10 Numbers To Help You Understand CapitaLand Limited

CapitaLand Limited (SGX: C31) is a real estate developer and owner. It is one of the largest companies in Singapore’s stock market.

Its diversified global real estate portfolio includes integrated developments, shopping malls, serviced residences, offices and homes.

Investors who are keen to learn more about CapitaLand may want to pay attention to the 10 numbers below that will provide an overview of the company.

Five years revenue growth rate

Revenue has grown from $3.02 billion to $4.76 billion from 2011 to 2015. This translates into a 12.1% compound growth in the last five years.

Five years net profit growth rate

Net profit has remained flat during the last 5 years at about $1.1 billion. In other words there has been a 0% growth rate in the last 5 years.

Net tangible asset per share growth

Since 2011, net tangible asset per share has grown from $3.40 to $4.11 in 2015. This translates into a compounded growth rate of 4.8%.

Return on equity

CapitaLand’s return on equity (ROE) for 2015 was 6.15% (according to google finance). Comparatively, the ROE for Frasers Centrepoint Ltd (SGX: TQ5) was 8.25%.


CapitaLand’s total debt to equity ratio is 92%. Though this is by no means a low gearing, it is lower than Frasers Centrepoint’s gearing of 139%.

CapitaLand’s listed real estate investment trusts (REITS)

The company has 5 REITs listed under its belt. They are:

  1. CapitaLand Mall Trust (SGX: C38U)
  2. Capitaland Retail China Trust (SGX: AU8U)
  3. CapitaLand Commercial Trust (SGX: C61U)
  4. CapitaLand Malaysia Mall Trust (KLSE: 5180.KL; KLSE: CMMT.KL)
  5. Ascott Residence Trust (SGX: A68U)

Dividend track record

CapitaLand has continuously paid dividends for the last 10 years. In 2015, dividend per share was 9 cents.

Price to earnings ratios:

At the current price of $3.01, CapitaLand has a P/E ratio of 13.3. This is higher than the SPDR® Straits Times Index ETF P/E ratio of 11.9.

Price to book ratios

At the current price of $3.01, CapitaLand has a price to book ratio of 0.72. This is lower than the SPDR® Straits Times Index ETF P/E ratio of 1.16.

Institutional investor ownership

Temasek is the biggest owner of CapitaLand with a 39.56% direct and a 1.40% indirect interest in the company.


The above 10 numbers should give investor a quick summary of the company.

With that, investors can take the next step of performing a detailed research into the company to better understand its overall attractiveness as a possible long-term investment.

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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 Lawrence Nga doesn’t own shares in any companies mentioned.