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When is a good time to buy or sell shares?

In the middle of October last year, we started to reduce our local equity portfolio when the Straits Times Index (STI) was climbing. In the span of two weeks, our portfolio was cut to half. It was on 9 November … Continue reading

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FY 2010 Annual performance of DBS, OCBC

With the release of OCBC Bank results yesterday, a comparison is made between DBS Bank and OCBC Bank. DBS Net Profit $1.63 billion ROE   10.2% EPS    70 cents Total dividend per share  56 cents (80% of EPS) Dividend yield 3.83% … Continue reading

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ROE, EPS, Dividend Yield & other ratios of DBS, ST Engineering and Comfort Delgro

Annual reports of some companies for the year ended 31 December 2010 were progressively released. Some key performance ratios of three companies were highlighted below: DBS ROE   10.2% EPS    70 cents Total dividend per share  56 cents (80% of EPS) … Continue reading

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