25 Numbers That Describe the Size of Fraser and Neave Limited’s Business Empire

Fraser and Neave Limited  (SGX: F99) can be considered to be a beverage behemoth in the South East Asian region.

The company, 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 2016 (FY2016) was released just last week and it contains plenty of information about the scale of the company’s business. Here are 25 figures that describe F&N’s South East Asian empire:

  1. F&N has 14 food and beverage and printing manufacturing plants. The company also works with 159 distributors and 610 retailers, covering almost 218,000 outlets. In all, F&N can reach 104 million customers. The beverage firm also exports to 106 countries worldwide.
  2. The beverage firm has a network of 18 distributors and 350 retailers in Thailand which cover 137,000 outlets. Elsewhere, Malaysia has a network of over 76,000 outlets with 116 distributors and 237 retailers. These two countries form the majority of F&N’s distribution network. In contrast, Singapore has ‘only’ around 4,400 outlets with 25 distributors and 23 retailers.
  3. F&N has a wide portfolio of products and flavours. This includes 87 soft drink products, 144 dairy products, and a whopping 105 ice cream products. It seems like there is no shortage of product choice in the firm’s portfolio.
  4. The beverage firm has 6,813 people under its payroll. 2,078 employees are located in Singapore while Malaysia and Thailand have 2,728 and 1,074 employees, respectively.
  5. The firm’s financials provide another view of its scale. F&N generated $1.98 billion in revenue and $179 million in profit before interest and taxes (PBIT) in FY2016. It has also amassed a balance sheet with $908 million in cash.

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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.