23 Key Numbers Investors Should Know About Sembcorp Industries Limited

Sembcorp Industries Limited (SGX: U96) released its annual report a few months ago.

The conglomerate has three major business segments, namely Utilities, Marine, and Urban Development. We can learn more about Sembcorp Industries from its annual report. Here are 23 key figures that investors might want to sit up and take notice of:

  1. Sembcorp Industries made its first utilities investment on Jurong Island in 1995. The company’s Utilities segment has since grown by leaps and bounds. Two decades ago, Sembcorp Industries had a power capacity of 815 MW (megawatts). Today, its power capacity has grown to over 10,600 MW. Meanwhile, its water capacity has expanded from 1.4 million cubic meters per day in 1995 to over 9 million cubic meters per day in 2015.
  2. The Utilities segment has also changed over time. Today, the segment has a portfolio of over 9,000 MW in thermal power and over 1,500 MW in renewable power (in operation and under development). Sembcorp Industries also considers itself as the global leader in advanced water and wastewater management for industries.
  3. Sembcorp Industries has grown from one location in Jurong Island to over 70 locations in 15 countries. In 2001, the utilities giant made its first foray overseas; it was to Vietnam. In 2015, Sembcorp Industries secured its first projects in Myanmar and Bangladesh.
  4. Sembcorp Industries netted $9.5 billion in revenue for 2015. The Marine segment contributed $5 billion while the Utilities segment pitched in with $4.2 billion. Urban Development is a small segment for Sembcorp Industries with just $8 million in revenue.
  5. The Utilities segment made most of the profits, though. The segment recorded $701 million in net profit in 2015. In contrast, the Marine segment recorded $290 million in losses.
  6. It might be worth peeking into Sembcorp Industries’ balance sheet as well. The company had $1.6 billion in cash and equivalents at the end of 2015. At the same time, it also had $6.8 billion in debt. Of the total debt amount, $1.8 billion is due within a year of 31 December 2015, $3 billion is due within one to five years while over $2 billion is due after five years. Sembcorp Industries also shared that $4.5 billion of the $6.8 billion in debt have fixed interest rates.
  7. Investors might pause over the level of debt. Sembcorp Industries reported a total debt to capitalization ratio of 0.46 times and an interest cover ratio of 7.2 times. This is a big decline from the interest cover of 20.8 times recorded in 2014.

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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 companies mentioned.