Fourth quarter 2013 results (Part 2)

Companies were reporting their financial results for the last quarter covering 1 October to 31 December 2013 (Fourth Quarter 2013).

The following table provides information on net profit attributable to shareholders for the quarter and year-on-year change between current period in 2013 against corresponding period of 2012. The dividends are the ones declared for the current quarter (final dividends + special dividends for companies with 31 December year end).

Net Profits Y-o-Y Change NAV/RNAV Dividend
DBS $973 m * – 20.0 $13.61 30 cents
UOB $773 m + 11.1 $17.96 55 cents
OCBC $715 m + 8.0 $8.33 17 cents
SGX + $74.9 m – 1.8 75.33 cents 4 cents
Keppel Corp $332 m + 9.0 $5.37 30 cents
Sembcorp Ind $223.7 m + 9.3% $2.93 17 cents
Sembcorp Marine $182.4 m + 9.2% 128.21 cents 8 cents
Singtel + $872.3 m + 5.4 $1.41 Nil
StarHub $83.7 m – 4.8 4.8 cents 5 cents
M1 $40.5 m + 7.1 42.8 cents 14.2 cents
Keppel Land $567.3 m + 7.6 $4.52 13 cents
City Developments $220.9 m – 11.4 $8.63 8 cents
CapitaLand $142.9 m – 45.6 $3.78 8 cents
UOL $785.8 m ++ – 2.7 $8.77 20 cents
SIA + $50.1 m – 64.8 $11.34 Nil
Comfort Delgro $263.2 m ++ + 5.7 101.37 cents 4 cents
SMRT + $14.1 m – 44.5 51.6 cents Nil
SBS Transit $11.1 m ++ – 39.8 $1.12 0.9 cent

+ different quarter end other than fourth quarter
++ Full year profits
* Including one-time items
NAV/RNAV = Net Asset Value or Revalued Net Asset Value.

The three banks did well with good dividends. See my other blog post comparing the three banks.

For offshore and marine sector, quarter profits of Keppel Corp, Sembcorp Industries and Sembcorp Marine rose about 9%. They did well also.

In the telco space, only Starhub underperformed the other two.

Property developers were suffering except Keppel Land. CapitaLand suffered 45.6% drop in profit.

For public transport companies and SIA, profits took a nose-dive except for Comfort Delgro which did well. SMRT and SBS Transit continued to languish with poor performance.

For investors with these stocks, wait for dividends to be paid out. These dividend payouts are better than bank interest rates.

Copyright © 2014, limkimtong for Living Investment

The material presented is intended to be general and written in layman’s language as much as it is possible. The author shall not be liable for any direct or consequential loss arising from any use of material written. Please seek professional advice from your financial advisor or financial institutions on material written covering financial matters.

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