StarHub and M1 released their full year results ended 31 December 2013. Singapore Telecom (Singtel) has a different year-end, ended 31 March 2014. Its full results are compared with StarHub and M1.
The table below shows comparisons using some key ratios and results.
|Net Profit||$370.7 m (+3.2%)||$160.2 m (+9.4%)||$3,652.0 m (+4.1%)|
|EPS||21.5 cents||17.4 cents||22.92 cents|
|Dividend||20 cents||21.0 cents *||16.8 cents|
|Dividend payout ratio||93.0%||120.6%||73.2%|
|Net Asset Value per share (for group)||4.8 cents||42.8 cents||$1.50|
|Share price – 16.5.2014||$4.13||$3.42||$3.85|
*M1: Special dividend of 7.1 cents (Total dividend of 14.6 cents in FY 2012)
Net profit of M1 increased 9.4% for the year ended 31 December 2013 whereas Starhub’s net profit increased 3.2%. Full year net profit of Singtel increased by 4.1% over previous financial year. All three telcos showed increases in net profits for the year.
M1 proposed a special dividend of 7.1 cents on top of 7.1 cents final dividend resulting in total dividend for the year of 21 cents. The dividend payout on earnings per share (eps) was in excess of 100% at 120.6%. Starhub maintained the same dividend amount of 20 cents similar to the year before. It plans to keep to 20 cents for this year too. Dividend payout is 93.0% on eps. Singtel plans to pay out 16.8 cents with a dividend payout of 73.2%.
Dividend yield based on 16 May 2014 share price was 6.14% for M1 4.84% for StarHub and 4.36% for Singtel.
The table above also provides you with a sense of net asset value per share (at group level) and the share prices for comparison.
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