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3 Things You Should Know About Sembcorp Industries

SembcorpIndustriesLogoSembcorp Industries (SGX: U96) wears a number of different hats – it’s a utility supplier, property developer and through Sembcorp Marine (SGX: S51) builds ships and oilrigs.

Sembcorp Utilities not only generates energy, it is also Singapore’s largest water management company, providing safe and clean drinking water, as well as the less pleasant role of managing wastewater and solid waste from both residential and industrial sources.

Sembcorp Development is a leading Asian developer that owns, develops and markets industrial parks, as well as commercial and residential space in Vietnam, China and Indonesia.

The company has operations worldwide, including Australia, China, India, Indonesia the UK and USA to name but a few, with more than 9,000 employees.

But did you know…

  1. Sembcorp has won a string of awards including taking 3rd place in Institutional Investor’s “Best CEO Award” and ranked 36 in Energy Intelligence’s “New Energy Top 100 Green Utilities (Global) 2012”.
  2. The company has one of the highest Return on Equities (ROE) in the Straits Times Index. Investors are earning S$14 for every S$100 invested (the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) average for its top 30 companies is S$9 per S$100).
  3. Sembcorp’s biggest shareholder is the government’s investing arm – Temasek Holdings.

Sembcorp is also one of Singapore’s most transparent companies, according to the 2013 Governance & Transparency Index, which ranks all Singapore-listed companies by levels of corporate governance and disclosure standards.

Looking to the future, Sembcorp Industries is investing heavily in greener and more renewable forms of energy, and has embarked on new energy-from-waste projects both in Singapore and the UK.

With China looking to tackle its air pollution by reducing coal consumption by investigating renewable energy sources, we could well see it turn its sights to companies like Sembcorp.

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The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice. Motley Fool Singapore contributor Alison Hunt doesn’t own shares in any companies mentioned.