Fraser and Neave Limited’s Annual Report: 14 Numbers For Investors to Understand the Company

Fraser and Neave Limited (SGX: F99) has undergone a good number of changes over the past few years.

The beverage provider, which is better known as F&N, currently has four main business segments: Beverages; Dairies; Publishing & Printing; and Others.

F&N’s annual report for its fiscal year ended 30 September 2015 (FY2015) has plenty of information about the company’s business. Here are 14 figures that could help investors learn more about F&N:

  1. F&N’s chairman Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, who is also the chairman of Thai Beverage Public Company Limited (SGX: Y92), is the largest shareholder of the company. Sirivadhanabhakdi has a near-88% stake in F&N.
  2. The Dairies segment accounted for 54% of F&N’s total revenue. Meanwhile, the Beverages segment (also known as Soft Drinks) contributed to 30% of the company’s topline. Printing and publishing is down in third place with a 16% contribution.
  3. When it comes to the bottom-line, it is a little bit different. Beverages provided almost 29% of F&N’s total profit before interest and taxation (PBIT). Dairies has the lion’s share at 52%. The Publishing & Printing segment produced negative PBIT in FY2015, acting as a drag on F&N’s bottom-line. Lastly, the Others segment contributed roughly 30% of F&N’s PBIT.
  4. For the Beverages segment, F&N has a presence in six South-East Asian countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The segment has four manufacturing plants in Malaysia.
  5. Over at the Dairies segment, F&N has stretched its wings into four countries, namely Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The segment’s manufacturing plants are located in three different countries, including Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. F&N also has a 11.04% stake in Vinamilk, the largest milk producer in Vietnam.
  6. Publishing and Printing has a presence in nine countries around the globe, including the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Australia, Chile, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. The segment’s manufacturing facilities are located in Malaysia, Singapore and China.
  7. According to F&N, the total cumulative shareholder return from October 2005 to November 2015 is 318%. Over the past six-odd years, F&N has spun off its development property and commercial property businesses. F&N has also sold its stakes in Asia Pacific Breweries and Myanmar Brewery.

All the data above gives investors a sense of F&N’s business activities. 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.