StarHub Ltd’s Annual Report: 22 Key Figures Investors Should Know

StarHub Ltd  (SGX: CC3) had released its annual report a few months ago.

The report contained a chockful of interesting numbers. Investors might want to sit up and take notice of these 22 figures:

  1. StarHub’s shares have generated total returns of 457% from 2005 to 2015. The telecommunications outfit has seen its market capitalisation rise from $2.3 billion to $6.4 billion over the same timeframe. In comparison, the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) only increased by 22.8% in price from 2005 to 2015.
  2. StarHub recorded $2.44 billion in revenue in 2015. The mobile segment is far and away StarHub’s largest segment, making up 51% of the overall revenue-pie. The fixed network segment (now known as Enterprise Fixed) and the pay TV segment contributed 16% each to StarHub’s overall sales.
  3. StarHub has not been able to grow its revenue in recent years. The three-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for its revenue was only 0.1%. Elsewhere, its EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) margin growth over the past three years was -0.9%.
  4. StarHub has a broad customer base. The telco ended 2015 with 2,188,000 mobile customers, 536,000 Pay TV households and 476,000 broadband households. StarHub also serves 90% of the businesses in the hospitality sector in its fixed network segment.
  5. Wait, there’s more. For the mobile segment, 65% of its customers are on tiered-data plans. StarHub also cited an independent study (by Opensignal) that ranked its LTE network as the world’s fastest.
  6. Over 50% of its 200 Pay TV channels are of HD quality. HBO GO was launched in conjunction with StarHub GO, Starhub’s own online streaming service. The HBO catalogue boasts some 1,000 hours of content at the end of 2015. StarHub has also received funding under the Public Service Broadcast (PSB) Contestable Fund Scheme, and will commission over 80 hours of original local productions.
  7. Elsewhere, more than 50% of broadband customers are also on fiber broadband. StarHub also boasts 12 undersea cables which provides traffic diversity for its fixed network customers.
  8. StarHub employed over 3,000 staff with a median age of 36 years old. It spent $611 on training each employee and had an employee turnover rate of 12%. StarHub also reported a bevy of statistics on its employee diversity.
  9. The upper management staff at StarHub has undergone some shuffling. In July last year, StarHub brought in Dennis Chia as its new Chief Financial Officer and Howie Lau as its new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Jeannie Ong relinquished the CMO role to take on a newly created role as Chief Strategic Partnership Officer.
  10. July 2015 was a busy month for StarHub. The company’s strategic shareholder, ST Telemedia (STT), took a 70% stake in StarHub’s MediaHub. The STT MediaHub is slated to be a key location for StarHub’s data centre, media headend, offices, and innovation activities. StarHub also said that it will benefit from reduced capital expenditure by leveraging on STT’s data centre growth. STT had a deemed interest of 55.8% in StarHub.

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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 Chin Hui Leong doesn't own shares in any company mentioned.