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3 Quick Numbers For Investors To Better Understand Comfortdelgro Corporation Ltd’s Business

With a market capitalisation of over S$6.3 billion, Comfortdelgro Corporation Ltd (SGX: C52) is one of the Singapore stock market’s largest companies. Its heft gives it a place amongst the 30 companies that make up the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI).

Comfortdelgro is also one of the largest of its kind in its line of business. Its business interests lie in the many different aspects of land transportation services. These include bus, taxi, rail, car rental and leasing, automotive engineering, inspection and testing, driving centre, insurance broking, and outdoor advertising services.

Comfortdelgro also has a geographical reach that extends across seven countries (including Singapore, China, and the United Kingdom) and 36 cities.

Here are three quick numbers for investors to have a better understanding of how Comfortdelgro’s business has been performing over the past five years:

1. The growth in book value

Comfortdelgo ended 2010 with a book value per share of S$0.86. The metric has grown at a compound annual rate of 4.9% to S$1.09 in 2015. It’s worth pointing out that Comfortdelgro’s book value has climbed steadily as well over this timeframe, increasing in each year.

2. The change in dividends

Comfortdelgro has been paying an annual dividend for many years. From 2010 to 2015, the company’s dividend has increased from S$0.055 per share to S$0.09 per share. Those payouts have also increased in each year, as the table below shows:

Comfortdelgro's dividend
Source: S&P Global Market Intellgence

3. The change in earnings per share

Along with its rising book value per share and dividends, Comfortdelgro’s earnings have also been growing consistently. The land transport provider’s earnings per share have stepped up by 5.1% annually, from S$0.110 in 2010 to S$0.141 in 2015.

To sum up, Comfortdelgro is a company that has displayed consistent mid-single digit growth rates over the past five years in its book value per share, dividends per share, and earnings per share. It’s worth noting here that the past is no guarantee of the future, so there’s no certainty that Comfortdelgro will be able to continue growing its business in the years ahead. .

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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 Esjay does not owns shares in any company mentioned.