First quarter 2014 results (Part 2)

Companies were reporting their financial results for the last quarter covering 1 January to 31 March 2014 (First Quarter 2014).

The following table provides information on net profit attributable to shareholders for the quarter and year-on-year change between current period in 2014 against corresponding period of 2013. The dividends are the ones declared for the current quarter.

Net Profits Y-o-Y Change NAV/RNAV Dividend
DBS $1231.0 m + 30.0 $14.14 Nil
UOB $788 m + 9.2 $18.57 Nil
OCBC $899 m + 29.0 $8.75 Nil
SMRT * $61.9 m ** – 25.7 52.7 cents 1.2 cents
SGX + $75.8 m – 22.0 78.7 cents 4 cents
SPH + $81.3 m + 7.5 $2.17 7 cents
Keppel Corp $338.6 m – 5.1 $5.51 Nil
M1 $42.8 m + 4.4 48.2 cents Nil
Keppel Land $87.7 m – 9.2 $4.58 Nil
CapitaLand $182.7 m – 1.7 $3.86 Nil

+ different quarter end other than first quarter
* Year end of 31 March 2014
** Full year results
NAV/RNAV = Net Asset Value or Revalued Net Asset Value.

The three banks did very well for the first quarter.

DBS’s net profit increased 9% to $1.03 billion. When one-time items are included, the net profit jumped 30.0% to $1,231 million. One major one-time item is divestment of remaining stake in Bank of the Philippine Islands ($223 million).

OCBC did particularly well this quarter. Both net interest income and non-interest income rose 19% and 18% respectively.

UOB’s net profit increased 9.2% which is comparable to DBS’s (without one-time gain items).

Looking at return on equity (ROE), OCBC was the star performer among the three banks for first quarter.

DBS 12.3%
UOB 12.4%
OCBC 14.9%

SMRT continued to languish with poor performance for full year ended 31 March 2014. Its net profit slumped 25.7% to a low $61.9 million. Poor performance came from their core rail and bus businesses.

Rail operation saw operating profit declined 98.2% to just $1,062,000 (from $59.7 m in last financial year). Bus operation continued to lose money. Its loss improved from $31.9 million to $28.4 million (+10.8%).

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