5 Things Investors Should Know About Fraser and Neave Limited’s Business

Fraser and Neave Limited (SGX: F99) is a Singapore-listed company and has local business here. But, a big part of its business actually comes from its major Malaysia-listed subsidiary, Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd (KLSE: 3689.KL).

The Malaysian company is mainly involved with food & beverages and real estate. Its food & beverage arm makes it similar to other Singapore-listed companies such as  Yeo Hiap Seng Ltd (SGX: Y03) and Super Group Ltd (SGX: S10).

Let’s take a closer look at Fraser & Neave Holdings (investors in Fraser and Neave Limited should also be interested as this can give them better insight into a major part of the company’s business):

1. Owner and distributor of major consumer brands

Fraser & Neave product portfolio
Source: Fraser & Neave Holdings’ 2015 annual report

The image above is made up of some of Fraser & Neave Holdings’ product portfolio. Do you recognise them? Drink brands such as 100 Plus and NutriSoy can commonly be found in retail outlets in Singapore.

2. Not just a Malaysian business

The company exports to over 46 countries worldwide in Europe, America, Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Africa.

3. No.1 brand in many different segments

The company holds leadership positions in many product categories. For instance, F&N is the No.1 condensed milk and evaporated milk brand in Malaysia. The same goes for 100Plus in the isotonic drinks category; Bear Brand in the sterilised milk category; and F&N Seasons in the ready-to-drink tea category.

There are more product categories that Fraser & Neave Holdings holds the No.1 spot in. A list is given below:

Fraser & Neave market leadership information
Source: Fraser & Neave Holdings’ 2015 annual report

4. A long history

Fraser & Neave Holdings has a long history in this region – it has been here for 132 years!

5. A sizeable company with scale

Here are a few facts about Fraser & Neave Holdings that can give us perspective on the size and scope of its operations:

It has a total of eight manufacturing plants (six in Malaysia and two in Thailand); introduced nine new products in 2015; nearly 70,000 chillers in Malaysia; 24 “well-loved” brands; and 3,000 employees in over 30 locations across a number of countries in ASEAN. The company is also the largest canned milk producer in the world with a daily production capacity of 7.5 million cans.

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The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice.The Motley Fool Singapore has recommended shares of Super Group. Motley Fool Singapore contributor Lawrence Nga doesn’t own shares in any companies mentioned.