QAF Limited’s Annual Report: 13 Key Numbers Investors Should Know

If you’ve ever eaten a loaf of Gardenia bread, then you’ve come across one of the products from food producer QAF Limited (SGX: Q01).

The company’s business is divided into four major segments, namely, Bakery (this is where the Gardenia brand resides), Primary Production, Trading & Logistics, and Investments & Others.

QAF may also have captured the attention of investors in Singapore given its strong long-term performance in the stock market – over the past five years, its stock price is up by 123%.

The company’s latest 2015 annual report contains a whole host of information about its business. Here’re 13 key figures investors might want to know:

  1. QAF is in the process of constructing a new plant in Malaysia to support the demand for bread. The plant is expected to have an hourly capacity to produce 8,000 loaves of bread and 20,000 pieces of tortilla wraps. It is expected to start operations in the first quarter of 2017.
  2. Speaking of Malaysia, QAF’s associated company, Gardenia Bread (KL) or GBKL, controls 65% of the Malaysian packaged bread market. It also has an extensive distribution network throughout Peninsular Malaysia. For instance, its latest hazelnut chocolate spread and milk chocolate spread products were launched in 10,000 outlets in Malaysia.
  3. In the Philippines, a new plant with an hourly production capacity of 6,000 loaves of bread commenced operations in November 2015. QAF believes that it has a 60%  share of the packaged fresh bread market in Metro Manila.
  4. QAF’s China factory is no slouch either. The plant is capable of producing more than 13 million loaves of bread, snack cakes, buns and rolls per annum. Gardenia also supplied 250,000 bread loaves to the National Youth Games in China in 2015 as the event’s official sponsor.
  5. QAF also produces authentic par baked and frozen French-style breads, pastries, and sweets through its Bakers Maison subsidiary in Australia. That’s not all. Rivalea, another QAF subsidiary, runs a fully integrated pork production operation in Australia as well. Rivalea believes that it is Australia’s largest producer of pork, accounting for 20% of the country’s total pork production.
  6. In 2015, the Bakery segment contributed S$511.5 million in revenue. Primary Production provided S$371.6 million, while Trading and Logistics pitched in with S$104.4 million. QAF’s total revenue for the year came in at just below S$1 billion.

The data from QAF’s annual report that I shared above gives investors a sense of the company’s business and scale of operations. To learn more, take a look at its annual report.

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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.